With a week off from work Gus and I traveled up north to visit San Francisco. Its always a place where I find inspiration and adventure. Every time I go, I see and visit new places. Its a place that unfolds with art and creativity.
I’ve learned if there is something I want to do more of, I have to add it to my daily life and allow it to become apart of the flow. Routines have helped me meet deadlines, remember tasks, and even achieve goals. I like to call this, “Keeping the Rhythm.”
Blogging, photography, video editing, spending time with friends, coffee, all the things I enjoy doing are part of my daily rhythm.
The goal is too keep life flowing like a good song. It doesn’t mean, “go go go” but to create patterns that will help get things done and create more time.
Creating a routine isn’t only good for getting things done. But it can add inspiration and creativity to an ordinary day. Adding things like; dinner with family, hang out with a friend, seeing a movie, and reading a book are the things that can bring refreshment in the mist of a busy life.
Add things that inspire you everyday: podcast, fresh music, talking to strangers, connecting with God, having a conversation with a family member, helping someone out.
Do watch out for habits that will kill your goals. Its the small things that are added to your routine that can suck up your energy and time.
Over the years I’ve seen my capacity grow as I managed my days better. I saw I have more time than I thought.
Here are some of my particle routines:
Every other Tuesday I meet up with one of my best friends at a coffee shop to talk about life and God.
Once a month I like to take a day trip to LA to enjoy an indie movie with a friend.
I blog the moment I feel inspiration. I write in my notebook then type it out when I am home with nothing to do.
I take my SLR camera with me when I am going somewhere interesting.
I listen to podcast while I edit and animate in after effects.
I read my bible in the morning when I eat my breakfast.
Some bad habits of mine:
I like to sleep a lot.
I tweet too much.
I allow my room to get really dirty before cleaning it.
I wait until I have no more clean clothes to do laundry.
I wish to read more books!
What do you wanna do more of? What do you need to eliminate?