Why Routines Are Good for You

Why Routines Are Good for You

You’ll hear some people refer to routine as being dull or boring.

It implies that life is the same mundane day over and over. However, routines are a great way to get your work done. It’s also a great means for teams to work together toward a common goal. When everyone has an understanding of what needs to get done, i.e., what routines each team member needs to perform, projects tend to run smoother.

We have routines in our society.

In some ways, laws can be considered routines. You know that you aren’t supposed to run a red light and that can be thought of as a routine. When you come to a red light, you stop as best as you can. There may be instances when you accidentally go through one here or there. But, most people will stop for red lights. This is helpful in reducing accidents.

You set up routines for your kids in the form of chores.

You know that certain tasks need to get done each week. Some parents connect the child's allowances to their chores. When the kids complete their tasks, they receive their allowances. It strengthens a child's work ethic. They need to perform tasks, and when they complete those tasks, they receive compensation.

When you pay bills, you tend to do this by routine.

Some people like to get everything sorted on one day and pay all the bills on that day. Others will pay them whenever they receive them. Others, still, will set up their payments to be paid automatically by their bank or brokerage. There isn’t a right answer for how to do this. Whatever works for you is the right answer. However, the method you choose will be routine.

Contrast this to people who don’t use routines to manage their lives.

They tend to handle tasks only when the mood strikes them. These people are usually late with their bills and have messy environments. Some of these people will say that this way of life works for them. However, most people see this as chaos. It’s something that can easily be avoided by setting up routines for the tasks you need to complete.

Obviously, people are not robots and do break up their routines on occasion.

There are even studies that show that breaking from your routines once in a while can be beneficial.  You may use weekends to do activities that you don’t get to do during the workweek. Many families use vacations to help break up their routines. Overall, having a routine can set you up for success and a nice break once in a while can bring in a nice breathe of fresh air to break up any monotony that may creep in.

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