Some of these may seem obvious and already a part of your daily routine, but some of us need a reality check with our daily scheduled.
Drink more water – The health benefits alone should give you enough reasoning to work on this. I struggle with this habit since Coke Zero and coffee fuel my day. However, I have been actively working on it. I don’t face as severe of a caffeine crash during the day and using this pretty water bottle helps with my intake.
- Reading the news – Ignorance can be bliss, but there comes a point in life where you need to know what is going on in the world. Try to spend 10-20 minutes a day reviewing the news. Personally I avoid looking too much at the local headlines and stick to the national and global tidbits. I use my USA Today app or look on news stations’ Facebook pages or Twitter feeds for highlighted articles.
- Tidying up – I clean my room weekly. I let it get insane during the week and spend a chunk of my weekend cleaning it all up. It’s honestly ridiculous and embarrassing. I am working on adopting a daily habit of spending 15 or so minutes to tidying up. If I was really smart I would be more active in cleaning while I make the mess. For example, if I don’t end up liking a top I try on, I should just hang it back up instead of tossing it on my closet floor. Please tell me I am not the only one who does this frequently.
- Showing kindness – Not only does it help with your attitude, it helps others. Try holding open a door or treating a coworker to coffee. Or just simply smiling at someone. Break out of the busyness and show some love to those around you.
- Setting a sleep schedule – Let’s break out of the habit of “going to bed” and opening our Instagram app for another two hours. Put the phone up and get to sleep. If you have trouble with falling asleep, read that book you wanted to check out or flip through a magazine instead of scanning through Pinterest.
Which one of these do you want to work on?