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- 01 Aug 2023
Habits to Improve Your Life
Are you also disappointed in yourself sometimes because the type of life you are living is not in alignment with your goals? We get you! The constant battle of “we live only once” and “we live ONLY ONCE” can at times leave us confused and upset. So, to bridge this gap between these two thoughts, we are going to give you the ultimate guide to Daily Habits To Improve Your Life. Before we start, there are some basic exercises that humans need to do, to live a fruitful and happy life. So, let’s begin!
1. What are my Values and Goals?
Just like you can’t appear for a job interview without knowing what the job is about, similarly, you can’t continue to live a fruitful life without knowing what your goals are. Some very basic questions that you can ask yourself to answer these questions are:
- Where do I see myself in 5 years?
- How much money do I need to live the life that I want?
- Is what I am doing right now enough to be where I want to be in the next 5 years?
- If not, what is it that I am lacking?
- How can I change these habits?
- What do I replace these habits with?
Once you have answers to these questions, you will realize that you have set your goals and values, and what direction you need to go in, to align with them.
2. Where do I Start?
The first exercise may leave you a little overwhelmed. The key is to take one step at a time, instead of trying to fix all the behaviors at once. To achieve our goals and align our values, we have to realize that patience is the biggest factor here and that you can do this!
You can start by working on the factor that is affecting your growth the most. For example, you think that you can get a better-paying job but you’re still not applying for companies. If you change your thought process and think it in this way, more money would mean a better lifestyle in terms of a better apartment, better mental health, quality of life, and peace, then you will be able to work on your goals better.
3. Implementing Better Babits
Now that we have together identified the areas where we need to work on, and what we need to replace these habits with, it’s time to implement them. We can do that by following a simple yet wonderful process, called the Personal Management Cycle.
To put it in simpler terms, the Personal Management Cycle begins with learning. If you want to change some habits, you should know what other habits need to be adapted, how and when can you implement them, make them happen and then review them by seeing the results of the habits that you have implemented. By tracking these little changes and how they are affecting your life, you will be able to decide whether the habit that you have learned is matching your goals or not.
4. Other ways to Improve your Life
There are various other choices that we humans can make consciously without getting overwhelmed or tired. Below are the Best Habits to Have in Life that you can practice daily:
- Practice mindfulness
- Go for a walk or exercise daily
- Reward yourself with something you love when you finish a long task
- Listen to motivating podcasts
- Get to know your thoughts and ideas by trying freewriting or journaling
- Talk to your friends or coworkers
- Reduce screen time and increase social activities
Just by following these few tips, you will notice a major change in your lifestyle, your thought pattern, your mental health, your sleep quality, and whatnot. It’s amazing how these little changes can bring a significant change in someone’s life, right?
If you’re still feeling a little lost and don’t know where to begin, we will help you with the help of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Table.
With the help of this hierarchy, you can check your progress and growth continuously, and know what all changes are required to achieve a certain need that may be missing in your life. If you’re still feeling stuck, we would suggest you reach out to a professional and start your journey toward healing and growth. All the best!