Ten Daily Habits
On day one, I shared my belief that when we’re in crisis or depleted of energy from our “busyness”, we tend to be reactive rather than responsive. When we create personal energetic reserves, they help us feel as though we are connected to a place of balance and control. And creating personal energetic reserves is the best way to practice self care.
Your daily habits can be whatever you want them to be and you don’t absolutely have to do each one every day. In fact, at first, it may be hard to fit them all in. And these habits don’t have to be time consuming. On my current list, there are three things I can do in the space of 20 minutes that help me to ensure that my day starts off in a way that is optimum for me. For example, you might decide you need daily exercise, some motivation from a favorite podcast and adequate amounts of water during the day. Three habits can be accomplished all at one time if you bring your phone, earbuds and a water bottle on a morning walk.
Here’s a list of my 10 daily habits:
1) Morning pages/gratitude journaling.
2) Yoga practice.
3) Decide what three things would make today really great.
4) Read something.
5) Meditation or quiet time.
6) Karma notes, texts or calls – something nice sent to someone else.
7) Drink water
8) Declutter – spaces, thoughts or inbox.
9) Create at least one new thing (I might draw, paint or write. Just one little creative thing daily keeps me happy.)
10) Name the best thing that happened during the day.
Get the idea? I keep my list of 10 Daily Habits taped on one of the cabinets next to my desk so that I am constantly checking in to them, refining and refreshing the list as needed. When you first start, it helps to keep them handy and nearby.
Ready to create your 10 daily habits? Here’s a Ten Daily Habits Template to help you get started!