People are often creatures of habit. They exercise, bite their nails, take showers before nightime, etc. Most of these habits go unnoticed, until they get in the way and prevent us from being healthy, being happy, or accomplishing any of the goals we wish to pursue in life. However, there are habits to create and ways to live which improve our lives.
Most of these things you should start doing right away. Even the smallest changes count, if you want to make your life better, if you want to live a long, happy life, and if you want your life to change. In this article we will discuss small things which you need to remember if you want to make huge impact on your life.
1. Turn off your phone while you sleep
Did you know that your phone disturbs your sleep even when it is on silent mode? The phone emits a blue light that emits wavelengths, which make your think that your phone’s receiving notifications, making you check each time you get a view of the phone. For this reason, it is recommended that you keep your phone in your drawer or at least in some other room while you sleep.
2. Read the food labels
You should do this in order to prevent yourself from putting unnecessary things in your shopping cart. You will realize the excess ingredients in things which you are about to consume, once you start reading food labels. For example, you would probably think twice before buying a chips packet, which is high on MSG levels.
3. Use cash instead of credit cards
You will never have a debt-free life if you use credit cards instead cash. People tend to swipe credit cards more often and forget their purchases later on. For this reason, it is wise choice to prefer cash instead of a credit card.
4. Decorate your workplace with motivational things
According to a study, people who decorate their workplace with motivational quotes and poster have increased productivity while they work. If you pin motivational things at your workplace, you will perform better on slow days.
5. Follow the 20-20 rule
According to this rule, you should look away from the monitor every 20 minutes and focus on an object which is at least 20 feet away for about 20 seconds. By doing so, you’ll rejuvenate your vision every 20 minutes.
6. Have a fixed time for your meals
It is often very difficult to manage time in our lifestyles. Eating at your desk while you were working for a few hours may have a heavy toll on your health. For this reason, you should take a break and make some time for your meals. This means that you start eating during that time and eat nothing while your work.
7. Go on walks
Walking has a number of health benefits. There is also a psychological benefit where you clear your mind and find answers to certain questions. Go for a long walk if you are having a problem and think over it. You will have a solution, once you are back.
8. Use your left hand each day to do one small activity
Exercise your brain by doing things with your left hand. It will improve your grip over things and sharpen your brain. For example, you can write a work with your left hand each day. It will seem hard at first, but you’ll improve your handwriting of your practice every day.
9. Say thank you more often
Saying ‘thank you’ is a small gesture that will make other person’s day. Being grateful makes a person more positive. Therefore, the next time a postman delivers you a letter, smile at him and say ‘thank you.’ It won’t matter much to you, but it will mean a lot to the postman.