Posted by Peggy Utley

The best thing about traveling is coming home.  That does not mean that you do not enjoy your time away.  It does not mean that expanding your horizon, exploring new territory and experiencing new things is not worthwhile. It is always good to get away but it is it is always better to come home.

Coming home means getting back into a routine and routine is good for you.  Having a routine gives you a sense of security, wellbeing, and peace of mind.  Routine gives structure to your life and a sense of belonging. Routine enables you to be productive and gives direction and purpose to your life. For example, walking or running a mile a day means that in a year you have walked or ran 365 miles.  Reading 20 pages a day means that in a year you will have read 7, 300 pages or close to 30 books. Saving $10 a day by cooking your own lunch rather than eating out means a savings of $3,650 a year. Picking up after yourself or cleaning your house for only 10 minutes a day means that you save the headache of spending a whole day a couple of months later dreadfully cleaning your house.

Carolyn Steber names 7 benefits of a solid daily routine.

  1. You’ll check more things off your to-do list.
  2. Your mental health will thank you.
  3. There will be more time to relax.
  4. It’ll help you break bad habits.
  5. You get to choose how the day goes.
  6. Procrastination will be a thing of the past
  7. You’ll get really good sleep

Making prayer, Bible reading, Bible study and worship a part of your routine anchors your soul in a turbulent, uncertain world. Jesus said, “Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt. 6:33) Applying Jesus’ teachings to our daily routine increases our faith and gives us stability. Experience it for yourself.

In His love,

Charles