Ways To Recover When You've Gotten Behind On Your Routines

How do you handle getting behind on your routines? Truth is this will sometimes happen but there are ways to quickly get back on track. In this episode of the Routine and Things Podcast, I share three ways to recover after getting behind on your routines. You don’t want to miss it!

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Ashley Brown

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Ashley Brown  00:00

[Intro] Routines my absolute favorite word, but you either love them or you hate them. And either way, I strongly believe that routines can be a springboard for improving your home, yourself and your life. I'm Ashley Brown and this is the Routine and Things Podcast. In each episode, we'll dive into a specific routine or point of view that will move you closer to enjoying life more and more each day. Trust me, you're gonna want to keep listening, because you're well on your way to getting and staying happy.


Ashley Brown  00:47

Hey, and welcome back for another episode of the Routine and Things Podcast. Thank you so much for joining me today. All right, so in this episode of the podcast, I am going to be answering a question that I got from one of the community members. So thank you for this question. It was about how to recover when you've gotten behind on your routines. And I thought this was an excellent question. Because sometimes this happens, getting behind on your routines may take place in your life. And so if that's the case, I want you to learn how to quickly recover so that you do not prolong not doing your routines, so that you can get back on track.


Ashley Brown  01:32

But I understand like, it can feel sucky to get behind on your routines. You feel defeated, you may become overwhelmed because you feel like you're gonna have to play catch up, which you may. You can begin to beat yourself up about not meeting that goal. Or this can affect your movement and flow in your day and life, which doesn't feel good, right? But I understand sometimes it happens sometimes getting behind in your routines takes place and so if that's the case, I want you to know some ways that you can recover. Because it's all about starting and not staying stuck. Right? Like even when you get behind in your routines, I do not want you to beat yourself up so much to where you don't start or to like over think about things. Because it's all about starting, it's all about starting. So some ways for you to recover because you know, I like to just jump right into things.


Ashley Brown  02:30

Some ways for you to recover is that one, I want you to check your mindset. Check your mind set. This is where many of us get tripped up. Many times our mindset will hold us back from acting upon our goals. Our mindset will keep us stuck if we allow it to. And so I want you to when you get behind on a routine, not even when but if you get behind on your routine, I want you to check your mindset to make sure you're not having any negative self talk. I want you to make sure that you are not overthinking and that you are not beating yourself up. Because if you do this you are going to more so prolong not doing that routine because you're going to feel defeated. Don't start the negative self talk I'm gonna tell you this right now do not do it. Don't start saying "I'm not disciplined" and "why can't I ever" don't start that even if you feel like that just say you know what, I'm going to get better with this. Not so much of what you're not because you are everything and I want you to know that you are everything, you are worthy of everything. You have everything. Everything is flowing to you right now. All the positivity, okay.


Ashley Brown  03:51

Also when it comes to checking your mindset that has to deal with also reframing your thinking. Like I said, even if you get behind reframe your thoughts. It's okay that I got behind, I can start again. That is reframing, that is reframing your thoughts. So do not, do not beat yourself up, reframe your thinking, think positively. Because if you have the ability to be able to do something about it, do it, do it. It's okay. It's okay that you have gotten behind or if you get behind. You can just say to yourself, I'm here now, what can I do about it now? It's okay, say that anytime you get behind and be like it's alright. I'm at this point now what am I going to do about it and do something about it. Realize that you have the power to decide your next course of action. You always have the power to decide your next course of action whether you believe that or not or whether you know it, you do. So stand in that power, stand in it. So that's the first way to recover. The first way is to check your mindset. And I really think that's the first way. Always check your mindset. Do not, do not do negative self talk and make sure that you're not making yourself feel defeated.


Ashley Brown  05:22

Another way that you can recover from getting behind on your routines is to understand your why understand why have you gotten behind on your routine? You want to get to the root cause of the action? Like why didn't you act in your routine? What what caused this? Getting down to the root cause will really help you to decide what your next course of action will be. And it gives you more data that shows the reason for getting behind so you removed the blame from yourself. Because many times it wasn't us as to why our routines weren't done. It was something that was causing us to not do it. So it can remove some of that blame for yourself because I definitely don't want you to blame yourself. So having an understanding as to why you got behind this can help to get you back on track. Because when you know why, you can begin to do something about it. So either switching up your routine if it's not working, or eliminating the obstacle that is getting in your way of you doing your routine is so vital, so important. So understand your why. Why have you gotten behind? After you check your mindset understand your Why? What happened? What happened here.


Ashley Brown  06:39

The last final thing that you can do to recover from your routines is to start. Start, do something about it, start doing something about it, act. This will create momentum and help build your confidence again. Starting shows that you have the ability to choose to act or to move. When you start, like I say it's going to create that momentum because you're going to start getting that dopamine rush of actually doing something, of actually moving towards your goal. And that's really important for you to do. And even if you've gotten behind on many routines, just start one routine at a time, one at a time. Starting is everything, even when you feel stuck, if you just start. It's like putting one foot in front of the other, taking it minute by minute, right? I used to say take it hour by hour, but I'm like, no, sometimes you have to take it minute by minute you have to look at that clock. Okay, a minute, what's the next thing? Because if you stay stuck, you're only gonna repeat the cycle of not doing your routine. So start doing your routine. Start with the first thing in your routine. Do that then go to the next thing.


Ashley Brown  07:59

So those are the ways to recover. Honestly, they go in that order. Check your mindset first. No negative self talk, none. Nope, don't do it. It's okay. What are you going to do about it next? Understand your why. Understand why have you gotten to this point of getting behind on your routine? What was getting in your way? Do you need to change something up? And then last but not least start. Start your routine. Nothing is stopping you from starting but you. So start it. One foot in front of the other, one thing at a time, one routine at a time. So this was a really short episode, because I want to show you that recovery can be quick, it doesn't have to be something that goes on and on and on. You can recover quickly when you've gotten behind in your routines. Much of it is in your mindset, to be perfectly honest. So, if you get behind if you are behind on a routine and it's causing you stress, do these three things today.


Ashley Brown  09:11

And if you are constantly getting behind on your routines and you want to become better with remaining consistent I offer you to get the Rock Your Routine Training™. The link is in the show notes for that or you can go to routineandthings.com/rockyourroutine. Come join us in the Routine Wellness Community. Get the Rock Your Routine Training™. Begin rocking your routines so that you can enjoy life more and more each day because that's what routines can do for you.


Ashley Brown  09:40

But that's it for this episode. No routine work for this week. Unless you are behind on a routine and the routine work is start today. Start. Do it. Do it today and it will propel you forward. But until next time, please be sure to subscribe to the podcast. Also rate and review, if you wouldn't mind, leave a very thoughtful and beautiful review, especially if you enjoy the podcast, if you've been learning some things from it. And also share, share the podcast with family and friends. Don't hog it to yourself. Sharing is caring, right? Share it with someone today. I hope that you enjoy your day. Be sure to continue enjoying wherever you are, whatever you're doing, stay happy and I will talk to you soon.


Ashley Brown  10:26

[Outro] Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed today's episode, could you do me a huge favor and take a screenshot and share it on social and for more routine goodness be sure to visit routineandthings.com. Here's to staying happy.

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