Time To Rock And Roll
With your new game plan set up, it is time to rock and roll! Now you need to put it all into action solidifying your new morning and evening routines. This is important! Once your new morning and evening routines occur naturally, the rest will also fall into place. Remember to respect your routine, so others respect it too.
It Takes Willpower
Before something becomes a habit or a routine, it takes a lot of willpower to make it happen. Willpower takes energy that you will need for other things throughout your day. At first, you will need three things to create the new habits and routines to help you along the way: willpower, mental energy, and drive. Once they are set, it will become automatic like getting into pajamas before bed.
It Takes Accountability
It also often takes accountability to change our habits and routines. Allowing others to go on the journey with you may not only help you, but it could help them as well. We held an accountability group in The Busy Woman Facebook group. Several of us were able to create a routine according to our personality. As we had glitches or frustrations, we shared them with the group and worked through things together. I know it helped me tremendously to have to report in each week. Others said it helped them just as much.
It Is A Process
Once you come up with morning and evening routines that work, stick to them. Before long, they will be the new normal, becoming automatic habits and routines. There will be a lot less effort and mental energy involved to get things done.
Watch out for moments when you slip back into your old habits and routines. Honestly, some days the weather might keep you from getting out for a run. Tackle some exercise in the house. Other days you may get hurt or sick. You can’t help that. Give yourself rest. These things happen.
However, do not let them drag you back into your old habits. Reach out to your accountability group right away to get back on track asap. Do your best to let them go and try again tomorrow. What you do the next morning is what counts.
Find A Way
If issues crop up the next day as well, visualize the previous day and then your perfect day. Whatever happens, do not let a missed habit cause the rest of your day to go poorly. Continue with your routine making it a point to get back to it the next morning. Why throw off your entire day and night because you missed one task? Do NOT do that to yourself.
Are you one to beat yourself up for missing something or getting off track? You can change your frame of mind from defeat to a “you can do it” attitude by getting back into your new habits and routines the next morning or evening. Actively remind yourself to get back on track for a few days until the routine is firmly back in place. You will be glad you did when you start to see the results you have been hoping for.
Until next time…