Spring Into a New Routine 

by | Mar 11, 2024 | Health

Each morning, we get to decide what kind of day we’re going to have. We have the choice to make it productive or to have a lazy day. And while lazy days are warranted every now and then, it always feels good to use your day to check things off the ol’ “to-do list” and get ahead. And honestly, there’s no better time than spring to hop into a new routine! 

Join us as we take you through a sample of some productive daily habits. And then, go try them out for yourself! 

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Morning Routine

The chirping of birds, the chill of the breeze, the rising sun … is there anything better than mornings in the springtime? Some of you (most of you) are probably rolling your eyes right about now. After all, what’s worse than leaving your warm and cozy bed, right? Allow us to help you change your perspective on mornings: 

  • Pour yourself a nice hot cup of coffee or tea to wake yourself up. 
  • Look over your agenda for the day. Hint: It helps to write this out the night before! 
  • Schedule in some quiet time. For you, this might mean reading, journaling, or stretching.  
  • Make a point to avoid checking your phone for at least the first 30 minutes of your day. 
  • Have a healthy breakfast.

Remember, if you’re frantically rushing out the door every morning, the rest of your day will likely feel frantic, too. Use your mornings to set yourself up for success, and you’ll notice just how relaxed your day can be! 

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Midday Slump 

We’re all aware of that midday slump … and if you’re not, consider yourself lucky. It usually happens around 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. You’re feeling good, getting things done, and then BAM—it hits you. All of a sudden, you’re staring at your computer screen and realize you’ve been completely zoned out for the past 10 minutes. Sound familiar? Here are some of our favorite midday slump busters to implement into your new routine to keep you feeling energized and productive: 

Getting through the afternoon “sleepies” allows you to finish your workday strong. And who knows? You may even have some energy left for a productive evening … 

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Evening Routine 

Just like you did in the morning, you have a decision to make when nighttime rolls around. Are you going to lay on the couch and watch Netflix™? Or are you going to get up and do something productive? We hope you choose option #2 because a good night routine sets you up for a good morning the next day. It’s a real domino effect! 

Maybe for you, a productive night means going to a workout class, making a healthy dinner, and then heading to bed at a decent hour. Maybe it means spending quality time with family and planning out your next day. Whatever evening productivity looks like to you, here are some ways you can achieve it, even with zero motivation: 

  • Turn off the TV (you can do it!). 
  • Pack your lunch for the following day … and maybe even meal prep your breakfast if you’re feeling extra productive. 
  • Stay off screens immediately before bed. Hello, good night of sleep! 
  • Adopt a good skincare routine (check out some great skincare products here). 

New Routine, New You! 

Before your head hits the pillow, take some time to reflect on your day. Did you get everything done on your list? Or did you come up a little short? The important thing to remember is that when it comes to productivity, you can always start again in the morning. 

Creating and implementing a new routine comes with trial and error. Along this journey, remember the importance of embracing failure! You’ll reach your goals if you learn to give yourself grace and learn from your missteps.