When we establish a routine, it provides rhythm. It provides organization. It provides greater effectiveness, greater productivity, and greater opportunity to become the better version of ourselves.Dr. Michael Brown
- We resist routines because they feel restrictive, not recognizing that those very routines could actually make us more free.
- We often give up on routines completely when we skip them just once.
- If we lack routines in all twelve dimensions of life, our personal growth will be lopsided.
- We can establish helpful routines in our day-to-day lives even if they do not come naturally to us.
- Routines give us more margin for spontaneity and allow us to maximize every moment of life.
- Routines ensure that our choices are proactive rather than reactive.
- Establish your own morning, work start-up, work shut-down, and end-of-day routines.
- Cue each routine by drinking a glass of water, as this helps to build the habit.
- Ensure that you have at least one daily, weekly, or monthly routine that relates to each dimension of life.
Make Your Bed
Taking care of the little things in life creates order and rhythm that empowers us to take care of the big things. This week Dr. Michael Brown has an insightful back and forth with his son, Logan Brown, about the profound impact of establishing simple, healthy routines.
Balance Is Impossible
We may be able to do it all, but we certainly can’t do it all today. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Beau Johnson look toward a 2024 where we can be healthier and more alive.
Break The Routine
Mondays don’t have to be mundane. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt revisit a frequent Three Words topic with fresh eyes.