A good routine can help you get a lot of things done. Now many of us have the time to develop some new habits or pursue some passion projects. But routine can be the enemy. I’m getting too comfortable in my daily routine. It’s starting to feel like Groundhog Day. The workouts are changing, the meals are changing, but the days are blending together and looking alike.
I do not know what exactly I have to do to shake things up, but I know it must be done. Being comfortable is desirable as a long-term state. Discomfort leads to growth. The thing is that discomfort does not have to insurmountable. Simply setting goals for yourself each day to hit no matter what can lead to that growth. Right now I have very few daily goals. I think I need to start putting together a list of things I need to do every day so no more days slip away from me going forward.
Here’s a list of things I am pondering right now:
- Write 500 words a day. (This is probably just under 200 so far).
- Study 30 minutes of jiujitsu videos a day. As opposed to just watching, I should take notes.
- Play my guitar for 30 minutes.
- Fix or clean or tidy one thing in my house every day. I need to get that Kondo lady in here to spark some joy.
- Shoot an instructional video every day.
- Read or listen to a chapter a day on self-improvement.
- Organize my digital files.
- Row 1,000,000 meters
What could you do to shake things up? How could you be more uncomfortable?