We all want to be that person who’s got it all together. The person who reads 2 books a month, exercises every day, and is constantly crossing things off of her to-do list. Having a daily routine that you go through every day can help you become that person. Below I’ve listed the 10 habits that are on my habit tracker.
My 10 Daily Habits
My goal in doing yoga everyday is to increase my strength and flexibility. I LOVE watching Yoga with Adriene, especially her “30 Days of Yoga” series! Having her voice guiding you through everything makes it so much easier, and actually enjoyable. I’ve gone through this series once, and my goal once I finish it this time around is to jump into some of her other videos, and eventually be able to do all those cool poses you see on Pinterest. 😉
Yoga is great, but I also want to do something to get my heart rate up everyday. I’ve been using an app on my phone that coaches you through a workout (you can choose how long/intense!), including videos showing you how to do various exercises. It’s called SWORKIT, and I’ve only been using it a few days but I think I’m really going to like it.
Read a book
Try to carve out time and become intentional about reading a little each day- it’s a great way to learn and grow yourself! I usually do this habit before I go to sleep at night (helps me with habit #8). If I’m really tired, I’ll only read 10 pages. But sometimes I get into the book and read more. Appropriately enough, I’m currently reading “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg.
Read the Bible and pray
Reading the Bible and praying every day is so important to me. I recently was gifted a journal Bible and so far have not done any journaling in it (besides some notes in the margins), so I’m going to be trying that soon. I usually read my Bible at night before bed, but I think I want to try to adjust this to reading in the morning.
I love having a written log of my life- I’ve been writing in journals on and off since I was 10. I often miss entries during my busier months, so I’m focusing on trying to be as consistent as possible. One fun way that I have found to keep consistent is my 5-Year Journal. It has a question for every day of the year and with 5 years in one journal, it’s cool to read your past entries from the years before. I also have a small journal where I write things that happened that day. Nothing too fancy, just a paragraph or so about the day.
Wake up early
There are so many benefits to rising earlier. You have more time in the day and are able to start your day off without rushing to get out the door. I really struggle with this to begin with, and I find this becomes more of a challenge when you work for yourself. There’s no job you have to be at, so the temptation to sleep in is huge. I’m hoping to kick this bad habit to the curb.
No phone after 11
This ties into the previous habit. Cutting out phone usage late at night helps going to sleep earlier and thus rising earlier! Pinterest is at it’s most lethal when scrolling at midnight. Suddenly it’s been an hour and now I’m falling asleep at 1. That doesn’t work when the goal is to get up early!
Your body needs water, and lots of it. This habit is good for making sure you’re staying hydrated and healthy. I have a reusable water bottle that I fill up about 3 times a day. This is a habit I need to work on, but I am making progress!
Set aside time to clean something everyday. I try to clean and do laundry for about 30-45 minutes a day. This keeps it from becoming messy and overwhelming. So instead of spending hours on one day cleaning everything, I’m spreading it out across the week and keeping everything neat and orderly.
In addition to running this blog, I also write content as part of my freelance business. This means that I need to write every day! If I miss a day to write, this blog suffers. Again, this is just about scheduling a time in the day to do it and then actually following through and doing it. Once I sit down and start writing, I find it easier to keep going and get a good chunk of my writing done.
I hope this has given you an idea to some good habits you can establish. Everyone’s goals and habits will be different, but comment below if we have any shared habits! Maybe we can become accountability partners. 🙂
BONUS: Free printable habit tracker
The habit tracker I’m using is super simple (a grid drawn on a flashcard), but I just made a really fun one that I’m going to print out and start using. Filling in all of those little emojis is going to be much more entertaining than a simple box.
Get your free printable by clicking here!