Improving the everyday doesn’t have to be grueling or complex. For me, these simple remedies have saved many a day from feeling like a waste of time. Perhaps they can do the same for you?
1. A morning coffee.
This is by far my favorite one. Nothing can help escape the daily rush like even two peaceful minutes with an enjoyable beverage. Of course, you can do this at any time of the day. But doing it in the morning, preferably while looking pensively out of the window, just takes the cake for me.
2. Leaving the house.
Or just changing rooms. Our brain is a funny thing. It can quickly fall into a sort of cabin fever, without us ever realizing it – especially while sitting in front of the computer all day. Leaving the house or just changing rooms has saved me countless times from drowning in the internet’s content flood. For extra enjoyment, just grab a nice beverage while you’re on the go!
3. Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A).
Not everyone likes Yoga, but I’m convinced that sun salutations is something anyone can get into. It’s essentially a handful of simple postures that you can cycle through in almost no time at all. But the effect is staggering: It gives you a great stretch, your mind has an opportunity to relax and your day will immediately improve.
4. A well-made bed.
I’ve started way too many days in my life by just getting out of bed without so much as a look back. A shame, because even the simple action of shaking up your pillow helps to start the day by doing something constructive right off the bat – and reminds you when you got to bed that you started the day well.
5. Thinking about death.
Sounds like a curveball but hear me out. It is so easy for a day to just seem like any other. This is profoundly untrue. No day ever comes back. Thinking about death reminds us of that – perhaps uncomfortably, but effectively so.
What simple thing do you do to improve your day? I’d love to be ready for the next bump on the road!