The definitive list of good habits, healthy and positive, to revolutionize your days.
“All very nice, huh. What you offer us are definitely interesting strategies Andre ', but unfortunately for me they are useless: I have no goal. "
I have now lost count of the times I have read this sentence (or its variations) in the comments of my readers.
Reading it makes me feel a mix of sadness and anger:
- Sadness, because the absence of goals implies the lack of any direction in the existence of these people and a dangerous tendency to nihilism.
- Anger, because I fear that these people (often young people) have already decided to give up in life, giving up the possibility of discovering every day what their real potential is, how far they can go with mind, body and spirit, and what they can achieve extraordinary if only they decided to focus all their energies on a first damn goal.
I wish I could grab these disillusioned readers and shake them from their self-inflicted spell ... but in order to avoid any denunciations, I limit myself to sharing with them a piece of advice that has proved fundamental in my own path of personal growth ...
Give the snowflake that first push
If like those readers, you too have a hard time finding direction in your life, start by giving yourself A goal, any goal, something you would like to achieve, a good habit that you would like to form.
It does not matter. The first thing that comes to mind is fine, but dedicate yourself body and soul.
In this way you will give the first push to the "snowflake", triggering a virtuous circle.
Once you discover that you can achieve what you want, because you have decided it, you will begin to enjoy it.
You will also want to better explore which ones are yours real wishes, what you want to be and become in life.
So let's give it this first push to the snowflake!
Below I have listed for you 100 good daily habits to start your new life in a positive way.
Calm, you don't have to establish them all or all at once.
Remember: choose a first goal, whichever one, the one that will have inspired you the most at the end of this article and focus 100% on adopting this new behavior in your life.
As you adopt new healthy and healthy habits, as you reach your first milestones, one after the other, you will begin to connect the dots and it will become clearer to you which direction you want to go in your life.
Are you ready?
So let's take this first step towards your new life.
100 good habits to change your life
Read this list straight away and write down the habits that will hit you the most, the ones that will make you feel a gasp inside, that will make you think "man, I really want to do this!".
And if you want to learn more about the individual habits, for several of them you will find a link to one of the 500 and pass in-depth articles that I have published here on GetPersonalGrowth over the years.
Good habits for your body
- Get up and move for at least 1 minute every hour (especially if you study or do a sedentary job).
- Get your heart rate between 50% and 70% of your maximum heart rate for 30 minutes per day.
- Spend 5 minutes each morning for some exercises to improve your flexibility.
- Leave your car in the parking further away from the entrance to your office or shop.
- Make 10.000 steps per day.
- Get the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Eat one portion of fruit e vegetables plus a day, drinking a morning smoothie.
- Drink the famous 8 glasses of water per day!
- Replace one of your daily coffees with one cup of green tea.
- Replace one food crap with a healthier choice.
Good practices for your mind
- Read every morning at least 2 pages of a personal growth manual (hey, no one is forbidding you to also read good fiction in addition, I love it: but these two pages have a different function ...).
- Take 5 minutes every morning to imagine how the person you intend to become would live the day.
- View every day the path to your most ambitious goals.
- Practice the Positive thought (no, not what you think: I mean this).
- Train your brain every day by working out sudoku, crosswords and other mind games.
- Exercise your memory with the dictionary technique.
- Learn every day a new word in a foreign language.
- Listen podcast e audiobooks.
- In moments of transition (when you are on the road, while walking, while exercising, etc.) instead of using your smartphone absent-mindedly, try to think deeply to find the solution to your problem or challenge.
- Use thetrouble tree to get rid of your worries.
Good habits for your well-being
- Meditate for at least 10 minutes a day.
- Write every night 3 things that happened during the day you feel grateful for.
- Make a casual act of kindness.
- Spend at least one hour a week for avoluntary activities.
- Hold a effective diary.
- Immerse yourself in nature at least once a week.
- It devotes 30 minutes to an activity with no specific purpose, but that makes you feel really good.
- Take care of a animal.
- Practice the 4-step breathing.
- Put your problems in the right perspective visiting this site at least once a week.
Good behaviors for your productivity
- Use your smartphone for less than 60 minutes a day.
- Every Sunday you do a rough plan of the following week's activities.
- Every night do a detail plan of the next day's activities.
- Apply the tomato technique.
- Complete the most important activities, urgent e difficult always first.
- Never check the account social or l 'emails just woke up.
- Use the alarm clock of the Navy Seal.
- Apply the single touch rule.
- Use your smartphone in black and white mode.
- Practice the batching- Do similar activities all at the same time of the day or week.
