Changing Your Routine for a Stress-Free Day
“You are always one decision away from a completely different life” — Mark Batterson
As humans, we are creatures of habits. We do the same stuff every day because it is comfortable. Recently I have decided to change my daily routine to become happier. Before, I was miserable. My relationship with my boyfriend sucked, and I felt like I didn’t have a purpose in life. I knew I needed a change and so far the changes I have made in my routine have had a positive impact in my life. I feel happier and more at peace with myself. These are some of the things I have done in my daily routine that can hopefully help you too.
1. Start Writing Things Down
When my mind was going a million miles per hour, I began to write. Writing is an excellent way to organize your thoughts and remember ideas. I try to write for my blog every day and sometimes I just write for myself. Once the thought is on paper, the stress of the thoughts clouding my mind goes away. I use the notes app on my phone to write on the go, and thanks to the iCloud, I can resume typing from my computer.
2. Wake up earlier
Before, I would wake up at 10:30 a.m. and rush out the door to get to work by 11:00 a.m. There was no time for myself in the morning. I would get to work tired and unfocused. I felt like I knew my potential and my performance was not reflecting that. Now I start my day at 5:15 a.m. with Bikram Yoga. (If you haven’t done it, I highly recommend it.) Since I tried Bikram Yoga for the first time I have become completely obsessed with it! I get home from yoga around 7:30 a.m. and then I then I have a whole three and half hours before I go to work. That’s more time for myself to get shit done!
3. Try a new Activity
Trying something new is a sure way to change up your routine. One thing I have noticed when planning something new is that my mind will try to scare me into not going. Our brains are designed to keep us safe and comfortable. However, you are smart and need to recognize that the last minute decision of not wanting to go, is just your mind trying to protect you from the unknown. I have been exploring a lot of new things recently, and I have a lot of stuff I still want to try. The worst thing that is going to happen is that you realize you don’t like something.
4. Make a schedule
If you write out your schedule, you are more likely to stick to it. Planning out my week in advance helps me see what I have going on for the week, I can mentally prepare. I use Google calendars because it automatically syncs with all my devices.
5. Eat Well
When you eat crap, you feel like crap. I mainly eat whole organic foods. Nothing processed or packaged. I know a lot of people struggle with their body goals and body image and I promise it’s all in your diet. Also, paying attention to proportion size is so important. In general, people consume way too much food. It may be hard, I know, but once you get past the first few days, you will crave less and less food, I promise.
I hope that you found this article helpful. I am curious what routines you have! I am new to blogging and would love to have some feedback so please comment below!