Routines become habits become skills

To have anchors throughout the day where habits can be bred has been one of the best things I've ever done. We call them "routines".

You can ride through these bits of the day without having to exert much thought or using up your daily store of creative energy.

They instill a sense of familiarity into each day and help me feel grounded.

Right now I drink a glass of water, read my bible, pray, run, workout, stretch, read, meditate, draw, and write this blog each morning at the same time and for the same amount of time.

These are quickly becoming habits and they allow me to spend all morning working on bettering myself in many different areas without really thinking about it and it helps me avoid the distractions of the smartphone, social media, news, sports, and all things that are distractions each morning as I prepare for work.

Start with a small routine and expand as you feel comfortable and stick with it to build and foster routines into flourishing habits that happen automatically.