The Importance of Routines and Habits

Habits maketh a man. After all, we as humans are governed not just by a set of ideas and rules, but also by a list of routines and habits that give us our identity.

We are what we do, and the very actions that we commit separate us from the rest. 

So, while there is always a chance that habits and routines can get monotonous, they are quite useful in shaping our lives, as well as making sure that we are disciplined in the grand scheme of things. Commitment to routines and habits often reflects the commitment to other aspects of life- which helps us grow as humans and be a more contributing part of society. 

It should be understood that some people like living life on the edge, which can never be an everyday thing. On the other side of the coin, even living spontaneously can be a routine for people. So in any shape or form, we inevitably fall into a routine- even if we might try our hardest to not do so. And, let’s be honest, it does help us maintain some peace and stability in our lives, when we realize that there are a set of things one has to do in order to make sure we go to sleep easy. 

There are several advantages to following routines and habits. 

Advantages Of Following Routines And Habits In Daily Life:

Improvement In Any Field

If routine makes a man, then practice makes him perfect. So, the more you do an action every day, the better you get at it. This is particularly true in the case of physical activities. If you stick to something for at least 20 days, you will definitely develop a habit out of it. All you need to do is find the dedication to stick to it for the first 20 days- and after that, your body and mind will do the rest of the work for you. 

Giving You A Sense Of Purpose

Following through routines and habits also gives one a purpose in life. If they are committed enough to something, it would show in every part of their life. Commitment to one often leads to being quite devoted and passionate about that particular thing- and making it a habit would ensure that you don’t let yourself go. 

How To Create Routines and Habits

Creating routines and habits is not necessarily as difficult as it sounds. All one needs is to focus on what they really want to do, and make sure they stick to it. But if one is on quite a hectic schedule and would still like to maintain some semblance of balance in their lives, it would be best to categorize the things that they do throughout their days. If one can do that, they would find themselves allotting specific amounts of time for their tasks- which would not only make it a routine but also would prevent it from getting monotonous. 

Morning Shows The Day

The best way to start any day is to wake up and plan the course for the rest of the day. What are the things that you need to do? If you can keep track of it mentally, then that is absolutely fine. Or else, take out your notepad and write the things that you would absolutely need to complete throughout the day. If you write it down, your body will acclimatize to the day’s chores, and you will be able to create a habit out of it.

Not Everyday Is The Same

Don’t think that it is easy to maintain a routine, or that it would be a catastrophe if you miss out on a single day. There will often be days when you would have to break the routine, or when you would see that circumstances have forced you to do so. On those days, your routine will be broken, but this shouldn’t affect your life drastically. Even if, on a particular day, you veer off-course, you can always get back on track the next day and continue where you left off. 

The trick lies in believing that your routines and habits will actually help you develop into a stable and successful human being. As they say, trust in the process- results will come gradually. 



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