Do you ever find yourself wishing you could have better days, especially when adjusting to new norms? Maybe you feel like the days just pass you by in a blur? All it takes is the right routines and habits for your best day.
Forget about wishing and start living a well-designed life that makes you happier and healthier. A great way to start is through routines and habits designed specifically to get you closer to the life you want to live.
It might seem hard to adjust at first, but if you schedule in time each day, you’ll find yourself sticking to these new habits and routines in no time.
1. Morning Routine
The most important routine to implement is a morning routine. Starting your day off right sets the tone for the rest of it! A great morning makes it so much easier to handle any obstacles and challenges in your path as you go about your day.
Even if you’re not a morning person, a few simple morning habits can change your entire outlook and make you feel better. Some of our favorites to build into your morning routine include:
- Drink a glass of water
- Spend 10 minutes tidying throughout the house
- Prep for dinner
- Review your daily planner
See, it’s the simple habits and small actionable steps that you get closer to living your best life and having your best day.
2. Setting Your Top 3
When choosing routines and habits for your best day, you should always include what’s most important in your life. Think about yourself, your relationships, and your goals. These are your top three priorities. Adding time in your day for each gives you a more balanced life.
- Self-Care – You have to take of yourself in order to take care of others. Even if you just spend 10-30 minutes a day, take time to relax, enjoy a hobby, and do something specifically for you.
- Relationships – The people you care about are important. Make time for them. Their love and support help strengthen you.
- Goals – Working on your goals, little by little, will help you achieve your best life. Add time in your daily schedule for at least one small thing that gets you closer to your goal.
3. Healthy Habits For Your Best Day
Obviously, when you feel at your best, you have more energy, get more accomplished, and feel happier. If you want to feel your best each day, you need healthy habits.
While we put together 7 Quick Habits for a Healthier You, you don’t have to start with all seven. Instead, pick two or three healthy habits to add to your day. Schedule them in your daily and weekly planner so you don’t forget.
(If you’re looking for even more healthy habits, take a look this list of 35 quick and easy healthy habits from Greatist. All you have to do is start with a few to get closer to a healthier you!)
One of the best habits for your best day is movement. It sounds simple – and it is. All you have to do is add regular movement to your day. No, you don’t have to do an hour of cardio every day. You can absolutely just schedule in short exercise and stretch breaks here and there!
Sitting too much has consequences. Setting times for quick movement breaks helps you avoid the risks of sitting, boosts your energy, and helps you achieve more. Plus, you won’t get stiff from sitting all the time.
5. Evening Routine
When it comes to routines and habits for your best day, you can’t forget about how you finish the day. Ending the day right helps you sleep better, leading to an even better morning and a great tomorrow. It’s the ideal cycle that leads to the well-designed life you deserve.
Much like a morning routine, your evening routine doesn’t have to be complex. A few of the habits we suggest include:
- Put the phone away
- Prep for tomorrow (clothes, food, etc.)
- Plan the next day in your planner
- Write what you’re grateful for in your planner or journal
Now that you know what routines and habits to start adding to your day, you might wonder exactly how to add them and make them stick. Stay tuned for our next post covering the four simple steps to build your routines and habits into your life step-by-step.