Professional athletes focus on getting a little better each day. I don’t know about you but daily improvement definitely sounds good to me. No wonder we look up to athletes. Although, in my experience, getting a little better each day is only possible if you're actually already operating at your best, i.e. in a peak state.
First, if you’re not operating at your best then you may have to go through a ton of shit or what I like to call preparation or the anticipatory set before you’re able to get to “be at your best”. Next, you must figure out where you’re trying to go. Then you’ll develop a routine to do achieve your goal. Make sure that routine is designed to develop healthy habits that reap the most benefits. We want the biggest benefits so dream big and plan big! Once that routine becomes easy AF then you can truly begin really getting better. OH SNAP!!! After that tweak your routine, adding and incorporating little things designed to bring better results.
Now routines and schedules are two different things. You don’t need a set schedule where you do yoga at 6 am followed by diarrhea at 7… No, you just a series of good routines. A routine is a set of actions you do in a specific order, it’s not time specific, it’s just a sequence of activities. Remember your routine should be designed to support your overall goals and your beneficial habits can simply be a series of routines that you jump into whenever you have the time to. Your routine could look like this; workout, meditate, diarrhea, stretch, writing session, protein shake. Now go get after it.