5 reasons to relish a routine

5 Reasons to Relish Routine

5 reasons to relish a routine

Routines.  We all need them and while it’s great to take a break and have a holiday, there’s no doubt that I’m more productive in all different areas of my life with a routine.  Because…

 

As much as they’re the bane of my life, pack-ups mean that I have to be organised with food shops again.  No more popping by the shop for something that we fancy, something that we hadn’t planned for.  No, with a packed lunch and food plan for the week, the food shopping incorporates all things lunch box.

 

It’s the same with the dog and exercise.  During holidays, we get up, let her out into the garden to do her business and there she stays (in good weather) while we chill out, kick back and eventually get our bums into gear to get dressed and take her for a walk.  In fact, it’s clear to see that our dog needs routine too because she has no clue what’s coming next.  She becomes unsettled.  While we all get exercise from daily dog walks, it’s not as structured which means that meal-times are also out of synch, blog work is out of synch.  You get the idea.

5 Reasons to Relish Routine

A big area that gets neglected when I’m on holiday is my gratitude journal.  Any other time, I write every night and if I don’t or it gets delayed, something just doesn’t feel right.  No biggie you might think but my journal is important to me for reasons that I outline in this post.  Not writing the simplest things in there that I’m grateful for means that I don’t reflect on them.  Which defeats the object.  Important person things get put on the back-burner when I’m out of routine.

 

Jobs around the house…  it’s bittersweet this one because while it’s wonderful utter bliss not to be like a well-oiled machine going from the washing to meal prep to homework in the blink of an eye, small jobs get left for ‘later’ or ‘another day’ and clutter starts to gather…

 

… which is not good for my mental health.  Clutter and jobs gradually pile up (literally up) and creep up on me until they simply can’t be left any longer.  It’s clear to see why routine is better for my mental health.  An organised day with routine = an organised and healthier mind.

 

In the main I love to get back to routine.  It’s painful at first but my brain feels better for it!

 

How about you?  Do you relish routine or hanker for holidays?  I’d love to know!  Tell me in the comments or tweet me @AllSortsHere .  Thanks.

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The workouts that will get you started each morning

The workouts that will get you started each morning

If getting yourself up and started in the morning is something that holds you back from being all that you can be, then fear not as there are ways to combat this. Well, you could drink yourself a nice, hot cup of coffee for starters! Or, you could go for a far healthier and far more fulfilling option – working out.  Yes, working out is the best way to get you started in the morning and get your day up and running in the best way possible.  And there are some workouts out there that are better suited to mornings than others.  To see just a few of them, read on…

The Workouts That Will Get You Started Each Morning

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How to find balance in life with a daily routine

How To Find Balance With Daily Routine

How to find balance in life with a daily routine

With the general business and busyness of everyday life, it’s so easy to get swept up in the day isn’t it?  But I find that by starting my day off on the right ‘foot’, it gives me a head start in overcoming any stress and negativity that comes my way throughout the day.

By having a daily routine, I have time for me albeit in the early hours before any else is awake.  Yes, I often struggle to get out of bed in the morning due to tiredness but I usually stick to my daily routine which happens to be in the morning (and bits of it are often repeated at night) and I really feel the difference.

How To Find Balance With Daily Routine

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The benefits of morning yoga… relax with #TheZenZing

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Hello and welcome to another #TheZenZing where this month I’m looking at the benefits of a morning yoga session.

In #TheZenZing I share how you can put the energy back into your life!

{Last month we looked at reiki and there was a giveaway of a distance reiki healing session (look out for another one very soon!) Would you be interested in receiving distance reiki?  Let me know by tweeting @AllSortsHere.}

Back to this month…. I’ve talked before about how I took inspiration from Vicki Psarias over at HonestMum by doing a morning yoga routine.  It’s 1 of 5 great ways to control anxiety and a month or two later and I can definitely feel the benefit…

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Not only is my morning yoga helping me to right the writing but rising 30 minutes earlier is also energising me.  Yes, really!  (Putting my phone alarm on the other side of the room also helps!..)

I grab my comfy, soft TnS yoga mat, roll it out and start my stretches by following this routine.  Accompanied by my conscious breathing, I really do feel the stretches working and next, I plan to ‘stretch’ to getting a yoga block to help with my yoga.

After my short routine, I feel revitalised and slurp on my hot lemon water (which brews while I’m doing my yoga!), in between doing the pack-ups for the day.

That 30 minutes to myself makes me feel organised, revitalised and sets me up for the day 🙂 …before I get the hubby and our little girl up for brekkie!

What do you do to revitalise yourself for the day?  And don’t say have a coffee! 😉

 It’s #TheZenZing…

I invite you to share your blog posts on anything ‘positive, happy and full of zing’  by linking up each month to #TheZenZing linky.  It will be open from 0600 GMT on the 1st of each month for 2 weeks.   I’ll share each post across my social media and in my monthly newsletter. In the following month’s #TheZenZing post, I will share my favourite post from the previous month’s linky.

So get involved!  Spread #TheZenZing positive vibe 🙂

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