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As the new year begins it is easy to let routine sneak back into your life and discourage your self-improvement and goals. Here are 4 ways to focus on your well being and make sure you stay on track with your goals of 2018!
Start Your Day Early
Starting your day early may seem daunting in the middle of the dark winter but it gives you time to collect your thoughts and reflect on the tasks you will be tackling for the day. Yes, sleep is important but if you set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier every morning you will notice a positive change in your daily routine.
For example, you may have time to make yourself a coffee and eat breakfast before rushing to work on an empty stomach. Or you may have a couple minutes to meditate or embrace the peacefulness of the morning all to yourself. Try making yourself a fun, energetic morning playlist to hype you up. Early mornings are perfect for reflection of your goals and will help to declutter and ready your brain for the day.
Get Away From Your Gadgets
It may be difficult to dial back on your technology intake but taking a break from the digital world can be very beneficial to your physical and mental health. Not focusing so heavily on your gadgets and disconnecting yourself will help you restore the balance to your mind and re-focus your attention on the important things in life.
Try setting a time frame every night where you don’t touch your phone for an hour or two. This is the most bearable around dinner time because you can focus on the wonderful food and people around you. It is a great exercise if you are looking to improve and connect with the people around you. You may not even miss your phone at all.
Spend Time with Nature
Experts say that leaving your house each day can be vital to self-care and the improvement of your mental health. Go for a walk during your lunch break or sit in a park with your coworkers for lunch if you are feeling confined or frustrated.
This is an easy way to de-stress, recharge and promote relaxation. It may seem difficult to get out sometimes but fresh air is the best medicine and easiest way to clear your mind.
Have a Routine
If you aren’t a routine person yet, you may be soon. The easiest way to manage your time is to have a set routine for your day. This can come with some challenges but by setting time aside for yourself in an organized matter you can manage your own time more wisely.
Try setting specific days to work out and keep them constant, or schedule your meal times. It will only make the routine easier for you in the long run.
If you are looking to relax in the evenings, try a night-time routine. Include having a cup of green tea, putting your PJs on & brushing your teeth at 10pm. Your body will start to recognize this routine and you will notice you may get a better night’s sleep! Routines help you work towards your goals, and we want to keep busy!
As you begin to settle into a routine, you will notice that you will check more things off your to-do list. A routine will help you avoid your bad habits and you’ll start your year off energized and happy. Happy New Year!