Do you have days where it feels like a whirlwind of activities in the morning? If you are having trouble getting your head around your days, setting up a solid daily routine can be an incredible asset to your mental well-being. Keep in mind that you will need to set up a routine based on your needs. A variety of factors will come into play, so it is crucial that you make your routine your own. However, whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a single person, or if you have no children, the base of setting up daily routines is always going to be the same.
Start the Night Before
One of the best ways to set up your day for success is to start the night before. Take the time to do as many things at night so that you have less to do in the morning. This includes preparing lunches, ironing clothes, getting the kids backpacks ready to go, and so on. Taking a few moments to do a few tasks at night can save you precious time in the business of the morning.
Wake up Early
One of the best ways to set up a successful day is to wake up early. In order to do this, you need to start the night before with a regular bedtime. Getting enough sleep will remove a great deal of stress that you can encounter on any given day. Try to wake early enough so that you can take a few moments to breathe before the flurry of daily activities gets underway. Sit with a cup of coffee or tea, read the paper, pray, meditate, journal, have a quiet breakfast, or do some sort of relaxing activity that will set yourself up for success.
Plan Your Day
Once you have gotten up for the day, sit down and spend a few minutes to go over your plan for the day. Look at your calendar to see if there are any events or activities for which you need to get prepared. Additionally, take a glance at your email and make a game plan for the day based on what you have to do.
Get Dressed for Success
Whether you stay at home all day or head into the office, it is important to take the time to get yourself ready each day. If you work from home or stay home with your children, avoid the urge to stay in pajamas or yoga pants all day. You don’t have to dress to the nines, but definitely shower if you didn’t do so the night before, put on some jeans and a nice top, and put on a little makeup and some basic jewelry. You have no idea how this can help spur your productivity during the day.
Clear the Clutter
Before you dive into your daily activities, take a moment to do a quick pick up of any clutter that may be lying around. Put all the laundry in the hamper, throw away any trash that is sitting around, and put the dirty breakfast dishes in the dishwasher. Additionally, take some time to quickly make your bed. A nice, fresh bed can help your mental psyche tremendously.
After you have taken these steps, you will find that you are ready to hit the ground running each and every day. A little time to get prepared for your day will help you accomplish so much more than you ever imagined because you are mentally prepared for anything that comes your way. For more sanity saving tips and advice, visit the iRazoo blog for helpful information on home and lifestyle management.