Daily routine leads to improved health and wellbeing

To maintain a successful professional and personal life it is important to have a daily routine. Routines provide structure and consistency and can ensure that all aspects of your day are managed. A daily routine is something that is personal, tailored and managed by the individual, for the individual.

Many successful businesses men and women as well as sports players all have a set daily routine. Wake up at the same time, exercise at the same time, eat at the same time and rest for the same amount of time daily.

A daily routine will lead to a successful and positive balance within your life. Helping you to focus on the important factors and eliminate any time consuming distractions through reducing mental energy and stress. It is vital to be proactive to ensure that self-targets are met. Often if you work at a project for half an hour a day is becomes less of a hassle than spending a whole day – the day before the deadline, trying to focus with a ‘shadow overhead’.

Including a routine into your day will result in the following outcomes:-

  • Builds good habits
  • Increases efficiency
  • Increases motivation
  • Builds momentum
  • Helps to better yourself

Many prolific business men and women have emphasised the importance of their specialised daily routine that has helped lead to their success. President, Barack Obama aims to ‘Get a head start on tomorrow, tonight’. Barack Obama ensures that he has both breakfast and dinner with his family. His routine includes breakfasts with the family, whilst reading the newspaper and helping his daughters get ready for school, followed by a gym session of both weights and cardio before heading to the Oval Office for 9am. He will then work a full day before having dinner with his family and then often returning to work until around 10pm to catch up on work and get ready for the follow day alone. Obama emphasises the importance of minimising decision fatigue ‘I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing, because I have too many other decisions to make’.

Whilst this may work for some people it is important to find a routine that is individual and works best for you. For example writing a daily list to ensure all necessities are accomplished or setting reminders on the phone or emails about meetings and events that are taking place.

In a world where one in four full time employees are suffering from mental health through work related stress and where 11 million working days per year are lost due to stress caused from work over load, struggles with a work life balance it is becoming more important to encourage employees to include structure into their day. This will help to reduce mental health and maximise work productivity. As well as ensuring all daily activities are managed so that employees benefit from good health and wellbeing – from encouraging  a sleep management programme, to eating at least 3 meals a day and staying active daily to helping employees to stay motivated and find a better work life balance.

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