Why Routine Is Good for You

Often, we can view routines as being tedious and dull. People perceive it as having a predictable lifestyle, a life without any sort of excitement to be found.

However, routines provide us with a way to get the job done effectively in life and in a team setting. When everyone is aware of what needs to be done, tasks can run consistently smoothly and conclude with rewarding results!

Just like how we have societal regulations that are considered routines (for example, people knowing they must stop at red lights on the road). Sure, there may be times when the light is crossed unintentionally, but generally speaking, people obey this law which helps decrease unlawful accidents.

We set up routine chores for children and assign these activities weekly, and some parents pay their children an allowance to do these chores (my parents never paid us an allowance!). This teaches them about responsibly working hard to earn money for their efforts. Also, there is always a type of routine when it comes to paying bills: you could choose one day each week where you pay all your payments at once or pay every bill as they are sent, merely automatic payment from your bank will do too! It doesn’t matter which approach works best for you so long as it keeps your finances organized.

On the other hand, those who fail to establish specific regimes often tend to fall behind on their bills resulting in disarray and chaos in life – something that could easily be prevented by developing routines for all necessary tasks!

That being said, we should not limit ourselves from experiencing different things, such as weekends off, which provide us moments away from our regular routines, or even family vacations that disrupt our regular schedules.

Be grateful for your routines, and you can also express your gratitude when those routines are disrupted (either on purpose or if it is something out of your control). I guess I am saying is that you can be grateful regardless of your circumstances!


  1. Cindy Rae Fancher on July 6, 2023 at 8:50 am

    When I managed teams in the corporate world, the routine was essential to keeping team morale and expectations in check. Teams need a structure of some routine. Personally, as I have moved into a self-employed role, routine is essential to getting things done. It is too easy to say I will do it later when you work at home!

    • Paul on July 7, 2023 at 7:18 am

      Thank you for sharing your insights on the importance of routines, both in a corporate setting and in your self-employed role. Routines indeed play a crucial role in maintaining team morale and managing expectations, as well as in ensuring productivity and focus when working from home. It’s easy to fall into the trap of procrastination without a set routine in place. Your recognition of the value of routines and their positive impact is commendable. Keep up the great work in implementing and sticking to your routines, and thank you for being a part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge community!

  2. Julie JordanScott on July 6, 2023 at 9:03 am

    I am so grateful for my morning and evening practices (similar to gratitude practice, for whatever reason when I add a spiritual component it helps me to be more likely to complete it!) My morning practices/routines have been solid for a long time, but my evening routine has been… half way there. I am so grateful I think I have found the “just right” fit and yes, it really feels good!

    • Paul on July 7, 2023 at 7:17 am

      Thank you for sharing your experience with morning and evening practices! It’s wonderful to hear how adding a spiritual component has helped you stay committed and complete your routines. Finding the “just right” fit for your evening routine is a significant achievement, and I’m glad it has brought you a sense of fulfillment and contentment. Your dedication to these practices and your willingness to share your journey are truly inspiring. Keep up the great work, and thank you for being a valued member of the Ultimate Blog Challenge community!

  3. Martha on July 6, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Sometimes you don’t realize your routine until something changes in your daily life. I’ve noticed that since surgery, I’m trying to stick to my routine of the simple thing of keeping up with the UBC and grateful that I’m able to as much as I can.

    • Paul on July 7, 2023 at 7:17 am

      Thank you for sharing your reflections on the impact of routines in your daily life, especially during your recovery from surgery. It’s true that sometimes we only fully recognize the value of our routines when they are disrupted or altered. I am glad to hear that despite the challenges, you are still able to prioritize participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Your dedication is truly commendable, and I am grateful to have you as a part of our community. Wishing you continued healing and strength during this time, and thank you for sharing your journey with us!

  4. Angie Vallejo on July 6, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Routines are important to me since I easily procrastinate. When I keep to a routine, there is much less stress and things on my mind so that I can enjoy other aspects of life!

    • Paul on July 7, 2023 at 7:16 am

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the importance of routines! I completely agree that establishing a routine can help minimize procrastination and reduce stress. It’s wonderful to hear that when you stick to your routine, you free up mental space to fully enjoy other aspects of life. Keep up the great work in prioritizing and maintaining your routines, and thank you for being a part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge community!

  5. Kebba Buckley Button on July 8, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Paul, I am grateful all the time, no matter what. Thanks for a wonderful article. Some of what you mention as routines I think of as “rhythms”. Like paying the non-automatic bills ahead of the 7th and the 20th of the month. The rhythm of home care involves: change air filter when mortgage is paid, water pine tree overnight when mortgage is paid, change front potted plants when seasons change, rake the pine needles after a big wind or storm. I hope you are having a wonderful rhythmic week.

    • Paul on July 10, 2023 at 8:49 am

      Hello! Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your perspective on gratitude and routines. It’s fantastic to hear that you maintain a sense of gratitude no matter what, and it truly makes a difference in your life. I love how you refer to some of these routines as “rhythms” – it beautifully captures the flow and harmony they bring to your daily life. Your examples of home care rhythms are wonderful, and it’s inspiring to see how you integrate gratitude into your routines. Wishing you a fantastic week filled with joyful rhythms and moments to be grateful for!

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