What exactly is a routine and why is it believed to be so important? According to the Cambridge dictionary, routine is defined as the ‘usual fixed way of doing things’. A routine might be interpreted as an activity or a skill that can be performed easily through practice. But it can also be something we do on a daily basis, something as simple as taking a shower, having a coffee in the morning, or doing sports. Basically, it is a form of intended repetition. Some people associate routine with boredom, whereas others consider it to be self-care. As a matter of fact, it is scientifically proven that a strict routine is the key to success. When we think of famous athletes or artists their talent is unquestionable, but practice is what makes them excel in their field of expertise. But the truth is that establishing a healthy and balanced routine takes a lot of self-discipline.
Establishing a well-thought-out routine may be a good idea for you as a Marketer. Lyconet offers you the perfect infrastructure and the perfect tools, but ultimately, you decide how much time and effort you want to put into your business. You can work from anywhere and at any time and all Marketers are awarded the same opportunities regardless of language, age, gender or educational background. The flexibility Lyconet offers gives you the chance to build your workflow and add structure to your business. Here are a few reasons why you should consider implementing a routine to both your business and personal life:
- Creates habits and provides consistency
Having a routine eliminates the need to make new decisions every day and it makes us feel safe. It also gives us the feeling that we have everything under control. It prepares us to react in a rational manner should we be taken by surprise. After repeating the same procedure a couple of times we learn how to master it. That applies to simple daily activities such as cooking or even more complex tasks like the use of a digital platform. The process of acquiring new skills is undoubtedly exciting, but the pride of having achieved consistency is a phenomenal boost to our confidence.
- Helps you to better manage your time
One of the greatest perks of having a set schedule is that it can save you a lot of time and even money. The foremost enemy of success is procrastination. When we start building habits, these become a natural part of our actions we no longer need to think about. They become part of our daily routine, which saves valuable time. Having spare time is important because we can use it to improve ourselves, rest, spent more time with family and friends or enjoy our hobbies. Without a routine, we can lose all that quality time on planning, decision-making, or procrastinating.
- Keeps track of your success
Schedules are very important tools for the routine. Most of them are either written or digital, but in both cases, we can gather data and analyze our progress. It is rewarding when the results speak for themselves. Sometimes we are too busy to notice how far we have come. Keeping track of our success brings us satisfaction but it can also motivate us to keep going.
- Takes care of your mental state
Being able to establish some healthy habits might be very useful, especially in times of uncertainty that might affect every aspect of our lives. 2020 was one of the many examples to prove that having a routine can help you cope with stress in a healthier manner. Numerous researchers have established that routines are pivotal for our mental health because they reduce stress and anxiety. The more in control we are, the less anxiety we feel. In addition, it helps our concentration and productivity.
The sooner you implement a structure to your day, the faster the results will follow and the closer you will get to success.
“Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do.” ―William Makepeace Thackeray
Cambridge University Press 2014. “Routine.”, Cambridge University Press,n.d, https://dictionary.cambridge.org/de/worterbuch/englisch/routine