How To Stop Resisting Routines and Learn To Embrace Them with Ashley Brown | #105

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If you find yourself resistant to the idea of routines, you're definitely not alone in that, and Ashley Brown can help. In this episode, Ashley shares different tools and strategies you can use to make planning and organization work for you.

We discussed:

  • Why some people rebel against routines.
  • How I've used organizing as a coping strategy for my ADHD from a young age.
  • Strategies for learning to embrace routines if you're resistant to them.
  • Moving out of all-or-nothing thinking to allow for flexibility.
  • Getting curious about where your current habits and routines come from and whether or not they're working for you.
  • The trial and error process that new routines require.
  • The importance of assessing not only how much time a task is going to take you, but also how much energy you'll have to exert.
  • How to make your routines more fun and joyful, or alternatively, more tolerable.
  • Getting creative with your organization and searching for products that meet your needs.
  • Some customer favorites for products that Ashley sells.
  • Ashley's tips for getting started if your routines need some work, and her five routine categories: Cooking, Cleaning, Children, Self-Care, and Planning.

Mentioned in This Episode

Ample + Rooted Guided Meditation

This episode is brought to you in part by Ample + Rooted, an inclusive therapy practice directed by Neathery Falchuk that provides an affirming and welcoming home for diverse individuals to reclaim their inherent worth. The awesome practitioners at Ample + Rooted not only serve folks locally here in Austin, they also serve folks online all over the globe. Through therapy, mindfulness practices, courses, trainings, and events, they support, guide, and hold space for folks to feel valued and nourished. The Ample + Rooted group created an exclusive guided meditation on Cultivating Self-Trust and Embodied Wisdom for listeners of Conjuring Up Courage, which you can access for free by clicking here. Also be sure to check out the Ample + Rooted website and Instagram.

Featured in This Episode

Ashley is sitting at a table smiling, wearing a cream-colored blouse. In front of her you can see a pink coffee cup and a pad of paper.

Ashley Brown (she/her) is the founder and owner of Routine and Things, a product-based business equipping women to consistently live their happiest life one routine at a time. Ashley strongly believes routines are a form of wellness and can be a beautiful springboard for improving your home, yourself, and your life. She hosts the Routine and Things Podcast, a space to learn and become inspired on all things routine. She’s on a mission to see as many women as possible live life with ease by starting, maintaining, and enjoying fun and freeing routines! You can keep up with Ashley on the Routine and Things website and Instagram.

Did you benefit from this episode? You can show your appreciation by supporting Ashley's work. Consider buying some of her amazing products.

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