Here are some things you should do at the same time every day:
- Wake up and get out of bed
- Eat meals
- Finish working for the day
- Go to bed
Everything else you want to do can fit into the time that remains.
Creating new habits and practices becomes easier because you can simply attach them to one of your consistent daily events.
Want to start meditating everyday? Now you can do it everyday straight after lunch as a way to reset. Having sleep issues? Now you go to the bed at the same time it’s easier to stick to a bed time routine. Dying to engage in a creative practice? Do it first thing in the morning every day.
Routine is important because it helps us show up, be consistent and get things done. Time for serendipity is also important because it helps us think outsite the box and create new opportunities.
Find the balance between both, because each helps the other, and you’ll be spending more time doing the things you want to be doing.