Each new day is presented as the perfect opportunity to identify behaviors that may be preventing us from having a better quality of life. And whoever identifies these behaviors can begin to act to modify them and lead a happier life. Simple actions that will help to feel better in all senses, so lets see some of the top 10 good habits that we can inculcate in our life.
1. Get up when plannedIf you set the alarm at 6:30, get out of bed immediately after it rings. Why is it so important? Because this is the first promise that you must keep on this day.
Last night you set the alarm for this time because you hoped for yourself. Starting a day with a broken hope is the same as getting up on the wrong foot. Keep the promise. In extreme cases, you can sleep in the afternoon.
2. Clearly organize your morning schedule
The usual actions in the morning will help you to come to your senses faster and get involved in the work. Shower. Teeth cleaning. Hairstyle. And, more importantly, the choice of clothing suitable for the occasion.
Remember that clothes create a certain mood.
Your morning routine is actions that set the mood for the whole day. And from the way you brush your hair, drink coffee and dress, to some extent depends on how this day will pass.
This is the best thing you can do in the morning after the shower when you are already more or less awake. Find 5-10 minutes to sit in silence.
Just listen to yourself. This will help you understand how you begin your day: you are disappointed, something is oppressing you, or, on the contrary, something beautiful and delicious happens?
After giving 5 minutes of meditation, you will understand how you feel now and how to build a day to spend it most effectively. It is very important.
4. Eat Regularly
Eat at the same time, and preferably the food you prepared in advance. This will help you not to miss meals and not forget about food during the day.
Try to create a habit. The more often you eat pre-cooked healthy foods, the more likely you can maintain health – even with the most stressful schedule.
5. Take small breaks with benefit
During the day, you have short intervals of free time. We used to spend this time checking social networks, watching videos on YouTube and other useless things. Combine all similar applications on your smartphone into one category and name it “Waste of my life.”
Instead, put useful applications on the main page – for learning foreign languages, reading books and so on. Using small breaks for useful things and refusing unthinking consumption of information, you form a habit of learning.
6. Remember: free time is free time
This advice for workaholics and entrepreneurs who forget that “free time” does not mean “working on new projects.” This is the time that you do not need to spend to work.
Go for a walk in the park, meet an old friend over a cup of coffee, play a board game with friends or family, call your grandmother, watch an interesting film, without interrupting in half because you feel unproductive.
The habit of perceiving work-free time as an integral part of the daily schedule will help you reboot the brain and return to work refreshed and full of enthusiasm.
7. Control your finances
Finance creates a lot of stress and anxiety. But this is not money that causes stress, but chaos in financial affairs and misunderstanding of how to manage them.
Learn to work with money so that you become the master of the situation.
If you are not going to go to a remote taiga and get a livelihood with hunting and gathering, money is a part of your life for the rest of your life. And an important part of it.
Therefore, take the time to get basic knowledge about taxes, investment, savings, and credits. And once a week, two weeks or a month, analyze your finances and see what the money goes into.
8. Meet new people
Communicating with new people provides inspiration like nothing else. Maybe someone regularly reads your blog? Write them an email. Maybe there is a local business owner, from whom you would like to learn? Invite him to coffee.
The wider the circle of your communication, the more significant you become at the expense of your connections and the more inspiration you get for personal development. It also helps to look at things from a different perspective, when you experience a decline and feel that you are moving nowhere. You meet someone new and understand that you are not alone, that you are moving towards a goal, it just takes time.
9. Pamper yourself
Pleasure is part of life. Yes, discipline means a lot, but sometimes there comes a time when you need to let go of yourself to get back into the stream.
Come out of your comfort zone and pamper yourself a little, but at the same time learn something new.
Call someone at the meeting. Go to a cafe on the other side of the city, eat so many cheesecakes to fall asleep right at the table, visit a new museum, go to the lake and sit on the pier, dropping your feet into the water.
It’s easy to miss such moments, especially if you are used to setting goals and striving for them. But they are remembered most of all, make you be happier, feel more deeply life.
10. Write in the diary before going to bed
Let the writing of at least a couple of lines in the diary be your daily habit. You can write about your experience or your plans; you can write poetry or songs, write about what bothers you and how you deal with it. It does not matter what exactly you write; it is important that you do it.
Can you remember what happened on Wednesday last week? And two months ago? The days merge into one line, only the brightest moments are remembered. The habit of keeping a diary will help you to keep pleasant little things; your own interesting thoughts quotes from books and movies you like.
Rereading the diary, you see your way of thinking, your past goals, and desires. Correlating this with what you have now, you can make more than one valuable conclusion.
If you have your own tips on how to make life more complete, conscious and happy, share them in the comments.