One of the biggest challenges to being healthy is time. We are all short on time, and studies show that we will revert to using what is convenient over and over, even when what is convenient many times is wreaking havoc on our health.
I am a big fan of the compound effect, and gradually adding in healthy habits over time in order to combat our laziness. We have good intentions, but many times our plans get derailed for the sake of convenience.
Over the course of the last two years, I have developed a routine that works for me and my schedule. It changes frequently because (1) I research topics constantly and am adding to or taking away from my habit list all the time, and (2) life changes…kids grow up, sometimes work is more taxing than other times, or maybe our schedules get changed. Your routine has to be flexible if it is going to be a lifestyle change.
That being said, here is what my routine currently looks like. Keep in mind that my kids are in school and I have a pretty flexible job. If you would like to add any of these habits to your routine, be my guest, and of course make it fit your lifestyle.
For a long time, I had trouble with keeping up with all of this, and especially didn’t want to write the same things down every day on my planner (oil pulling, lemon water, workout, etc). I found this awesome app called Productive, and it has really helped out a lot, especially with taking supplements. I really tend to forget to take those! It is free for up to 5 habits, but only $3.99 for the full app, and for me it has been worth it. I especially like seeing “perfect” days and the streaks you can get on doing a habit regularly. It can also give you reminders! The app pairs with my competitive nature well. 🙂
What about you? What is your daily routine?
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