The Power of Routine

Can you remember a time when you started a new physical skill like drawing, sports or music? Remember the first few times? The clumsy initial attempts to make your muscles do something, in a sequence that they have never been asked to do before? If you don’t give up on developing this skill, as you practice it gets easier, more automatic, and if you’ve practiced the movement enough, effortless. It is because the more you do something, the faster the neural pathways fire to generate the response you want. You train your muscles and nervous system to do most of the action without consciously thinking. But those first few times, are anything but effortless while you create new pathways.


Managing your mind is just like this. Thinking new thoughts, takes repetition to develop the neural pathway that produces the desired thought. So it blows my mind that more people don’t exercise their brain just like we exercise our bodies. Creating a routine is how you can harness the power of your mind and start designing your life on purpose. If you want to start living your #bestlife, you have to take your thinking off the default setting and start directing the brain’s power to work for you. You might get there without a routine, but it takes more time if you aren’t deliberately practicing the thoughts you need to think to bring it into reality.


I won’t hold you in suspense any longer. Here are the things you will need to develop your own routine.


1. A plan. You can’t manifest anything deliberately without a plan. I know some of you are cringing, right now, but it is essential to have something to navigate to. You don’t have to write your plan in stone though. Being flexible to course correct when different opportunities arise is critical. I’m not much of a planner. But I’ve come to terms with the fact that without a plan, manifesting is inconsistent, erratic and unpredictable.


2. Focus. Developing the discipline in your thoughts to stay focused, relaxed and happy about a goal that you have yet to realize is the real work in LOA. We will never know how many times we give up on something just before it was going to appear, but my guess is lots.


3. Accountability. Holding yourself accountable for the experiences you produce in your life can be tough, maybe you have someone who you trust to keep you accountable, or maybe just writing out goals that you check back in with does the job, but accountability matters.


4. Discipline to stick to your routine. No days off. It doesn’t have to be a chore, or take tons of time but you do have to commit to the daily practice of managing your mind. Did you know that the average person spends 37 minutes on Facebook a day? You have 5-30 minutes to commit to the practice of navigating your life. Don’t worry though. Discipline gets easier the more we practice it. Next time you open up your socials, consider create before you consume. There is power in 5 minutes a day. Just sayin’


You can start to add other things to your routine from there. I do a lot of journaling because words are my thing, and it helps me dig out some of the thought patterns that are running in the background. There are lots to different tools once you have a plan, and a grounding practice. Then its a matter of watching yourself think, and making decisions on what you would prefer to think.


Happy Manifesting my Friends,

Love Always,

Carmen

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