A daily routine for teenage girls includes a lot on their plate. You’re expected to juggle academics, athletics, friendships, and dating– and look good doing it everyday!
That’s a lot of balls in the air.
The only way to keep them all up is to organize your life… and that starts with a daily routine.
Why Do You Need A Daily Routine?
We live in an incredibly chaotic and unpredictable world, now more than ever. You know by now that there’s plenty of things in life you just can’t control.
However, by following a daily routine, you’re taking charge of the things that you can control! Plus, you’re adding calm and stability to your hectic life.
Developing your organizational skills and taking better care of yourself are never bad habits to fall into.
A recent study shows that daily routines also help to cut down on unpredictability and reduce stress. Besides, couldn’t we all use an extra bit of zen?
Write Out Your Daily Schedule
If you’re the type of girl that always brings extra pencils to class and never forgets her homework in her locker, a traditional paper planner will work great for you.
Color-code or create sections for daily tasks, assignments due, calendar appointments, and anything else you need to get done. Throw it in your backpack and check it off as you go, and you’ll be all set.
Keeping a whiteboard above your desk, bedroom, or locker is another easy method of staying on track, while showing off your creative side, too.
Not the organized type? No problem. If you’re forgetful, you can use the one thing you bring with you everywhere… your phone!
Remember, we live in the digital age. There’s an app for that.
Use your Google or Apple calendar to schedule your appointments, and you’ll get a reminder notification a few minutes before they start.
For a digital to-do list that you can never misplace, apps like Remember the Milk and Wunderlist are great options.
There are even apps designed specially for students to stay on top of homework, like MyStudyLife and MyHomework.
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Morning Routine For Teenage Girls
Everyone is different, so try out a few schedules and see what works best for you. Here’s a basic morning routine checklist to follow:
- Wake up (same time everyday) aka stop hitting snooze
- Brush your teeth
- Brush your hair
- Wash your face (morning and night!)
- Get dressed (Save some time by choosing your outfits the night before
- Do your hair up and make yourself feel pretty
- Do your makeup (whether you’re into glitter and glam or au naturel)
- Eat a good breakfast (It makes a difference!)
Here are some optional suggestions that will help you start your morning with a smile:
- Journal or meditate to clear your head
- Think of five things you’re grateful for
- Do some yoga or exercise
- Avoid checking your phone immediately after waking up
Your Schedule at School
Once you begin school, whether online or in-person, your schedule is mostly set out for you.
As tempting as it can be sometimes to play hooky, showing up and participating in class every day will boost your grades and help you in the long run.
It’s no secret that school isn’t exactly the most exciting place to be, so it’s important to balance your work and play.
Know where the breaks in your schedule are, and decide on how to use them. Can you squeeze in a couple homework problems in between classes, or finish your essay during study hall?
Maybe you can run off campus during lunch to grab coffee with a friend, or just catch up with your pals in the cafeteria.
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After School Routine
If you have absolutely no wiggle room in your schedule, don’t freak. Your after-school hours are still free (assuming you can get your homework done).
It’s important to choose activities that you care about and make you happy.
Don’t be afraid to try new things, either. You never know– choir rehearsal or basketball practice could become your new respites after a busy day at school.
Once you get home, try to get your homework done as soon as possible to save yourself from late night cramming. Learning to manage your time will help you get it done quicker, and leave you with more time for fun at the end of the day.
School can be pretty demanding, and nonstop studying is a surefire path to burnout and exhaustion.
Here’s where staying organized comes in handy. You can easily switch your brain into focus by using the Pomodoro technique:
It’s essentially a combination of a to-do list and a daily schedule.
Split your study time into 25 minute chunks, dedicating each chunk to one task and one task only. When your time is up, enjoy a five-minute break, then repeat the cycle.
These short bursts of work are more productive than staring at a blank document for hours, and the promise of a break at the end is enough to keep you working straight through.
Once you’re done with your homework, put the textbooks away and take some time to do something you enjoy!
Watch a few episodes of your favorite show, call a friend for a chat, or read a book before bed.
The possibilities are endless, as long as you’re doing something that makes you smile!
Night Routine for Teenage Girls
Getting a solid night’s sleep will have a huge effect on your mood the next day! A night routine will help you wind down and wake up refreshed in the morning.
Here’s an ideal night routine to follow:
- Take your makeup off
- Wash your face
- Apply moisturizer
- Brush your teeth
- Brush your hair (and braid it to avoid tangling while you’re in bed)
- Prepare your outfit
- Organize your backpack
- Create your to-do list for the next day
- Relax with a screen-free activity (reading, drawing, or journaling)
A regular sleep schedule is beneficial for your physical and mental health, so stick to your daily routine and go to bed at the same time every night!
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Every girl is different, so there’s no ultimate solution that’s guaranteed to work for you.
However, by putting in some extra effort to take care of your body and brain, you’re building productive habits and life skills, which will make you stronger, happier, and healthier overall.
Don’t put too much stock into the nitty-gritty details, either. It’s okay to play things by ear, too.
Switch things around to find what works for you. After a little bit of practice, managing schoolwork and daily tasks will come easier and easier to you.
Here’s wishing you all a safe and stress-free semester!
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