Recently I developed a routine that has been incredible since day one.
1. Set a routine - this minimize the multitude of things that the brain has to think about on a daily basis.
2. Plan ahead - it doesn't have to be done in the exact milli second of the hour set. Use Google Calendar to set yourself a reminder. Check your calendar.
3. Slice the Project into digestible tasks.
5. Give yourself an effort appraisal (Thanks to Dr Huberman, listen to his podcast on audible on "How to Enhance Performance & Learning by Applying a Growth Mindset")
6. Be grateful
I thought I'd share this part of my private life to you in the hopes that you or someone you know will find it helpful.
Example of my routine is painting.
It doesn't have to be perfect, it just had to be done.
I have encountered so many people (& myself included) over thinking what to make as the perfect painting or drawing or even work on projects and lay out all the do's and don'ts until... the dishes needs to be done, the laundry or oooo I need to go and do food shopping! and then the painting or drawing or even work on the projects never gets done.
Being out of the house first thing in the morning is something I have taken on thanks to Rick Rubin . In one of my morning routine , walking is a vital part. Looking at the river on how it pulsates, how the bricks changes in texture and simply being grateful. I then proceed to sit on my favourite bench with a sketchbook and the thought of numerous things comes to mind like not having the right brushes, the right pen, or that I haven't had breakfast yet starts running at the back of my head. I breathe deeply and say "it's okay". The thing is, it doesn't have to be perfect, it just had to be done. Let the magic happen.
This magic followed by an encounter with a neighbour who is normally chatty and friendly. I noticed there was slight change in him. It's good thing I asked "How's it going?". The conversation opened up a door in which I was grateful to have been allowed in.
I can't share the details but simply put, you never know what someone is going through.
It was a very human interaction. That is my mission in life. Real conversations and kindness to as many people as possible.
May you be healthy.
May you be happy.
May you be loved.