What are your three things?

I shared a post on Instagram yesterday and I was honestly quite shocked by how much engagement it got. Obviously I wanted it to get people talking, but let’s get real, sometimes it’s hard to know what is actually going to resonate with people. And THIS seemed to resonate.

The post was about the three things we seek to do every single day. I’m sure we each actually have more than that, but what are the things that you want to be a non-negotiable?

I have the Danielle LaPorte Desire Map Daily Planner (which I LOVE) and one of the prompts each day that never changes are “3 things.” I interpret this as the THREE main things I need to do every single day, and outside of that everything else is just a bonus. There’s a section underneath for my to-do list, so I try to take this outside of the items that would appear there.

Here are my three things are:

1. Move my body

This could be an actual workout, yoga, or just a long walk outside. The goal is to move my body in some way.

2. Meditate

I want at least 10 minutes of meditation a day. This generally occurs first thing in the morning but that’s not always possible. Some days I even get in a second bit of time but the goal is at least once a day. I notice when I’ve been skipping it…

3. Eat Mindfully

Note this doesn’t say “eat perfectly.” That’s not the goal. The goal is to eat mindfully. To me this means balancing healthy foods and the occasional splurge, allowing myself a glass of wine or two a couple nights a week, and listening to my hunger cues vs just eating because it’s “time.”

A few other things that I try to do every day include gratitude journaling, texting or calling a friend or family member, learn something (by listening to a podcast or reading a book), write (I’m not actually great at this one but I want to work on it), inspire someone to be better or follow their dreams….well, and drink coffee. ha!

The conversation on my Instagram was so inspiring and now I’m really curious what would YOUR three things be? Let me know in the comments below or head over to my IG and keep the conversation going!


12 thoughts on “What are your three things?”

  1. I’m still trying to re-establish so many of these kinds of habits, but what comes to mind for this season of my life is:
    1. Daily movement (stealing this!)
    2. Reading personal development for at least 15 minutes a day!
    3. Hydration – drinking at least 80 ounces a day, including my morning ACV mix.

  2. I agree on daily movement, even if it’s just taking a walk around the block on a break at work. And I would add water consumption and doing one thing that brings me joy to my list!

  3. I love my desire map planner! Those are my three things too. Though, my “eat mindfully” is bucketed under “do one thing at a time.”

    I love it because it helps me prioritize what is most important!

  4. That’s awesome this got such a good discussion going on your Insta. Interesting topic for sure. 🙂 I’d say that reading – on some level – is something I do everyday.


  5. Love this, Katie! And I love your three things! I feel like mine would be similar:

    –move (walk, run, dance)
    –smile often and do things that bring joy (reach out to a friend, surprise someone, talk to a stranger)
    –unwind (bath, yoga, meditation, reading)

  6. I had to think about this! Reading is something I do everyday. I do try to do something active or at least get my steps in (if I’m not going to the gym or cycling). And I try to drink water/eat healthily (for me the two go together).

    1. I love that! I wish I could say I read every day, but I don’t… I will pop in an audiobook when I’m driving around but sometimes that’s as close as I get.

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