Daily Maintenance and Planning Your Day

Updated: Oct 5

A daily maintenance plan is a set list of activities/tasks that we can/need to do every day that are beneficial to ourselves and our overall health and wellbeing. This often includes things we don’t necessarily like but are naturally required (like cleaning up). It’s worth evaluating what your goals for your daily maintenance list are and choosing things that are easily accessible and achievable. It is vital to keep this plan as short and achievable as possible to avoid stressing yourself out.


For example,

MORNING

AFTERNOON

EVENING

​Wake up at 7.00 am

Brush teeth

Eat breakfast

Get ready

​Eat lunch

Get some fresh air

Stretch

Eat dinner

Home hygiene

Shower

Meditate

Bed by 11.00 pm

MIND, BODY OR SOUL ACTIVITY

MIND, BODY OR SOUL ACTIVITY

MIND, BODY OR SOUL ACTIVITY

Write a gratitude list

Meditate

Breathing exercises

Go for a walk

​Connect with a loved one

Read

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MIND, BODY AND SOUL.

A great way to boost how you feel is to engage in at least three things that nurture your mind, body and soul a day.

MIND

BODY

SOUL

Read a book or inspiring literature

Sit near water

Watch comforting TV shows

Take or look at photographs

Write about things you're grateful for

Listen to a podcast

Learn something new

Go out for a walk

Sit outside for a while

Eat a comforting meal

Do breathing exercises

Sleep/take a nap

Generic self-care

Warm bath or shower

Hug a loved one

Meditate

Listen to sounds of nature/frequency music/white noise

Connect with a loved one

Do something that makes you feel warm and fuzzy

Spend time with animals/children

Write reasons why you're grateful for the things you have and the people around you

PLANNING YOUR DAY.

Refer to and complete daily maintenance plan


Assess my needs - • What am I thinking and feeling right now? • What do I want or need to feel the best I can right now? • What do I want to get out of the day?


How can I realistically nurture my mind, body and soul? - • What things can I do from my mind, body and soul lists?


Is there anything I need to be mindful of or plan for? - • Based on my thoughts and feelings now, is it likely I will need to make extra effort to be kind to myself? • Am I feeling unmotivated?

• What actions do I need to take?

• What are the consequences and benefits of those actions? • How have my relationships been? Is there any existing conflict that I am aware of and need to be mindful of?


What area is my primary focus today? - • Family • Relationships • Friends/social life • Career/finances • Education, self-growth and personal development • Recreation/fun/leisure • Spirituality/faith/religion • Environment/Community • Health and well-being


How can I act in ways that will improve my focus areas in the long term?