The 12 Most Important Things To Do At Least Once a Week

What’s most important each week may not be what you think it is. While basic needs are important, there are other things that mean much more. These 12 important things you can do at least once a week will change your mindset, your wellbeing, and self-security.

Learn something new

Learn something. For instance, you can start a language course. Rosetta Stone is a great software solution to start your language journey. Read a scientific journal. Academia has many interesting articles about innovative and new discoveries. If you prefer watching educational videos, try TED talks. This is important as it develops neuroplasticity that improves cognitive function.

It also retains a sense of renewal, encourages inquiry, and develops relationships, as you can discuss a broader range of information with colleagues and friends. You can also guide your children as they give and share knowledge with others themselves.

Appreciate your loved ones

At least once a week, tell someone you care about that you love them. Why does this matter? Well, it strengthens bonds, improves communication, builds respect, and ensures everyone knows they are valued as a person. We can forget these things at times.

Treat yourself

It doesn’t have to be a manicure or pedicure but take a day to treat yourself. Take a nice warm bubble bath or watch a movie. Read a book, take a walk, or meet a friend for lunch. If it’s relaxing and fun at the same time, that’s all that matters.
You do this because it validates who you are as a person, giving yourself the respect, you deserve. Taking care of yourself strengthens your self-worth and relaxes your body to release an overflow of stress. Since life is hectic, taking care of yourself must be done as much as possible so you can recharge.

Do something kind for another person

One of the most important things in life is to be kind to others. During the week, you can choose a day to do something to help someone else. Visit a friend who feels down, offer to take your friend to lunch, or just spend time talking to her. It doesn’t matter as much about what you do for another, it’s just that you help. People are happier helping others.

Doing kind things for others has multiple benefits as well, such as making life easier for someone else, improving depression episodes for you and the other person, if applicable, lowers the blood pressure and decreases feelings of anxiety. As you help others, you train your brain to be kind and help by instinct.

Clean images from your phone

Over time, pictures fill up your phone, and it slows down the phone’s performance. Look through your photos, delete the ones you don’t need, and upload the rest to your iCloud, google drive, or whatever you use for storage. Just this phone declutter will make you a bit more renewed and most of all current. The life of your phone will be extended as you clean unneeded images from the memory.

Wash and clean your car

Take your car to the carwash. Then vacuum the floors and interior, after picking up large trash. Buy an air freshener for your interior to make driving more pleasurable. Just like rooms in the home, car interiors are more welcoming when clean.
Keeping your vehicle clean gives, you a sense of order, wellbeing and shows pride in your possessions. When we are organized and tidy, we have an overall sense of pride anyway.

Revamp your to-do list

Most people have a to-do list. If so, then once a week, read your list, remove the things you’ve completed, and add things that are new objectives. If you want, Rewrite the list each week on a certain day to maintain neatness. If you do this, your responsibilities will be easier to complete.
There are other reasons to create new to-do lists each week. It keeps you improving yourself and helps you eliminate getting overburdened.

Change bedding

Every week, it’s important to change your sheets, pillowcases, and covers. While some people only change them once a month, you’ll feel even fresher doing this one day a week. Changing your bedding also decreases any pet dander, hair, and other germs that can cause illness. Hygiene is important and changing the bedding every week provides ample health maintenance. It can also help you sleep better when you sleep on fresh linen.The national institute of health suggests exercise three times weekly, for at least fifteen minutes of cardiovascular exercise

Exercise

Rejuvenating exercise once a week, such as a long brisk walk or run in your favorite spot in nature not only is beneficial to your body but also your mental wellbeing.
A study conducted by the University of Columbia found that aerobic exercise increased the size of the hippocampus, the area of the brain which protects memory and thinking skills. The benefits of exercise come directly from its ability to reduce insulin resistance, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the release of chemicals in the brain that affect the health of brain cells, the growth of new blood vessels in the brain, and even the abundance and survival of new brain cells.

Face a fear

We avoid emotions that frighten us because we are a human animal with natural instincts. This could be hiding from a stressor or trigger that upsets us. In the process, we are hiding from challenges that might lead to happiness. So, we’re staying in our comfort zone, staying safe with our existing emotions. Each week, set aside a day to:
1. Sit with your fear for 2-3 minutes. Just be present with what frightens you, saying, “My emotions ebb and flow, they change and it’s okay.” Afterwards, when the facing fear session is over, soak in the tub, talk to a friend, or take a walk.
2. Be thankful, and write down why you’re grateful
3. Remind yourself that fear is just a room of wisdom. It’s like an overcautious friend. So, write a letter to fear saying, “Dear fear, what can you teach me? I am no longer intimidated.”
4. Exercise to feel stronger and capable of handling all that you’ve learned.
5. Shrink your fears by using humor. Tell a joke, enjoy a joke, or enjoy some form of comedy.
6. Be proud of your courage
7. Share what you’ve learned with others. Don’ t listens to any negativity and remember to be your own best friend.

Deep Clean a Room & Declutter

One day during the week, clean a room at a deeper level that you normally would. When you clean, organize things, recycle what you don’t use. You should try not to get sidetracked while looking through old photos and letters. Put things away, clean and disinfect surfaces. You’ll notice a difference in your mood after cleaning and organizing. When you clean and organize things, you get rid of junk you no longer need, lighten your emotional load, remain organized, which benefits you during busy periods, resets the living space, and even lifts your mood.

Protect your finance

At least once a week, look at all your bank accounts, savings, stocks, and bonds, making sure you’re on track with your finances. Refer to your budget to make sure you’re on schedule for the present week and the following week. Also, make sure all transactions are correct. If something seems out of place, look at the previous week’s budget and correct any inconsistencies. You’ll feel much better knowing your finances are in order. Here’s a list to go over:
1. Take inventory of the bills due for the following week.
2. Check your bank account to ensure you have enough funds to cover bills, any automatic drafts, and still have enough extra money for any unexpected needs.
3. Make sure credit cards are current and no balance is crossing your due date threshold. Always keeping a zero balance during this time will increase your credit score.
4. Add money to savings if you can. This may vary from week to week according to the bills and how much money you make.
5. Keep a tight rein on extra spending in case you forget something important. Only buy what you need much of the time but allow yourself a little spending freedom once or twice a month.
6. Check your credit score and make sure all your accounts are locked down tight with passwords to avoid cyber crimes of identity theft.

Cook something

Try out an exotic recipe or cook something you haven’t had in years. You’ll feel great knowing you prepared a home-cooked meal. Each week, try harder to cook more healthy meals. This will cultivate self-appreciation, keep you healthy, bring family and friends together, and help you appreciate nutrition and food creativity.

Spend time with family or friends

Even if you love alone time, once a week spend time with family or friends. After the grueling week of work and responsibilities, friends and family can help you feel rejuvenated. You feel support and love, and you can retain this feeling throughout the remainder of the week.

Once a week is all it takes

You see, it’s not about filling your life with more responsibilities. It’s about adding a little here and there to make you healthier, more structured and gives you a better frame of mind.