Personal growth is very important in this 2019 world full of speed and stress. Earlier we mentioned that snoozing your alarm for an extra 10 minutes sleep every day might seem like a harmless trait, but if you tally up the amount of time that you waste over a year, it becomes clear how damaging this can be for your productivity. But you haven’t even read the worst part yet. It turns out that those extra minutes you spend in bed whilst you’re snoozing your alarm are actually harmful to your sleep cycles. So, snoozing your alarm every day before you wake up really does more harm than good.
The most important thing isn’t what time you wake up – it’s getting in tune with your body’s clock. According to Sleep.org, your body actually knows what it should be doing and when. Don’t force yourself to be part of the 5 am club if you can’t fall asleep before midnight. Getting enough sleep and waking up when your body is ready will lead more often to a productive day than forcing yourself out of bed hours before your brain is ready—that’s a recipe for burnout. Plus, the habit won’t last long. If you’re not a morning person, you can’t force it and your body will only work with you for so long before it says “no more!”
Most successful people tend to include their ‘me-time’ in their morning routines. For some, that means spending time with their family and for others spending time alone. In either way, with a clear and fresh mind, this is a great time to be yourself and enjoy the moment. See additional info at Mindfulness.
Find a style confidence role model. We are always our own worst critic, that’s why it can help to see things from another perspective. Pick a person in the public eye or even someone you know, who shares some of the attributes you are self-conscious about and has great style and confidence. Whenever you are not sure about your look from now on, ask yourself: Would XYZ wear this? Don’t let insecurities taint your true personal style. It’s likely that you have already internalised many of your self-imposed fashion-rules (like “don’t wear skinny jeans”) and automatically ignore certain things while looking for style inspiration. To get a more accurate picture of your personal style, imagine your fairy godmother gave you total confidence. What would you wear? Check out this post if you need a little creative inspiration.
This may come as a surprise, but the indoor air can actually be up to ten times more polluted than the air outside. Therefore, if you really want to create a healthy environment in your home where you will be able to practice mindfulness to the fullest, make sure that your indoor air quality is as high as it can possibly get. Aside from maintaining, cleaning and airing out your home regularly, you should also consider getting a quality whole house air purifier to make sure that you provide everyone living in your home with fresh, safe and clean air that’s free of any allergens and other harmful particles.
Commit to implementing your self-care routine while allowing yourself to play around with how you implement it. There are some days that will be easier to practice self-care and others that it might seem impossible. Things will get in the way and that’s an inevitable part of life. When this happens, it’s important to let go of the reigns a bit. Don’t be too hard on yourself and remember that every day is a fresh start to get back to it. Your self-care routine won’t be perfect. Read more details on Well-designed life.