Routines are highly underestimated.
Most people who are portrayed in the media as having a good work ethic and who have high standards for their lives and environments are often teased as being psychotic or obsessive over details that don’t seem to matter.
However, if you pay attention to the people around you, the more organized you are, the more you are able to get accomplished in the least amount of time with the minimum amount of stress.
One mistake that obsessively organized people make is to worry about the minor stuff if things don’t work out the way they anticipate the first time.
Some people forget to leave room for mistakes and may turn out to be even more stressed out if things don’t go exactly according to the plan.
The act of getting organized and following the routine that you set for yourself is to reduce the stress in your life, not to cause it! Luckily for all of us, there is a middle ground that we can use. Furthermore, the key thing to remember is that we have to be realistic in our goals and leave ourselves enough flexible room that we can easily cope with the future unforeseen circumstances.
While it’s important to stay flexible, it is also important to keep up on the habits and routines that you are creating.
When we build a habit, it is a way for our brains to get used to a new activity that can be stressful at first, but will eventually be achieving autonomy reflexes. This takes much of the stress away from the activity itself because our minds already know what is coming and our bodies are used to the challenge, making it a comfortable part of daily life, even if the activity itself is not a particularly enjoyable one.
Good habits do not have to be enjoyable for us to begin finding comfort in them. True be told, even doing unenjoyable things in a routine way can begin to feel fulfilling. Even if we do not like the activity, like cleaning or taking out the trash for example, we can still feel a sense of accomplishment in doing them. We are compensated in our mind for the upkeep of a good habit, and once we get it over with then we don’t have to stress over it any longer. At least until the next time.
It causes incredible stress to the body to fear activities that are a constant part of daily life. Most occasions it is far more beneficial to accept that they are cannot be changed and to prepares ourselves to manage with them promptly and efficiently so that we can move on to doing the things we really enjoy.
Accepting the things we must do and forming habits and routines around them. It takes the pressure of fear and expectation away and frees up your mind for the things that really matter, like spending time with your friends and family and getting your personal goals accomplished.
So embrace the power of routines today!