9 BADASS HABITS THAT WILL SET THE TONE OF YOUR DAY

by
LAURYN

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Now you know very well that I get SPECIFIC about my daily habits. Huge believer over here that small habits form success. Kind of like chipping away, day after day to garner big results.

I consume a lot of content ( books & podcasts mostly ) as a human guinea pig. I am constantly curious & always eager to learn. The content I prefer to consume is typically by people who are WILDLY successful- I do this to surround myself with people who are smarter than me. AND SURE! They’re not my actual real life friends but that’s neither here nor there ( & for the record, my real-life friends are smart TOO! ).

But anyway, with all the successful people I’ve read about, there is a very common, very obvious theme: they all practice daily, healthy habits. Success leaves clues & I’m taking my clues seriously to report back to you guys. So no surprise here, I whipped out my magnifying glass & put together a list for you.

A list of 9 badass habits.

These are habits that I have adapted- ones that I heard from a podcast, or read about, or even made up myself, but I can tell you this: they’re ones that work.

Here’s the thing though: NONE of these habits work…unless you do. You are the one that has to implement the healthy habits everyday, day after day. There’s really no one else who can do it for you. Trust me, we all know I would delegate that shit if it were possible. It’s not- you have to do the work.

These are habits that if you do daily, rinse & repeat, will set you up for success.

Ya ready? Let’s do this.

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WHAT IS A HABIT? According to Google a habit is “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.”

I like this definition. I like routine. & I like my habits. With that:

9 BADASS HABITS THAT WILL SET THE TONE OF YOUR DAY:

1.) MEDITATION:

ALWAYS. Lately this has been a must. Many successful people have said: “if you don’t have 10 minutes to yourself, you don’t have a life.” I’d agree. Make 10 minutes for yourself every AM to zone out. You’ll see my routine below to get into the meditation zone but know this: I like Headspace. So far I have meditated for 540 minutes total. This is a big deal for someone who cannot sit still. ALSO- I feel calmer and I like it. More peaceful, if you will?

Meditation gives me clarity– I have even made business plans while meditating. Sometimes I work out something that’s bothering me. Whatever it is, meditation has helped.

2.) LIGHT, HYDRATION, MOVEMENT:

This is something I have practiced for the last 3 weeks. Michael laughs at me every morning because I sort of copied Aubrey Marcus here ( listen to his episode on the latest The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER Show- it’s juicy ). Like sure, I copied Aubrey…but I think everyone should copy him. WHY? Because he wakes up & does three things: LIGHT, HYDRATION, MOVEMENT. Here’s my little routine: wake-up, open shutters ( LIGHT? CHECK! ), clean tongue/brush teeth, make water bottle with a little pink Himalayan salt & lemon- drink half the liter ( HYDRATION? 1/2 CHECK ), get back in bed, wrap myself in leopard Kardashian blanket, meditate with lots of deep breaths, sip more water ( HYDRATION PART 2? OTHER 1/2 CHECK ), change into workout clothes, walk the dogs to the local coffee shop ( MOVEMENT? CHECK! ), order always: ALMOND MILK UNSWEETENED ICED LATTE WITH EXTRA CINNAMON, & walk home ( MORE MOVEMENT )- end scene! The point is the day always starts with LIGHT, HYDRATION, MOVEMENT…& 10 MINUTES OF MEDITATION!

3.) MAKE THE BED:

Always for me. Making the bed has set the tone of the day for me since I was literally 4 years old. I have to make the bed- it’s non-negotiable. Anyone else? I need my bedroom clean to start the day. I open the windows, the balcony, turn on some Bossanova jazz, diffuse some oils, & take 10 minutes to make the bed. Easy.

