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Using Routines to Get More Productive

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Every day, Mark Zuckerberg dresses in the same gray t-shirt and pants. Barack Obama's go-to suit color is either grey or blue.

Jenna Lyons eats the same lunch every day, while Danielle Steele has the same breakfast every morning.

Because they've achieved so much, why are these folks so "boring?"

They've discovered that by establishing simple daily routines to take care of the necessities, they can focus their energies on the more significant, exciting, and creative tasks that comprise their life work.

Every day, the options range from what to eat to what to wear and how much money we have.

If we can automate certain time-consuming decisions, we can concentrate on what's important.

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Is there such a thing as "routine"?

A "routine" is defined as an action that is performed without much conscious thought during its duration.

There are many ways to manage, as easy as a few keystrokes to switch on and unlock your computer or as complicated as the daily plan that keeps you and your family fed, washed, dressed, and attending work, school, and leisure events your time.

Routines form the fabric of our days for the majority of us.

We have a morning routine, a morning routine, a morning routine, a morning routine, a morning routine, a morning routine, a morning routine, and so on.

By their very nature, Routines allow us to focus on other tasks. When it comes to your route to work this morning, can you recall the details in great detail?

Or did you merely stumble upon the destination without paying attention to your steps to get there?

For most individuals, getting to work is an intuitive process. You're distracted as you cross the street to catch a bus or make your way onto the freeway.

Routines are strong because of their intuitive nature. We no longer need to pay attention to anything once it has become a routine part of our lives.

The key to making the most of routines is to become aware of the parts of your day that have already become regular to change them. Those procedures will now be examined in detail.

Are you better off because of them, or are you worse off because?

To enhance your life in any manner possible, you need to identify what works and what doesn't and then make the necessary changes in your daily routine to achieve your goals.

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Examples of Successful Routines

A routine is a powerful tool for many successful and creative individuals.

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Even though many writers dislike having "office jobs," the most successful writers in the world have more rigorous work schedules than the majority of managers would ever anticipate them keeping.

Japanese author Haruki Murakami rises at 4 am every day and works until 5 or 6 pm, writing for five or six hours each morning.

He goes for a jog, swim, or both in the afternoon, then reads and listens to music.

At 9 pm every day, he goes to sleep. Depending on the length of each project, Murakami may keep this routine for anywhere from six months to a year.

American author Danielle Steele, who has written 179 novels, is even more disciplined than Murakami.

Every day, Steele arrives at her keyboard by 8:30 am and has the same breakfast: toast and an iced coffee.

As long as the words flow, she claims to be able to work for up to 24 hours straight at a time.

Sleep experts recommend 7 to 8 hours every night to be healthy and productive.

This specific plan may work well for Steele.

Boring Outfits, Creative Minds

A routine is something that many creatives and entrepreneurs rely on for stress relief and mental space so that they may make more critical choices in their personal lives than they do in their working lives.

One way creative individuals minimize the number of choices they have to make each day is by wearing the same outfit.

Zuckerberg is well-known for his uniform of a grey t-shirt and trousers and his trusty hoodie. While he has worn a suit on occasion, he prefers to wear his uniform on most occasions.

Since of this, he says he can devote more time to more essential tasks because he always wears the same outfit.

Mark Zuckerberg may have a small closet, but it doesn't mean he's the only one who does. When it comes to Vera Wang's style, she wears a few basic black items.

Similarly, Michael Kors prefers a simple black jacket, T-shirt, slacks, and loafers for his attire.

Simple Meals Save Time

Breakfast and lunch are regular meals for many people, but the Norwegians take "boring" meals to a new level.

Norway has one of the greatest quality of life rankings globally because practically everyone takes the same lunch to work each day.

Most Norwegians have their matpakke, a stack of brown bread with a thin coating of butter, and a piece of cheese, pork pate, or smoked salmon for lunch every day at about noon.

Brown paper is used to wrap this stack of open-faced sandwiches every time.

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In a nutshell

This straightforward supper may be ready in next to no time since the preparation time required is just a few minutes.

It requires no refrigeration or heating and can be devoured in a flash.

Most importantly, pay attention to the final sentence.

There are 30-minute meals in Norway, and they're fast.

Norway's average working week is just 38.5 hours, leading to a higher quality of life.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Sam Maiyaki

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