Do you go through phases with your daily routine? I do.
For a time, it is incredibly productive – eager to start our day and excited to live the day, well – taking in every ounce of life and eager for the next day to do it all over again.
But then, there are phases we go through where life just feels like one big messy phase. It’s chaotic, non-productive, depressing, and overwhelming. In times like that, we often just want to throw in the towel, grab a snack and sit down to watch TV.…for like a week.
Tackling the day feels impossible and we find ourselves overwhelmed with… everything
I like consistency and thrive on routine and schedules. So what gives? Why was this happening?
When my morning routine (or the lack of one sometimes) slacks – my day slacks. If I start my day off in the middle of chaos, I am rarely able to bounce back. But when I start my day off prepared and armed with the basic tools to aid me throughout my day, it is a success!
So here are four things to do before you start your day.
Here are 4 things I suggest doing before breakfast (maybe not before coffee though) that help me tackle my day without the stress and aid me in having a productive day!
Charge your mind and heart with good things
Start your day by setting the right tone. Read something, listen to a podcast or an audiobook of something that is encouraging and uplifting — it will refresh your mind and heart for the day ahead.
I like to grab a cup of coffee and sit on the balcony (when weather permits) first thing in the morning. I usually just listen to the audio version of what I have in hand, as I read along.
You can find audio for any version of just about
Do some exercise
Not only will this help you deal with the stress of a normal day, but it will also give you the energy to function throughout your day.
A gym membership is great, but most people hardly have time to do this. Just take some time out to do something. Go for a walk – walk 15
(and comb your hair) Throw on some clothes before you tackle your day. After a workout, I like to hop in the shower, get dressed, and tame my hair. I may even throw on some neutral eye
Skim over your day
This is a major help. Look over your planner and jot down any must-do’s for the day. When I know I have time for everything my day demands of me, I am less prone to feeling overwhelmed with things as they come up.
When you start your day out with these simple things, your day will be a success! Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
Have any tips to offer? Share in the comments!