How to Refresh Your Life for the Week

Do you get up on a weekday only to look around and feel depressed by your messy surroundings? Do you wish you had more energy to start your day right and keep up healthy habits? Some people suggest going to a spa to refresh your body, but that doesn't prepare you for the work (or school) week ahead. Try this routine to get your body, mind, and home ready and give yourself more energy.


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    Wake up. Start your day right by waking up early. Set your alarm for seven at the latest. It's best to get a good night's sleep the night before so that you'll have enough rest for the day. Also, setting a habit of getting up early will give you more time to spend the day, and eventually more energy.
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    Wash up. You will probably be a little drowsy, especially if you tend to sleep in late a lot. Try splashing cold water on your face to wake you up a little more. Then follow some simple hygiene routine. Wash your face, brush your teeth, shave if you must.
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    Exercise. After you cleaned up a bit, get your body warmed up with some physical health practices. Stretch out your muscles and go for an early morning jog. Maybe you have some exercise machine at home. But don't overdo it if it's your first time or you haven't done it in a while, that could cause soreness that will take away from you energy.
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    Energize. Once you're all sweaty from your workout, take a shower to wash up and eat a well prepared breakfast. Give yourself something extra like tea or coffee and give yourself a view to enjoy. It's the most important meal of the day and you will need it for whatever work you have to do.
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    Clean. Here's the fun part. Start by washing your breakfast dishes and anything that's been sitting in your sink. After, tackle all your rooms. If you are unsure of how you should clean, try this article: [How To Clean Out Your Home]. Make sure all the junk and trash that's probably been rotting is removed. That's your first main goal here. Making your bed is a good idea also if you don't know where to start.
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    Organize The best way to get your work done is making sure you have a clean space with everything in its place. Start by throwing away papers you don't need. If you have a lot of books, a bookshelf would be ideal. Fold clothes and either hang them up in a closet or fold them and put them away in a drawer. If you have any old junk in your closet, recycle them or throw them out. It only clutters everything and collects dust.
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    Redecorate. Sometimes, you just need an entirely new kind of place to work in. Try moving furniture around for your optimal feng shui setting. If your budget allows it, buy some paint and accessories for your home to make it feel new again. Choose a design that best fits your work needs and personal tastes.
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    Busy yourself. If you have any little odd jobs you want to do, like tackling your garage, fixing up your car, writing that novel, etc., go for it! Get yourself into the habit of doing something that you enjoy but constructive at the same time. If you just waste your free time everyday, you'll eventually end up throwing all of you time away.
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    Make a list. If you feel overwhelmed by all your tasks, make a to-do list, and order your jobs by priority. When you're done with one thing, cross it out. This way, you can stay on top of things and know you're accomplishing something each and every day.


  • Don't stress yourself. If you can't do everything in one day, the don't sweat it. Choose the things you want to accomplish first or the ones that mean the most to you. The point of this is to make you prepared for the week, not more stressed for it.
  • Choose a day that's best to do everything. Preferably, choose a Saturday or Sunday that you do not have any obligations. No dates, work, classes, or get-togethers. The less distractions the better.
  • If it's hard for you to stay faithful to a good habit or you don't feel like doing all the work by yourself, ask a friend to come and join you. Habits are stronger in a group, plus you will have someone to keep you company.


  • If something, like lifting a heavy piece of furniture, isn't good for your health, leave it. You do not want to cause more injuries than you already have. In any case like that, ask a friend for help.
  • Don't ever overwork yourself. Take breaks to maintain your overall stamina and strength. You do not want to risk anything medical here.

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