1. Keep a bottle of water by your bedside table. Make sure to Drink Up When You Wake Up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so you’re naturally dehydrated in the morning. A glass of water when you wake helps start your day fresh.

drink water

2. Define your Top 3 – Every morning ask yourself, “What are the top 3 most important tasks that I WILL complete today?” Prioritize your day accordingly and don’t sleep until the Top 3 are complete.

the top 3

3. The 50/10 Rule. Solo-task and do more faster by working in 50/10 increments. Use a timer to work for 50 minutes on only one important task with 10 minute breaks in between. Spend your 10 minutes getting away from your desk, going outside, calling friends, meditating or grabbing a glass of water. Take a moment for yourself, quite simply.

50 10 RULE

4. Move and sweat daily. Regular movement keeps us healthy and alert. It boosts energy and mood, and relieves stress.

move sweat be active

 5. Express gratitude. Gratitude fosters happiness. Each morning, perhaps while on the way to work (or in the shower!), think of at least 5 things you’re thankful for. Write it down on a notepad or your phone. In times of stress, pause and reflect on these things.


6. Reflect daily. Bring closure to your day through 10 minutes of reflection. Ask yourself, “What went well?” and “What needs improvement?” I often think about this right before I tuck into bed.

Reflect Daily

Sometimes it’s easy to feel bad when you’re going through a tough time in life. However, remember no matter how bad your situation may seem, there are tens of thousands of things to be grateful for in life.

12 thoughts on “The 6 Simple Daily Rituals

  1. Fay, I trust you are taking measures to protect your lungs during the current period of smog caused by fires in Indonesia. The air quality at times makes it dangerous to run or do any exercise outdoors without a good N95 level mask that is properly fitted.

    Take care.


  2. I love the top 3 and the gratitude tip. I wrote them down in my note pad and I’m going to keep it by my bedside so i remember to do this in the morning. I love it!

  3. Harlo Fay, long time never drop by your blog but I glad I did! Love this blogpost as it helps me schedule my time better and stay positive of course =D

    Hope all is well to you too my fittest friend!

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