I don’t think I’m saying anything shocking to anyone, but I do wonder what makes it so important?
When thinking of why I realize it’s really because routine creates habit and habit has knock-on effects:
- You automatically set aside time (similar to how you always have time for breakfast…because you have a habit of doing it)
- A lot of little things become more “natural”, because you’re so used to doing it. This allows you to improve because you can now focus on the micro of the task instead of the macro.
Ultimately a routine is important because of the habits it forms and the habits are important because it allows you to grow. New routines are hard because they force you to reallocate a chunk of your time to do something that is not yet “natural”.
I am to form a few new routines:
- Writing this blog 5 days a week
- Spending 1-2 hours a day learning a new skill (surfing, AI, Blockchain, Business)
It will be difficult to do this consistently, but I’m confident the longer I do it the more “natural” it will become. I’ll keep doing it for as long as it’s fun and hopefully it will pay off some day in the future.