Page 27 - March-April 2021 Life Coaching Today Magazine
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 Time Savings: Have you ever lost your car keys or even your wallet, or your work badge? How long did you waste looking before your items turned up?
Everyone misplaces something from time to time, but developing a routine can save you time if you regularly lose essential items. Create a place for all the daily things you need and return them to their home every day.
Likewise, if you lose track of important documents at work or frequently forget items on your to-do list, developing a routine for organizing and keeping track of your important papers will save you time and energy and let you get your work done faster.
Money Savings: Do you eat lunch out every day? Or grab a daily latte and a muffin from the coffee shop for breakfast? A habit of eating out is a routine, and it could be costing you a lot of money. Instead, develop a routine of buying groceries and prepping simple breakfasts and lunches once a week. You'll save time and money in the long run.
By a similar token, developing a consistent look can help you spend your clothing budget wisely and avoid impulse shopping for clothing that doesn't suit you or your lifestyle. It can also save time getting dressed each morning. Of course, a consistent uniform doesn't have to be all dull black. Think of Angela Merkel's signature colored jackets, Diane Von Furstenberg's brightly printed dresses, or Kanye West's color-coordinated sweatsuits. The idea is to pick something that works for you and stick to it.
Boosting Health: According to CDC, only 23% of Americans get the suggested amount of exercise each week. Adults should perform strength training exercises twice a week and get 150 minutes of brisk movement each week, equal to a 25- minute walk per day.
Even fewer Americans get enough fruit and vegetables each day, with just one in ten eating the suggested four to five cups of fruits and veggies per day. If you aren't the sort of person who wakes up feeling motivated to hit the gym and eat broccoli (and really, who is?), a routine can help.
The key to a routine is that it doesn't depend on motivation — you do it out of habit. If you want to get healthy, make fitness and healthy eating part of your routine. For example, add a serving or two of fruit and vegetables to every meal, and when you get home from work, walk around the block a few times before you go in the door.
Helping You (and Your Child) Sleep: Another essential benefit of routines is their ability to help you get the sleep you need. If you struggle to get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night, your pre-bed routine could be the culprit. If you spend the moments before bed reading stressful news articles, answering work emails, or watching action films, it's no wonder it's hard to relax and sleep.
Another essential benefit of routines is their ability to help you get the sleep you need. If you struggle to get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night, your pre-bed routine could be the culprit. If you spend the moments before bed reading stressful news articles, answering work emails, or watching action films, it's no wonder it's hard to relax and sleep.

























































































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