10 Habits That Will Change Your Live for the Better

“We first make our habits, then our habits make us” John Dryden

Regardless of what your lifestyle is right now you can improve or change your habits to live a better life. And have a true happiness, living a fulfilling, more satisfied life is within your reach, all you need is just a little or some habits that will change your life for the better. A few tweaks to your regular habits can help you get there.

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Habits matter. If you’ve ever tried breaking a bad habit, everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of repitious behavior. Those very same habits either help to propel us forward or to hinder our progress in life.

Your attitude determines your altitude. “Successful people don’t just drift off to the top. Getting there requires focused action, personal discipline and lots of energy every day to make things happen,” says American author and entrepreneur Jack Canfield. And he couldn’t be more accurate.

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Yes, it’s possible

Since habits make up everything we do, they can either drag us and our goals down, or build a successful lifestyle. Parting ways with our bad habits and replacing them with good habits is by no means a simple task. It takes commitment, willpower and an unwavering desire to overcome our seemingly natural tendencies to think, feel, speak and act in a certain way. 

Habit #1 Prioritizing

“The fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important than others.” Oxford dictionary American English · 1. the state or quality of being earlier in time, occurrence, etc. · 2. If something is a priority, it is the most important thing you have to do or deal with, or must be done or dealt with before everything else you have to do.

Do you try to complete all your tasks each day because you feel every item on your to-do list is highly important? Are you limited by time to achieve all of those tasks? If your answer is yes, then you might not have a clear list of priorities in your life.

Habit #2 Time Management

A lot of people believe they cannot reach their dreams, travel to exotic locations, land their dream jobs, finish their projects before the deadline, get enough sleep every night, and spend enough time with loved ones because they don’t have enough time.

Effective time management is the effective use of your time that allows you to plan your days in such a way that you finish your work with less effort and make the most of the limited time you’ve got.

Lack of good time management skills, we are more likely to: 

  1. Miss project deadlines
  2. Produce low-quality work
  3. Disrupt our work-life balance
  4. Feel more stressed
  5. Harm our professional reputation

There is no way to increase the time you have, but you can find ways to better use your time. Time Management refers to managing time effectively so that the right time is allocated to the right activity.

Getting better at managing your time, it will feel like you have more time. A time management trick goes hand-in-hand with your list of priorities. With your list of priorities, add time estimates for each task on your list.

Habit #3 Smiling Therapy

When you smile, your brain releases tiny molecules called neuropeptides to help fight off stress. Then other neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and endorphins come into play too. The endorphins act as a mild pain reliever, whereas the serotonin is an antidepressant. This is one of the best habits for allowing you to find emotional, mental and spiritual peace-of-mind over time — simply by placing a smile on your face. 

The physiology of our bodies dictates the psychology of our minds. When we frown or slouch or do any number of other things that convey a sense of depression and unhappiness, our mind takes those cues and runs with them.

Here are some of the effects smiling therapy can have on your life and your body.

Habit #4 Delegating

To delegate effectively, choose the right tasks to delegate, identify the best people for the job, and support them along the way.  Effective delegation also promotes productivity and good time management within a team by drawing on the existing skill set of its members and allowing them to develop new knowledge and competencies along the way. If you work on your own, there’s only a limited amount that you can do, however harder you work.

Delegation is a win-win when done appropriately. However, that does not mean that you can delegate just anything, determine when delegation is most appropriate.

Habit #5 Planning Ahead

Being a successful planner and organizer has a lot to do with your ability to plan ahead. Usually, the more time you have to plan something, the more successful you will be. Planning ahead is an important aspect of dream achieving process. By planning ahead, you become proactive and foresee issues or roadblocks that may come your way and therefore plan the actions to avoid the roadblocks or face them confidently.

“Good plans shape good decisions

Lester Bittel

Reasons why planning ahead can help make your life better:

Habit #6 Gratitude

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.One of the best ways to practice gratitude is by doing simple acts of kindness towards other people. When you’re being kind to others, you’re not the only one who’s giving away something. In fact, you are getting a lot, if not more, in return.

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving

Albert Einstein

Gratitude / thankfulness is recognizing good things that have happened to you, and acknowledging the people who made those good things happen. Be unapologetic about your thanksgiving.

Habit #7 Family First

Strengthening family relationships and considering the needs of your spouse and your children is one of the most important factors in any decision. In today’s culture, we talk a lot about “the life you want” and the success of the “Me.” We also see a lot of unhappy marriages and a lot of divorces. These things are not always related, of course, but putting the needs of another person before your own really does make a difference.

Reasons Why Family Should Always come First

Habit #8 Block out Time

Book a meeting with yourself on daily, weekly or monthly base call it ‘process review’. This is your reflection time for how things are working. Think about what you could be doing differently to get more done. Refine your processes.

Reflection can be a very empowering process. It can help you to make sense of your day, to come to decisions, to set a course of action, to step away from your habitual way of doing and thinking to discover new freedoms and opportunities.

It’s important to allocate at least 10-15 minutes for reflection a few times a week in an environment that supports you and away from your desk and computer, and when you’re in a positive state of mind. Are you at your best in the morning or evening? When is your mind more open, alert?

Switch off all background noise and devices in order to create the best conditions to clarify your intentions and to help you verbalize your thoughts and feelings.

Block out time has help me in my marriage and parenting.

Habit #9 Eat Healthy

A healthy diet typically includes nutrient-dense foods from all of the major food groups, including lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and fruits and vegetables of many colors. When it comes to eating, many of us have developed habits. Some are good and some are not so good.  Even if you’ve had the same eating pattern for years, it’s not too late to make improvements.

The key to a healthy diet is to eat the right amount of calories for how active you are so you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use. If you eat or drink more than your body needs, you’ll put on weight because the energy you do not use is stored as fat. If you eat and drink too little, you’ll lose weight.

You should also eat a wide range of foods to make sure you’re getting a balanced diet and your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs.

Habit #10 Enough Rest

Your daily routines – what you eat and drink, the medications you take, how you schedule your days and how you choose to spend your evenings – can significantly impact your quality of sleep. Even a few slight adjustments can, in some cases, mean the difference between sound sleep and a restless night.

“Sleep deprivation negatively affects your health and quality of life,” says Diwakar Balachandran, M.D., medical director in the MD Anderson Sleep Center. It can cause moodiness, memory troubles, and problems thinking and focusing.  Chronic sleep loss may lead to weight gain, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system.

“We first make our habits, then our habits make us”

John Dryden


Adopting new, healthier habits may protect you from serious health problems like obesity and diabetes likewise new habit may increase your productivity in your career, relationship and self fulfillment.

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