In this article, we will be talking about 7 habits to improve your life.
Successful people become successful not through single big decisions but repetitive actions they take every day.
The millionaire you see on the front of the daily magazine made seemingly trivial decisions every single day until he achieved greatness. Likewise, the guy with the six-pack abs got the physique through daily repetitions of good exercise and dieting habits. If you want to achieve massive success in an area of your life, pick up behaviors you can repeat consistently.
With that said, let’s get into it.
Creating A Todo List
A Todo list offers a great way to catalog all your tasks in one place.
It keeps you organized. If want to keep track of all your routines and habits, try implementing one in your daily dealings. You will be amazed at how productive you will become.
To start a Todo list, you need to brainstorm a list of all the tasks you need to perform. After, think of the time and place you need to allocate to each of those tasks. You are done.
If you want to achieve all your goals with the least effort possible, use a to-do list.
It sounds simple but one of the most effective strategies for building lifelong habits.
Think Before You Act
You have probably been in a situation when you could have made a different decision if only you thought of your actions before acting.
Our thoughts are like drivers of our actions. Not taking the time to pause and think will lead to making errors. It might lead to making a silly comment, throwing a punch and even getting into a fierce fight with a colleague.
The main reason why this is imperative is that thinking before acting leads to making quality and healthy decisions. These decisions can save your relationships, your career, and ultimately where you will be in the future.
Read A Lot
Start by reading one page a day and then build up to a chapter. The idea is to incrementally increase the number of pages until you’re finally reading more every day.
Look for authors you love and grab a list of their books. Look for books that contain ideas you will employ in your life.
Send Gratitude Notes To Those You Love
Research studies have identified the importance of having a grateful heart.
If you think of how grateful you are even to think of sending gratitude notes to your loved ones, you alleviate your stress easily. It is the next best thing to an exercise regime.
Write down three things u are grateful for
Have you ever had a thought, an experience, or a really interesting conversation that you didn’t record? It might be an important idea that could have changed your life.
Laugh/ Smile For a Couple Of Minutes
I have a friend called Patrick who suffered from extreme depression because he was always angry. Every small situation will tip him off and you will find his face all frowned up. He was advised by his physician a simple technique. He laughs or smiles whenever he feels the need to burst into anger.
He slowly employed this small habit in his life and saw serious changes in his mental and physical health.
Just smiling or laughing for a few minutes every day has been known to improve our health more than even the most expensive drug in the world.
There are dozens of videos on YouTube that specify the importance of smiling even when you don’t feel like it. Just a turn of your cheek a little upwards will do wonders for your brain. For instance, psych2Go is a typical example. They always stress the need to improve your mental health by taking small actions consistently.
Check their posts to get a fuller understanding of why you should adopt the habit of smiling every day.
Try it. It is completely free.
Don’t ignore this fact. You will always find people who have the opposite character. Just persist and you will improve your life.
Practice Daily Meditation
Practicing meditation on a daily basis will pour a load of benefits into your life.
Firstly, you will gain mental calmness. Your thoughts will become more stable throughout the day. You will limit the number of intrusive thoughts you have every day. This will make you a more efficient thinker since you develop super concentration. This concentration can be directed to any problem you wish to solve.
Secondly, meditation reduces your stress level. Stress is the major cause of many heart-related problems like stroke and high blood pressure.
Just by meditating for a few minutes every day, you will reduce your stress levels tremendously.
For more simple habits, check this post on using one-minute habits to improve your physical health.