How to Simplify Your Daily Routines
Daily routines are not meant to be complex. They are nothing more than a selection of habits you do on a regular basis for your physical health, wellness, emotional health, productivity, and fulfillment. Here are some ways to simplify them so you don’t end up feeling more overwhelmed and stressed.
- Stick to a regular sleep schedule…even on the weekends. …
- Prep for the morning before you go to bed. …
- Have a breakfast routine. …
- Make the beds. …
- Do a swoop of the house every night. …
- Designate a place for incoming mail/bills/magazines/etc. …
- Charge electronics at night while you sleep. …
- A regular beauty routine.
You can’t fit an hour’s worth of work in every 20 minutes of your routine, so don’t even try it. Be realistic with how much time you have and what is most important to you. Simplifying your routine doesn’t mean you have to cut everything out, but rather choose what is most important to you, and get rid of what is no longer serving you.
‘The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak ‘
If you keep feeling like a failure because you have “do an hour workout” every morning before work, but almost never have time for it, stop adding this to your routine! Shorten your workout or move it to another block during the day.
It’s funny when you consider these things:
Some people tell to strive in life, others say to stay calm.
Some people tell to control/ reduce sleep, others say to increase it.
Some people tell to earn more money, others say to stay low because money cant buy happiness.
Some people tell to be more social, others say to be less.
Some people tell to try to understand the philosophies of life, others say to ignore philosophies.
The truth is, you gotta live your life as it pleases you.
The standards given by people will always keep you at unrest mode.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Morning VS Nighttime Routines
You will have a different daily routine in the morning compared to the nighttime, so this is the time to figure out what will be best in each of these different routines. Your lifestyle will determine when best to fit certain activities. Some people find that they like to read in the morning, while others prefer reading at night. Really analyze your current life to help simplify your routine and make it work for you.
Know Your Priorities
What is your biggest priority right now? What do you want to accomplish? Why do you want to simplify your daily routines? Start here when figuring out what to include in your routine, and what you should leave out.
If you are going from having virtually no routine, to wanting a structured routine, then you need to start slow. Pick just one or two things to begin with, and start doing them every day until they become habits. Maybe the first week, all you do is make your bed every morning. The rest of your morning routine is up to you, but make sure you always make your bed.
Then, the next week, add a second task for the morning, like doing 5 minutes of stretching after you make your bed. Keep working on your routine just a little at a time.