4.) LISTEN TO PODCASTS OR BOOKS ON TAPE WHILE DOING MUNDANE TASKS ( AKA ENHANCE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ) :

While the music is playing softly in the background, you can bet I am listening to a podcast. Here’s something weird about me: I HAVE to listen to something motivating, inspiring, or knowledgeable in the morning. Nothing funny, or gossip-y, or fiction. It needs to be VALUABLE. I like learning about successful people while making the bed. It kills two birds with one stone & I get inspired & revved up to start the day.

Sometimes I listen to Audible & do audio books. I like this route too because again, it starts the day with valuable nuggets. Lots of takeaways, you know?

5.) THE FUCKING FREEZING COLD:

If I can, I get a workout in before I shower. I would say 4 days a week I workout in the morning. The other 2 are at night. So usually I workout downstairs or at the beach or at my Pilates studio & then I GET COLD. This could mean two things: I do a hot/cold shower OR cryotherapy. ONE OF THEM IS ALWAYS HAPPENING THOUGH. The cold has so many benefits- it’s great for the lymphatic system, revs the metabolism, is mentally challenging ( it’s important to workout your brain too ), & fights inflammation. I am bouncing off the fucking walls after I do cryotherapy or a hot/cold shower. TRY IT. This is something I do every day.

note: if I am showering, dry brushing is also involved to wake up my lymph system.

6.) MORNING PAGES &/OR WRITE EVERYDAY:

The earlier the better here. I shoot for this at least before 10 am. I do this thing- have you heard of it? It’s called MORNING PAGES. You can read more about it here. It’s 3 pages every day, of all your thoughts- with no judgement. I never check my e-mails until I have done this. I swear it’s bad juju.

With MORNING PAGES I always do my list of 7. I got this tip from a billionaire- I can’t remember who? He was on a podcast a while back. Anyway, he said to make a list of 7 priorities every day. And you can’t move forward with other small tasks until your 7 priorities are completed. A priority could be: write a blog post, post 10 IG Stories, &/or write an e-mail to __________ about _________. You do you here.

Another thing: I write blog content every day. Usually 7 days a week. Some type of long form content is always happening on my end. Whether it’s for the blog, e-mails, interviews, YouTube, IG micro-blogging, whatever- I just write. It’s definitely not always perfect but the point is, I am practicing my writing skills every day. A little goes a long way in the long run. Remember habits make success.

7.) TIME BATCH:

Remember the post I did on time-batching? This is a habit I practice daily. I batch my time.

This is a very easy time-management hack that will enable you to take full advantage of your CONCENTRATION by doing a lot of the same things together at the same time.

Make sense?

Like for instance: if I wanted to shoot photos for a blog post- instead of doing a few photos throughout the week, I do the exact opposite. I put them all in one block, on one day. Fridays are usually my day to shoot content. My team knows Thursday is prep night where we set everything up for the shoot. My photographer knows the shot list. I brainstorm ideas for whatever I’m shooting & we make sure the weather is going to be right…because you know we can’t do cloudy.

It could even be simple though. Like e-mails. I time-batch 1 hour in the morning, 1 hour at night. Even responding on social media, I batch.

A year ago I turned my notifications off on my phone.

This change, quite frankly, changed my life.

Now even my text messages are time-batched. I take 15 minutes every morning and night to go through them. Time-batching is one of my favorite daily habits that’s truly changed my day.

8.) A GOOD SKIN CARE ROUTINE:

Everyyyyyday. You know this! Morning & night. Take 5 to 10 minutes in the morning & 10 minutes at night. Your skin will thank you in the long run. I have my morning skin care routine where I’m super anal about facial massage…& then my nightly routine ( coming soon to my channel ). My nightly routine is me covered in oils– LOL. I want to be MOISTURIZED, you know? Anyway, prevention is key. The real trick to having youthful skin is to take care of it little by little, every day. Small changes= big success.

