Author: Selmin Erk, Büşra Süer
There are routine habits that we all try to do regularly throughout the day. While some of us feel more energetic when they start the day with a coffee, some of us start the day with yoga practice.
Maintaining and maintaining good habits strengthens both your mind and body. You can create a good daily routine and continue for 3 months. Perhaps you can then try another different and yet supportive routine. So you can understand what will do you good in the long run.
When determining the daily routine, it is helpful to first choose a goal. Is productivity your intention? Health or happiness? The 6 habits we'll share below can unite your goals on a common denominator.
1. Establish a morning routine that empowers you.
Starting the day feeling good also affects the rest of the day. Establishing a morning routine helps you start your day feeling better, motivated and energetic. Studies show that your cortisol levels are higher in the first two hours after waking up. High cortisol allows you to be more agile and effective. What can we take into consideration for the morning routine:
- Try to wake up at the same time every morning. Thus, the rhythm of your body is regulated and you can wake up more easily.
- Your body will be dehydrated while you are asleep, take care to drink water when you wake up.
- You can do bed exercises to stretch your body.
- You can take a short meditation break in silence.
- Listening to your favorite music will revitalize you as you start your day.
2. Recognize the good deeds you encounter and thank them.
As you start your day, list 10 things in your mind that you are thankful for. In addition, you can thank you for the opportunities and what you have during the day. Studies show that a person who appreciates and is grateful for their possessions increases their happiness, energy, falls asleep more easily, and reduces anxiety and stress.
3. Make someone smile and make them feel good.
Doing good or being kind unwittingly makes you feel good too. Helping someone to carry things, saying "Good day" to your neighbor, helping open the door, feeding a stray animal may seem like little things, but it makes both the other person and you feel good. Oxytocin hormone is secreted in our body when we create an atmosphere of kindness and kindness, when we witness the feeling of affection and love. Oxytocin directly supports mental and physical health.
4. Take a walk.
Create a short walk or workout during the day or at the end of the day. Observe your surroundings and watch the trees while walking. Mindful walking practices also benefit you. Focusing your attention on the surrounding sounds helps to calm the thoughts in your mind. Although walking may seem tiring at times, it is actually like “rebooting” during the day.
Just sitting in a place where you will not be disturbed for 5-10 minutes quietly, watching your breath without doing anything is very helpful to calm your mind and inner peace. You can learn the easiest methods and experience the joy of breath. We can recommend an 8-minute daily practice:
6. Make sure you have people around you who believe in you and motivate you.
Who do you talk to most often, the longest? It affects and is influenced by the people we meet most often. Structure your daily communication in a way that enhances your life as much as possible. Having people around you who motivate you in the face of difficulties, who will make you feel good, maybe even with a short phone call when you are tired, and who support you, helps you to stay more motivated.
- Perfect Your Morning Routine with 10 Research Backed Steps, Vanessa Van Edwards, Science of People
- The Importance of Maintaining Structure and Routine During Stressful Times, Kendra Cherry, verywellmind.com