When I think about my life, routine isn’t a word that naturally comes to mind. I love to be adventurous, I love to be unusual and I love to be spontaneous.
I also spend a lot of my life on the move. So why would I need a routine? Nevertheless, I do have a routine of sorts, and I swear by it.
Leave A Little Sparkle Wherever You Go
Aristotle said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” He is talking, far more eloquently than I ever could, about the value of repetition. This is something I have learned to understand and appreciate even more as I get older.
What you allow is what will continue
Take one example: every morning I wake up, check in on work and the world, then go out and exercise - be it walking, swimming, tennis or kitesurfing. When I was younger, this wasn’t always the case. I have always enjoyed exercising, but I didn’t make it part of my routine – I thought I was too busy.