Shifting Routines in 2018
I have a love/hate relationship with routines.
On the surface, routines can bore us, make us dull and just blend the days together too much that we don’t appreciate our loves and lives. BUT - I know it’s up to me to change my mindset.
What if I show you why I learned to love routines? And maybe, let’s start by calling them rituals and removing the word routine.
Rituals have a moment where you savor each bit, and everything in that moment is intentional. Damn! Rituals already sound infinitely better than Routines now!
If you're thinking, seriously Brooke?!? Then imagine this, it's the end of the workday and you walk to your car. You check your phone and see a text that says "What's for dinner?" At that moment you realize you don't have a single ounce of brainpower left, and you still have a lot on your plate. This is the moment you hate decision making because you are decision fatigued.
When you are facing decision fatigue, rituals instantly move from "nice to have" to "critical to have." You'll see this most often when schedules are overpacked (like at the holidays), busy season at work is at an all time high, or an unexpected emergency totally derails the day. Every daily decision that you you've already made within your rituals, buys you another smart decision to make for yourself, your family and your clients in weeks of high stress.
Nurturing and resetting my rituals, especially after a season of abundance, gives me back space between work and life, and clarifies which rituals need to be readjusted.
I encourage you to reshape your mindset, then go nurture your daily rituals for a fresh start!
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