Three life hacks to upgrade your Monday-Friday routine in the New Year

  • Bookend your days with routines that work for you. Commutes for many are gone. But regardless, continue to create, or start a new a morning and evening routine. This could be a morning workout from home, a walk around your neighborhood, or even morning meditation, followed by your beverage of choice (matcha tea, or coffee or just hot water with lemon). And wrapping up your day with an easy routine also matters.
  • Wrap your day with a list and gratitude. Capture three things (bonus points for more!) that you’re grateful for each day and jot down your “must-do’s” for the next day. By writing the to-do’s down; this allows the mental clutter to be removed from the mental “back-burner” of our brains. This allows us to let go a bit more in the evening, knowing that they are safely written down and gives us a bit more “presence” to be and stay present with our loved ones in the evening or with ourselves as we wind down the day.
  • Unwind with something inspiring. Our brains are always processing, so be mindful of what you read or consume before bed. A few hours before bed — I like to read an uplifting or motivational book that fills up my soul cup. But be careful, don’t read anything too motivational — or you might find yourself wired at midnight (hand raised if you’ve been there!). To counteract the effects of reading something too stimulating, switch to more of an academic or duller article that allows you to relax and gently drift off to sleep.

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Abby Norman is a millennial leadership strategist and certified career and leadership coach. With nearly 15 years in Corporate HR. Go from burned-out to aligned

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Abby Norman is a millennial leadership strategist and certified career and leadership coach. With nearly 15 years in Corporate HR. Go from burned-out to aligned

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