Routines! Recipes for success. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I was working with someone that is an amazing human being. I have been enjoying working with her very, very much. She was watching some of my routines and I wasn’t even noticing that she was watching. After we finished a conversation, she said to me, “You should really talk about your routines in a podcast.” That’s how this podcast idea came about and this reflection today. I wanted to share some of my routines which are the key to my success. We can create routines that are going to lead us in the direction of success or we can create routines that are actually leading us toward destruction. I think we all have routines but what are those routines. The idea is that routines could also be something that would learn to build. We also learn how to get out of routines that are not good for us. So I’m going to share just a few things that I do. I happen to be someone that really takes advantage of every second, every minute of the day. My days are extremely productive and I go in different directions. I obviously run a business, I am a mother, I am working on my book in the English translation, an audible book and a movement. I can keep going on and on. If it wasn’t for the strong routines that I have in my life, I know I could not be where I am today. So I am going to share with you one simple routine which is that I use Siri which we all have on our phones. I talk to Siri as if she was, actually I turned it into a he, as he was my personal assistant. This conversation started today because this person keeps getting tickets when she’s parking in our parking lot. I told her that I don’t get tickets because when I leave the car and I pay, I automatically set the alarm for 55 minutes. So if it’s 1 hour and 5 minutes to add more to the ticket. All I do is I say, “Hi Siri, remind me in 55 minutes to add more money to the meter. That is amazing because I saved a lot of money because I don’t forget. The other thing that I do every morning when I get to work is that I go through all of my meetings for the day and I add an alarm for the entire day to every time I have a meeting or an action that I need to take. Whenever the alarm rings, I know that I need to do something important. I ask her to remind me of everything. So if somebody said to me please remember to order this supply, then I reinforce with Siri asking her or him to remind me. The other routine that I have is I always carry a journal with me. Especially when I’m at work. I walk around with my phone and a journal. I am in a position where people are always asking me to help them or to remember to do something or to connect something. Whatever it is. If I do not write everything down, what happens is you get to a stress level because you’re thinking you’re going to forget many of the things. You end up actually forgetting many of the things that you were supposed to do. But when you write them, then the next step to writing them is that when you come in during the morning as you do your to do list, you can check. Everyday, I go back to view the day before and make sure that I didn’t forget to check everything and take action. If it’s something very important, I also will circle it and make sure that I take care of those responsibilities. But your morning routine is the foundation of your day. Every night when I go to sleep, I make sure that my gym clothes are ready so my day already starts organized from the night before. Ready to take action in the morning. It is so much easier. So ask yourself, What routines do you have? Do you meditate?
If not, I urge you to meditate. I always talk about meditation in my podcast because if we stop the mind, it helps you concentrate, it helps your body or heartbeat and so many other benefits. These are some of the routines that I wanted to share with you and there is so much more. I urge you to create routines that become robotic, automatic routines. You’ll see how, on a daily basis through those daily deposits, your routine will become a better one and you will have a more productive day. Let’s reflect, reset and reconnect.