Something I’ve learned recently that shocked me was that about 40% of our day is made up of habits. Since we do this on autopilot, it’s super important to make sure you have healthy habits! Bonus: that way staying in line with your wellness goals won’t be so hard to do!
So what do your habits look like? Are they healthy habits? Or do you have bad habits?
Well, if you’ve got some bad habits here’s some good news. You can change them! With a little bit of practice, you can change your routine and add some more healthy habits into your life.
I’ve got 6 daily routine ideas that you need to turn into habits. Trust me, you’ll thank me. And if you need some accountability help, then check out my free Daily Healthy Habits Tracker I made for you.
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I love a good morning routine. I won’t go into my whole morning routine here, but if you need some morning inspiration then make sure to check out my post about morning routines.
1. Set your intentions
You may not be able to control what happens to you in a day, but you can control how you feel! You’re more likely to feel the way you want if you decide what that is at the beginning of the day.
Here’s a few ideas to get your gears turning!
- I intend to keep my thoughts about myself positive (no negative self-talk!).
- I intend to truly listen to people and think about what they say before I respond (somedays, I need to remind myself!)
2. Organize your to-do’s using the 1/3/5 method
This is probably my favorite way to organize my daily to-do’s. Here’s how you do it:
- List the 1 task you need to do today that is going to be the biggest and the most time-consuming. This will be the first thing you do in the morning before the afternoon slump takes over!
- Then list 3 tasks that aren’t quite as big or time-consuming. You’ll do these only after you get that first task done.
- Lastly, list 5 small tasks for you to get done before the end of the day. By the time you get to these, it’ll be perfect timing. These are usually administrative tasks that are quick to do and don’t require a lot of brainpower!
By the time the afternoon hits, you’ll start to feel tired and your brain will start to feel a little sluggish. So these tips are purely nutritional. Make sure to feed that beautiful brain and body what it needs!
3. Stay Hydrated
I have a post about why drinking water is so important and tips on how to do it. But here’s why it’s important, especially in the afternoon. Staying hydrated helps your brain and body function. I suggest you check this article out if you want the science behind this.
So, the next time you’re feeling tired at work, grab a few glasses of water.
4. Reach for Lean and Clean Lunches
While you’re reaching for that water, make sure the lunch you take is just as healthy! Sometimes, I’ll hear people talk about how tired they get in the afternoon and how they can’t get anything done. Then it turns out they eat a big bowl of pasta or fried food with no greens insight.
It’s so important for you to have a healthy meal mid-day. This is the fuel that’s going to get you through the rest of the day!
Evenings are the time you want to wind down and reflect on your day. These are just two items I suggest you add to your nighttime routine.
5. Set a time to turn all your tech off
You’ve probably heard about how it’s healthy to have a consistent bedtime. But you’re not the only one that needs one, your technology does, too. So, tip #5 is turn your tech off and put away at least 30 minutes before you plan on going to bed.
Laying in bed on your phone scrolling Instagram does two things: 1) the blue light from your phone messes with your brain and it makes it more difficult to go to sleep. And 2) your brain is still wired from the info you’ve learned on social media. Like getting a case of FOMO from seeing your friends vacation.
Like they always say, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”.
6. Have a gratitude practice
But here’s the gist. Taking time to think about what you’re grateful for every day helps more things like that make their way into your life!
This is the Law of Attraction at work. Think about this: have you ever thought about buying a certain type of car, then you see that same car everywhere you go?
It’s not because they just magically appeared, it’s because now your brain notices it. This is the same thing with finding things to be grateful for! The more you practice gratitude, the more things you’ll find to be grateful for.
What about you?
Do you have any healthy habits you do everyday religiously? Let me know in the comments!
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