In highschool, my goal was to escape routine out of sheer boredom. I hated school, and I hated having to do the same thing every day. I've developed a slightly more nuanced view of routine since then and felt the positive benefits of keeping a healthy routine. With this page, I'd like to formalize a small and simple set of routines, or perhaps better referred to as habits, to keep me on a track towards a nicer lifestyle.
As I've said in my thoughts on timekeeping, writing stuff down has proved incredibly useful in making me more proactive. Therefore, the following routines' goals are to make it easier for me to manage my health and time investment long-term by planning out a well-documented set of things I should do each and every day.
Wake up at the same time each day.
Take a lukewarm shower and brush teeth. 15 minutes.
Dry off and get dressed. 15 minutes.
Light exercise touching on every major muscle group. 10 minutes.
Morning routine: ~40 minutes.
Day - Responsibilities
Create / review list of tasks. 30 minutes.
Stop all work by 5pm.
Work activities: maximum 8 hours.
Day - Free Time
Focus on building a skill I'd like to be better at. Personal project, daily media production, raw practice, etc. Minimum 2 hours.
Play / relax without productive intent. Minimum 2 hours.
Free time activities: minimum 4 hours.
Log day's acitivities. 5 minutes.
Brush teeth. 5 minutes.
Stretch. 10 minutes.
Night routine: ~20 minutes.
Three times per week with rest day in-between, each exercise done to failure, with easier progressions. Dynamic stretch and warm up before workout, static stretch after workout. Leg exercises can be replaced with biking.
L-Sit / Boat Hold
Pike / Handstand
Single Leg Hip Raise
Estimated time: ~60 minutes.