Whether you are a very structured person or more of a free spirit, there are 4 types of daily routines that everyone should have. They will help you get organized and make your days go so much smoother. And I promise you will feel much more accomplished at the end of the day.
1. Evening Routine
If you do not have any set daily routines yet, evening routine is the one I would suggest as a starting point. The purpose of evening routines is to set yourself up for success the following morning. Basically, you are prepping for the next day.
Do you pack a lunch for yourself to take to work? Either pack it or set the lunch box on the counter the night before. Do you have some errands to run the following day? Prepare all the things you need in the evening so you don’t have to rush in the morning.
Check out my previous blog for details on 6 Steps for Creating an Effective Evening Routine.
2. Morning Routine
Once your evening routine is set up, you can move on creating a morning routine. Having a lot of things prepared the night before, is half of your success. The other half is having a specific set of things you do every morning.
I highly recommend dedicating some time to yourself in the mornings. It could be through exercise, meditation, reading a book, or enjoying a cup of coffee and writing in your journal. Having something enjoyable to look forward to every morning will make to less likely to snooze the alarm. If you are not convinced that this is good idea, read the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. It is one of the books that had a huge impact on my life in 2018.
I’m providing some additional tips on how to Start a Morning Routine in 5 Easy Steps in my previous blog.