The little mundane things that we do on a daily basis can start to feel like we’re imprisoned after a while. Like, that one Spongebob episode when Squidward goes to Squidville with big dreams only to repeat the same routine every day. I read a quote yesterday that said, “your future is hidden in your daily routine.
I’m not sure if it’s the pure bliss of watching someone else get their shit together that excites and motivates me to put a little more TLC (tender, love, and care) into my own routine. Or because of the past few years, I’ve been in a beautiful process of learning how to cope with bipolar depression, anxiety, and ADHD. But, one of the things that have really helped me (and required a lot of self-discipline) is creating a routine for myself that not only makes me more productive but also makes me feel good.
Watching endless reels and Tik Toks of others’ #sundayresetroutine, #nighttimeroutines, #mondaymorningroutine, etc. I mean honestly, the list goes on. But, Teen Vogue spoke nothing but facts when they said that routine videos are social media’s cozy corner.
It’s nice to see others implement their own style and aesthetic not only, to their daily outfits but to their lifestyles and routines. From the candles that light up their rooms, hanging eucalyptus in the shower, weekly grocery runs to creating plans and schedules for the week.
In one of my favorite recent reads, Atomic Habits, James Clear really puts emphasis on how routines and habits can create long-lasting effects in your life.
Two years after the pandemic, some of us and still trying to create a new normal for ourselves, survive inflation and all the after (and on-going) effects of ‘rona. It’s nice and refreshing to see other normal people out here documenting their routines and romanticizing their lives in a world full of planned, editorial style, fantasy content.
“Watching how others have adjusted or added to their routines can be a coping mechanism for people struggling to make sense of their own daily lives. Videos of cleaning, unpacking groceries, or a step-by-step of a morning routine are akin to ‘depression rooms,’ or videos of people cleaning their messy rooms to cope with a depressive episode,” says Teen Vogue.
As I was reading the Teen Vogue article, the writer mentioned that it’s so much easier for you to get up and clean your room after watching a cleaning reel versus taking a flight to Dubai or Thailand. It really helps you realize you can romanticize your everyday life.
I put more intention behind my skin, cleaning, studying, business, and work from home routines thanks to Tik Tok. As a mom, my mind is already all over the place so when I come across a reel or tik tok with a practical routine that I can implement into my own life to make it easier, of course, I’m going to jump on it.
I’m here for romanticizing your life. Are you? Leave me a comment, I want to know if you’ve been loving routine videos as much as I have! Share with me your favorite!