My Daily Rituals

HOW TO HAVE THE BEST DAY EVER

Whenever I tell people I'm taking a break from school, I face the inevitably awkward question, "Oh...so what do you do?" It's hard to explain in a casual sentence, but here is somewhat of my life/work schedule. I like to have a balance of hustling hard and relaxing harder. 

Yes, I literally copy and pasted this off of Essena Oneill's routine, but modified it to make it my own. I'd encourage you to do the same! :) 

M O R N I N G   R I T U A L

  • 6:00-6:30am Wake up | Sunrise (soft alarm if needed) 
    • Stretch whole body in bed 2-3 min (whilst praying about 5 things I'm grateful for) 
    • 15 min QT / meditation (bible app / calm app) 
    • Drink large glass of lemon water 
  • 7:00am Cleanse 
    • Wash face + Moisturize 
    • Brush teeth + Floss 
    • Brush hair out + Deodorant 
    • Make bed
    • Dry brush 
    • Get dressed to workout
    • Fill up water bottle
  • 7:30am Exercise + Read (Audible app) 
    • Quick 30 min gym cardio/strength  
  • 8:00am Get Ready 
    • Quick shower rinse
    • Dressed 
    • Minimal makeup/hair 
  • 8:30am Breakfast 
    • Smoothie/Cereal/Oatmeal 
    • Eating update session → YouTube, Tumblr, e-mails, etc. 
  • 9:00am Ready To Start My Day! What a killer morning!

D A I L Y   R I T U A L

Work Schedule from Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm + 1 hour lunch break @ 12:30pm

  • 9:00-10:00 Plan My Day + Take Care of the Little Things 
    • Passion Planner 
    • Grocery Shopping/Chores
    • Text people I care about
    • Reply to e-mails
    • Etc.
  • 10:00-12:30 Write | Brainstorm 
    • Writing designated time slot for weekly videos! (Celtx)
    • Work on secret e-book (Shhh) 
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch Break 
    • Make one yummy, fulfilling meal (try 1 new recipe a week) 
    • Eat slowly and sit outside in nature 
  • 1:30-3:30 Film/Edit 
    • Work on relevant project 
    • Update blog/social media 
  • 3:30-5:00 Learn (if time permits)
    • Crash Course 
    • In a Nutshell 
    • TED talks 
    • Books 
    • Documentaries 
    • Current Interest: Korean, Photography, etc.

E V E N I N G   R I T U A L

  • 5:00-6:00 Quality Time
    • This is a time to get out of a work headspace, relax, connect, and listen to others 
    • Chat with friends, family, mentor
    • Spend time in prayer with God
  • 6:00-8:00 Enjoy Dinner
    • Cook a fabulous homemade meal
    • Watch YouTube videos, an episode of a tv show, or a movie
  • 8:00 Down Time 
    • Big glass of water/ cup of tea
    • Brush teeth, wash face, moisturize 
    • Light incense/candles 
    • Edit current video
    • Read current book
  • 10:00-12:00 Lights out & Sleep
  • What a fulfilling day! 

Disclaimer: This is a guide to my ideal productive day. NO, my life will never always work out this smoothly and that is OK. 

It's the New Year, and I already screwed up. I stayed up til 3am on New Years Eve and woke up at 10am. Technically, I'm on my "winter break," but still! I've come to accept the fact that random things will pop up in life- good or bad- and I'm working on being more flexible. 

I created a set routine to motivate me- not to stress me out because I'm not sticking to it perfectly. 

Create one of your own and send it to me! I am curious to see how other people schedule out their lives. 

Make every day the best day ever! ☼

Kristine Yu9 Comments