• Carolyn

The importance of a ROUTINE

A successful daily routine helps you achieve tasks right from the time you wake up in the morning, until the time you go to bed at night. When you have a routine in place you will find that you have managed to do a lot more in the day, both work wise and otherwise.

Ask yourself each morning, “What good shall I do today?”. That forms the basis of everything that will follow.

The first hour of your morning, should be for you. It is important to be PROACTIVE and not REACTIVE. What does this mean? Being proactive means that you are concentrating on yourself, having your coffee in silence, thinking about the things you want to achieve in the coming hours, the places you have to go, the work you have to do. If you wake up and check your email or check your Facebook and Instagram, that puts you in a reactive state, wherein you are reacting to a post about someone else on social media, or you are reacting and taking steps to respond to an email you have received. Make the first hour of your day about YOU, and not anyone else. Also, in this one hour, mentally visualize your success. Visualize the way you want things to be. What I have been doing since I started these videos, is I visualize where I want to shoot, what I want to wear, what I want to say and how I want to project on camera. It makes the process much simpler on shoot day. The purpose of all this is to pass command from your conscious mind into your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind wants to believe what you tell it and it will do whatever it takes to turn those commands into reality. So, feed it with the good stuff!

Make yourself accountable. Enlist a friend who will be your mentor. Accountability partners are crucial for success, because they make sure you are moving forward, in a positive direction. Making a commitment to your accountability partner about your goal will make the goal more attainable.

Make a to-do list. This one you have perhaps heard before, and the reason for that is because it is so important to keep you on track! My notepad on my phone is filled with to-do lists and I feel sometimes it is the main reason I manage to get things done and remember a, lot of things I would otherwise forget.

Break your day into chunks. My day is broken up into 3 chunks. Morning time is work time for me. Most mornings you will find me at my laptop writing, or creating posts for social media, sending out my voice over samples, following up on my studio work and with clients. The afternoon is my time, for myself whether it is reading, shopping, baking or doing absolutely nothing at all. And the evening is all about the kids.

I assure you, that if you follow some sort of routine, it will seem like you are more at ease, have more peace and you will be more ready to act upon things with increased vigor.


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