7 Ways to Make Each Day More Heavenly

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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.

Read Books Before News Updates

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.

Take A Solo Morning Walk With Your Coffee

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.

Eat Sweets In The Morning

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.

Spiked Cider Candle by Rewined of Charleston

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.

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5 Comments

  • Henriette

    Nice

    January 3, 2019 at 6:29 pm Reply
  • Lou and May Fuentez and kids!

    Happy new year and God bless!

    January 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm Reply
  • Ken

    Happy New Year, love your role in Suits. Just what the series needed x

    January 5, 2019 at 9:35 pm Reply
  • Marcia

    Hi Katie!!! Nice article this month, reminding us of getting back to basics! I know I spent too much time at parties this holiday season and consequently ate wayyyyy too much! I’m ready to cleanse! I’m also wanting to start a good exercise regime, planning on walking and also drumming! And you are right, if we don’t take care of ourselves, who will?? Happy winter and take care of yourself! Always, Marcia

    January 6, 2019 at 12:03 am Reply
  • Syuzanna

    Dearest Katherine,

    Thank you for bringing Kortney Gruenwald to thoseheavenlydays and for sharing this inspiring and exciting tips! I already do a few things on the list, like I absolutely enjoy to just sit solo on the patio with my morning coffee and sunshine ( w/o sunshine I lounge on the couch which is a rare luxury for me as a busy working mom), I have always been a sweet tooth in the AM instead of breaksfats, light candles all over the place haha, and I do enjoy blooms and old memories around the house! I do have to try to fill in my drawers with more cashmere loungewear and classy pjs for after the hours, I do want to start reading non-medical books (which is still a hustle as a medical student), and I definatlet want to increase my sweat time but it is a hustle with a busy schedule I have ( albeit I do exercise 5-6 days a week for at least 20 minutes even if separated 10min each )…

    I absolutely love this blog as well as I Love you Katherine! Please, keep the inspiring posts coming!!!

    Woh love,
    Syuzanna

    January 6, 2019 at 9:32 pm Reply
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