Power of Rhythm and Routine
I love the sea, the ocean and the beach. I love to watch the waves.
When I spend time at the beach, I feel restored, connected and centered.
There is something healing about listening to the sound of the waves, it reminds me of the importance in life to have the same wavelike rhythm.
Routine adds stability to our lives and can give us great rewards.
For example, going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, is supporting your body’s adrenal system, giving you a balanced body.
Taking time to schedule your activities at the same time each week can give you a sense of order that gives the mind a rest.
Think about the cycles of nature; sun rises and sets every day, the tides flow in and out.
If you stop to think about it, you probably have already some established routines, like:
- feeding your dog or cat, and walking them every day at same time
- going to yoga, gym or some other activity every Monday and wednesday
- go to sleep and wake up at the same time
- getting your hair done regularly by the same stylist at the same salon
Life Coach Cheryl Richardson says: “ sticking to a routine made my life more productive and energized, more focused and my mood reflected the balance and consistency I’d created in my life. I soon found it easy to spend more time on things that mattered most”.
Having some daily habits or routine can really benefit our productivity and promote a more healthy lifestyle: Richard Branson attributes his successful running of over 300 companies to waking up every day with the sunrise – at 5.45am.
We encourage you to try establishing healthy and balanced routines, which may mean doing one of the following things the same time everyday :
- Having breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Writing a Journal
- Going for a walk
- Waking up at the same time
- Spending time with a loved one
If you currently feel that you’re not organized or grounded, there’s a good chance that creating a natural rhythm in your life may bring you more peace of mind.
Reinforce your new habit by keeping track of positive results in a notebook or diary… Good luck!