When many of us were younger, we may have felt apprehensive at the thought of living out a daily routine in our business lives, as often routine had negative connotations – those of tedium, and repetitiveness. Although truly, routine is one of the most valuable mindsets to adopt in business. Why? A routine means that you are at the helm of your business, and ready to steer the ship with a series of efficient to execute, and autonomous tasks or procedures. Being able to grow a successful business depends on a solid routine, allowing your business can flourish when certain processes are repeated.
Ready to embrace 5 of the benefits you will experience by implementing routine in your life.
Tips from Leah
1. Reduce planning
When you integrate routine in your life, you’ll spend far less time planning, as your daily plan has already been determined by your routine. By reducing the time spent planning your day, you’re already freeing up more time to be able to work on your business. As structured as your routine will be, it’s important that it’s flexible enough to be able to cater for unexpected moments, but for the most part, your time spent planning tasks will be reduced drastically.
2. Measure success
An effective routine will allow you to easily track and measure success on a weekly, if not daily basis. A routine allows you to easily measure success, and as it is built out over time to suit you, your measure of success can change as your routine does.
3. Lower stress
Being more aware of your daily tasks is part of a routine. A clearer understanding of accountability, and daily requirements/expectations will help lower your stress levels, as you will be more aware. A routine is not something which will dwell over you, but more a set of habit-forming processes which over time can strive to be automated, or occur autonomously.
4. Become better
The saying practice makes perfect is relevant when it comes to routine. If you are practicing certain tasks on a regular enough (most often daily) basis, you will improve at completing these tasks – simply because you’re practising more frequently. Becoming better at tasks gives room for productivity boosts, which are essential in all businesses, because you can never have enough time to work on your business.
5. Stop procrastinating
Because you will have a structured routine, this minimises the time spent procrastinating, often on tasks which are of lesser importance. Routines allow you to focus on what is ultimately significant and essential for your business, and put aside or minimise time spent on tasks which are less meaningful.
Building a routine doesn’t have to be scary. It can be as simple as scheduling any repetitive tasks to occur at a certain time of the day or week, which over time will become autonomous. It’s time to lower stress and get more done.
Depending on what stage you are at, try creating, refining or reassessing your routine your own routine. But a word of advice – an effective routine doesn’t occur overnight. A great routine will take time to build, and refine to make perfect, but the benefits of doing so are monumental, to both your business and personal character
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