Do you wish to develop daily or weekly routines that will enhance your life in 2022?
Over time, small habits might add up to significant changes. And now is a great moment to start altering your habits.
I'm going to share with you 15 daily routines that have significantly improved my life in this post, and I really hope they do the same for you.
1) Keep a journal to start the day.
I'm sure we can all agree that keeping a journal can be beneficial, particularly for managing our mental health. How frequently do we actually manage to journal, though?
I, for one, have a history of frequently abandoning journaling.
I now keep my journal by my bedside, and the first thing I do when I get up is sip some water and sit down to write in it. This makes it harder for me to break this habit.
Sometimes I record my dreams, while other times it may just be the things I have scheduled for the day.
You can also jot down your feelings and the things you are looking forward to doing today.
Given that I work from home, taking an extra 10 minutes in the morning to simply lay in bed and gather my thoughts has had a dramatic impact on how I feel. I now keep my journal by my bedside, and the first thing I do when I get up is sip some water and sit down to write in it. This makes it harder for me to break this habit.
P.S. If you enjoy journaling, you can follow the same procedure in the evening before bed. You'll have a happier day and a fresh start as a result! Here is a journal that I adore:
2) Use the Pomodoro method.
This one is for you if you constantly feel pressed for time and want to become much more productive.
According to Wikipedia, the original method had six steps:
Select the necessary action.
Set your phone's pomodoro timer (traditionally to 25 minutes).
Work on the chosen project.
When the timer goes off, stop working and mark a sheet of paper with a check or a tick.
Take a lengthier rest (15–30 minutes) after four pomodoros, reset your checkmark count to 0, and then move on to step 1.
The goal is to concentrate on one work over an extended amount of time before taking a significant break to rest and recover.
By doing so, you may block off time for relevant activities and prevent becoming sidetracked every ten minutes.
3) Prepare for work by dressing appropriately (even for home office).
Dressing up will alter how you feel about work, whether you commute to work or work from home.
Although it may be tempting to work in your pyjamas, this doesn't truly cause your mind to switch, which makes you feel as though your day was nothing but a never-ending toil.
Simply putting on a great shirt, some comfortable slacks, and combing your hair may make a significant difference. You don't even need to dress up much or use cosmetics.
Put on your loungewear once your workday is over. You'll be able to flip between different settings and feel more productive all day long as a result.
4) Schedule some time each day to exercise.
Health should always come first, but with a busy schedule and a never-ending list of regulations to obey, finding time to exercise can be difficult.
I, for one, quickly grow tired with the same rituals.
Such I try to schedule my week so that I exercise, say, three days a week for X minutes. I make sure to schedule it in at a set time, either before work, during the day, or after work.
It would be best if you could be self-disciplined enough to schedule some time for exercise.
While it may be tempting to just relax on the couch and watch Netflix, investing 15 to 30 minutes in a workout can significantly improve your mood and reduce stress.
Being active now doesn't need you to work out nonstop and drop 20 kg in a month.
It can simply mean taking a long walk, bringing the kids outside to play, or just spending time engaging in a physically demanding activity.
5) Diffuse some essential oils or light some candles.
You'll adore this habit if you're interested in holistic treatment. Putting a candle on your desk or combining essential oils where you can smell them can all be helpful.
A more cost-effective alternative to buying candles would be to purchase a diffuser and select your favourate oils.
Tea candles are required to make a manual diffuser function. All you need for an electric diffuser is water and some oils.
Eucalyptus, sage, and lavender are some of my favourite essential oils for relaxation. A specific area in your apartment or home, as well as lighting them while journaling or meditating, can have a significant impact.
If you enjoy taking baths and have a bathtub at home, putting in some essential oils can also be a fantastic mood booster!
6) In the evening, take a bath or shower.
Many individuals enjoy taking a bath first thing in the morning, but for me, a shower or a bath serves as a cleanser for the entire day.