Good habits for your wallet
- Automatically save at least 10% of your salary.
- Make a spending budget (and respect it).
- Always postpone 7 days impulse purchases.
- Delegate or ignore any activity that costs less than yours ambitious hourly rate.
- Invest 15% of your salary in yours every month personal training.
- Record all of your revenue and all yours expense.
- Hold a diary of your financial decisions.
- Pay in cash whenever possible.
- Work at least 30 minutes a day on a project that can generate one alternative source of income.
- Read every week an article on money management.
Good deeds for your relationships
- Practice theradical honesty: in other words, never lie, even for good.
- Keep things to yourself negative and share those positive.
- Make at least one small "deposit" into your account every day current of trust.
- You smile when you meet other people's eyes.
- Committed to remember the name of every new person you know (here 10 tricks to do it GetPersonalGrowth)
- Make anyone you meet feel appreciated and learn to use more phrases such as: "Excuse me for the trouble", "You would like to be so kind ...", etc.
- Create one every day spark of romance in your love affair.
- Organize at least one weekly appointment with your partner.
- You regularly hear from your friends, especially the distant ones.
- Always follow up after a meeting. Develop the habit of sending a short thank you message after a business or business meeting (actually, it doesn't hurt to do so for friendships too).
Good habits for your career
- Think every day at least 1 thing that can increase revenue, decrease costs o make life easier for your boss; then discuss it with the right person and take responsibility for implementing it if necessary.
- Take stock of your situation every month career path, clearly define where you want to go and talk about it every time you have the opportunity with those who make the decisions in your company. To get anything, you must first learn how to ask.
- Do it constantly internal networking (with your colleagues, with your superiors, with colleagues from other offices) and external (with contacts from other companies in your sector or another sector in which you would like to work).
- Ask for feedback regularly on your work and implement any necessary improvements.
- Do at least 15 minutes of training staff e professional every single day.
- Read 1 article per day relating to the evolution of your professional sector.
- Always keep your CV up to date and if you don't have new experiences with which to update it every 12-18 months, ask yourself what's wrong with your career.
- Learn to negotiate: whether it is for an increase, for the annual bonus or for a benefit, always bargain.
- Don't overdo the promises what do you do to your boss or your customers, but then consistently exceeds their expectations.
- Practice yours every day assertiveness.
Good habits for your self-esteem
- Face something that scares you every day (a little fear is enough: you don't need to jump out of a plane without a parachute).
- Apply the "as if" technique, as explained in module # 4 of APP - Self-esteem step by step.
- Make your bed every morning. Starting the day with control over a small area of your life will help you face the rest of your daily challenges with the right attitude.
- Speak slower (I explained why here).
- Help someone who needs it, even a stranger. It will make you feel good and give you more self-confidence.
- Give yourself some daily goals that push you to the perimeter of your skills (and respect them).
- Keep your promises what do you do to yourself and to others.
- Keep your shoulders straight and generally assume one of the power poses suggested by Amy Cuddy.
- Look after your appearance.
- Read at least once a month the story of Henry Ward Beecher.
Good personal practices
- It always comes 5 minutes early to appointments.
- Prioritize the amount and quality of your sleep.
- Go to sleep first e wake up earlier. Because remember: an hour in the evening doesn't have the same quality as an hour in the morning.
- Get rid of an object every day that you don't use routinely and that doesn't inspire joy in your life (this is a great habit to approach minimalism).
- Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes a day, 3 times a day (and floss!).
- Every hour look at a point in the distance for at least 10 seconds (especially if you work all day in front of a screen).
- Wash your hands every time you go to the bathroom, touch raw meat, sneeze, or come home.
- Stop biting your nails.
- Learn to be tidier "finding a place for anything e putting everything back in place"(After using it).
- Don't miss out on using the 3 magical expressions: "Thank you", "please", "please".
Good habits for your personal growth
- Stop whining: Whenever you are about to complain about something, make an effort to think about the solution to that same problem instead.
- No criticize and not to judge (neither yourself nor others).
- Stop watching the news (here you find a very good reason to do it).
- Sign up for a course to learn a new skill.
- Attend at least once a month in a cultural event organized in your city.
- Complete something imperfect every day: better an imperfect draft, of a perfect white sheet.
- Identify yours key personal values and live every day in line with these values.
- Create your own "vision board”And find inspiration and enthusiasm by staring at it every morning.
- Do your best every day with what you have available at that moment in terms of time, energy and other resources.
- Evita i zero days.
Well, I hope at least one of these 100 habits inspired you.