4 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Daily Habits for a Better Life

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4 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Daily Habits for a Better Life

By Kayla Matthews   /     Dec 16, 2016  /     Productivity Hacks  /     , , , , , ,

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Your daily routine is one of the most important parts of your day. All too often, though, it gets pushed to the wayside. Whether it be a surprise sickness, an overload of work or just a day in which you feel off, your routine can be all too easily dismissed. Perhaps you do stick to your daily routine, but feel as if it can be pepped up. Either way, there’s always room for improvement.

Here are some ways in which you can upgrade your habits and feel a little happier along the way.

Lay Your Clothes Out the Night Before

This may seem like a simple thing to do, but many people wait until after they step out of the shower to pick out their clothes. It’s best to prepare your clothes the night before. This alleviates the stress of the morning and allows you to focus on grabbing something to eat or relaxing your mind before taking off for work.

Not only is it a good idea to lay out your clothes the night before, but it’s also more productive to keep your clothes as simple as possible. Many successful people from various industries around the world wear the same clothes each day. They do this to keep it simple so their minds can focus on their business instead of what they need to wear. Using this to upgrade your habits will lead to a happy state of mind.

Drink Water

The average person should drink about 3 liters of water a day – specifically, 3 liters for men and 2.2 for women. Most people don’t get enough water throughout the day. Work and life get in the way, and it’s easy to forget to grab the water bottle. However, drinking water has numerous benefits for your body.

Besides helping your body function better, drinking water gives you more energy. Most people turn to caffeine to wake them up. While caffeine does energize you, it also dehydrates you. Water, on the other hand, will energize you without the use of sugar – and you’ll notice the energy almost immediately. Doing this will help your daily routine and help upgrade your habits.

Take a Break During Your Workday

Rest is key when upgrading your habits. For many people, the workday is filled with menial tasks. Most of the time, you’re switching from one task to the other and it’s difficult to complete all the work you’ve been assigned. At some jobs, breaks aren’t even a part of the normal day-to-day functions.

However, taking a break can do wonders for your mental and physical health. Even if you just rest for 30 seconds or a minute, taking your brain away from the job at hand and letting it relax will deplete some of the stress you may be feeling. Try working this into your daily routine to make your day more relaxing.

Eat Something for Breakfast

Breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day. It’s also one of the most skipped meals of the day. It’s important to have a nutritious breakfast to give you the morning energy boost you need. If you’re slogging through the energy from last night’s steak, your day is going to be a bit harder.

A healthy tip for eating breakfast is to start large and lighten up your meals as the day wears on. This will help you sleep better and give you more energy, and more energy makes a happier and healthier you.

These small upgrades can make a big difference in your daily routine. Better health and an improved state of mind can help make even the most difficult of days so much easier to deal with.

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About Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews writes Productivity Theory and is constantly seeking to provide new tips and hacks to keep you motivated and inspired! You can also find her on Huffington Post and Tiny Buddha, and follow her on Google+ and Twitter to stay up to date on her latest productivity posts!

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