Routines and habits are usually a part of everyone’s day, but as we’re all adjusting to these new norms, it’s easy to let them fall by the wayside.

However, the more you stick to your habits and routines, especially good ones, the easier it is to live the well-designed life you want. These aren’t just things you do because you have to. Instead, they give your life structure and set you on a path to living your best life.

At Day Designer, we follow a simple formula: Yearly Goals + Monthly Actions + Weekly Routines + Daily Habits = Well-Designed Life. As you can see, routines and habits make up half of the formula.

Reach Your Goals

As much as you might wish, reaching your goals doesn’t just happen. It takes dedication to go from “I want to do xyz” to “I did it and I’m so proud of myself.”

So how do you make that leap? You guessed it. You create daily habits designed to get you closer to your goal with each day, week, and month. Those habits become part of routines that gradually transform your life into the one you want.

Improve Your Health

Incorporating positive habits into your life can help you in almost every way possible, including your health. The great thing is a positive habit also helps push out a bad habit. This means if you start eating healthier, you’ll have more energy, which leads you to exercise more versus sitting around.

Boost Efficiency

Routines and habits help keep you on track. Instead of running around wondering what do do, you already have an established routine. You’ve already planned out what to do and when. All you have to do is follow your routine, and you’ll boost your efficiency.

You even gain more time. In fact, the right habits and routines help you get more done and reclaim your time. Honestly, who doesn’t want to get more accomplished in less time and with less stress?

Improve Relationships

It’s always hard trying to balance your work and personal life. Yet, the relationships you have with your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers are important. They add meaning to your life. You feel better when you get to spend quality time with the people who are most important to you — even if it has to be on Zoom right now!

Without positive routines and habits, you spend far more time working, being late, and worrying if you’ll ever have time to do what you want. With them, you can gain control of your time and improve your relationships.

Add More Meaning To Your Life

Life is about more than get up, go to work, eat, and sleep. It’s about more than binge-watching TV shows and stress-eating. You want and need more meaning in your life. You have the power to make it happen.

Yes, once again, it’s all about routines and habits. For instance, if your spouse means the world to you, but you rarely connect one-on-one, make date night part of your ideal weekly routine. Create a new positive habit of spending 30 minutes each evening talking to each other with no screens.

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At Day Designer, we believe that everyone can design – and live – a life that they love, and our mission is to help you do just that.

Unfortunately, many people live life without a plan and in a state of stress. We are not given a roadmap or instruction manual for life, so many of us make it up as we go along! Frenetically juggling schedules and obligations, many people feel themselves on the edge of chaos, setting impossible goals, and feeling discouraged when they are not met.

Avoid these pitfalls by using our formula for a well-designed life. Turning goals into practical steps leads to success – and you can do it one day at a time.

Stay tuned! Take that first step to a well-designed life by checking out the next post in our Routines and Habits series this month: Top 5 Routines and Habits For Your Best Day.