It's often difficult to consider, but our daily routines make up a massive chunk of our days, and therefore our lives.
The way we eat breakfast or drive to work compounds into years over time. This means these seemingly tiny actions have an enormous impact on the QUALITY of life we live.
Do your routines hurt or help you? Are they making you positive, energetic, and happy? If not, take a look at these four ideas to make happiness a daily habit.
Happiness Habits and Routines to Add
Listen to Music
Set the tone for the rest of your day by building a morning routine out of things you love, starting with music. It's known to be a huge mood booster! So, listen to energetic music, and you'll start to feel that way as well.
Block out a Time for Silence
Silence is the new luxury in our ever distracted society. Quiet coffee, meditation, and prayer are all great examples as part of your morning routine. Taking just a few minutes to center yourself for the day ahead is essential to a life enjoyed, and not just marched through.
Have a Daily Exercise Routine
Exercise not only releases hormones that make us happier, but also lowers stress, and raises self-confidence. Even a simple ten-minute walk built into your daily routine is a huge boost in your quality of life. Get moving, and you'll find it's much easier to be energetic.
Indulge in Nightly Self-Care
Finally, your night routine is essential to properly wind down from a great day. Instead of zoning out through Netflix or social media scrolling, try a hot bath, calming nature sounds, or indulgent reading to close out your day. While it's often easier to get lost in the mindlessness of our screens, our happiness is a priority too. For more, check out How to Create a Soothing Self Care Routine.
Great days lead to fantastic weeks which lead to an amazing life. Use the power of your daily routine to craft the day that makes you happiest. After all, we're only here for a limited time. Shouldn't your life be happy? It starts with your day!