Habits are something we all have, and they’re typically things we do without thinking about them. Some habits are good, and some are bad habits. Everyone should try to get rid of their bad habits and form new habits that are so much more beneficial to their lives and other’s lives. Here are 20 habits you should have in life:
1. Wake up early
Instead of waiting to the last minute to wake up before work or any other arrangements, get up early so you’re wide awake for when you need to leave.
2. Compliment a stranger
If you see someone in the street and you like what they’re wearing or you like their hair, tell them. It might just make their day and it will make you feel better about yourself (try not to be weird about it though).
3. Keep a pen and paper close by
How many times do you have an idea or do you think of something you need to do, just to forget it later? Keep a pen and paper close by all the time, then you can write down your ideas or thoughts when you have them. Alternatively, you could always use the notes in your phone.
4. Surround yourself with positive people
Make sure the people who you spend a lot of time with are positive people, so that you can feel happier and more confident about yourself.
5. Be productive in your spare time
Instead of just wasting time watching TV or playing a game for hours every evening, do something productive. Start that website you’ve been wanting to do for a while, or finish the work you said you would finish. You’ll feel much better if you spend your time doing something worthwhile.
6. Turn of phones and TV from time to time
Spend time with your family or friends, but instead of going on your phones or watching TV, just talk to each other or play some card or board games. Most of us spend way too much time in front of the TV or on social media, so disconnect for a while and reconnect with the people closest to you.
7. Stretch and exercise in a morning
Every morning when you wake up, do some stretches and/or do some exercise like some pushups, situps, jumping jacks etc. You’ll feel so fresh very morning and you will be ready for the day. It’s also really healthy for you to keep yourself active.
8. Remember to get fresh air
If you’re stuck in an office all day or if you are studying in your home or library, remember to give yourself a break and get some fresh air for a few minutes.
9. Stay hydrated
Get yourself a water bottle or a flask, keep it filled up and take it everywhere with you. That way you’ll be able to have a drink whenever you need. When you are hard at work or studying, it’s easy to forget about drinking water, so set some reminders on your phone to have a big drink and keep yourself hydrated. It’s important that you remember to drink; your mind won’t function properly if you don’t.
10. Work on improving your posture
Try to keep a straight back at all times, whether you’re stood up or sat down. You can serious back problems from having a bad posture. A good posture looks good as well; it gives off the impression that you are confident, and eventually you’ll start to feel more confident as well.
11. Do something scary every day
Doing scary things are really good for the mind and it will help you become so much more confident in yourself. It doesn’t have to be something huge, it can be anything that scares you.
12. Get in touch with an old friend or relative
It’s so easy to lose touch with friends and some relatives. You may have been the best of friends, but now you don’t know anything about their lives. Maybe it’s time for you to get in touch with someone you used to be friends with.
13. Talk to someone new
A lot of people have their friendship circles, but don’t stray too far outside of these. Try to talk to someone new a few times a week, even if it just to say hello or give them a compliment. Do it online or in person, but just try to talk to someone you haven’t met before.
14. Try to avoid negative conversations
Some negative conversations aren’t avoidable, but if you have something negative in mind, consider whether it’s truly necessary to say it. It’s important to stay positive in life, so try to keep your conversations positive.
15. Go for a walk on your break
As well as getting fresh air on your break, go for a walk around the office or the house. It’s important for your mind and your body to get the blood flowing around your body rather than just sitting down all day.
16. Exercise every day
Exercise is very important to staying healthy. Obesity is becoming a real problem in our society, so try to get exercise when you can, even if it just for 30 minutes a day.
17. Give up something unhealthy for a week
Every week, try to give up one unhealthy habit. Try to find healthy alternatives to have for that week, and who knows, you might actually find something you prefer so you can out the unhealthy stuff forever.
18. Plan your day every morning
When you wake up in a morning, plan out your day so you know where you need to be at what time. Planning your day can benefit you greatly, because you’ll get tasks done quicker in order to move on to your next task in time.
19. Arrive to places early
So many people like to leave at the last minute or even late. Start getting into the habit of getting to places to early, especially if it is an interview or a meeting.
20. Get rid of bad habits.
Everyone has bad habits. Try analysing which habits you have that affect your ability to complete tasks, or bad habits that are just really annoying to others or yourself and cut them out.
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