Small Changes To Your Routine That Will Rejuvenate Your Life
Living a routine life may bring satisfaction but do not think that there is not a downside to this. Repetition can breed some bad habits in your lifestyle, and once you realize that they are bad you will find it so difficult to kick them out.
But, the good news is that few changes in your routine can have a huge impact. In this article you can find some hacks you can use to increase your productivity and thus your happiness.
Have a to do list
Always have a reminder of what you need to do for a given day. Make a list the night before so you can be sure that you will not stress out the next day. Make this your routine and you will see that when you wake up in the morning you will know what you have to do so this way you are buying yourself some time. And what is more, you will sleep better knowing that you have taken your thoughts out of your head. This routine is great in the long run, because it lowers your stress.
Cut down on coffee
We know that reading this might bring tears to your eyes, but experts say that an extra cup of coffee will not bring joy to you. Caffeine increases stress hormone, so even if you think that another cup of coffee will help you feel more productive you are wrong. We do not say to cut on caffeine for good, but we are just suggesting you to decrease your daily intake. This routine has benefits on the long run too, you will decrease your tolerance of caffeine.
Drink water first thing in the morning
Drinking water in the morning increases your energy during the day, after all, health and hydration go hand in hand. If you drink water first thing in the morning you will reduce risk of cramps and headaches. Make this another routine of yours. Water has benefits in the long run too, your skin will be better, your digestion will improve and you might lose some weight as well.
Change your desk into a standing desk
It is very bad for the body to sit for a very long time. This is among the worst routines we all have and unfortunately cannot avoid. If you work at desk the whole day, you might want to consider a standing desk. Standing and working will improve your posture and gives you more energy.
In the long run, the most important benefit is losing weight, since while we are standing up we burn more calories.
Do something for you only
In order to be productive sometimes we need to be unproductive. Unproductiveness can be a good routine, but be careful, if you extend your unproductiveness it might take a toll in the long term. So everything you do, do in moderation. We are overwhelmed with tasks so most of the times when we are not working we feel obliged to think about those tasks. The best thing you can do for yourself is to switch off and do something for yourself. You will instantly be more productive and in the long run you will learn to appreciate and enjoy your down time.
Healthy eating is a must do in this hectic life. If you prepare your meals the night before you have the right amount of time to do it. And on the other side you practice mindful eating and you are careful with what you are fueling your body with. When you buy food you always end up buying something unhealthy. This way you are developing a great routine and improving your healthy eating habits and behaviors.
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