After a long day, taking a shower might provide you some alone time to reflect and transition into a more relaxed mindset.
Before bed, I enjoy taking a shower and then unwinding with a movie, a TV show, or even a good book.
Of course, you are free to take as many showers as you like throughout the day, but if you only have time for one, I strongly advise switching to an evening shower!
7) Interact online with a pal.
Going out isn't the best option nowadays, therefore the next best thing is to talk to a friend online!
Make careful to plan everything, whether it's your everyday time with mom or a weekly virtual girls' night out.
8) Eat at least one meal at home.
Tempted to place a future food order? Think again. You can prepare organic and healthful meals by cooking from scratch, and over the course of a year, you'll save a tonne of money doing so.
Consider cutting your weekly order frequency from three to two times. You can save at least $20 per week by ordering one fewer meal per week, which equates to $80 per month and $960 annually.
That's almost $100 that may be put into a different fund. Perhaps a fund for self-care or emergencies?
9) Schedule regular work breaks.
Taking frequent pauses from work can make you more productive overall, even if you don't use the pomodor tactics.
Take breaks every two to three hours, even if it's simply for a 15-minute coffee break, a yoga break, or a dog walk.
It has been repeatedly demonstrated that we are most effective while working in short bursts.
The next time you steadfastly refuse to leave your desk, keep that in mind!
10) Limit your day's focus to one or two major themes.
This is primarily for those who do have some degree of work life flexibility. Developing this habit will be challenging if your supervisor micromanages you and you are overworked.
Make careful to batch content together if you have the good fortune to create your own schedule.
I am frequently forced to choose between too many things as a business owner with a remote crew. For this reason, I prefer to organise my day into tasks that call for particular skills.
For instance, if I'm feeling creative, I might spend some time writing blog entries and developing video scripts.
I'll work on emails, taxes, financial planning, etc. if I have an administrative day.
Your brain doesn't have to constantly multitask when you batch work according to themes or large buckets.
Additionally, multitasking is not as beneficial as we have been led to believe. Instead, it reduces our productivity.
11) List the things for which you are grateful.
When you feel depressed or irritated throughout the day, just think back to what you put down that you were glad for. You may combine this activity with journaling or just use stick notes to fix to your laptop or bathroom mirror.
You'll feel better and be able to begin thinking more positively as a result.
This is an excellent exercise to maintain a high vibration throughout the day IF you believe in or use the law of attraction.
12. Cut back on your screen time.
Social media is work for me as the CEO of a digital company, and it may be really difficult to put the phone aside. But fortunately, we have smartphones and applications like "Screen Time" that can prevent you from using your phone for longer than allowed.
Make sure to establish a screen time restriction for yourself so you won't be tempted to squander hours on reels or Tiktok videos when you could be working on your objectives and personal development.
Not to add, reducing screen time is good for your eyes and nighttime sleep.
13) On weekends, remove your social media applications.
Monitoring social media use is a strategy that is closely tied to minimising screen time. You'll be shocked by how much time you've wasted scrolling around Instagram or Pinterest.
Even if social media is a fantastic tool for our age, it can also be time- and mood-consuming.
To spend time with loved ones or performing activities you enjoy that don't include your phone, find a day, two, or even an entire weekend to uninstall your apps.
14) Enroll in a course online.
People are reevaluating their passions and talents as a result of all the extra time spent at home. You could want to restart your piano studies or cultivate a kitchen garden at home.
or establish a home-based business. There is probably a mentor and a course available for every talent you want to master.
Enroll in the project you want to work on, then get going.
Who knows—by the end of the year, you might have picked up a brand-new skill or launched a brand-new venture that earns you some additional money!
15) Enroll in a workout class.
If you don't learn things online, have you thought about taking a fitness class? It's a terrific way to make new friends and fit exercise into your busy day.
You are more likely to attend a lesson if you pay for it as opposed to trying to force yourself to do it every day.