No.5: Write or journal every day
Writing is another great tool for a healthy routine. No matter if you do it in the morning or in the evening: Get a journal and write every day. As to what and how much you want to write, depends on you.
Some people simply make lists of their daily goals. Not like a to-do list for work, but more of a healthy habit list: Eating healthy meals, cleaning personal space, going for a walk, calling a friend, and so on.
Others write down positive affirmations that they want to take into the day or, if they write them down in the evening, that they want to end their day with. These affirmations usually start with “I am…” and continue with something that speaks to you. An example of positive affirmations: “I am successful.” or “I am doing enough”.
Gratitude lists are also a great tool for your mental health: You simply write down 3 things that you are grateful for every day. Especially if you are having a bad day, this can help you realize that life is not all that bad after all and that even on the worst day, you always find three good things that you can give thanks to.
No.6: Break your day into chunks
A great way to stay focused and reach your goals is planning your day by breaking it into chunks. That way you can make sure that you get everything done, that you have to do. Some people like to write down a schedule, others simply put reminders in their calendars and phones. It can look a bit like this:
Morning routine: waking up, making the bed, working out, breakfast, reading the news, getting ready for work …
Time at work
Errands and appointments: grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking for family, meeting friends …
Evening routine: yoga, journaling, reading a book, sitting in silence …
You will see how this will make certain things that are good for you, like exercising or keeping your home clean, way easier – simply because they become a habit. That way you stay more focused on the things that matter, like your family life or the new business you just started.
No.7: Create phone-free zones and times in your house
A lot of people spend way too much time on their phones, without even realizing it. Do you catch yourself regularly scrolling through Social Media, instead of doing something productive? Then you should start drawing a line.
Create zones in your house and times during the day, where your phone is not allowed. For example, never take your phone to your bedroom and try to not using it before 9 am. That way you make sure, that you don’t waste precious time, that you can use for your self-development.
If you feel like you are actually addicted to social media and other apps, try to do a Digital Detox: Delete all the apps that usually distract you and set yourself a rule, for example, that you are only allowed to check your messenger apps at certain times during the day.
If you do this for 30 straight days, you will see how much your life will improve, because your phone doesn’t control you any more, instead, you control your phone. There are also some very useful apps that help you control the time that you spend on your phone.
No.8: Go to bed at a reasonable time
Just like you should try to rise at the same time every morning, you should also hit the pillow at a reasonable time. That way you can make sure that you get enough sleep and recharge overnight. Around 10 pm is usually a good time.
To help you fall asleep, you should stop watching TV or Netflix for half an hour before you sleep. It’s better to listen to music, a podcast, or read before you sleep. That way your brain has time to get ready for rest. If you feel like your thoughts are keeping you awake, try journaling and/or meditation. This will help get your thoughts in order and fall asleep quicker.
No.9: Get a massage regularly
If you want to do something beneficial for your body and mind, you should start adding massage to your routine. You don’t have to get it daily, but we recommend you get one at least once a week. If you have a very active lifestyle or are a professional athlete, you might even consider getting a massage more regularly.
Massage is not only good to relax from a stressful day-to-day life, but it also has a lot of other benefits for your body: It increases blood flow, loosens up muscle knots and muscle tightness, stretches out your whole body, and improves your mental health.
At RLAX we offer you massage on-demand, straight to your home, condo, or hotel. That way you can save the trip to a spa and receive a high-class massage in the comfort of your own home. Our massage therapists bring all the equipment needed, so you don’t have to prepare anything. We offer you Thai Massage, Aromatherapy oil massage, Jap Sen Massage, and many more. Pamper yourself and book your appointment now.