We all have good and bad habits, but what about life-changing habits that have the power to change our lives positively? In today’s chaotic times, we all want to lead a well-organized and balanced life. You can follow these easy and effective life-changing habits which you need to adopt right now. Make the following life-changing habits an integral part of your life and see how your life changes.
- To-do list
Every morning or the night before, you must create a to-do list. In it, you need to list down things you want to accomplish in the entire or next day. You can use to-do list apps or take paper and pen and write your list down. This list will help you to stay organized within a whole day. You should also create a to-do list (goals) weekly and then narrow it down daily. As humans, we are often forgetful. A To-do list will ensure that you don’t miss anything important.
You can either adopt this habit in the morning or evening. It’s best when you adopt it in the evening. You must recall or write down good things that happened in the whole day. We are blessed in so many ways. Although we all go through challenges, there is always something left to be grateful for. Did you drink eight glasses of water today? Remember, some people cannot afford to drink as much water as they want to, or rarely do they get clean water. Take out some time daily and adopt this habit. You will find out numerous blessings which you haven’t counted before.
- No screen-time before sleeping
You must avoid using a mobile or laptop half an hour before going to sleep. This habit will help you to sleep better. Usually, we scroll through our social media or chat with our friends before going to sleep. Stop doing this. Make sure you keep your mobile aside when you are going to sleep. You must sleep 7-8 hours, at least as it is crucial for our health. When you sleep well, your whole day becomes productive automatically as you are not tired.
No matter how busy you are, this is one of the best habits you should adopt. Read daily for at least 10 minutes. You can read anything you like. However, I would suggest reading either business or self-development books as these books will open your eyes to the reality of the world. Do read fictional books but try to read non-fiction books as well. Reading will help in stimulating your thought process. You will learn a lot of new things.
- Give charity daily
No matter how little you can give, do give charity daily or monthly (calculate how much you want to give out daily – you can multiply that amount with 30 or 31 days and give the total calculated amount at once). Remember, it will come back to you in either money form or some other useful way. Your charity is never wasted. Develop a habit to give charity daily or calculated monthly amount. Charity is the best investment you will make for yourself – your past, present, and future. Even if it’s $1 or Rs.1/- give it.
- Eat at least one complete healthy meal.
We all love to eat food; let’s be realistic. Unhealthy food tastes the best. However, you can make your healthy food also tasty by trying out new recipes or a combination of various flavors. Develop this habit to at least eat one healthy meal in a day. Small steps eventually add up to achieving your goals. We all wish to be healthy and active, so we must try our best to eat food full of nutrition once a day.
Are you a couch potato? If you are, then this point is especially for you. You must make sure that you add a walk in your life. You can download free apps that will count your steps. Make a goal to at least walk 500 or 1000 steps and do it daily for the rest of your life. Remember, start small. Do something which you know that no matter what happens, I will walk these many steps. Stay true to your goals. Yes, 1000 steps may be less, but remember, it is the end that matters the most. Stay consistent, and you will reach your goals of healthiness.
If you leave things the way they are, they will eventually add up and form a cluster. Clutter has a significant impact on your mind and daily life. Take out at least 15 minutes and do declutter. Decluttering will help you in staying organized and productive throughout your whole day.
These tips are easy yet extremely effective. Do them regularly, and you will see a massive difference in your life. Every habit from a to-do list to decluttering will provide you with a sense of achievement and happiness. Little by little, drops make an ocean. Similarly, good habits done little by little will play a significant role in changing your life. Remember, you must do everything to make your life better. Adjust these life-changing habits in your life to stay organized and productive.