“Your Habits Make You Who You Are”
Raise your hands if you agree with the quote above.
Your habits make your personality or in other words, your habits are most effective in describing you as a person.
If you are a big believer in chasing your dreams, setting some-goals you have to pay attention to your habits.
There simply has to be synchronization between your habits and your goals.
Just a few years ago I was so aimless and overwhelmed. Sure I had a fancy job, a good life, friends and family but deep inside I knew I had to start my own venture.
I also knew I had to change my lifestyle drastically and get rid of a bunch of unhealthy habits that had become my second nature like not eating properly, not having a proper sleep routine, procrastinating on work etc.
It was not easy and I am in no way perfect. But I have certainly changed myself from where I since a couple of years ago and I feel a lot better today.
If you too have a similar story and feel stuck in your routine but want to change your life, I would suggest start with altering your daily habits.
I know developing a new habit requires some effort but it is totally possible and worth it when you see your life transform.
To help you out I have a really pretty habit planner as well as an extensive list of 91 good habits you can choose from.
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Quick tips about habit formation
The post above on habit formation would give you a good idea on how to go about adapting to new habits. So I would really request you to go through my habit formation post. Also below mentioned are some pointers you may find really useful.
- Research says it requires 21 days to a new habit to set in and 66 days for your body and brain to fully adapt to it.
- Try to form just one habit at a time so you remain focused.
- When forming new habits take it as a challenge to keep going.
- Start a habit from the 1st of a month or start of a week because then you are more likely to pursue it.
- Keep a planner to note your progress. Grab my free habit planner at the end of this mail.
So now dive straight into the post and pick up some good habits to and start your process to become better.
91 Habits to transform your life
- Have a fixed time for sleeping and waking up
If you are a frequent reader of my blog you would know I am not a big fan of waking up early. I don’t think that makes you more productive.
I am, however a big believer in having a consistent schedule when it comes to sleeping at night and waking up in the morning.
This means you sleep at the same time every night, say 11PM and similarly wake up every day at 7AM.
Your body is engineered to have a schedule to function properly so the best thing you can do is observe when you feel sleepy or wake up naturally without an alarm clock.
- Plan your day. It takes less than 5 minutes to write a to-do list, you can do it first thing in the morning or just the previous evening.
It would help you remain organized as well as keep you from procrastinating on important tasks.
- Don’t skip breakfast, it helps to regulate your sugar levels since you are almost on an empty stomach since the previous night.
- Stretch your limbs upper and lower body 4 times a day, it helps in blood-circulation.
- Quit being a couch potato and do some physical activity for at least 45 minutes a day.
- Meditate for 5 minutes daily where you just concentrate on your breathing.
- Take deep breaths at least thrice a day it will help your focus and concentration as well as remove any brain fog. This is also a good tip if you suffer from anxiety.
- Develop your own daily routine.
- Eat mindfully away from your TV and with scrolling the mobile phone.
- Make your bed in the morning – Your bed is the most noticeable object in your room and if it’s kept neat and organized your mood too lifts. It shows you are ready for the day.
- Read books regularly – Books widen our horizon on many things as well as provide some escape from the daily stress.
- Indulge in some weekly self-care – Self care or in other words taking care of yourself is so important with all the daily grind we go through.
- Get a health check-up one every 6 months or at least once a year.
- Visit your dentist at least once a year.
- Throw out your expired medicines at once every six months.
- Declutter unnecessary stuff at your home and work-space least once a year that also includes your wardrobe with outfits you haven’t worn in 2 years at least.
- Organize your home and work-space with the labeling system, and review it at least once a year.
- Set some goals for yourself every year/month and track those.
- Make a vision board for your life goals.
- Make it a habit to plan ahead to ensure your time is not wasted.
- Make a monthly budget of your expenses.
- Make a monthly goal of saving each month.
- Start saving your leftover cash in a piggy bank and invest it at the end of the year.
- Plan your entire week on Sundays.
- Pay your taxes on time.
- Use your credit/debit sensibly
- Make a shopping list whenever you plan some shopping spree helps you to stop going overboard
- Stay hydrated by drinking enough water.
- Encourage yourself by practicing self-affirmations.
- Listen to some podcasts and audio books when you are commuting to office.
- Start a thought journal to untangle your mind.
- Develop a weekly skin and hair-care routine.
- Take care of your cuticles, indulge in some manicure and pedicure.
- Develop an evening routine where you plan for the next day and unwind for the day.
- Plan your outfits at the start of the week to avoid morning hassles.
- Start weekly meal-planning, you’ll save so much time.
- Do your dishes after having your food.
- Clean your kitchen, even when you don’t want to.
- Have designated day(s) for doing your laundry.
- If it’s not possible weekly, clear your fridge at least twice a month. Same goes for your microwave, oven and other kitchen gadgets that need regular cleaning
- Clean your handbag/office bad at least once a month.
- Clear makeup brushes regularly.
- Have a weekly dusting/cleaning routine.
- Use the batching technique for completing similar tasks.
- Beat procrastination by using planners and making to-do lists.
- Make it a point to note down any interesting ideas you may have.
- Check on your friends and family once in a month atleast, if you live alone.
- If you live with your family try to have one meal together. Also plan some get-togethers with your friends and close ones every few months.
- Make a list of all important dates like birthday and anniversaries.
- Avoid using your phone atleast an hour before bedtime.
- Make a habit to return calls and messages you couldn’t attend to.
- Have a designated time where you check and answer your mails.
- Practice gratitude where you are grateful for everything in your life.
- Indulge in aromatherapy once in awhile to manage stress.
- Pamper yourself and lift your mood with essential oils when bathing.
- Learn to Laugh/smile more often.
- Learn to listen attentively.
- Work on your communication skills.
- Brush twice a day.
- Adopt a pet.
- Plant some trees.
- Pick up a hobby.
- Learn a life-skill.
- Learn a new language
- Learn about investment and savings.
- Create an emergency fund today.
- Start plan for your retirement today.
- Travel atleast once a year and plan for it early.
- Walk amidst nature once a week.
- Practice some random act of kindness every now and then.
- Practice saying thank you and please more often.
- Change your passwords once a year.
- Organize your phone and computer at least once every six months.
- Try to see positive in any adverse situation.
- Quit smoking.
- Don’t drink excessively.
- Use anti-distraction apps to prevent mindless scrolling on internet that hampers your work and productivity.
- Walk 10,000 steps each day.
- Listen to some soothing music at the end of the day.
- Don’t overeat, eat when you are hungry. Similarly don’t suppress your hunger and skip meals.
- Don’t waste food and water
- If you have leftover food from a party or get together please donate it. There are so many local social organisations which take food and distribute it among the needy.
- Limit eating junk food.
- Don’t waste electricity, turn off lights, fans, AC when you leave a room.
- Meet new people, make some new friends.
- Compliment yourself regularly.
- Practice daily affirmations.
- Do a life audit where you reflect on your progress and where you can improve.
- Pay attention to your posture when you sit and walk.
- Stop people pleasing and learn to say “NO”.
- Work on your confidence and will-power.
We all have dreams and ambitions to achieve for that we need to set some goals and your goals can’t be realized without your habits.
Any habit that helps your physical, mental and emotional well-being is worth having. As per research over 40 percent of your actions during the day depend on your habits. Choose your habits wisely to transform your life.
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