Daily Habits To Live A Better Life
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Living a better life has many interpretations and that’s because we are all different. Living a good life might mean that you have security or it might mean that you have freedom. It might mean that you have a lot of money and fewer relationships or it might mean you have more relationships and less money. You probably get the point, it’s different for everyone. But there is one thing that I believe we all should have in common and that’s living a better life for our self every single day.
The habits below are my personal opinions that I have learned and gathered from my experiences, my mentors, my friends, and my loved ones and they all play a huge part in my daily life. Some I’ve recently discovered, others I’ve done for years.
My Top 3 Habits To Work On Every Day:
Below are a list of my top 3 habits and some of my explanation behind why I think they are important. I would love to hear what your thoughts are or if there are others I am missing in the comments at the bottom!
1. Plan Your Day (the right way) The Night Before
I came across a post from Chalene Johnson who reached out to me because she liked a lot of the motivational content I was posting on Instagram. In her post she gave some clear example of how many people say they “plan”, but in reality that’s not enough to use it successfully. If I plan the night before and I don’t do anything the next morning then it’s simply a waste.
Her suggestion and challenge was simple. Plan the night before and BEGIN to take action that night. A couple of examples:
- Working Out: Plan your workout, but then actually get your clothes ready, allocate a time to go, and then commit to sticking to it the next day.
- Hydrating: If you struggle to drink water, fill up 3 water bottles and lay them out for the next morning. Two in the kitchen and one by your bedside so you can start the day off by drinking some as soon as you wake.
- Personal Development: Reading/Podcasts are great ways to learn, especially in the morning when you aren’t really in work mode. Instead of waking up and immediately going to social media (I am guilty of this), turn on a podcast and just let it play.
2. Start A Journal / Quote Board
A big part of life for a lot of people is waking up and doing the same thing over and over again every day. This can get boring, this can get depressing, and that’s just with the things you have to do. It doesn’t even take into account the other things that could be going on in someone’s life that are affecting them. With this happening, it’s so easy to get caught up into the bad moments…so take some time to appreciate the good.
- Start A Gratitude Journal: Every morning before you even have a chance to think about all the bad in your life, think about all of the good. Literally take a pen and write 3-5 things you are grateful for EVERY DAY. You’d be surprised as the list builds that you are probably a very lucky person.
- Start A Quote Board: Quotes can be a good way to learn from others and also remind yourself of certain things in life. Whether they are motivational, thankful, thoughtful they all can help. If something hits home for you look at it every morning. Take a sticky note and tape it to your door, your computer, your mirror, etc.
3. Get Yourself Healthy / Active
This is one of the biggest ones in my life. Working out does something for my mind and my body that I can’t explain. For me it’s a way to destress, to clear my thoughts, feel good about myself, and so much more. It’s scientifically proven to be one of the best things to do on a daily basis because there are endless benefits to it that can be seen in all aspects of your life. It doesn’t mean you need to workout 24/7, eat healthy all the time, and so on. It simply means making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle.
- Increase Your Mood
- Improve Your Sleep
- Increase Your Energy Levels
- Improve Your Skin Health
- Often, Improved Confidence
- Improved Sex Drive
- Live Longer (less issues)
The list could go on really. There are so many benefits that it’s insane. If you exercise I promise you that you will feel one of these things and it WILL make you feel better.
It doesn’t have to be hard though. You don’t have to be like all the fitness gurus out there. It could be as simple as taking a couple 30 minute walk every week, going hiking, going to yoga, working out. You don’t NEED to put a ton of time into it to see the benefits.
When you’re eating, try controlling the things you can. For instance the majority of people can control what they eat for breakfast/lunch because there are no outside influences most times. Take those first two meals to eat healthy and leave dinner as an option to choose from incase you have other commitments.
Thanks for reading if you made it this far, and if you haven’t done the top personal exercise in 2018 then go check out my post on it. Would love to hear your thoughts below!