A positive routine is built from small habits. Routine creates consistency, and consistency gets, steady and progressive results.
Some people are creatures of habit and can eat the same meals at the same times, day in and day out. This is great, but, as we all know life can throw a curve ball and external circumstances break this routine, sometimes lasting for weeks, months or even years. This can happen to even the most methodical individual if life dictates a change in priorities. For example, a spouse or family member becoming severely ill, being injured, changing job and working away.
Obviously it takes discipline to make the change back when things have improved and you have the opportunity to embrace your goal again. But ultimately that comes down to your character.
You need to create habits and rituals that are easy to apply and this is how its done.
Morning and night ritual
The theory behind this is that your requirements are catered for before and after sleep, the habits built at these two times, where ever they may fall in your 24-hour work schedule, become bulletproof. The more requirements you can tick off at these two times the better. We essentially prepare the body to work when we wake, and recover while we sleep. As we plan on achieving goals consistently it’s a good idea to be sufficiently fuelled at both these times, it also means a lot of the hard work has already been taken care of which allows a bit more room for error when things get turned upside down.
- A pill box
- A protein shaker/flask
- Sealable plastic Tupperware set