Establishing and maintaining a daily routine not only will improve your life, but can also help you break bad habits, get more things done and can even positively change your overall outlook.
We’re not talking about the rigid routine that starts with a 5 a.m. wake-up call and leaves no time for fun. Instead, we’re talking about a flexible routine that can set you on track to living your best life. Get your new daily routine on lock with these tips.
1. Practice Daily Meditation
What do Katy Perry, Oprah and Paul McCartney all have in common? They all meditate. Meditation offers no shortage of positive — and even life-changing — benefits, including:
- Reduced stress
- Decreased anxiety
- Enhanced self-awareness
- Heightened attention span
- Improved sleep patterns
- Decreased blood pressure
Studies show that meditation can even help some people cope with pain. There are many reasons to meditate. But meditating for the first time is anything but easy.
Beginners might find it easier to meditate in their own meditation spot. When starting your meditation routine, designate a quiet, peaceful space for your practice. This will help you ease into your meditation naturally. It’s also wise to choose a specific time for your meditation practice and stick to it. This can be at the start of your day in the morning hours when your living space is most quiet.
Beginners also find that noise-canceling headphones can be a big help when easing into their meditation practice. A helpful meditation app, such as Headspace, can also be of assistance and guide you through a series of meditations.
2. Get Ready and Dressed Every Morning
Getting dressed each and every morning might just be the ultimate act of self-care. Indeed, experts and beauty gurus alike say that establishing a routine of showering and otherwise getting ready in the morning offers countless positive benefits, including decreased anxiety and increased productivity, giving you the power to take on your day, whatever it may bring.
While sweats and comfortable pullovers might be the first thing you want to grab from your closet when working from home, experts say not so fast. Instead of your go-to loungewear, opt for something fun or sexy to wear to keep your daily work from-home-routine fresh. Fancy intimates and sexy lingerie can be a major confidence booster.
3. Partake in Some Form of Daily Exercise
We all know exercise is good for our health. But despite this hard truth, many of us fall short when it comes to getting the recommended amount of exercise and fitness. There are plenty of contributing factors, from busy schedules to just not knowing where to start.
Experts from the Mayo Clinic say that adults need 30 minutes of exercise each day — and those 30 minutes can benefit your life positively. Research has also shown routine fitness can improve cardiovascular health and even combat mental disorders such as depression.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need any fancy, expensive equipment or a gym membership to get started. Walking is the easiest and most accessible form of exercise. If you’re short on time, opt for a short walk. In fact, walking five minutes here and 10 minutes there can quickly add up and make a difference in your overall health and well-being.
Make Adding Daily Habits to Your Life Easy
Adding routine to your life is easy. With a little meditation, daily exercise, and some self-care, you’ll be well on your way to living your most fierce, confident life. Now, go slay that daily routine, girl.