Which Routines Help Increase Energy

There are so many routines we can create, but which are great at energizing you. In this episode of the Routine and Things Podcast, I share which routines give you energy and why this is important to think about.
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Ashley Brown 0:00 [Intro]
There are so many routines we can create, but which are great at energizing you. In this episode of the routine and things podcast, I share which routines give you energy, and why this is important to think about. Let's get into it.

Ashley Brown 0:29
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Ashley Brown 1:28
Hey, girl, hey, welcome back for another episode of the routine and things podcast. Okay, so this month, the entire month of June, I am going to be answering questions that I received from those of you in this community which I was super stoked about this because I wanted to be able to answer your questions directly. And I thought this could be really fun to do during the summer time when it's a little bit more laid back. Many of our children are out of school. And just to answer your question so that you can get the answers that you need that you can move forward. And I just love chatting with you in general. So this is going to be a lot of fun today. And over the course of this month. Today's question did come from someone in this community. Thank you for this question.

Ashley Brown 2:18
And she asks, Which routines can help me increase my energy? And so I want to answer this question today. The thing that I will say about routines in general, when it comes to energy is its all about how you build your routine. So when it comes to having a routine that energizes you, it's not so much that it's a specific routine, but it's about what you have, and what's included in that routine. So what actions are you doing? What are the steps of that routine? And are those actions energizing? Or are they not right? And that's going to depend upon what you need. If you know that you want to have a routine that energizes you, then putting in your routine actions that energize you is going to be your best bet. And this is going to be subjective.

Ashley Brown 3:15
Okay, so this is whatever you feel like energizes you. Because what may energize me like getting outside and sitting in the sun and exercising and going for a walk and talking to my best friend, or even like watching a TV show with my daughters like that's what gives me energy, like those types of things and a range of other things. But maybe some of those things I just mentioned, don't energize you, right? Maybe talking to people you're like, right, that doesn't energize me like that. So maybe you don't want to add that to your routine. But you want to think about what energizes you? And a way for you to discover what energizes you is by really thinking about the past when you felt like you had a good amount of energy. What were you doing in those times? Were you moving your body? Were you talking to someone? Were you doing a certain project?

Ashley Brown 4:14
Did you go outside that day? Like you can start to think back at times where you felt like you had a good amount of energy and great energy, and then think about the actions and things that you were doing in your day. So that's a great way of discovering what energizes you. But that's the key to this is knowing what energizes you. Because any routine can increase your energy if this is the intention for the routine. Now, yes, I can share with you some routines that increase energy overall. And typically, these are going to be routines that have actions where you're up and moving. So exercise routines, cleaning routines, many times morning routines, because we want to have energy in the morning so that we can get up and get moving and get going.

Ashley Brown 5:02
I know for me my planning routines energize me, because I'm like, Well, I got a plan, I'm good to go, I'd be ready to go ahead and start tackling some of the stuff on the list. So it really depends upon what is going to bring you energy. And you can think about that. But those are just a few examples of routines that can help increase your energy. And this is really great for you to think about. Because sometimes we can have routines that we want to do, but sometimes we don't get to them as often, because maybe we're tired in our day. And so not even thinking about what routine can bring you energy, but like, what are some things that you could add to your routine, what could be supplements to your routine, and additions to your routine while you're doing it, that would give you energy.

Ashley Brown 5:49
So for example, I know for me, sometimes I don't want to wash dishes, like who wants to freakin wash dishes. Like for real, like, sometimes you're just like, I don't want to wash dishes, I'm tired, I don't feel like doing this. I know it needs to get done, because it's gonna help me like have more mental clarity because it's not going to be as crowded in the kitchen, I'm gonna be able to have what I need when I come in here to make breakfast or lunch or dinner. But sometimes we just don't feel like it. So for me, when I get into those spaces of feeling as if I don't want to do my routine, always ask myself the question of what could bring me energy right now to get up and doing this routine. And typically for me is either listening to a podcast, listen to a certain talk on Instagram, or turning on some music. Like that's what helps me get up and going.

Ashley Brown 6:36
Sometimes I'll even turn you know, go into my phone, click on YouTube, watch me a real energizing YouTube video from people that I love. And that gets me up and going. And I'll wash the dishes as I'm doing that. So it's really about thinking of how can you add energy to your routine and that way as well, because maybe the laundry routine doesn't energize you. But maybe if you listen to a podcast, it would give you some energy while you're doing that routine. So I just wanted to throw that out there. But that's to answer your question. These are some routines that can help you increase your energy. But like I said before, it's all about your intention for whatever routine you're building. If you want that routine to bring you energy, then add actions and steps to your routine that energize you. So hopefully that was helpful.

Ashley Brown 7:27
I hope that you come back next week, I have another question I'm going to be answering from someone in the community. And it should be a good one next week as well. But be sure to order your routine and things planner it is on presale right now the planner is going to be on presale until the end of July. But if you preorder right now you're gonna get free attendance to three classes that I'm going to be hosting in the future. And these classes are really great. It's all about how to focus and follow through and how to organize multiple to do lists, because I know many of you have multiple to do lists sitting around. And also how to get things done when you are feeling unmotivated. So yes, those are some of the classes I'm going to be hosting. And I would love to see you in attendance.

Ashley Brown 8:10
You can pre order your planner today routineandthings.com/plan or it's also linked in the show notes. I can't wait for you to get the planner is such a beautiful planner, helping you get organized and routine so that you enjoy life as much as possible because you are deserving of this. And it's so important that we enjoy life while we're here. So you can preorder your planner and I can't wait for it to launch officially in October. But that's it for today's episode. Be sure to rate and review the podcast if you would be so kind and also share this podcast with someone that may find this helpful. But until next time, be sure to enjoy wherever you are, whatever you're doing, Stay happy, and I'll talk to you next week.

Ashley Brown 8:53 [Outro]
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