There is a perpetual struggle when it comes to trying to figure out a daily routine. On one side are the things that you think you should be doing. And on the other side are the things that you actually do. And you can read all the advice you want on how to make this balance better, but so many times – it just won’t work. But why?
One theory is that if you try to base your daily routine on logic and intention alone, you’ll get mired in the doldrums. However, if you create a daily routine more based on your personality – now there’s the ticket to success!
The Right Time for Your Workout
And a great place to start is finding the right time for your workout. Because we all know that working out, even gently, should be part of our daily routine. It’s how we stay healthy, happy, and fit. But if you try to smash your workout into a time period where you’re just not feeling it, then that’s as far as you get. But if you cater toward your basic personality type and move the workout to where your energy level is the most suited, now you’ll be cooking with gas.
The Best Time for Creativity
And depending on your type of personality (and yes, even your genetics will be involved in this), you’ll feel creative during different parts of the day. It’s up to you to determine how much of this creativity you use for work, and how much you use for play, but if you work your daily routine around matching your creative energy to the right activities, you’ll find that your day is that much more satisfying.
Knowing Your Sleep Patterns
If you don’t know your own sleep pattern, you’re going to have a miserable time trying to figure out how to have a consistent daily routine as well. Moving your sleep patterns around will mess with your eating schedule, your work scheduled, your overall energy levels; really, getting some hard data about your best sleep patterns should be the highest priority when it comes to setting up your personal routines.
Positive vs. Negative Reinforcement
Another factor to consider when it comes to your daily routines is what kind of pressure you’re putting on yourself. The two basic categories are positive and negative pressure, and people respond to the differently on individual levels.
Individual vs. Group Activities
And finally, it’s important to know which parts of your daily routine are individualized, and which parts are based on group efforts. For example, you might have part of your routine that is ‘running with friends’. If you’re friends aren’t running, then that routine can be broken. So individual vs. group activities will have different details associated with them.