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new week:8 ways to SIMPLIFY your DAY-TO-DAY

Nikki Yazxhi

start to the new week


here’s a little inspiration to get you sorted for your work week ahead

8 {reminders} ways to simplify your daily routine…

1. Stick to a regular sleep schedule. Being well rested is the key to maintaining high energy, reducing weight, beautiful skin and keeping a clear mind. Even on the weekends, while it may sound absurd, do your best to stay within your routine. When your body is tired, it will speak to you. Listen to it and each day will go much more smoothly allowing you to be better prepared for those unexpected moments that you hadn’t planned.

2. Clean the dishes before going to bed. Since you know you’ll be eating breakfast in your kitchen the next morning, leave it ready-to-go by loading and washing the dishwasher, placing leftovers in the proper containers and wiping off the countertops. It will save you time in the morning and eliminate the dread of having to clean it in the morning.

3. Have a breakfast routine. It may sound dull, but during the work week stick to simple, healthy breakfast menus. Especially if you have kids, don’t offer them an endless list. Stick to one or two options that will provide them the necessary energy they need throughout the day and run with it each day of the work week. Save the weekends for special family breakfasts with bacon, French toast or  whatever your preference may be.

4. Make the beds. It takes less than five minutes, and it is the most welcoming sight to come home to after a long day when all you have energy left for is the extra step to turn down the sheets.

5. Do a swoop of the house every night. Before you go to bed, do a quick run-through of your house. Place anything left laying around in its designated spot – newspapers, toys, blankets, shoes, clothes, electronic devices, etc. This not only will same you time in the morning when you’re looking for anything in particular, but it will eliminate the time that potentially could have built up had you continually left everything out night after night. And who doesn’t want to wake up to a tidy home? There is something helpful and energetic about starting the day with one or two less chores to do.

6. Designate a place for incoming mail/bills/magazines/etc. If we organise our lives well, we are happier, more content and less stressed. However, on the flip side if we are unorganised, frazzled and drained. With this in mind, create a home office with an inbox that ensures you will deal with incoming mail in a timely manner.

7. Charge electronic devices at night or at the same time each day. Knowing your phone is on its last legs and the lunch hasn’t even occurred yet is not a good situation to be in. Get into the habit of charging your phone, laptop, iPad and any other electronic devices at night or at a designated time to be certain that the technology you depend on to run your life effectively is charged and ready to go.

8. A regular beauty routine. There will always be special occasions when your beauty routine becomes a bit more elaborate, but for the regular work day, create a routine that is simple and leaves you looking and feeling your best. For example, moisturise your entire body, wash your face with a gentle cleanser, apply moisturiser, concealor, SPF tinted moisturiser, blush, a dash of eyebrow colour, a simple neutral base to your eyelids, eye-liner, a bit of shadow and smudge-proof mascara. Finish with your favourite perfume, and hello gorgeous!

{Source: The Simply Luxurious Life / Pic: Pinterest}


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