Let’s be honest, we all go through the cycle of trying to create good habits, be healthier, make wiser choices and just be a better person. I got sick of making these goals and not sticking with them. So, I created obtainable, realistic, everyday habits that I could achieve because I wanted to start showing up for myself.
We’re all human. We have our good days and our bad days. That’s life! But, it’s important to make sure that we prioritize ourselves. How can we show up for others if we can’t even show up for ourselves? So, here are five easy tasks that I do daily, without fail. These routine choices help me show up for myself the best that I can.
Make My Bed
This simple task, making the bed, is done every morning before my day starts. In my house, the rule is last one out of the bed makes it. It’s so simple and allows you to easily kickstart your day with something productive. It’s 8:00 a.m. and I’ve already done something productive? I’ll call that a win.
Drink More Water
Our health is so important, especially now. I struggle with drinking enough water throughout the day. It’s hard! So now I fill up my water bottle every morning and place it next to my computer as a gentle reminder to CHUG. I also bring a full water bottle to bed with me to put on my nightstand. Having it easily accessible in my daily routine has helped me intake more water without it feeling like a chore.
Tidy Up My Workspace
While I’ll admit I already have a touch of OCD, there is nothing like starting my work day at a clean desk and tidy workspace. Taking two minutes at the end of your day to return your pens, notebooks, sticky notes, blankets (these are essential for WFH!), etc. back to their proper homes is two minutes you won’t spend the next day doing.
Quality Time With My Family
While I spend 8+ hours out of my day focused on my professional career, there’s the other remaining hours where I focus on being a wife, homeowner and cat mom. It’s easy to get caught up in your own hustle and bustle of work and life. Therefore, I intentionally set aside time everyday for quality time with my husband. He deserves my love and attention too!
Daily Self Reflection
I started writing down and self reflecting in a journal. The act of writing down your thoughts, emotions, and thoughts for the day has power. I would encourage you to try and do the same. It makes more of a difference than you would expect.