Start Your Day Right with These Fresh Routines [5 Habits]

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Want to set yourself up for greater success? Update your daily routine with one of these fresh rituals. Get inspired and stay motivated with these 5 habits.

Does a new day remind you how quickly time flies by?

It often seems like the older we get, the more moments just disappear.

If your days seem to pass you right by — make a conscious effort to cherish them. Achieve this by applying new rituals that motivate you.

When looking to form winning new habits, we recommend starting small. You can always add more to the mix later.

At first, it may take extra effort on your part. But as you implement each habit, these new routines will smooth out your days.

And once you’ve improved your life, you'll always wake up ready to win the day!

1. Start Right

The morning often dictates how the rest of your day will go, so start it off on the right foot.

If you're not a morning person, give it a shot. Taking advantage of the early hours has a lot of benefits.

Many people tend to get a lot done by getting up early. You can do the same!

Why not try to get up earlier at least a few times a week?

You may even become a morning person if, after a while, you discover you're accomplishing more.

When you decide to embrace the morning, there are some habits you can apply:

  • Read a chapter from a book
  • Exercise for an hour
  • Check-in with a loved one
  • Take a pet for a walk
  • Listen to uplifting music
  • Journal your thoughts and goals for the day

Creating positive morning routines will spill positivity into the rest of your day.

2. Take Deep Breaths

Did you know that the majority of your body's toxins get released when you breathe?

Knowing this, it makes perfect sense why you should use breathing to your advantage.

A lot of people don't breath the right way due to bad posture. Poor posture is when your shoulders round forward, and your rib cage and chest collapse.

Not only that, but your neck juts forward. From this position, it becomes even harder to breathe.

If you're in the habit of hunching over your desk for a long time, your diaphragm and muscles suffer. You take in less air, and your abs have a harder time pushing out what little air you're breathing.

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation did a study in 2006. In the study, they discussed how slumped seating results in weak breathing. Based on those results, they explained why it’s important to sit correctly.

To take deep breaths, work on your posture and positioning your body the right way. There are other ways to identify your breathing habits as well, such as running a series of tests on yourself.

Figure the cause of your shallow breathing so you can learn how to take deep breaths. When you breathe deeply, you'll release more toxins, which is excellent for your body.

Throughout the day, take some power breaths. Inhale for 8 seconds, hold for 20 seconds, and then slowly exhale. It's incredible how breathing better can improve your entire day!

3. Stay Motivated

It’s easy to get lazy and allow self-improvement to fall at the wayside. You could also be feeling stuck in life, which results in a lack of motivation.

Everyone goes through hard times, both professionally and personally. If you’re feeling that way, don’t let things drag you down.

Instead, figure out what to do to get out of the rut and make positive changes!

To feel motivated again, find out what inspires you. Luckily you can find inspiration everywhere through nature, podcasts, music, books, and more.

When you find something that inspires you, embrace it. For example, if you discover you love to bike ride in the mountains, make a point to explore new trails.

Your sense of adventure will prompt you to make beneficial changes. Continue to throw yourself into your passion. Watch it spill over into other areas of your life!

Stay inspired every day, and you’ll be more likely to follow through with your goals.

4. Find Support

Part of having a good day is making sure you’re spending it with people who enhance your life.

You could be holding onto friendships because you’ve been friends for a while. Even if there’s history, sometimes it’s better to move forward.

If there are relationships that are dragging you down, it’s better to let them go. Keep people like that in your life, and you won’t get the support you need.

Only make room for people who lift you up and improve your life. Choose your relationships wisely and hold onto people who are there for you.

It’s vital to have people in your life who encourage you to become a better person and live each day to the fullest.

5. Pay It Forward

As you go throughout your day, think about unselfish acts of kindness. It’s easy to get caught up in focusing on ourselves.

We get glued to our phones and so worried about our lives that we forget the small ways we can improve others’ lives.

Sometimes it feels excellent paying it forward. To do this, you can pay for someone’s lunch, compliment a stranger, or leave a loved one a sweet note.

Think outside the box and make a conscious effort to pay it forward in new ways every day. Your random acts of kindness could encourage someone to do the same. Then you’ll have an incredible chain reaction of paying it forward!

Focus on paying it forward more often and start each day on a high note.


Small, positive habits tend to turn into surprising, life-transforming routines. So, if you find yourself in a rut and want to improve your life — switch up your schedule.

Establishing new habits will take some practice. But, it’s time well spent.

Whether it’s eating better or paying it forward, do something that makes you happy.

You are your biggest fan, so cheer yourself on and live life with zero regrets.

Author Bio:

Novel Rio is a brand-new, mid-century inspired complex located in downtown Tempe just steps away from restaurants, shopping, museums, and cultural events. Explore the Rio life by grabbing a kayak from the on-site gear room or grill by the pool with your friends. You will have everything you need right at your fingertips. All you have to do is seize the day!

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