Day 3: Routine Challenge

The routine challenge that's impacting and teaching me so much more than I ever expected.

A little late on the blog post today because my inbox was higher than it’s maybe ever been when I started work (ha!). A lot of current and new clients emailing in. I wanted to give my clients my first attention.

This challenge has been more impactful and is teaching me so much more than I ever expected.

Today I want to share why.

The Impact It’s Having on Me

I’m learning that my brain and my intuition are different.

I’m learning that my brain wants the easy way out when it comes to anything that is not a habit.

I’m learning that when I do what I know is in my best interests anyway, my brain is ultimately happier for it too (after the fact).

I’m learning that I can literally take control of my life, in the best way possible, by taking control of my brain.

I feel like I’ve discovered a secret. It’s too good!

How I’m Using This Info

Instead of as many “in the moment decisions,” I’m making decisions on purpose, ahead of time. Which is the definition of routine I wrote out on day one.

Decisions like:

  • Today I will send this email
  • Today I will wake up at 5:30 so I have time to myself before work
  • Today I will end work at 6:00

This helps me to feel in control, instead of overwhelmed and powerless. Rather, I feel empowered.

The other thing I’m noticing is that this sense of control is lightyears evolved from where I used to be. Back when I used to exert control over my entire life it was in an effort to feel safe amongst chaos.

Today, it’s literally the opposite. I’m having myself do more of what is uncomfortable and recognizing that I am already safe. I’m an adult, it’s all good, and now I can create the life I really want.

The feelings of control that I’m gaining are feelings of empowerment (new), not feelings of deprivation (old).

I am loving this routine challenge more than I could’ve ever guessed. Originally I thought I’d get back into a routine and simply feel good about the routine (that’s what I used to do).

Instead, I’m loving the routine because of how much I am growing and how rapidly it seems to be happening. I feel like blinders are coming off and I’m stepping into this next version of me. It’s wild.

Your Turn

If you’re doing the routine challenge, what are you learning about yourself? How are you feeling more empowered? What are you learning about how your brain works?

Love, Paige

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