In a time when we’re all living outside of our normal day-to-day, having a routine gives your life structure, reducing stress and making productivity more likely.
When most are working from home, trying to balance their daily work responsibilities along with the temptation of binge watching their latest tv show (Tiger King, anyone?), it seems like you’re living the dream. You roll out of bed, hit the couch with your laptop, turn on the tv and before you know it, the day’s gone and you’re asking yourself what you accomplished…seems a bit chaotic.
With time, I’ve realized that having both a morning and nightly routine, gives me something to look forward to, taking the guess work out of what I should be doing. Not only do I feel more accomplished, it’s like a domino effect and I naturally look for the next thing to do, as I want to build off that good feeling and keep it going.
Here are a couple of things I do every day that help bring a sense of peace, clear my mind and reduce stress…
- Take a moment to yourself. Every morning, I make sure to pour myself a hot cup of coffee, sit and enjoy it. It’s something very calming that I look forward to. I take this time to set intentions for the day, pray and relax.
- Make your bed. Starting off by getting one thing accomplished, really sets the tone for the rest of your day. It’s like a chain reaction and your far more likely to get to the next thing on your to-do list.
- Move your body. Whether it’s stretching, yoga, running, etc., when you work out you get those endorphins flowing and naturally get a boost of energy.
- Take breaks. Break your day up, give your eyes a rest from your computer and do something productive (one of the above, for example). I like to take 15-20 minutes to get everything put away and organized. It’s amazing how fast my living room can go from clean and tidy to what seems like every inch of every surface covered with coffee mugs, water cups, toys, chargers, etc. I do this a couple of times a day and once completed, I feel a sense of calm – see a theme here?
These are just a couple of things I do, that I hope you find helpful. Sending love and well wishes for peace and health! Thanks for stoping by.