There are always small daily habits that make big differences in our lives.
First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. -Octavia Butler
Since most of us feel uninspired at times as we repeatedly do tasks that are making us lazy and dull.
They are just a way for us to escape from reality and entertain ourselves.
One example of it could be scrolling through Instagram.
Have you ever experienced that after 30 minutes of watching random content, you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to do anything at all?
Even if you have a deadline to meet you’re not motivated to do your task.
You start procrastinating and delay the task until the last date.
Can you relate? If yes, you’re not alone!
Our daily habits play a huge role when it comes to living a productive and happy life.
That’s why here I am sharing 10 daily habits that can help you improve your life.
So you can live a life where you are inspired to do a task you’re supposed to do and ultimately live a much happier life.
Afterall, that is what we all aim at, right?
Let today be the day you give up who you’ve been for who you can become. -Hal Elrod
Let’s get started, shall we?
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10 Daily Habits That Drastically Improved My Life
1) Practice Active Listening
We are always ready to talk but are we ready to listen to what other people have to say?
In most cases, NOT REALLY.
How many times you have great exciting news to share with a friend, you start speaking but half way through you notice that they are just looking at their phone and they did not hear a single word you just said.
How frustrating, isn’t it?
Most of all, active listening is not just about listening to their words, but at the same time showing that they have your attention and you do care what the other person has to say.
People really appreciate such efforts. I do.
2) Embrace Rejection
When we start doing something we hope that it goes as we planned but that doesn’t happen many times.
But even after the rejection, it’s up to you how you take it.
If I tell you about myself- I did not get into a college I wanted, got rejected for a job I applied to 2 years ago but I tried to see that as a sign that it was never meant to be in the first place.
As I look back and see I realize that I was just doing what I was expected to do not because I wanted it.
I am from a part of the world where kids are supposed to pursue a certain career and if they don’t, nobody takes them seriously.
It’s sad but hey I am here doing what I like doing. 🙂
Rejections are hurtful but they open other paths for you and ultimately make you a better and new person.
And if you’re becoming a better you, that’s all worth it at the end.
3) Get Your Creative Self Out
We all are creative in our own unique way. Being a creative person in your unique way is a great way to have fun while trying out new things, experimenting and learning.
Here are a few ways to get your creative self out-
- 1) Free writing
- 2) Mind mapping
- 3) Collage making
- 4) Photography
- 5) Music and dance
- 6) Travel
- 7) Sketching
- 8) Sensory play
- 9) Experiment with cooking, and so much more.
4) Developing A Curious Mind
It’s one of the best daily habits to develop.
A curious mind is always eager to learn, experience new things.
Instead of assuming things, people with curious minds prefer asking questions, they want to know why things are the way they are.
And their ‘why’ gets clear over time as they ask more and more questions.
And it’s the key for personal development.
Related- Here are 71 Thought Provoking Questions To Ask Yourself.
5) Saying No
Agreeing to something you don’t want to do can create uncomfortable situations for you.
I am sure you have so many such situations that you can recall right now.
You want to respect your time and energy enough to politely decline when someone asks you to do something you don’t want yourself to be involved in.
Whether it’s a relationship, family, or working situation.
6) Disconnect To Connect
If you can, see how many hours you usually spend in a day on your phone.
For most of us it can easily surpass 3 to 4 hours and for some people it can be even more.
It’s making us lazy, less productive, less creative and want to procrastinate more and more.
And it’s not good for our overall well being.
In the above point, I mentioned being creative in your own way, when you disconnect yourself from social media, spend that time doing something creative.
And enjoy that time with yourself, you will NEVER regret this, I promise!
7) Mindful Eating
Mindful eating can solve a lot of your eating problems, let it be overeating, emotional eating, and more.
Being fully present at the dining table, away from your electronics, and focusing entirely on the meal in front of us.
Our body always sends signals to let us know what we need to do.
We just have to listen to it carefully.
And one way to do it is to stop rushing with yourself.
PS– I am currently on my journey to build a good relationship with food and the above lesson is the most important one I learned so far.
8) Spending time with yourself
If I talk about myself, I always get ideas when I am alone in a peaceful environment spending some ME-time which is like 20 minutes every day.
I believe that we are constantly bombarded with tons of news, social media content, tons of information all the time.
And that’s why our brain doesn’t get any free-time to process all the information and think of new, creative ideas.
It happens when you sit in a quiet environment and let your brain process everything.
9) Mindful Breathing Exercise
This is an extension to a previous point with additional benefits.
Here are a few benefits of mindful Breathing Exercise-
- 1) Helps you relax after feeling overwhelmed.
- 2) You get to know yourself as you spend some time alone.
- 3) You’re away from all the noises.
Plus, there are many other health benefits.
Some people also find it helpful to visualize calming scenes while breathing, like ocean waves or a peaceful forest.
10) Saying yes
In the above point (5) we talked about how saying ‘NO’ can save you from a lot of unwanted situations.
But it’s also important to learn how to say ‘yes’ at the right time.
It can lead to personal growth, expanded horizons, and a more adventurous and fulfilling life.
A few things to say ‘yes’ to-
- 1) New opportunities that come your way.
- 2) Building new healthy relationships.
- 3) Working on and for yourself.
- 4) To spend time on yourself.
- 5) To new/luxury expenses.
- 6) Loving yourself unconditionally and live a life on your terms.
Related- How To Start Your Self Love Journey.
Those were 10 Daily habits that help me improve my life and I hope you found it helpful as well. If you did, please comment below and let me know!
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