To-do lists can be an excellent tool for planning and choosing what to get done within a given day. The problem is that we often tend to overload ourselves with too many tasks, overestimating our abilities. Adding well-being activities to your schedule is a great way to make your todo-lists manageable and increase your chances of sticking to them. You will be surprised how much you can achieve when keeping some of your time saved for well-being activities.
Use the right app
Most health tracker apps try to keep it simple and focus only on the well-being part, which is why there are many mood trackers, fitness trackers, meditation trackers, etc. But I think that it makes no sense to separate all of our daily tasks and well-being activities between different apps since they all affect each other.
To manage your daily tasks and keep track of your well-being in one place, you can use planner apps like Planndu. Get started fast using built-in templates that are fully customizable to match your activities, making new habits to maintain your wellness. Planndu can be used for almost any good habit, for example, drinking water a few times a day, meditating every morning, going to the gym, or even reading a book.
Make it a habit
With time you’ll start building trust that you can keep up with the healthy habits, and allow yourself to gain additional energy for more complicated daily tasks. The more you repeat your actions, the more chances you have to make them a habit.
If you’re old school and like to write on paper, you can also do it, though you won’t have a reminder that will remind you to follow your journey. But as long as you’re committed to regularly following the plan, it will guarantee you to be more productive and get things done.
Here is an example of a healthy and productive daily routine:
• Wake up, at the same time every morning
• Drink a glass of water
• Exercise in the morning
• Eat a healthy breakfast
• Start working on the most challenging task first
• Do some stretches
• Work on more tasks
• Take lunch
• Go for a short walk after eating
• Back to working on tasks
• Short break, make a coffee
• Complete the tasks left for the day
• Eat dinner
• Spend an hour on hobbies
• Read a book or an article
• Go to sleep
We all have busy lives, and healthy daily routines can help you accomplish your tasks while improving your well-being at the same time. Since daily routines involve repetition, they can also contribute to physical and mental health. Planning your day and having a daily routine ensures you get enough sleep every night, contributing to your overall performance. You can’t always prepare for the worst, but you can plan for it!