Routine: a game-changer.
There's a misconception that routine means a dull, rigid and stifling lifestyle. A belief that living in a whimsical, capricious way will free up more time. In fact, it's the opposite. Designing an intentional daily routine brings peace, harmony, and freedom. It breathes air into productivity. We become more efficient, have fewer decisions to make and reduce our need to plan. A routine predetermines your schedule, and saves your most valuable resource: time.
Perhaps most importantly for healthy recovery, having a routine removes chaos, and creates structure and a logical sequence in your life. It provides the framework in which you can live your life and experience flow to your day.
When you design a personal routine that works for you, it facilitates developing good habits that match your goals and aspirations. The repetition of a solid routine also helps to eradicate bad habits that don't serve you.
Routine also reduces the need for determination and willpower because it becomes a daily ritual. It simply becomes, well, routine! Developing and sticking with a routine that is congruent with your goals is one of the surest ways to ensure success in your recovery.