#An Ideal Daily Routine of an an Organised Professional and Person
There are few things that impact your productivity, creativity, happiness, and career trajectories like building solid routines and habits.
According to studies, up to 50% of our daily actions are powered by habits. Meaning your subconscious mind can either work for you or against you. But you don’t need studies to tell you how powerful the right habits can be. Whole books have been filled with the daily routines of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives. While Aristotle is famously miscredited for saying: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
So if you’re ready to become the best version of you and put your productivity on "autopilot", this post will debunk some of the common misconceptions around creating habits and routines and then guide you through a simple process for designing your perfect day.
#Why follow a daily Routine
You might be familiar with the saying "good is the enemy of great." And in a lot of cases, it might seem like following a daily routine and schedule is simply defaulting to “good enough.” When you follow a routine, you’re losing the excitement and spontaneity you need to be truly creative, right?
Not really. In fact, our world is already too full of spontaneity and excitement for our own good.
The only way you can do your best work is by putting in the time. Writers have to write. Coders need to code. Designers need to design. Unfortunately, that’s getting harder to do. Social media, entertainment, and the news (not to mention "productive" distractions like spending all day on chat or email!) suck away at our attention like vampires.
More specifically, a routine helps you in a number of ways:
Routines help you prioritize what’s important. When you schedule your day a certain way or work hard to build specific habits, you’re essentially saying "this is what’s important to me." Routines and habits force you to think hard about your priorities and make choices.
Knowing what you’re doing each day helps you block distractions. As the best-selling author, Nir Eyal writes, "You can’t say you’re distracted if you don’t know what you’re distracted from." When you have a routine, you’re more likely to notice when something is trying to take away your attention.
Habits free up energy for more important tasks. The reason 40% of our actions are driven by habit is that our minds love to conserve energy. The more you can automate the things you do each day, the more mental space and energy you have to commit to more important tasks.
Daily routines and habits boost creativity. As we wrote in our Guide to Being More Creative, there’s no such thing as a creative muse. Instead, the most creative ideas come from working consistently and putting in the time.
Habits and routines drive you forward. More than anything, your habits and routines are what help you see progress and motivate you to do more.
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