How To Get Into a Routine | LIFESTYLE

Hey babes, welcome back! Today I wanted to write a post on getting (or getting back) into a routine, because its super relevant to my life right now. Last week I got super sick so naturally everything that I had planned to get done got postponed to the following week. Long story short I spent 5 days binge watching supernatural, mind blowing, people come back from the dead and science can’t explain why type Netflix series and after both my sister and my brother called me out on the fact that no one else has been able to get on Netflix, I decided it was time I get my ducks in a row. I mean who watches all available episodes of 4 different shows within a 5 day span?! Anyways, today I’m telling you about how I got everything back on track! Enjoy! 

C L E A N   O U T   Y O U R    M I N D

This is the first step to everything. In order to get a fresh start you need to get rid of all the negativity or toxicity that is taking up space in your mind. So take 15-20 minutes and journal your thoughts, your feelings. How did you end up in that unproductive mode? Did you get sick and everything got pushed back? Did you get into a fight with someone you love? How is that making you feel? Anxious? Stressed? Upset? Why should you get out of your unproductive mode? What will you benefit from it? Perhaps long term results? It’s important to take care of your mental health. It’s also important to figure out what got you to where you are right now, and the why it’s important to get back into a routine. 

C L E A N   O U T   Y O U R    S P A C E

After I journal, I always get this burst of inspiration to get everything in order. If your clothes are stacked up onto “THE CHAIR”, just put them away. If your bed needs to be made, make it. If your desk needs to be organized, then organize it. A clean environment will play a huge role in your productivity and it’s important to start your routine on a fresh note. 

R E – V I S I T   Y O U R   G O A L S

Before you get to writing out your routine, it’s important to take a look at your annual/quarterly/monthly goals to make sure that you are taking the necessary steps to achieve those goals in the long run.  

W R I T E   O U T   Y O U R    R O U T I N E

If you’re reading this post, it’s probably because your routine fell apart at one point or another. That could had been because life happened and you had no time to worry about following a routine, or maybe you just never had a routine and went with the flow. Whenever my routine falls apart I like to take time and re-make it. So I sit down grab a piece of paper and start writing things in the order I want to get them done. 

My Morning/Day Routine

7:00am wake up & get coffee

8:00am journal, scroll through Pinterest/We Heart It

9:00am check calendar & make a TO-DO list for the day
(top 3 must do, top 3 would like to do, top 3 me tasks)

10:00am knock off my number one task on today’s list
(ie. write/edit a blog post)

11:00am make some breakfast & do an easy task (ie. emails)

12:00pm knock off number two task for the day
(ie. do my entrepreneurial training readings)

1:00pm break, call a friend, watch a YT video, chill out

2:00pm knock off my number 3 task for the day
(ie. make Classics Study Guide for midterm)

3:00pm do a “me” task
(ie. workout)

4:00pm get ready for class
(ie. shower, pick out outfit, do makeup etc)

5:00pm go to class until 9:30pm

T O – D O    L I S T

Okay so now that you have established your morning routine and you know what you should be doing at this time of the day, write out your TO-DO list. I like to write 3 things I should get done, 3 things that would be nice to get done and 3 things that I should make time for that are strictly for me. 

Should Do:

  • Write draft for blog post
  • Write essay outline
  • Finish a study guide for my classical literature class midterm

Would Be Nice To Do:

  • A load of laundry
  • Respond to biz emails
  • Do E.T. Readings

“Me” Tasks:

  • Work out abs
  • Meditate
  • Self tan 

G E T   T O   W O R K

Okay so now you have a plan. You have looked at your goals, and you have looked at your deadlines on your calendar. And although I would love to spend my entire life just planning, unless you actually do the work in this life you won’t see results. So pick a task, the most important one, star it and work on it, give it your 100% for the time you have planned. 

S T O P   W O R K I N G

It’s really healthy to be able to start work when you need to, but also to stop working when you need to. Unless you have a big deadline that absolutely cannot wait to be done a minute later, when your night routine time comes, it’s important to put things away, start tidying up and getting into bed. That way you will ensure that you are actually following your night routine and getting to bed at a reasonable time.

My Night Routine

8:00pm Start cleaning things out, putting books away, tidying up your room

9:00pm have some dinner & chill (ie. watch a movie)

10:00pm check calendar & make a TO-DO list for the next day
(top 3 must do, top 3 would like to do, top 3 me tasks)

11:00pm put away electronics, brush teeth & read for 30 minutes

11:30pm put everything away & get ready for sleep

 

This is how I get myself back into a routine. I hope you found this helpful!

Like  this post if you found it helpful and comment to let me know what you think or how your routine goes! Thanks for reading! 

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46 thoughts on “How To Get Into a Routine | LIFESTYLE

  1. Cleaning up your space I feel like is an important one as well! Getting yourself mentally ready as well as making a space where you feel motivated to work has such an effect on me at least!

    xx Byrdie
    byrdofpassage.wordpress.com

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  2. Not gonna lie, I might steal your routine so I can be more efficient during my day. I tend to do my list but never add the exact time when I’m supposed to be doing each task, so this might be something new. Thanks!!! I’m off to hopefully be able get back on track now haha!

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    1. Go right ahead, whatever helps you girl, I don’t mind at all! I don’t always add a time, but whenever I find myself in auto pilot, or whenever I blink and the entire day is gone without having achieved much I try to track my day every hour so that I become aware of where my time is going! Thanks for stopping by! x

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  3. I love these tips because I’d kinda started doing all of this late last year. The goal was to “reset” my routine because exams had completely wrecked it! Time management is an art and a science of its own! Great article, Georgia. 🙂

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  4. Sometimes I find that I’ve gotten out of a routine simply because I’ve been too structured for multiple weeks. It’s almost like my brain is like, “Just sit and do nothing for 3 nights in a row.” But then I feel lazy, and have to get structured again…it’s a vicious cycle!
    But I like your tip about writing out your routine. Whenever I find my productivity slipping, I do something similar to this, and it always gets me back on track.
    I also like your approach to a to-do list. I’ll have to try that this weekend!

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    1. Its in my plans to do a whole post on adapting my routine and goals into all different types of days but essentially I have things that I always do no matter what, like eating healthy (so cooking), brushing teeth, journalling etc. But then I have the more “optional” tasks in priority order, so reading is more important than meditation, which is more important than other things. So I have my set routine and if I end up with less time available, I just cut off all the excess things, and if I have more time then I add more things like putting on a face mask, or leave-in conditioner in my hair 🙂 Full post coming soon 😉 Thanks for stopping by! x

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  5. Love this post. I’m always one that changes my routine all of the time because I can never get into one or stick to one. This has helped a lot recently I even made a post about my morning routine. It would mean a lot if you checked it out lilacshimmer130305.wordpress.com

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