Have you ever found yourself wanting to complete an activity or task, but came to the realisation that – after distractions and other responsibilities – you were somehow out of time? Like there just was not enough time in the day to get round to all the activities you’d wanted do? Same here. It might not have been an activity, it could have been something so simple, and yet you found you were still unable to do it. For example, perhaps you had been wanting to go to bed early and monitor your sleep, or maybe you had wanted to set some time aside to write that next page of your book, or read that next chapter of that novel, or find the time to meditate and incorporate some self-care practice into your life. Does any of this sound familiar?
One of the things I have found, that has honestly helped me find some peace with this type of dilemma, has been to organise and schedule my days accordingly. I know it sounds simple. But there are many of us that find this somewhat a task in itself. I certainly did – and at times, still do. It took me last year to realise this, when I bought myself an organiser – and I absolutely love it. Writing everything down that needs to be done in one place has helped me organise my life, to the detail, where necessary. Scheduling moments where I want to focus on my own health, or my family, or even my work projects. Organising my person life and highlighting all the areas that needed specific times set aside, has helped me create myself a plan, and this has allowed me to feel capable and confident when tackling my week. Head on.
You might not necessarily need an organiser, but maybe just planning your days could help too. Perhaps you find it difficult to remember to look after your skin and so creating a plan to use creams and lotions might help, or maybe you find it difficult to stick to a specific diet, and perhaps planning a weekly meal plan might be what you need instead. There are absolutely loads of ways to schedule your life to help you fulfil your aims and goals in life, and help you get into some form of routine!
Routines are great for your health. Having a daily routine can be a useful way to de-stress. Repetitive actions benefit your physical and mental health by reducing your stress levels too. To help narrow some ideas down, I have created a list down for you to consider. Remember: These could be specific to your interests, and all you have to do is consider planning your week around them ^_^ Enjoy!
TYPES OF SCHEDULES AND ROUTINES
BED TIME ROUTINES are an important way in getting a good night’s sleep. It doesn’t just improve a child’s body clock and aid in relaxation, but it also helps us adults too with improving our memory and mental health. Creating a bedtime routine is one of the easiest things we can do to enjoy a better sleep. They are a simple step we can change – and be control of – that can help our minds. A bedtime routine is a set of tasks you perform in the same order, every night, before you go to bed. Factors to consider before bed, are turning off screens (maybe use a blue-filter on your screen or invest in some blue-filtered glasses), read a book or journal!
DAILY PLANS are a good way to create schedules and make sure that any important tasks are also taken into consideration. When scheduling it is essential to plan a daily schedule as well as a weekly one too. Having a weekly schedule is important for the overall success of the project(s) but it is the daily planning that you will find useful to track your progress. Writing a schedule can be a useful way to visually see tasks being completed. Perhaps write in different colours or use highlighters to distinguish between important tasks and social activities. Personally, I find it useful to use several different highlighters and colour code events: Birthdays and Anniversaries in one colour, social activities in another, work projects in a separate colour, important tasks in a distinguished colour, and so forth. Why not give it a try?
MEAL PLANNING is the simple act of taking time to plan out your meals for the week. You can plan for yourself or your family. Plan to eat healthy, have treats, or have a special meal out. It can be quite a useful idea to do, as it helps with the practical aspect of meal preparation. From knowing what to cook and when to cook it, helps reduce food waste, and can save you money too. Why not take a look at a Meal Planning PDF File – you can download them online, it might help you also limit your food supplies and save yourself some money too.
FITNESS ROUTINES are another great way to de-stress your body and help your mental health. We all know that exercise helps prevent excess weight gain, and the more physical activities you engage in helps burn calories. Scheduling a fitness programme for yourself can help monitor and improve your physical health. Why not set aside 20-30 minutes a day to do that fitness regime, yoga technique or mindfulness practice? Help your heart, help you mind.
SKIN CARE ROUTINES can be a perfect way to help monitor your health. Our skin conceals many hidden facts about ourselves, and is often one of the very first parts of the body that shows you when you’re lacking in minerals or need a little bit of TLC. Incorporating a skin care routine can be the perfect way to freshen yourself up in the morning, and help prepare you for your day, and it can be a pleasant way to help relax yourself at the of a busy day too. Why not have a 20 minute goal in the morning or afternoon, to go over your skin care routine? Focus on getting revitalising your skin and giving it the right minerals it needs.
There are many ways to incorporate routines in your life, ones to help benefit your health! Feel free to comment below if you have any inquiries and thoughts about this! I will be writing up the ways I would recommend organising your schedules in another future post. Best of luck! x