When it comes to our day-to-day lives, many of us know the power of habits. By repeating the same routine or behaviour on a regular basis, we’re able to better our chances of doing it subconsciously and therefore, continuously.
Take going to the gym, for example. The first few times you force yourself to go, it isn’t easy, right? But the more often you go, you begin to form a habit which makes it easier to repeat the same routine over time.
So with that in mind, in today’s post I wanted to share a healthy habits list. This offers some inspiration as to activities you can start incorporating into your daily life that will not only improve your quality of life, but help you feel better and even live longer, in some cases.
Let’s dive in!
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Physical / Health Habits
Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. Read my tips for a better night’s sleep here.
Wear sunscreen every day. I like to opt for a foundation with built-in SPF coverage to save a step!
Don’t skip medical checkups.
Try to get outside at least once a day. Even if it’s just a quick walk to the community mailbox or a few minutes outside.
Get moving every day, even if just a little. My post The Best Workout Motivation: 5 Ways to Get Moving has some tips.
Drink more water: 8 glasses a day is ideal.
Avoid drinking pop/soda.
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Cook your own meals. Not a pro in the kitchen? My post Want to Start Cooking? Here are 3 Easy Ways to Learn shares some ways to get started.
Eat breakfast every morning. Short on time? My Peanut Butter Banana Fridge Oats recipe can be made in advance! It’s one of my favourite breakfasts.
Avoid drugs like alcohol and tobacco.
Take the stairs.
Be present when you eat – no distractions. This will make it easier for you to tell when you’re full and avoid overeating or mindlessly eating.
Practice gratitude daily. Check out my post 5 Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude Every Day for some tips!
To save time and avoid stress, plan your meals in advance, and prep them in batches where possible. My post The Ultimate Meal Planning Guide: How to Prep for Success has some tips.
Unplug from technology and social media, even if for just an hour at a time.
Learn something new! This could be through a class, course, or book, to name a few.
Get creative. Write, colour, draw, or design something.
Meditate and practice mindfulness. My post The Beginners Guide to Meditation: How to Get Started is a great resource.
Focus on understanding yourself and focusing on what you can control versus blaming others and playing the victim.
Take responsibility for your happiness.
Career / Business Habits
Contribute to a savings account regularly. More money tips can be found in my post How to Save Money Automatically, On Repeat.
Work with an accountability partner or coach to set and reach goals.
Set achievable goals. (Goals you have control over!)
Find a mentor. Check out my post What Makes a Good Mentee? 8 Tips to Get the Most out of Mentorship.
Be a mentor to someone else. Career Advice: How to be the Best Mentor Possible has some tips.
Practice productivity! Some helpful blog posts are 5 Ways to Increase Productivity (Free Workbook Inside!), 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Most Productive Time, and How to Create a Time Block Schedule to Get More Done.
End relationships and friendships that are toxic or harmful.
Spend time with loved ones, friends, and family.
Tell people you love them.
Help others, even if it’s just holding a door open or offering a compliment.
Thank people. My post Spread the Love: 3 Meaningful Ways to Express Thanks is all about this.
So do any of these habits resonate with you? Which ones do you plan to begin incorporating into your daily life? Have I missed any of your favourites? Leave me a comment and let me know!