With this modern sedentary lifestyle, comes a number of dangerous habits which negatively affect our lives without our knowledge. Such habits affect not only our health but our productivity and social wellbeing. Fortunately though, a lot of these habits are things that can slowly be changed hence leading to a better life all round.
To help you overcome some of the bad habits that might be plighting your life and holding you back health-wise and productivity-wise, here are 10 new habits for a new life. These are professional habits which have been tested over the years and have been found to work positive miracles. Try these 10 new habits for a better life and a better you;
10 New Habits for a Better Life
Early to bed, early to rise
Ever wondered why almost every successful person claims to be up by at least 5 a.m.? Well, turns out this habit of waking up early really helps you to get stuff done and have enough time on your hands to even venture into other activities. For you to wake up early though, you’ll need to drop that phone or switch off that television and catch enough sleep. Early to bed, early to rise it is!
Eat healthy foods
Very little can be done on an empty stomach but even lesser can be done on a badly fed stomach. Yes, if you don’t eat healthy foods, then chances are that other aspects of your life will be affected as well. Unhealthy foods are the leading cause of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart diseases and obesity.
Eat healthy. Eat a balanced diet. It will not only make you healthier but will help you be more productive and honestly, more good looking.
Hydrate your body more
Lack of water affects your skin, increases food cravings, triggers headaches and generally makes you weak. It is therefore important to ensure that you drink at least 8 glasses of clean water in a day. It might sound too much, but that water will do you a lot of good. Who doesn’t want a flawless skin?
Work out or at least stay active!
Working out is not reserved for athletes and other professionals in related fields. Working out is for everyone and its benefits can’t be stressed enough. See, working out helps manage body weight, helps to tone the body aesthetically and also keeps you engaged. These are all health benefits which can change our life in a flash.
If enrolling in a gym is a goal too far for you, then at least exercise on a regular basis. Remain active at your workplace by taking stairs, walking around instead of just sitting down the entire workday. This will not only boost your body health but will improve your productivity.
Be wise about your finances
Financial discipline is something we lack as a generation and the future is honestly bleak- unless we make saving habitual. Have a good understanding of your financial picture and your spending habits. It is advisable to be judicious in your spending and save as much as you can. This does not however mean that you should be a miser leading a miserable life- enjoy the benefits of your work but save something for the rainy days ahead.
They say that what you feed your mind, determines how it processes information. It is therefore important to feed your mind with the best possible information and knowledge. There is no better source for such information than books. Make reading habitual and it will do you memory, decision making and general handling of life issues better.
Limit your social media usage
Social media is a very crucial aspect of our lives today. Used wisely, it is a goldmine of opportunities, information and connections. But if we are not careful about the way we use the various social media platforms, we can fall into the bottomless abyss of addiction which can hamper progress in our lives. You should only spend about half an hour in total on the various social media platforms.
Manage your time better
Time is money and unless you want to be poor forever, learn to manage your time wisely. There are very many tools that are availed to us through technology that can help you manage your time better. There are various apps which can help you plan your day and work with routines.
Go out more- life is short
We sometimes get caught up in the act of hustling for a better life that we don’t even get to live the life. Besides working hard and earning lots of money, we should set aside time for ourselves and our families. Go out more, socialize as much as possible and live life to the fullest- it is shorter than you can imagine.