Having a daily routine is super important. ☝️It can help you realise what tasks are important and what tasks aren’t beneficial to you. It can also allow you to feel more driven towards your goals as you can plan your days accordingly and it can help minimise your distractions as you know what your routine entails. Routines are formed out of habits, which can be defined as an action or behaviour that you’ve turned into an automatic response.
In this article, we’re going to tell you 7 habits that will help you create a healthy daily routine. Let’s get into it!
Wake up earlier ⏰
It’s commonly said that getting up at an early hour is one of the most popular habits amongst highly successful people. The power of getting up early and completing a morning routine is second to none. By adding a couple of extra hours to your day and getting more of your to-do list, you’ll be left feeling accomplished before the rest of the world has woken up. 🌎
Don’t check your phone first thing 📱
Are you guilty of checking your phone as soon as you wake up? Checking social media and scrolling mindlessly? By skipping the morning scrolling, you’ll be less susceptible to distractions throughout the day as your brain hasn’t been primed for it. Instead of checking your phone, you could take on other tasks such as journaling, making your morning coffee, a quick meditation or just get on with your schedule for the day. 📝
Take regular breaks ☕️
Taking regular scheduled breaks can surprisingly help you stay more focused and be more productive throughout the day. Have you heard of the Pomodoro technique? It’s where you set a timer for 25 or 45 minutes to get work done and then take a 5 or 15-minute break for an activity that keeps your brain stimulated but away from your work. Remember, your breaks can also include healthy snacks and meals!
Prioritise hobbies 🎨
Having hobbies to turn to when you’re done with work is important. It helps draw the line between the working day and your free time (we’ll get into that later though). Hobbies such as spending time with friends, your favourite sports or even something creative like painting or crafting.
Set daily goals ⚽️
Having short-term daily goals that help you move closer to your long-term goals are a great way to feel gratified. There’s no better feeling than ticking off your to-do lists, ✅ as it keeps you motivated to get the next thing done until the whole list is ticked. Once you program this habit into your daily routine, you will start realising what goals are most important to you and can get to your long-term goals sooner.
Set boundaries 🚫
As we spoke about earlier, it’s important to utilise your spare time in order to have a balance between work-life and life-life. With many of us working from home, the line between work and home can get pretty blurred and some of us may be working more than we should be. By setting yourself strict times to log on and off your work computer, you’re one step closer to a more balanced life. Some boundaries you may want to set might include not checking your emails until 9 am, turning off work notifications once you log off and setting office hours on your work email.
Exercise regularly 🏃
Not only is exercise great for boosting your self-esteem, but it can also slow down neurogenesis, which means you’ll keep more brain cells as you age! 🧠 Getting a sweat on cannot only boost your mood, it actually gives you more energy throughout the day as well as improving your focus. It doesn’t have to be a hardcore workout, it can simply mean walking to the shops instead of driving.
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