The Secret to Having a Perfect Day, Everyday! 🌟
Imagine tomorrow is the perfect day. You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on whatever comes your way. You get most of your to-do list done and even fulfill a goal you’ve been aiming to achieve. You have time to work out, run an errand, eat healthy and meet with a friend for tea or even a cocktail. IMAGINE THAT! If every day went like this, where would you be a year from now? Totally rocking your goals and achieving more than you thought possible! So, here is the secret to having the “best day ever” everyday…
Find a morning and evening routine that works for YOU. It’s as simple as that! Not everyone is an early bird, and you don’t have to get your 5am work out in to be successful. Find the idle routine that works for you and be realistic. Most importantly, don’t be so hard on yourself if there’s a day where things don’t go exactly as planned, shit happens! Tomorrow is another day. Here are a few suggestions on what your morning and evening routines can consist of.
MAKE YOUR BED
We’ve all heard this before and it is truly a simple way to get your day started off right! There is something about coming home to a tidy - it’s relaxing and encourages you to keep the rest of your room clean. “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
If you're an early bird, get your work out in bright and early! Scratch that off your list early and take on the rest of your day.
If you're not an early bird, take at least 10 minutes of your morning to stretch and get some blood flowing. It’s a nice relaxing and refreshing way to start your day. There are some great morning yoga videos you can watch on YouTube. Check out Yoga By Candace and Sarah Beth Yoga for short yoga routines perfect for your morning routines.
If you've never mediated, it is such a great practice to adopt in your daily routines. Meditation reduces stress, improves concentration, increases self-awareness, slows aging and benefits cardiovascular and immune health. Five to ten minutes is all you need daily. An amazing app for meditation is HeadSpace!
SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMAILS
Take some time for social media and get a little head start by replying to some emails before work.
LISTEN TO AN INSPIRING PODCAST OR AUDIOBOOK
While you’re getting ready, listen to some inspiration and positivity. Check out a list of some self-improvement podcasts HERE. Also, for some inspiration on making your morning and evening routines a habit, listen to “ The Power of Habit”!
Make sure to get your breakfast in! Starting your day off with a healthy breakfast and a much need cup of coffee or tea is so important. It’s the fuel you need to start your day off right! If you have limited time in your morning to make breakfast, make some time in your evening routine to prep your breakfast. Try simple and healthy recipes such as this yummy Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats.
REFLECTING ON YOUR DAY
We often don’t realize all the little accomplishments we achieve throughout the day and it’s so good to acknowledge them! This helps you overcome the discouragement that comes with setbacks and really helps all the good things you have done shine through the bad stuff!
You can also wind down your day with meditation, if you don’t have time in the morning or you prefer to end your day with meditation.
If you got your workout on in the morning, yoga is a good day to wind down.
For those that are not early birds or just like to work out in the evenings, working out can really get you a good night's sleep.
TAKE 15 MINUTES TO IMPROVE A PARTICULAR AREA IN YOUR LIFE
If you're not happy with a particular part of your life or want to make some life changes, take 15 minutes to find ways to improve these areas. Brainstorm ideas and list some things that you would like to change and would ultimately make you happy.
PREPARE FOR TOMORROW
Take time in the evening to prep for the next day. Prep your breakfast and lunch, pick out your outfit, and prep your coffee maker.
POWER DOWN, RELAX, READ, DRINK TEA, TURN OFF ELECTRONICS
Set a boundary to your evening. Find a time where you will completely shut down, stop working and turn off all electronics. Try to give yourself at least an hour before bed.
Drink some water before bed to not only keep you hydrated, but to get you out of bed in the morning! Also, keep a glass of water next to your bed to drink first thing in the morning. Drinking water first thing in the morning helps renew cells, flushes and balances toxins from your body and purifies your colon!