Each day is a gift, that’s why they call it the present. Do you know what that means? You’ve got to get out there and make the most of it!
If you’re not sure exactly how to go about making the most of your day, we’re here to fill you in with the 10 best steps to take to start every single day on the right foot. Ready, set, go!
How to make the most of your day
1. Wake Up Earlier
You don’t need to set your alarm for 4 am, but waking up just 20 minutes before you absolutely have to creates a more pleasant and relaxed start to your morning.
Use this time to do something for you; enjoy a quiet cup of coffee, eat breakfast at home, meditate, journal, lightly stretch, read, or call your mom.
2. Get Outside
Connect with the world around you and take a walk. With your family, your dog, your friend or alone, with or without a destination. Let the outdoors inspire and invigorate you!
3. Connect with a Stranger
Get out of your bubble and connect – really connect, not on social media! – with someone new. Compliment, ask an opinion, share an idea.
4. Reach out to an Old Friend
Connect with your past and someone who’s known you throughout different stages of your life. Remember simpler – or harder – times and gain perspective on your day while catching up with them. Call, text, write a letter.
5. Start a Plan for Tomorrow
Put one thing in motion for the next day. Doing something today to help you tomorrow, helps you feel in control of your plans and ahead of the game.
It could be as small as writing out an actionable to-do list or as big as setting an appointment.
6. Get an Endorphin Rush
Move your body in a way you enjoy every day, and enjoy a natural endorphin rush sans caffeine. Go for a run, take a Zumba class, do yoga or just dance in your living room.
7. Listen to a Favorite Song
Music affects your mood and hearing songs you love has positive effects on the brain. Turn up your favorite jam and rock out!
8. Reflect on Yesterday’s Positives
We often make the mistake of dwelling on the past, but using yesterday’s events to propel today forward is worth your while.
Had a great time getting coffee with a friend yesterday? Shoot her a text and tell her how good it was to catch up. Coworker send you a congratulatory email for a project you just completed? Read it again!
9. Do Something for Someone Else
Doing things for others not only makes us feel good and purposeful, but makes their day as well. Make it a point to pay it forward each day.
From holding the door for someone to connecting friends professionally, you’ll create positive energy each day.
We’ve learned time and again that laughter is the best medicine. It has similar effects to exercise, increases blood flow, relaxes the body, and relieves stress. Whether through a movie, online videos, playing with kids or chatting with your funniest friend, get your dose each and every day.
Are you making the most of your days?
The kind of life you live will be determined by how your spend your days. For you to live life fully, you need to take charge and make the most of your day.
What are you doing to get the most out of your days? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.