OFF-ROUTINE

OFF-ROUTINE

A few weeks ago, I was off-routine, and consequently my mood and productivity suffered.

It started off on Sunday. I woke up to a surprise invitation from some new friends to a free ticket to go with them that night to the Pitbull concert. I was so excited, as I had been interested in going to this but hadn?t bought a ticket. I had also recently been looking for abundance and receiving in my life, and this seemed like a perfect example. (More on abundance and receiving in future posts!)

The concert was such a fun time, but of course I was staying up way past my bed time. I decided to sleep in the next day, in order to get a full sleep and attempt to get back on schedule. I went to a later class at the gym and the rest of Monday and Tuesday got back on routine.

Then, Wednesday morning, I had RSVP?d to attend an early morning networking meeting, and I had decided to skip the gym in order to attend that event. That night happened to be another meeting I had committed to attending with my husband several months prior, and the meeting ended up keeping me up until about 10:30-11 PM that night.

Feeling exhausted from the full day, I decided to skip the gym again in the morning and chose to sleep in instead. The rest of the day and the next few days, I was able to get through the things I had scheduled, but I found myself feeling ?off.?

The lack of adherence to the routine was draining, and my focus suffered for it. I learned a great lesson about really reviewing my calendar and scheduled events and looking at those in light of my bedtime and waking routines.

In the future, I will be more cautious about scheduling early morning and later evening events back to back.

Do you often feel ?off-routine” and have too many events scheduled early and late? Do you even have a structured bedtime and morning routine? Have you considered the benefits of focus and productivity that having the routines could bring to your life?

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WHY IS SLEEP IMPORTANT?

I?ve only been discovering the many benefits of sleep within the last few years. I used to think the only downside of not sleeping enough was feeling tired. I?ve found it so interesting to learn that sleep is super essential to our health, mind and productivity in so many ways.

Some very good info can be found in the book, Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson. Shawn says in his book, “The research is in, and it?s 100 percent conclusive: When you don?t sleep well, you get slower, less creative, and more stressed, and you underperform,? and “High-quality sleep fortifies your immune system, balances your hormones, boosts your metabolism, increases your physical energy, and improves the function of your brain.”
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MORNING ROUTINE PART 2

As I shared in my last post, the first part of my morning routine Monday thru Thursday includes gym workout, shower, family walk with husband and dogs, then breakfast.

It feels good to me to have established this routine that I created deliberately. The pieces set me up for a great day and great week.

During breakfast, this is my first time opening my iPad and iPhone and I use this time to read articles and blogs sent to my personal email. I go through seasons where certain topics stand out to me. Currently, I?m interested in reading material about content creation, blogging, online presence, etc. Coaching topics are also continually interesting to me.
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SLEEP AND HOW I THINK ABOUT IT

I hear pretty often that I am crazy for getting up so early. Or, people are just amazed that I keep this schedule and actually enjoy it!

I get up at 4:20 AM Monday through Thursday to go to a group workout at the gym from 5-6 AM. I have been doing this routine for the last year and a half. I feel so accomplished to start my day this way, and the committed routine makes it feel easy for me to up this early. It wasn?t always this way. (Stay tuned for more on this in an upcoming post.)

Going to bed early, in addition to making the commitment itself, is one of the main reasons I?ve been able to keep this schedule and even really look forward to it and enjoy it. This way, I get around 8 hours of sleep and feel good in the morning.
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