Routines that Guarantee Success

We know that Routines are typically easiest to create at the start of the day and at the end of the day. This is because these are the easiest times to manage yourself, as your time is bookended by sleep. What these routines looks like is entirely up to you. Again, it is best to think of the creation of these routines as a slow building process that will occur over time.

   But You don’t have to get it perfect right away, and you don’t have to add everything at once. Never take on more habits than you think you can definitely complete, and only add another habit to a routine once

    you always feel like the others are solid and your confidence and feeling of control over your current habits is strong. The best morning routines, which are sometimes referred to as “morning rituals” in the personal development community, are those that prepare you exceptionally well for your day. They set the tone and ensure that you have a “win” before the rest of the day begins. This makes a good morning ritual exceptionally powerful for anyone who tries it, and allows them to achieve results and feel good about themselves before the rest of their day begins. This is especially helpful if your life is otherwise hectic or dominated by a career that demands a lot from you. A good end of day routine is more focused

    toward you unwinding and getting great sleep, as well as preparing you for the following day. It is typically harder to instil a good ritual at the end of the day than the beginning for two reasons: Your willpower is not as strong at the end of the day as it is at the beginning. As the day progresses, you will find it increasingly hard to exert your willpower on doing something new and/ or difficult. This is just one of those things that seems to apply to everyone. And so, completing a morning routine is easier than completing one at the end of the day. This is also a great reason to schedule your day so that the more difficult, challenging activities come sooner rather than later in the day. It is harder to get space from friends and

     family later in the day. Whether it is seeing friends, playing with children, or having sex and conversation with your partner, there are fewer clear barriers and distinctions at the end of the day than the beginning. Simply getting up earlier will allow you to find that extra bit of time to get things done, but saying “no” to people late in the day is harder. For this reason, the morning ritual is easier to build and execute than a routine at the end of the day.