I constantly try to improve my routines, so that the large part of my everyday life runs as smooth as possible: What and when I eat and train, who I meet and what I wear is all scheduled to minimize the use of my “decision muscle”. I don’t want to spend a minute on useless decisions like what I’m going to eat for breakfast.
My sunday routine
This is a very cozy routine and I highly recommend it. Every sunday, I sleep in till about 6.30 am. Then I walk to my favorite café just across the street where I live. I bring my laptop, notebooks and planner and start with some journaling. I write down my feelings about the week, my expectations and thoughts. I write down things to improve, things that didn’t work out as planned and so on.
Then I check all my goals; weekly and monthly goals and sometimes even my long term goals just to see if I’m on track. I tick the goals I’ve accomplished, write down new ones and analyze if they are consistent with my long term priorities.
The café is completely empty around 7 so I can sit there in silence for at least 3 hours before the first people drop in.
Journaling and goal planning complement each other
The diary is used to analyze thoughts and feelings, to make sure I really know what I think and feel about stuff. I bet most people use their friends for this, but I don’t want to be influenced by other people. A couple of years ago, I always asked other people what I should do, and that’s pretty pointless. They will just give you their opinion based on their own situation, not on yours! I haven’t met a lot of people that get excited when I tell them about my goals, it’s much easier for them to say stuff like “Isn’t that super hard? Isn’t that too expensive? Dangerous? Too vain?”
Nowadays I act first, and then tell others what I’ve done. It’s a huge difference for the better.
Do you have a great sunday routine to share with me?