I hope everyone is having a great Saturday so far. Today I wanted to have an open discussion about routine. Since winter break has ended, I admit that I have struggled in getting back to my daily routine. Some routines are easier to get back into like classes, spending time with friends and my faith journey. However, my fitness journey has been put on the back burner, waking up from my bed at times is difficult. I know this is part of the human experience, where we don’t feel like doing something that is important.
During my break, I started reading again for pleasure and recently finished a book by Maya Angelou called Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now. This is an easy to read book filled with truths that resonated with me. Most importantly, I took away from the book that knowing that God loves me enables me to be able to do or be anything. In addition, I am currently reading Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst and it continues to be such a blessing. I found these two at Half Price Bookstore and highly recommend them, especially if you are struggling in your journey.
Daily routines are good but I’m learning that it is okay to deviate from them and to be open to new ways of accomplishing what needs to be done. We all need an accountability partner to help us through all walks of life and having that has helped me when I am struggling. Other times just having a transparent conversation with God in my car helps so much and through that I feel peace to move forward with what needs to be done.
Getting back into a routine can be difficult so apart from an accountability partner it is important to take one day at a time. Routines don’t have to be so structured, mix it up every once in awhile, you might be surprised by how much you like trying something different. Routines are meant to help us throughout our life journey, if something isn’t working don’t be afraid to adjust your routine. I have certainly had to do that at times and it was for the better.
Do you guys have a daily routine? Does it work well for you? If not, what are ways that you have modified it? Let me know in the comments ♥