The rhythm of your daily routine has a strong impact on how you feel. When you go to bed at the same time every night, your body knows what to expect. It becomes a predictable routine, that is, a predictable day at work.
Each day starts with a bit of tension and discomfort, but you are used to it by the time the day begins. The tension dissolves as the days go by and you fall into a pattern of behavior. The way you feel determines the way you act each day.
Our morning routines can be changed so we feel less tension. The night before bed, stretch your legs and your arms. Take time to relax those muscles that have been tense all day.
Your bedroom is a big part of your daily routine. If you are tense about your appearance, take some time each evening to change your clothes. A little transformation can really make a difference in how you feel.
Most of us are in good posture most of the time, but we do not always feel our best. Take time to stretch your back, neck, and shoulders. Don’t let them rest.
Even if you sit for long periods of time at your desk, you don’t have to tense up. If you sit straight, your back will be in proper alignment and you won’t feel any strain. Keep a chair tilted back at your desk and take a few minutes each day to stretch out.
You don’t have to take time for yourself, but you do need to take time for others. When your partner or children come home from school, take some time for them. Smile and say hello to them as they make their way to the door.
Daily routines can be broken up by spending some time at work. Even if you are in a cubicle, take a five-minute break to watch television or play with the kids. Sit in silence for a few minutes and reflect on the day.
Getting out of the office for a few minutes to clear your mind can help you get back to a daily routine. Sometimes that time away from work can lead to a feeling of worthiness. Once you get the right perspective, you’ll find it easier to meet with your colleagues.
Many people have weekly meetings at work, while others have daily meetings. In the old days, the meetings lasted an hour or more. Even shorter meetings had a high rate of attrition. Getting together with coworkers, even for a short period of time, gives you time to go over what you should talk about, what you should discuss, and how long you should speak.
Going back to a daily routine is a great way to find balance in your life. Be sure to plan time to go out with friends, spend time with family, and do whatever else helps you re-balance your life.