Habits To Build Into Your Routine to Look & Feel Your Best
If you’re feeling a bit anxious or overwhelmed right now, we get it. There’s a myriad of things happening right now that are hindering us from feeling our 100%. We believe there are a few things you can do to help you look and feel your best. Which ones are you already doing?
Soak in sunshine: If you can, start your day in sunlight. Whether you go on a simple walk or sit outside while doing your Start Today Journal, sunshine is a great way to get your Vitamin D and establish your body’s natural circadian rhythm to get better sleep.
Drink a large glass of water in the morning: Your body just went a whole night without any liquids. If you’re feeling groggy, it’s likely that your body is dehydrated. Set a glass aside in the morning to hydrate yourself. Here are a few ways to get that water in.
Prioritize gratitude: Time and time again, we’ve seen the power of gratitude and how it helps people shift their focus to find joy and positivity in their lives. Be sure to write your gratitudes down in your Start Today Journal. If you’re feeling anxious right now, here are 4 ways to shift your perspective to find gratitude.
Commit to daily movement: We believe moving your body is one of the best ways to feel your best. Celebrate your body and all it’s done for you by committing to get active. Whether it’s a walk or one of our favorite at-home workouts, aim for at least 30 minutes of movement a day. It’s one of the best ways to overcome those feelings of anxiety, worry, or stress. If moving your body isn’t, try another form of intentional movement like meditation. If you don’t feel like moving right now, try these tips. Be sure to sign up to be the first to know about the new RISE App coming in August!
Tell yourself a daily affirmation: Think about what you’d tell your sister, best friend, or daughter. Would you say the same thing to yourself? Be kind to yourself and start your day with an affirmation that helps you face the day with confidence. Look through our affirmations on @thestarttodaybrand or get inspired by quotes from our favorite inspirational leaders.
Fuel your body with energizing foods: As the saying goes, we are what we eat! If you’re feeling sluggish or tired right now, consider fueling your body with the protein, fat, fiber, and greens your body needs. Here are three useful tips we use to eat healthy along with our free meal prep printables.
Take more breaks: Want to feel more well-rested and increase your productivity? Build more breaks into your routine. It might sound counterintuitive, but taking more breaks than you think you need is a proven way to get more done and not feel burned out by the end of the day. Try short breaks between 5-15 minutes every hour and longer breaks of around 30 minutes every 2-4 hours.
Build self-care into your routine: We believe self-care is all about building a great relationship with yourself physically and emotionally. Self-care activities might look like prioritizing your skincare or reading a helpful book, but it can also mean laughing or spending time with your favorite people. Here are 30 free self-care activities if you’re on a budget and 30 self-care ideas for busy moms. Still not sure how to make time for self-care? Here’s how.
Get to bed earlier: You owe it to yourself to get your beauty rest in. Sleep is so important, and our bodies suffer the consequences without it. We love these tips about how to get better sleep and these 3 tips on how to start your day earlier.
Be present where your feet are: Our favorite way to look and feel your best? Be present where you’re at. Not looking at your phone or worrying over the things that you should or could have done. Soak in the moments where you’re at and create those memories to find joy.