HAVING a daily routine will help you stay on track and motivated all week long.
Professional organizers Margaret and Stetson have shared five habits you should adopt every day to live a better life.
MAKE YOUR BED
First, the experts said to make your bed every morning.
In seconds, you can make your bed once so you don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day.
A freshly assembled bed lets you start your day off right and will also prevent you from crawling under the covers.
A wellness expert says that making your bed every day is very beneficial for your mental health, as research has shown that people who make their bed every day are less stressed, more organized and have better concentration.
A tidier space leads to a tidier mind, right?
The next organizer habit was to declutter your home regularly.
By setting a time each day to get rid of unnecessary items and sort out what you need, you can avoid cluttering cupboards and pantries.
Designate a day of the week for each area of the cabinet and you’ll get rid of old junk quickly.
It can also help you save money because you’ll see everything you own and become less likely to double up on items at the store.
HAVE A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING
Next, Margaret and Stetson said they have selected locations for all of your items.
For example, keep all of your toiletries in one place, all of your linens in one closet, and all of your spices in one cabinet.
You are sure to be a lot less stressed when you know where all your stuff is.
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “There is a place for everything and everything has its place.”
HOLD YOURSELF RESPONSIBLE
Organizers said you need to hold yourself accountable to help you get through your to-do list.
A behavioral scientist says there are some tricks you can do to better hold yourself accountable, one of which is having a pragmatic colleague to keep you focused on your goals.
He said that person needs to be someone who won’t care about your excuses and won’t be afraid to call you on your bulls**t.
Finally, the organizers shared the idea of giving priority to moments of relaxation and reward.
One of the best ways to stay motivated in your tasks is to be rewarded for your hard work.
A psychology expert says our brain activates special pathways after being rewarded, which makes people feel good and want to pursue that feeling even more.
After finishing a to-do list or a long and difficult project, treat yourself to a relaxing night, your favorite meal, or even a new item you’ve been wanting.
If you’re looking for more daily habits, a health expert has shared five dietary changes you could make to possibly add 10 years to your life, and one of them is as simple as adding chickpeas to your salad.
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