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The More Structured Your Life is, The Better Everything Else is

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Jordan Mendiola
Jordan Mendiola
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Developing a schedule, planning things, and staying disciplined is. some of the hardest things to do In life. 

We’re all placed into this world without a specific purpose set in place. It takes a lot of figuring out before we find our footing, our career paths, and everything else in life.

For nearly the past year, I’ve been working from home and it wasn’t until recently that I developed a consistent schedule. 

I joined the NCO Academy in the Army to achieve my Sergeant E-5 rank and have been attending the course from 6:30 am until 5:00 pm every single day.

This schedule allows me to accomplish everything I need the night prior as well as during my lunch break.

Most people want to have flexibility so that their schedule can fluctuate and they don’t have to stay grounded to one particular thing. 

Here are the biggest pros of having a structured day:

  • Your body begins doing things with muscle memory.
  • You waste less time trying to figure out what needs to be done.
  • It doesn’t require a build-up of motivation to accomplish your tasks.
  • You become more automated and find ways to adapt your schedule in a way that’s beneficial for you.
  • Your free time is more rewarding and you feel like you’ve accomplished more.
  • You’ll discover that you only make time for the things that truly matter besides distractions with any time you have afterward.
  • There’s a lot less guessing and a lot more done because you’re able to get into a flow state with your day.

I can credit my appreciation for a structured schedule because of school, the military, and my jobs. 

If you’re someone who feels lost and that you’re wasting a lot of time, find something you can commit to, hold yourself accountable to, and stick with it.

For some people, it’s school. Others need mentors to hold them accountable. 

Whatever the structure you need in your life is, stick with it and the rest will fall into place. Gone are the days of feeling like you’re living a purposeless life without any guidelines. 

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