I know that it is difficult to get into good habits, but how easy is it to break those habits? I remember reading somewhere, once, long ago, that it takes 3 weeks to create a ‘good’ habit, and 2 days to break it!
Well, for the last month, my routines have gone out the window. However, in my mind I have been
- blogging daily,
- writing out my gratitudes daily,
- writing up my daily intentions,
- exercising daily,
- maintaining my healthy eating routines,
- working on my business
- and generally doing all my routines!
Does this work for you? Did it work for me? Well, the answer to this is yes, and no.
I did keep up with running every second or third day.
I did mentally, and electronically, ‘write out’ my gratitudes, intentions and blogging ideas.
All this occurred while I was on holiday in New Zealand.
The ‘trouble’ was when I came home!! How crazy is that? I immediately stopped my writing, I did keep up some exercise and generally healthy living options.
Though, to put it into perspective, when I came home, it was a short work week, I took the Thursday off as it was my birthday (perks of ‘knowing’ the boss!!), then it was Easter and now we’re coming up to Anzac Day weekend. All up, many more days off my routine than my mindset had prepared for.
So, at home, the routines had gone out of the window, as I had prepared for the change of scenery while I was away (even when my plans changed dramatically), but not for the change of daily routine when I was back.
This made me start to think this week about how important my organised routines were in my daily maintainence of my healthy living journey and my mindset around them also.
I’ve now implemented my routines again, so I’m back on track! The daily writing is occurring again, the healthy living routines are all occurring again and being more organised is definitely returning. Life journey back on track!
How important are your routines to you? What happens when they are disrupted?