This article is one of three examining a “mindful” approach to the way you work every day. While one person’s routine may be vastly different from another’s, it’s important for each of us to determine what we might do each day to make sure we’re doing our best in our business, our home and our family. Read the full article and you’ll see a downloadable worksheet to help you think about what might work for you.
Our daily lives are full of routines—what time we wake up; which route we drive to work; when do we go grocery shopping. Routines help us not have to make yet another decision among the hundreds we all must make in a day. But, this author asserts, it’s good to step back and examine those routines every now and then. The worksheet will ask you to identify which routines ADD something to your life and which ones might be SUBTRACTING something. By first identifying the negative value routines, you’ll be able to rearrange things and concentrate on improving the positive value ones.
Download the worksheet and then make your list of routines. Use that list to examine your average day. This first step may help you see places where you can be more productive or spend more time with your family, or whatever might be your goal.