9.) READ, READ, READ:

Not to be a nag but I believe everyone should implement reading into their daily life. The best time for me to read is when my brain is shutting off. I find that I am quiet & still. It’s 12:13 AM. I write to you in bed. After I edit this post, I will curl up in my leopard blanket with my dogs & read for about 20 minutes before bed. Sometimes reading makes me fall asleep, sometimes I stay up later than I should, & sometimes I actually get ideas in my sleep…I swear! From reading! So I wake up & write down my thoughts on a pad of paper. Crazy? I know.

Oh! Right now I am reading Posh & Becks by Andrew Morton. Book on tape is: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill ( which is nothing to do with money- it’s more mindset ).

Reading is my favorite hobby ever. Anyone else?

Ta-da. Habits! Make them. Live by them! Rinse & repeat!

Do you like posts on habits & mindset? I’m feeling them lately. Like, a lot. Give me your feedback.

What is a daily habit you do that’s made all the difference? I swear I have learned so many good tips from you guys. Especially in the secret Facebook group.

Ok I’m off to read- maybe add a little CBD to my tea? I don’t know, I love a twist sometimes. Got to go.

See you tomorrow! x lauryn

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  1. Emelie

    My favorite type of blog Posts!!!
    & my favorite habits are oil diffuser, calm tea, rose hip oil & chi roller 😂😂can you guess where they’re from?!

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  2. Sam

    Thank you so much for the information that is being shared.This is really motivating and provides a vast idea regarding the habits which we need to follow on daily basis to be a good personality.Last week I have gone A blog by Sean Hughes that is Leadlife blog and the blog was so useful and is one of the best motivational blogs about life.

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  3. Mary

    Love this. I’m definitely a reader. I remember in 8th grade, the D.A.R.E. officer went around the room and asked everyone what their fave hobby was, and I said “I like to read.” My friends laughed at me lol, but it’s the truth!

    also, quick question…100% on board with the daily habits, i’ve actually started incorporating these slowly but surely into my own life BUT a part of me is scared that with routine and habits I will lose/suppress the “spontaneous” side of me that craves “different” and “exciting.”

    How do you balance both?

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  4. Nawel

    Love all of your content! You give me something to look forward To and read! Love the little nuggets of useful information that I can try to implement in my routine.

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  5. Jessa

    I love ALL of these things. I am going to start implementing a few of them. I really love the light.hydrate.meditate.

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  6. sam

    Our power habit I’m proud of is: every morning we have a family meeting, 2 kiddos and myself, we talk about our plans for the day and review our priorities of being kind and being helpful. And in the evening we talk about our 3 favorite things that happened, something we learned, and the low point of the day (not necessarily all topics every time but the habit is formulaic and routine). I’m super interested to learn more about the batching organisation system and will research that more. One habit I wish I would stick with is drinking raspberry leaf tea everyday, its hormonal influence does wonderful things for my skin, but perhaps my morning instinct to reach for coffee or green tea are just too entrenched and the rest of the day is all water.

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  7. Juliana

    Loved this post, thank you for giving me tips on organizing my morning routine:) into tip is to add stretching at Some point of this. I always do it after getting out bed. Makes me feel like my body is ready to move vs just popping up and on the go directly.

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  8. Kari

    I did morning pages for a while, but I didn’t find it too beneficial. I want to like the idea, but it just didn’t work for me. I think I need to hold onto my thoughts, concerns, etc., because I need that stuff in order to write during the day for my clients and myself.

    But, one thing I need is a good skincare routine. Aging is starting to show, and I know I shouldn’t have waited this long to develop one. I’m going to check yours out.

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  9. sandi kane

    I have to tell you, your tips really work! I am 51 years old and have been doing many of your steps (in addition to a few of my own), and my doctor tells me that I am the healthiest patient she has ever had. I have zero inflammation in my body, the risks of a heart attack, stroke, etc. are zero. I try sharing these tips with her to pass on, but she says most people don’t have the discipline. Even if people just do a few of your ideas it will make them SO much healthier! You have a great platform and energy-KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! IT WORKS!!

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