All successful people develop routines. A routine, according to Dictionary.com, is regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure; an unvarying and constantly repeated formula, as of speech or action; convenient or predictable response. When I worked as an instructor for Smith Systems vehicle driving education it was my duty to drill basic driving skills into drivers into a routine. Each seven seconds a driver would look out fifteen seconds worth of distance, scan back to mirrors, scan all mirrors and back to fifteen seconds of distance. This would keep a driver constantly aware of current information allowing new information preference to response.
I have symptoms of ADHD. I have a hard time staying focused, especially if I don’t have passion for the procedure. Passion should have priority in a person’s life and everything else should be routine. When I have a routine in my life I am less stressed and more available. When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is relieve myself and read from seven motivational daily readers. This routine has turned into a very positive habit. When I start my day with positive affirmation my day runs smooth and dependable. I can get more done when my focus is not spread too thin. Routine has changed my life and allowed me to live with those character defects that are attached to my DNA.
Positive routines develop positive habits and positive habits develop positive lives. When one is living one’s life guided by spiritual principles, one is within God’s grace and walks hand in hand with the Creator. We are made in God’s image and likeness and when the procedures in our lives are turned over to habits through routines we are present to focus our passion on our dreams, plans and goals. There are things in everyone’s lives that are unpopular and difficult to accomplish but routines help significantly. If you want to know what in your life should be prioritized and established in routines remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.