Having strong daily practices can be a great way to get ahead in life. With solid practices you can consistently work to become healthier, smarter, and more well-rounded.
When I was using the Full Focus Planner regularly, it focused a lot on daily practices (which they call “daily rituals”) and it got me to reconsider mine.
As I thought about it, though, I think there’s an important difference between a daily routine and daily practice.
Routines are things you do every day, but generally because you just have to. This is things like showering, eating, brushing your teeth, etc. They’re important, no doubt, but it’d be weird to announce that you are “starting a new practice to shower every day”.
I see practices the other way – these are things that you don’t need to do every day, but if you can they’ll be likely to improve your life.
For me, those are things like blogging on here every day, working on Anki flashcards, practicing Duolingo, reading, exercising, etc. I’m better about some of those than others, but those are the types of practices that can help move me forward.
I’m frequently adjusting my daily practices to focus on areas that need more help, or adjusting them to fit available time in my schedule. The act of simply recognizing what those practices are is a huge first step toward making them part of your life.
What are some good daily practices that you follow?