Having no structure or routine in your life is not only physically draining but also emotionally and mentally exhausting. If you don’t have a routine that you know will make your lifestyle better, you will feel tired and burn out. You will feel like you’re spending days in vain and will never accomplish your targets. It does not only make your body feel deprived of energy but your mind will suffer too.

That is to say, proper routine and positive activities can do wonders when it comes to improving your lifestyle. No matter how many times you’ve already tried to set your daily routine, if don’t follow it consistently you will miss out on discipline and consistency in life.

Of course, nobody gets more than 24 hours in a day to complete their daily tasks, but many people seem to do much more than others do. Ever wondered why does it happen? They don’t have any supernatural ability. It is just that they are more organized, disciplined, and use routines to be more productive.

Let’s go through some tips that can help you make the most of your daily routine.

Tips for using Routines to Improve your Life

Set a Proper Schedule

This is the most important tip when it comes to spending your day productively. You have to make a schedule, to get organized. Setting up a schedule means breaking up your day according to daily tasks. Decide when you will begin a certain task and how long you will it take to complete it and try to minimize time loss when transitioning from one activity to another.

Whether it is home cleaning or morning yoga, once you know how long each of your activity takes, it will be ingrained in your daily routine.

Optimize Work

No doubt task change is the best rest. Breaking up your day into small interchanging periods of 10 and 20 minutes and switching between tasks is really helpful. Make sure to switch between the tasks that are different from one another.

This may seem a strange idea, but it is very effective in keeping you focused and alert.

Clean Your Home Routinely

If you keep your weekends for catching up on tasks that you didn’t get done during the weekdays, you’re wasting them. Weekends shouldn’t be wasted in housework. For that, it is important that you include home cleaning in your daily routine.

Commit to house cleaning for 10 to 30 minutes a day in a week. Do the following cleaning tasks every day to avoid daily messes. Make them your daily habit.

· Dishwashing after every meal

· Wipe down bathrooms (do it when taking a bath)

· Sweep floors or vacuum floor and carpets

· Put things in their place once you have used them (sorted piles backpacks, remotes, and cushions)

· Wipe down your kitchen counter

· Wipe the dining table after having each meal

· Dusting

For longer cleaning tasks, you can keep a separate day. For instance, wipe mirrors and glasses in the bathroom on Monday, clean your fridge on Tuesday, and do laundry on Wednesday.

Following a simple cleaning routine, every day will give you a weekend free from housework and make it a relaxing endeavor.

Include Exercise in your Daily Routine

People understand that exercise is good. However, what many of them don’t know is that it only benefits when it is done regularly and systematically. If you want to improve your lifestyle, you need to do at least 160 minutes of exercise (preferably cardiovascular) per week.

Including exercise in your daily routine does not only make you feel active but also improves sleep quality, mental clarity, and productivity.

Eat Healthy Food

Did you know that eating healthy and timely can also help you set routine and improve your quality of life? Your food choices have a great impact on the way your brain functions.

Many studies have shown that consuming a certain amount of glucose (ideally 25 gm) is necessary for your brain to operate optimally. That means eating foods, like seeds, nuts, blueberries, fish, and avocados daily, keeps your brain active and productive.

Final Thoughts

Overall, establishing a healthy routine is more like a self-investment. From creating momentum in your life to giving a structure to your activities, a good routine has a plethora of benefits. Not only does it limit procrastination but establishes priorities.

Thus, a healthy routine is extremely important to keep you productive throughout the day, and the given tips may help you achieve that.

Author's Bio: 

Matt Wilson is a Motivational Speaker, Technology Enthusiast, Health Freak and a Father of a lovely daughter.