Previously, we covered the top five routines and habits for your best day, but how do you build your best routines and habits into your life?

Sometimes, it might feel like it’s too hard, but that’s just a temporary obstacle. Your dreams of a well-designed life are within your reach.

All it takes is four simple steps to go from a list of routines and habits you wish you had – to fitting them easily in your daily and weekly life.

1. Time For A Reality Check

The first step is a simple check-in with yourself. Where are you right now? Are you where you want to be? Are you close or not sure where to even start?

No matter where you are on your journey, only one thing matters – focusing on your true priorities. When you start to do that, your life changes for the better. The great thing is you can start at any time. However, you have to first identify your priorities.

Then, you build those priorities into your best routines and habits. That’s when you start creating the life you want. Prioritization helps you spend your time right.

2. Envision What You Want

What do you really want? Dig deep and think about the life you want to live. Envision the desired result. While at home right now, think about how you’d like your life to change for the better.

List exactly what you want to change. Those changes are your new goals. Those are the changes you’ll gradually make to live a well-designed life.

It’s okay if you have a big list or even just a small one. Either way, you’ll take it step-by-step to create habits and routines that ensure you make those changes. Envisioning your best life gives you something to look forward to, helping you stick to your best routines and habits.

3. Plan Your Best Routines and Habits

You’ve set your priorities and now know what you want to change. It’s time for one of the most critical steps: Planning.

Every big goal is intimidating. Why? You can’t accomplish a big goal all at once. However, you can break it down into tiny goals that you can accomplish much more easily.

Any goal without an action plan is just a dream. What routines and habits will help you make progress on your goals? Break those goals down. Then, plan those new habits and routines into each week and day. Use your planner to actually schedule in exactly what you need to do.

Your habits don’t have to take up your entire day. In fact, even just adding in some new five-minute habits make a major difference. Take a look at your schedule. You probably have five minutes to spare. Besides, five minutes a day leads to over 30 hours a year spent progressing on your goals.

Even more importantly, make that scheduled time a priority. Your goals are important and it’s through those daily steps and habits that you achieve them.

4. Take Action Now

You’ve got this! Planning has set the foundation. Now, it’s time to take action. Each evening, write down what you need to do the next day. Review it in the morning. Stay on course and adjust your plan as needed.

Every little bit of progress is success. You can’t reach your goals overnight, but every day you can make progress.

Use a planner to keep track of your plan on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. As you progress, adjust your plan to re-prioritize things or identify new strategies for achieving your goals.

Your best routines and habits start with planning. Take action now and turn them into part of your daily life for your best life.

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