Why I Ripped Up My Daily Routine

A few months ago, I created a morning and nightly routine for myself. I had a few things on a sheet of paper that I tried to do every day. At the time, it was a game-changer. I’d never implemented a daily routine and it really changed how I felt about myself and what I wanted to do that day.

However, after about 6 months of doing that routine, it got stale. I did the routine, but it became automatic. I went through the motions. It helped a little bit, until recently when I realized it wasn’t doing much at all.

So I took the papers that I wrote the routines on and ripped them up.

I’m at a time in my life where I’m reinventing myself. In between jobs, creating a mental development program for athletes, not exactly sure where life will lead me next. But doing something new is necessary.

When I ripped up the papers, it felt good. It felt like the past was the past, and I need to start thinking about the future, and what I want to do/accomplish.

The reason I’m writing this is because I think too many people get caught in autopilot…in just going through the motions. They do it because they’ve done it in the past.

Life, however, is a continual renewal. We must keep updating ourselves, like a software program. Every few months I think we really need to analyze every part of our lives to see if it is working for us. If we don’t, that’s how we can get trapped in the same situation and end up 15 years later wondering where all the time went.

So I encourage you to do an analysis of your life. Your relationships, your job, your weekly activities…what is working and what isn’t? Do this, and make sure you keep it fresh so you don’t just go through the motions.

Life wasn’t meant to go through the motions. It was meant to push, grow, and challenge yourself every day.