Looking for ways to be happier, healthier, and more productive? Read this. These daily rituals will help you win the day, every day of your life.
Good habits lead to high productivity and a fulfilling life. But not everyone knows what “good” habits are.
It’s hard to know where to start, especially if you feel like your current habits aren’t working.
But, take a deep breath and imagine what it would feel like if you woke up inspired every day. Wouldn’t life be incredible if you were always motivated?
It may not happen overnight, but you have to start somewhere. By laying the foundation with new and improved habits, you can enhance your life, one step at a time.
These seven daily routines will get you started.
1. Make Today THE Day
Stop making excuses for why you haven’t followed through on important goals.
It’s far too easy to get stuck in the mindset of I’ll do it tomorrow. That excuse is convenient but doesn’t get you anywhere.
Make today the day to create new goals and follow through.
Jot down some things you want to accomplish by the end of the day. Then, jot down some things you want to accomplish by the end of the year, and some others you want to do within five years.
Figure out what it’s going to take to achieve each of those goals, and get started ASAP.
2. Pursue Your Passions
Take a careful look at what is eating up your time.
If your day-to-day life doesn’t revolve around things that make you happy, you need a change.
Are you thinking about changing careers? Start looking for a new job. Or, if you need to strengthen your skills, make that a priority.
Would you like to pick up a new hobby, such as running? You won’t be running a marathon tomorrow, but if you start now, you can make progress.
Figure out which steps to take to pursue your passions and follow your dreams. You’ll feel excited to wake up each day knowing you’re dedicating time to your aspirations.
3. Read More
Reading is a great way to learn and get your creative juices flowing. But it also improves your ability to focus and helps you relax before bedtime.
In 2009, researchers at the University of Sussex did a study on stress and reading. In the study, they found that reading lowered their participants’ stress by 68%!
To come to these results, they measured the participant’s muscle tension and heart rate. Amazingly enough, it only took six minutes of reading before they felt relaxed.
So when researchers say that reading reduces stress, you know they’re telling the truth!
Besides helping you to de-stress, books can inspire you.
After reading an empowering book, you might feel motivated to make changes in your life. Or, you may feel more confident broadening your horizons.
4. Journal Your Thoughts
Daily journaling can have profound effects on your life.
One form of journaling that inspires people is writing down positive affirmations every day.
Even if you’re feeling depressed, it’s nice to get the day’s frustrations out on paper.
You can also use a journal as a motivational tool. Write down three things you’d like to achieve each day and gauge your progress.
Keeping a gratitude journal is another form of writing that can help you live your best life.
Whatever form of journaling you end up doing, it can help you identify the person you want to be. And, when you find that confident person through writing, you can turn your vision into a reality.
5. Clean Up Your Home
Cleaning your apartment isn’t always fun, but it will help you win the day.
If you’re wondering where to start, I have a suggestion:
Every day, tidy up one room of your apartment. It won’t feel as overwhelming if you focus on one area at a time.
When you’re done organizing each room in your home, keep it clean. Otherwise, you’ll undo all your hard work!
Maintain an organized apartment moving forward. We promise you’ll feel fantastic living in a neat and tidy environment!
6. Reach Out to Friends and Family
If you crave human connection (which all us do), keep in touch with those you love.
Life gets crazy, but staying connected with loved ones will help you stay sane.
Don’t let a week go by without checking in with close family members and best friends. Maintain positive human connections by calling them regularly. Visit them in person as much as possible, too.
If you have someone to count on, you’ll be more productive and happy every day.
7. Let Things Go
Don’t let little things upset you. Remember, you’re in charge of what you decide to dwell on.
Disappointments will happen, but you should focus on the future and not on the past.
Don’t avoid the pain, but rather develop healthy ways of letting things go.
By saying goodbye to the things that hurt you, you’re able to focus on the here and now. Live in the present and look forward to the future!
There could be something or someone who is preventing you from following your goals. If that’s the case, it’s best to let go of what is standing in your way.
We get that it may take some time. The reality is that not everything can change overnight.
But if you make a point to change small things each week, you’ll develop a whole new set of healthy habits over time.
Work on forming routines that will help you achieve your goals, such as getting that dream job.
Once the right routines are in place, they’ll transform your life.
Caitlin Sinclair is the Property Manager at 7403.