Setting up a daily routine is quite challenging especially in the early stage of developing the habit. However, once you get used to it, things become normal and less of a challenge.
Remember the old adage, one that definitely rings true when it comes to nutrition: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
Here are some of the most interesting things that you could start with
Before we jump into the habits, let’s take a moment and talk about the benefits of a morning routine. For starters, people are the most productive when they wake up, and setting up a routine ensures that they maintain that level of productivity for longer periods of time.
Follow a system first thing in the morning
This means you’ll have more time to reflect in a quiet atmosphere (less hustle and bustle) and it gives you the opportunity to be organized for the rest of the day. More importantly, this daily habit helps you create energy and the right “mindset” to tackle the challenges of a busy day.
Set your goals.
Whether they are big or small, we all have things that we want to accomplish. Sadly, the daily hustle and bustle of life can make us get out of track.
You need to review your goals so that you can:
- Create plans to reach those goals
- Put your day in perspective
- Know what’s important to accomplish first
You can set goals for the day or the year, but you can’t just aimlessly wander around on a day-to-day basis. Make sure you use every minute for what it’s worth and accomplish what you set out for.
Make a concrete, clear schedule.
Without a schedule, it’s frighteningly easy to get to the end of the day and realize you’ve achieved nothing of importance. At the very least, you should make a list of the tasks you want to accomplish during the day and decide where your priorities lie.
Make a list of the tasks you want to complete by the end of each day. Try to be realistic about your efficiency instead of creating a lengthy list of tasks that will be impossible to complete.
Chunk the projects into small tasks.
Sometimes a project is so overwhelming that you simply don’t know where to get started. But if you set aside enough time during a stack to create a step-by-step plan, you can improve your productivity because you’ll know where to get started.
For each of your major projects, take a few minutes to chunk it down into simple-to-complete steps. By breaking a task into specific actions, you’ll have a better understanding of what needs to be done and how to schedule the work into your day.
Stay productive all day long
A timer can help keep you productive, as can your many gadgets. Sometimes all you need to do is establish boundaries so you can have the right balance between work and play in your life. You may just be bogged down by communication, so try sorting your communication through speed-appropriate channels.
Let the natural light in
Remember when your parents would come into your room and open the blinds? While it may not be fun to wake up to, natural light does help you get started on the right foot.
Natural light has a number of different advantages, including:
- Aiding in mood and perception
- Enabling the performance of tasks
- Controlling the body’s Circadian system
This tip is only helpful if the sun is up, but it’s an essential one that you should turn into a regular habit. At the very least, it helps you lower your bills because you’re not using as much light during the day.
Do these rituals before bedtime
Clean face and teeth, positive affirmations in the mirror again, rub feet and scalp with oil do a short forgiveness practice/prayer and sleep.
Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was a healthy daily routine! Make sure you take small bites and chew your food thoroughly, and make small changes each week to your routine, too.
The Bottom Line
If the mind knows there will be exercise each day at the same time, there will be no internal argument about exercising. If you go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning, no alarm clock will be needed because the body will know what to expect and wake up at the appropriate time.
Now, are you ready to challenge yourself and set a daily routine that will soon benefit your mind, body, and soul? Better start now and feel rejuvenated and energized each day!
Share your daily routines with us and feel free to unravel yourself every step of the way!