7 Best Practices for Creating Lasting Routines

7 Best Practices for Creating Lasting Routines

September is much like starting a new year. As kids go back to school and Summer comes to a close we find ourselves creating new routines.

Creating lasting routines can help you achieve your goals, improve productivity, and maintain a sense of structure in your life.

Here's 7 best practices to help you establish and maintain lasting routines:

  1. Start Small and Gradual: Begin with small, manageable changes to your daily or weekly schedule. Trying to implement too many changes at once can be overwhelming and unsustainable. Start with one or two new habits and gradually build from there as you become more comfortable with your routine.

  2. Set Clear Goals: Define clear and actionable goals for your routines. Having a clear purpose and understanding why you're implementing a particular routine can provide motivation and direction. Most importantly make sure your goals are realistic and achievable.

  3. Be Consistent: Consistency is key to establishing lasting routines. Try to perform your routine activities at the same time and in the same context each day. Consistency helps your brain and body adapt to the new habits more effectively.

  4. Prioritize Self-Care: Include self-care activities in your routines. Taking care of your physical and mental health should be a top priority. Incorporate activities like exercise, meditation, increasing your protein intake, and adequate sleep into your daily routine to promote overall well-being.

  5. Use Reminders and Triggers: Set up reminders and triggers to prompt you to follow your routines. You can use alarms, calendar notifications, or visual cues to help you stay on track. Over time, these reminders can become part of your routine's natural rhythm.

  6. Track Your Progress: Keep a journal or use a habit-tracking app to monitor your progress. Tracking your actions and the results can help you stay accountable and identify areas for improvement. Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small, to stay motivated.

  7. Be Flexible and Adjust: Life is full of unexpected events and changes. Be prepared to adjust your routines when necessary. Instead of abandoning your routines completely when disruptions occur, find ways to adapt and maintain consistency as much as possible.

Remember that creating lasting routines takes time and patience. It's normal to encounter setbacks along the way, but with dedication and these best practices, you can establish routines that support your goals and contribute to a more balanced and fulfilling life.

BONUS TIP: Most don't understand how important protein is to our ability to focus, have patience and manage stress.

When you're well fed and eating adequate protein you'll find you can navigate life far easier. Ensure you're eating at least 100g of protein a day.

PS: Our seasonal protein cocoa is back! This is a great way to increase your protein with 21g per cup!

Happy Fall!

- Aelie

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