Why Routines Are Helpful
Mar. 28, 2017
Simply saying the word “routine” can have negative connotations. You think of daily routines, and it almost always suggests no fun and much boredom. Spontaneity and unpredictability sound much more exciting. It’s true in life, and it’s true for our Concorde students seeking their health care education.
As we get older, however, it begins to become more apparent that having a solid daily routine can have benefits. In fact, life can even seem more fun and carefree once you put yourself on a good schedule. It essentially can take much of the stress out of pursuing your health care education.
The website Bustle.com recently published the “7 Benefits of a Solid Daily Routine.” If you want to reign in your crazy life and adopt a daily schedule, here are some of the many wonderful benefits that can come of it.
7 benefits of a solid daily routine
- You’ll check more things off your to-do list. Do you ever wake up with so many things to do it honestly feels as though nothing ever gets accomplished? If you’re pursuing your health care education while trying to balance work and home life, this might seem commonplace. Having a routine means blocking out chunks of your day for specific tasks. When you set up a time to get something done, there’s less chance of procrastination. Getting things done becomes habit.
- Your mental health will thank you. Anxiety and stress levels can reach fever pitch when things are disorganized and chaotic. A daily routine eliminates the guess work and therefore all that stress. You’ll feel much more at peace.
- There will be more time to relax. A routine means getting more done in a set period of time. That creates opportunities to schedule in more free time to relax and do what you want.
- It’ll help you break bad habits. The idea behind this is that routines help you build good habits, which eventually crowd out the old, bad habits. It might sound too good to be true, but it comes down to deciding what really matters most and then making a schedule that revolves around those things. Sticking with a routine will create new habits, and the old ones become a thing of the past.
Taking total control of your life and health care education
- You get to choose how the day goes. Life just sort of happens and time gets wasted when you don’t have a routine. When you hold to a schedule, you have control over your day. You’re doing what you want and accomplishing your goals.
- Procrastination becomes a thing of the past. Procrastination happens when you have no idea what is going on, when you have no real direction. But make a plan? Sticking to a schedule means getting things done. Give yourself an outline for the day, and all you need to do is follow it.
- You’ll get really good sleep. Your day will assuredly go smoother with a schedule, so it follows that your nighttime hours will go smoother as well. Better yet, make bedtime and sleep part of your routine. Get your body in a rhythm for sleep. It can only result in a much better night’s sleep, making you more refreshed for getting back in your routine the next day.
It might feel easier to just let your days happen as they may. But if you want an easier life and want to get things done, a routine is the way to go, especially when embarking in health care training. Set your day up to take you where you need and then bask in your accomplishments. A little structure can go a long way.