Today, let’s do a bit of self-reflection.
Do you have a routine in any or all aspects of your life? If so, how much of a priority do you make it to stick to it? How has sticking to it improved & bettered your life? These are simple questions we forget to ask ourselves, but that also hold more importance than we think.
I’ve always been a routine type of girl when it came to work & school, but it was always harder for me to cultivate a routine when it come to my health. I was the yo-yo dieter who swore she’d stop & the girl who kept saying she’d start valuing health over appearance tomorrow but the yo-yo kept unraveling & tomorrow never came.
Not having a routine made me form a very on & off relationship with my body. Some weeks, I was super stable, whereas others, I felt a lack of clarity in all aspects of my life.
My decision to take recovery into my own hands motivated me to build a routine through which I would be able to cultivate a sense of self-discipline, accountability & most importantly, find my health.
Some might think I’m obsessive or too committed, but that’s not how I see it. It’s not an obsession, it’s passion. It’s not just commitment, it’s commitment to a LIFESTYLE.
Today, I encourage you to think about JUST ONE THING you’ve been meaning to add, remove or change in your life. Routines aren’t only about adding good & healthy habits, but they’re also about removing negative ones that don’t let you progress & changing or improving ones that already exist.
I’m not telling you to 360 your life overnight or that trying to do that is realistic because it isn’t. I’m telling you that like anything in life, building a routine is a PROCESS. Don’t get too ahead of yourself. You wouldn’t jump into a relationship overnight & decide to spend the rest of your life with that person; in the same vein, don’t overwhelm yourself & jump into a routine too quickly.
What matters is not how quickly you make it happen but rather that you take the first jump towards making it happen EVENTUALLY. It’s not a race, it’s a journey.