Many people wake up each day without a plan and by the end of the day, they do not feel accomplished. It’s no wonder so many of us are behind on tasks, have a list that keeps accumulating more things to do, can’t get to the gym because there is no time, and so on. This is so exhausting and it causes stress. My belief is, without routine and commitment, you will never get ahead.
Routines take the decision making out of the process. For example, I take my workout clothes out each night so I don’t give myself a chance to not get to the gym. This ensures I never talk myself out of it. Once I see the clothes and get dressed, there is no going back. I have made this my daily routine and a habit that feels so natural over the years.
Whether you want to workout each day, or eat clean meals each week, you have to plan ahead and make it happen.
As a fitness and health coach, I guide all my clients to start the day with a grateful attitude, no matter what the circumstances are. There is always something to be thankful for. Next, I suggest eating a clean breakfast so you feel satiated and full. No empty calories here to start the day such as bagels, donuts, pastries, etc. You will not only feel hungry in 1 hourafter eating them, you will actually crave more sugar and it can be a dangerous slippery slope in the wrong direction. Incorporating these few small things each day into your routine, can set you up for great success for the rest of your day.
The first thing you need to do is decide what is most important to you. Is it getting on a work out schedule? Preparing meals and eating cleaner to feel better? Getting to work on time each day? To answer the first 2, I advise my clients that cannot make it to the gym to do a workout program at home (my 8 Week Reset is a great start!). I also recommend a great meal prep service to those that don’t have much time to cook. It is called www.freshmealplan.com You can use my code KT514.
Here are a few of my favorite “routines” that you can start doing too.
When I am grocery shopping, the first thing I do is look at the nutrition label and ingredients on back of any food product. I look for hidden sugars and words I cannot understand or pronounce.
I always put the product back if that happens.
I set my alarm every night and get myself to the gym early because that is how I love to start my day. If you are a night person, set a reminder in your phone of what time you will be at your gym “appointment”, because that is exactly what it is.
Are you content with your daily routine, or do you need to adjust it to accomplish more in your days? It is something we all need to think about. If you are not content, make 1 positive change starting today that will help you feel accomplished by the end of the day. Forming great habits lead people into having fulfilled daily routines.