It can be easy to fall into a rut of bad habits and mindsets. One of the biggest reasons for these ruts is not having an established, healthy routine. Without the foundation of a good schedule to help set the tone for each day, it’s only a matter of time before negativity and bad habits can creep in. Keep reading for some great ways you can create a healthy routine for yourself.
Start The Day Off Right
Make sure that you have a filling and healthy breakfast each day. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This saying is actually very true! Having a healthy breakfast improves your brain function, helps you focus, and starts your day on a positive and satisfying note.
Prioritize Your Tasks
Sometimes, it can be easy to get sidetracked or overwhelmed when we have a lot of things to do. Instead of just trying to get everything done at once, organize your tasks based on priority, and work on the list one item at a time. Doing this will help you stay on track, get things done more efficiently, and feel less overwhelmed by everything you need to get done.
Don’t Forget To Hydrate, Stretch, And Eat
Getting caught up in everything that consumes our attention each day makes it easy to let the fundamental things we need fall to the wayside. Make sure you are drinking enough water; and eating healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, (and snacks!) each day. It’s also very important to stretch your body and get your circulation going every couple hours especially if you spend a lot of time sitting for work. Taking the time to do these three little things can honestly make all the difference in your days.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep deprivation has many negative impacts on the body; so it’s very important to make sure you get the proper amount of sleep each night. Avoid snacking, caffeine, outings, and other stimulating activities in the hours before bedtime. It is also helpful to have a specific time when you actually get into bed to sleep, and to not use your phone at this time. The use of electronic devices at night can throw our circadian rhythm out of balance because of the blue light that they emit. Make sure that you are setting yourself up for complete rest and relaxation when you go to bed every day. This will help you stay alert, and keep you from feeling exhausted during the day.
I’ve covered the basics above, but it’s the perfect place to start so you can be more aware of how your habits can impact your daily life. Don’t be afraid to try different things to create a healthy routine for yourself catered to your specific needs!