Habits to Incorporate into Your Daily Routine

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Happy Wednesday y'all! We officially made it halfway through the week, which feels a lot longer than that haha.

I've been loving sharing more health/inspiration themed posts with y'all lately so I figured that this would be a fun post to share with y'all today. I originally titled this post "Healthy Habits to Incorporate into Your Daily Routine" but decided to change it to encompass wellness as a whole rather than just physical health.

One of my favorite style of posts to read on other blogs feature tips to incorporate into your daily life to make your life easier and better (more well lived) that aren't too crazy. As a high schooler, I don't have the time or money to accomplish some of these tasks, like working out in the middle of the day or redesigning your living space to be more calm. Not to say these are bad, but at this point in my life, they aren't attainable. I love little tasks to accomplish that don't take up too much time in your day but really make a difference.

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Make your bed, every morning
I didn't start doing this until I redid my room last year (which you can see here) but it is crazy how much of a difference having your bed made makes for your room. I personally hate having a messy room and when my bed is made, it makes the room look a lot more presentable and makes me feel like my life is at least somewhat together.

Workout, whether it's a quick walk, a Youtube video, or a class
I do a lot of sitting at school but exercise is so important for your physical health as well as your emotional wellbeing. Even if you don't have the time for a full workout, getting up and just walking around for a few minutes or two helps as well. I try to go to Pure Barre classes a few times a week (read my Pure Barre review here) but on days I don't go, I try to be active by walking to the park while nannying or just getting up and moving more often.

Empty your coins from your wallet into a jar
After being my NHS's treasurer for a year, I really do not like coins, which is kind of weird haha. I always have loose change in my wallet but I never use it because who wants to fish 57 cents out of their wallet while at the check out counter? I usually take all of my coins in my wallet and put them in a jar, which helps to save up money and also decrease the amount of stuff in your bag (because coins always wind up at the bottom of it too). 

Lay out your outfit the night before
I don't always do this but when I do, it makes me feel so much more put together. Finding the perfect outfit can be somewhat time consuming so putting it together the night before saves you so much time in the morning. Rather than debating whether that top would look cuter with jeans or a skirt, you can just put on your outfit and go.

Clean up your room before going to bed
This may just be me being Type A but cleaning up the random items around my room before going to bed makes me feel so much more put together (and who doesn't want to feel put together?). Usually for me, this means putting away that pile of laundry, putting my shoes in my closet, and tidying up random piles of stuff that pile up.

Update your agenda three times a day: in the morning, at lunch, and in the afternoon
During the school day, it can be pretty impratical to be constantly updating your agenda. At the minimum, I will update mine during advisory (my school's version of homeroom) or first period, during fourth period or fifth period (before or after lunch), and then in my free period or when I get home from school. This way, I will keep track of everything I need to but also save some time. Curious about how I organize my agenda? Check out this post.

Keep granola bars in your purse for an on-the-go snack
I definitely need snacks in between meals so on particularly busy days, having a granola bar on hand makes sure my stomach doesn't growl super loud. I usually always have a granola bar in my backpack for school and it's so nice to have an easy snack for whenever I'm hungry.

Need to work on emails at odd hours? Save them as drafts and don't send them till the next morning
I've only recently started doing this but it has been so helpful. For both the blog and for school, I sometimes don't get started on emails I need to send out until somewhat late at night at times where I don't want to send out emails because it's not during "work hours". I will write the email, save it as a draft, but not send it until 8 AM or whenever the next day within "work hours". This way you can have more of a "work-life" balance and it does not seem like you're available to answer emails 24/7 (you can send me emails but I probably won't respond the second after if it's late at night haha).

What other tips do you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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