A person’s daily routine is a group of habits and practices that a person has adopted and performs on a regular basis. Many times, our routines have become so ingrained in us that we don’t even think about it anymore. Although some parts of our routine are good and should be done (like brushing your teeth), other parts of our routine might benefit from a few tweaks.
Put your thinking cap on and consider what you do throughout your day, then read through the following practical adjustments to your routine that could lead to more successful days. Which ones will you add to your regiment?
Eat a good breakfast.
Studies have shown for years that eating a healthy breakfast is the best way to start your day. However, current studies show that simply eating breakfast, regardless of the nutrient facts, is better than eating nothing at all.
Those who eat breakfast are less likely to be obese, benefit from blood sugar levels that are more stable, and they tend to be less hungry as the day goes on. If the breakfast is a healthy one, the additional benefits include added energy, improved short-term memory, and longer periods of concentration.
Although multitasking can be tempting and may feel like you’re getting a lot done, research has shown that those who multitask a lot and believe the practice boosts their performance are actually worse at their tasks than others who accomplished each task one at a time.
Multitaskers typically have difficulty organizing their thoughts, sifting through the information, and switching from one task to another. Forbes recommends making a list of tasks from most important to least important, then work down the list and complete one task at a time.
Learn to appreciate what is around you.
The practice of being thankful has a great number of benefits. It helps create a positive mindset, reduces stress, and benefits your overall health and wellbeing. Some ways to practice thankfulness include: volunteering, taking time to appreciate your surroundings, keeping a gratitude journal, and take time every day to think of at least one thing you are thankful for.
The words “enjoy” and “exercise” may not seem like they go together in a sentence. However, it is possible to enjoy exercise. Regular exercise is known to enhance creativity, cognitive ability, and is great for your physical health. Additionally, it elevates mood through the production of endorphins. Randy Sevenish, a partner at Sevenish Law Firm, recommends that you find some type of exercise you enjoy. You will be more likely to stick with it longer, and it won’t seem like a chore to do every day.
Make good friends.
Good friends make life more fulfilling and enjoyable. If those friends also happen to be positive people, you will tend to be more positive as a result. According to Jim Rohn, author and entrepreneur, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” So be sure your friends are people you wouldn’t have a problem if they rubbed off on you- because they do.