7 Ways to Make Each Day More Heavenly
In a world where being connected is everything, nurturing the connection we have with ourselves is often an afterthought. Here is a coveted self-care secret: a heavenly lifestyle starts with creating heavenly days.
Cultivating a set of joyous rituals and following them religiously keeps us grounded in gratitude, intention and happiness. As a writer, filling my daily routine with cherished habits feeds my creative process. These seven little luxuries are simple but elevate everyday living dramatically, and will make your daily grind absolutely heavenly.
Read Books Before News Updates
Be fiercely selective with how you keep up on world affairs; overdosing on social media, Instagram or news can be toxic to creativity. Make a habit of starting and ending the day with your #TBR pile. I balance a trendy non-fiction read in the mornings with a dreamy novel before bedtime.
Take A Solo Morning Walk With Your Coffee
I’m here to destroy the sentiment that meditation is an elusive myth: it’s as simple as an early morning walk with your café au lait. Clearing your head before filling it with noise is a non-negotiable practice and kick-starts every day with intention. Whether it’s a stroll through bustling city streets or the countryside, make it a habit.
Fill Home With New Blooms And Old Memories
I fill every corner of my apartment with the juxtaposition of fresh seasonal blooms and framed memories of the past – they bring instant joy to every space. Travel plays a huge part in both my professional life and personal happiness, so I surround myself with those adventurous moments for constant inspiration.
Eat Sweets In The Morning
Take a page out of every French woman’s staying skinny playbook: serve your sweet tooth only in the morning. There is something quite je ne sais quoi about staying fit while never depriving your sweet tooth.
Sweat For One Hour Daily
Yoga. Barre. Paddle-boarding. Walking. Running. A Tracey Anderson class. It doesn’t matter how you choose to cherish your body but giving it 60 minutes of your day is the definition of NBD.
Find A Signature Candle And Light It Nightly
Home is truly where your signature candle is. Find a local candlemaker and a heavenly scent you never tire of (my go-to is ‘Spiked Cider’ by Rewined of Charleston). Light it nightly. When traveling, pack a mini version into your luggage so every hotel room boasts the sweet aroma of home.
Have Loungewear To Look Forward To
T-shirts and sweatpants shouldn’t exist past college. Fill your loungewear drawers with cashmere, fuzzy socks, matching PJ sets, lingerie and cozy textures that serve as a reward for days well hustled. That heavenly drawer is my first destination after a long day.