Make Your Habits First, Then They Will Make You!
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If I attempt to develop myself and run into something that requires effort and time — I felt frustrated and stopped doing whatever self-improvement activity I was doing.
On the other hand, if an activity isn’t as time-consuming or energy-draining, which is something I can easily do/incorporate into my daily routine, I’ll go after it with all my heart and soul.
Many of you, I’m sure, do the same thing, which is why I decided to write this blog.
This blog is an excellent piece for those who need a little and basic recommendations to enhance our lives gradually. Congratulations, you’ve arrived at the correct location!
After all, the tiniest details could sometimes make a massive difference.
I won’t spend too much time on the introduction because there are five habits to cover, so without further hemming and hawing, here they are:
1. Always make your bed in the morning.
“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” — Admiral William H. McRaven
Every morning, end up making your bed. This habit is at the top of the list since it should be your first action when you get up.
I understand that some of us (including myself) occasionally become too lazy to complete this easy task, but it only takes two minutes.
If you haven’t already, my challenge for you would be to make your bed every day for the next two weeks.
This is such a good habit because you’re already applauding yourself before you’ve even had your breakfast. This modest “victory” can spur you to pursue a slew of further victories throughout the day.
Furthermore, according to Gretchen Rubin’s research, it’s the simplest and most prevalent daily habit for increasing happiness.
2. Read daily
Reading every day is a habit we should all get into immediately.
I didn’t know how important reading books was until a few weeks ago for my English class, and now I make it a point to read at least 10 pages of text every day.
Reading books is a fantastic method to expand your knowledge and develop your creativity.
It can also increase your focus and reduce fatigue if you read before bed. It can also help you relax by diverting your attention away from everything you must complete.
3. Make a daily schedule.
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” — Mike Murdock
Scheduling your day is a smart method to increase productivity and keep your day structured.
You know precisely what you ought to be doing when; you should do it when you arrange your day to stop procrastinating and get to work straight away.
It gives you a sense of control over your day’s activities.
4. Develop active listening skills.
It only takes a few minutes to practice active listening and genuine interest in other people’s experiences.
Hearing other people’s stories is a beautiful part of life since it exposes you to different viewpoints and lives.
See how much more you can learn if you practice active listening.
5. Set deadlines for yourself.
Setting deadlines for oneself helps you stay focused and productive. This tip has enriched my life because it enabled me to stop procrastinating.
When you set deadlines for yourself, you realize that you can’t put off a chore until tomorrow and then accomplish nothing for a week. Instead, you tell yourself that the deadline is approaching quickly and that you should finish it now.
Make sure your deadlines aren’t so close together that you’re stressed out and not too far apart that you’re procrastinating!
There are several major, difficult-to-change habits. Then there are the modest, easy-to-adopt habits. I like both, but it’s clear that the latter is simpler to fit into our already (apparently) hectic schedule.
They are also life-changing in the long term. The only problem with those is how inconspicuous they are.
It’s simple to disregard them since you don’t recognize their value. If you stick with them long enough, your life will improve.
That year might be 2022. You can begin to make changes in your life. Small improvements can make you happier. You can even start right now.
Go ahead and do it. To get started, get up and throw something away. This is just the beginning.