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35 Best Daily Habits to Change Your Life

Reading Length: 10 minutes

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30 Daily Habits to Start in 2020 by Kendra

  1. Prepare for the next day.
    Get your things ready for the next day the night before. Think of 5 things you will need ,prepare your clothes and put them all in one place.
  2. Declutter your workspace.
    Spend the first 5-10 minutes decluttering your workspace by organizing and categorizing paperwork, putting away paperwork you don’t need for the day, limiting to no more than 5 items on your desk, rearranging the desk, and making use of storage and organizer bins.
  3. Try the one-tab challenge.
    You can start off with two tabs first. We can be distracted when we have multiple tabs open. Try to limit to one tab which also saves time in finding what we need.
  4. Do a shower meditation.
    First, get in the shower with warm water and let the water run all over your body. Second, visualize all the worries, stress and anxieties upon you. Third, visualize the water and soap scrubbing all of those off. Fourth, picture all the negative feelings going down the drain. Lastly, acknowledge you are clean and free from it all.
  5. Listen to an encouraging podcast.
    Look at podcast apps (iPhone users) or Pocket Casts (android users) but make sure it’s positive and encouraging.
  6. Eat healthier, drink lots of fluids and cook more.
    Try eating 2-3 vegetables per day. If this is too hard, then you can set 2-3 green foods per week for now. You can also save money and eat healthier by cooking more. Carry healthy food with you instead of fast food and junk as well. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day or start with 3 glasses and increase from there.
  7. Create a vision board.
    Seeing all your goals in place in front of you can be meaningful and motivating.
  8. Stretch different parts of your body.
    Search on YouTube to see which areas of your body to stretch and do this for at least 10 minutes a day. But don’t overexert yourself.
  9. Take a class.
    Take a local or online class about something you always wanted to learn.
  10. Remove habits in the bedroom.
    Doing things like watching tv, eating, reading, writing and more in the bedroom can make us lazy. Make the bedroom a place just for sleep rather than for entertainment.
  11. Use the 5 by 5 rule.
    The rule is  “If it’s not gonna matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes upset about it.” Don’t let unnecessary things upset you and just focus on the positives.
  12. Use daily positive affirmations.
    Choose daily positive affirmations where you can speak to yourself when feeling negative or just to get going throughout the day.
  13. Practice gratitude and presence.
    Gratitude can benefit your relationships and increase positive feelings. Rather than saying negative things, replace it with positive words. Focus on what is in front of you rather than too much of the past or future.
  14. Track your tasks.
    Keep a to-do list and calendar to track what you’re working on. List everything and prioritize the tasks by importance.
  15. Take a break from technology.
    Take a break from social media or anything time consuming on your phone.

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  16. Do a full body work out with weights 3 times a week.
    Strength training protects your bone health, muscle mass, keeps you lean, increases energy levels, and prevents injuries. That’s why it is ideal to do strength training 3 times a week.
  17. Set 3-4 daily priorities.
    Eliminate the non-essential tasks and limit your priorities to 3-4. Make sure you know what you want to achieve every single day, week, and year. 
  18. Read 60 minutes a day.
    Reading is important for your cognition and make you a better thinker and writer. Even if you don’t like to read, try to learn to do it everyday and eventually you will come to love it.
  19. Sleep 7-8 hours at night.
    Don’t sacrifice your sleep and always make sure you get enough of it. Most people need 7-8 hours of sleep.
  20. Walk 30 minutes a day.
    Walk alone or with someone else. You can enjoy health benefits, enjoy your surroundings or enjoy a good conversation.
  21. Practice kindness and love.
    Realize you have an unlimited resource of love and give it to others everyday. Don’t keep score.
  22. Journal or write 30 minutes a day.
    Get all your thoughts on paper. This helps with focus and becoming a better thinker and person.
  23. Save 30% of your income.
    If you can’t save 30%, then try 10%. Save money by cutting out the little things you spend on everyday or weekly.

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  24. Smile.
    Studies have shown that people who genuinely smile more are happier. When we slouch or frown, we show unhappiness and those cues run with us.
  25. Have a healthy breakfast.
    31 million Americans skip breakfast everyday. Eating a healthy breakfast is important so make time for that such as by waking up earlier.
  26. Drink water with lemon.
    Lemons are a natural source of Vitamin C, help with digestion, boosts immune system and rehydrates the body. Water also flushes out toxins, boosts energy and aids in weight loss.
  27. Walk 10,000 steps everyday.
    On average, Americans only take 5,117 steps a day. Australians take 9,695 steps per day, residents of Switzerland take 9,650 steps per day, and Japanese people take 7,168 steps per day. We clearly fall short. Try parking further or taking stairs to get more steps in.
  28. Find needed vitamin and mineral supplements.
    The American diet is filled with processed and refined sugars which can lead to nutrient deficiency. Find good vitamins and minerals to benefit your health.
  29. Make a plan and stick with it.
    Have a long term plan in order to know what goals to pursue. Plan, track your progress and make changes if needed.
  30. Keep learning.
    Educate yourself and learn something new everyday. Learn a new skill, language, or other. Learn from a course, audiobook, blog post, video tutorial from YouTube, TedTalks or other.
  31. Become an early riser.
    Early mornings can be the most productive hours while the world is asleep. If you’re not a morning person, you can try setting back the clock 15 minutes every week until you reach 2 hours before your usual wake up time.
  32. Network with others.
    Don’t just focus on putting your name out there. Find ways to help and add value to others. Keep helping others without expecting anything in return.
  33. Confront your fears.
    Do something that makes you uncomfortable everyday. Whether it be talking to a stranger, giving someone a compliment or telling someone the truth that makes you uncomfortable.
  34. Take action with the 15 minute rule.
    Beat procrastination by setting a timer on your phone for 15 minutes. During those 15 minutes, commit to doing what you were putting off. This builds momentum and encourages you to keep going.
  35. Make time for yourself.
    Do one small thing you love everyday. It could be listening to your favorite music, taking a walk through the park, driving along your favorite road, watching a movie, or anything else.

MY TAKEAWAYS

One of the best decisions I’ve made is becoming an early riser which encouraged the habit of preparing the night before and creating time for myself. In the morning, I do 15 minutes of yoga, eat a vegetable and protein-filled breakfast, do positive affirmations and visualization with my vision board in front of me, read an educational book, and take a 30 minute walk with my mom. In the morning, I never ever check my phone, messages, email or social media which has been so refreshing. After my walk, I set 3 priorities which includes Spanish learning, blogging and filming YouTube videos. In the afternoon, I like to do dance cardio, strength training and watch a comedy show for 30 minutes to laugh. In the evening, guitar playing is one of the activities that bring me great joy. Finally, I like to end the day with journaling to reflect on my accomplishments and mistakes.

I need to try decluttering my workplace and removing “bad” habits such as watching Netflix in my bedroom at night. It’s quite amazing once you take up a few habits, you’ll be addicted to wanting to add more! Sometimes it feels like a game to see how each of these habits can fit into my daily routine.

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What are the daily habits you usually do, want to add and want to eliminate?

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Published by Jean Soo

My name is Jean Soo. I’m a physical therapy student and blogger. I’ve spent quarantine studying and reading over hundreds of self improvement content. I’ve personally faced my own life transformation through some of these books and articles which I will share with you. You can expect to receive valuable content about building better habits, enhancing productivity and promoting more happiness in life. Stay tuned!

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