The quality of our life is the result of many small habits and actions.
We are all works in progress! By developing some good personal habits, your life will run more smoothly, and you’ll feel happier and more in control.
Check out these good habits to try, and how incorporating them into your life will make a HUGE difference.
1. KEEP YOUR LIVING SPACE TIDIER
A chaotic and messy home can really affect your inner peace and productivity. You could just start by putting away each item when you’re done with it, making your bed every day, and keeping up with the dishes.
2. MAKE A DAILY TO-DO LIST
Having a daily to-do list is an awesome habit that just makes a person more productive. And less forgetful! I keep several to-do lists in the Notes section of my phone. I don’t always have pen and paper handy, but I always have my phone. As I think of something I need or want to do, I just quickly add it to the list.
3. READ MORE OFTEN
In addition to keeping your body more active, try reading some books this year to keep your mind active as well.
4. DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Water is one of the most important elements of your health.
Staying hydrated boosts your energy levels, makes your skin look better, and helps your brain work better.
5. PAY OFF DEBT
6. SPEND MINDFULLY
In addition to paying off debt, another life changing way of handling money is to spend it more mindfully. That means paying attention to each dollar. Think through your purchases, and really ask yourself how important it is that you actually buy each item.
7. STRENGTHEN YOUR WILLPOWER
Every time you decline to spend money on something frivolous, you strengthen your willpower.
Every time you go for a walk instead of laying on the couch, you gain a little more self-discipline.
8. PRACTIVE GRATITUDE
I’ve heard it said that having gratitude is the difference between happy and unhappy people. I totally agree. Happy people are appreciative of all the blessings in their life – grateful for opportunities and able to find joy in the simplest things. Some people keep a gratitude journal, where they write down what they’re thankful for each day. But you could start by thinking of one thing you’re grateful for in the morning, and one as you fall asleep at night. Focusing on the positive aspects of your life makes you more optimistic and resilient.
Grateful people are mentally and physically stronger, have better relationships, and even sleep better.
9. START A NEW HOBBY
Hobbies are great stress relievers. Beginning a new hobby stimulates your brain and makes you more interesting to other people. All work and no play makes you a dull person.
Hobbies aren’t just for young single people. Absolutely everyone should MAKE time for activities they enjoy. Having hobbies can help you build self-esteem and meet new people.
Plus, idle hands are the devil’s playground. Hobbies can keep you busy so you don’t make bad decisions out of boredom.
I hope this list gives you some inspiration for good habits to start. Begin with one or two, and gain momentum as you master them.
Just think, in six months or a year, you could be a more interesting, healthier, happier, richer, or more organized person!
Time passes anyway, so you might as well use it to create a better you.