5 Hacks to Developing Good Habits

08/04/2021

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Do you wish you lived or a more balanced life, one filled with healthy habits? Stop dreaming and turn your vision into a reality. In fact, by taking a few small steps and practicing them consistently, you can make big changes. What are some of the best to focus on? Here’s a look at five and easy ways to adopt them:

#1: Set goals.

Whether you do it first thing in the morning or at the end of each day, setting daily goals is important. This helps you structure your days and weeks, be more productive, and also keep track of what needs to be done and what can wait.

Lifehack: You can keep a post-it by your desk with daily goals listed, use your Calendar or Notes app, or hang a whiteboard in your office. Take the approach that works best for you and helps you stay motivated and move ahead toward achieving your goals.

#2: Take breaks.

You work hard each day and you might feel guilty when you take breaks. However, if you don’t, you’ll eventually burn out. Instead, make sure you’re creating downtime and taking breaks doing something that’s relaxing and fun for you.

Lifehack: If you’re not used to taking breaks, schedule it into your day. Create a timeslot on your schedule for walks with a friend, grabbing a cup of coffee, or spending time with your family.

#3: Drink water.

Between all the coffee and energy drinks, just how many glasses of water do you consume each day? It sounds basic, yet making this one change can dramatically improve your health overall. Staying hydrated helps improve brain function, energy levels, nutrient absorption, and more.

Lifehack: Invest in a water bottle you love and keep it next to you throughout the day. It will be right in reach, so it’s easy to drink more water.

#4: Practice gratitude.

In today’s world, it’s easy to focus on all that’s wrong. However, how much do you practice gratitude and thinking about what’s going well in your life? If you’re like most people, not enough. But doing so can give you perspective, lift your spirits, and make you realize how blessed you are.

Lifehack: Keep a gratitude journal. Each day, write down one or two things you’re grateful for. When you’re having a bad day, you can look back at this for encouragement.

#5: Get help.

For some people, it’s difficult to ask others for help. In today’s busy and fast-paced world, though, don’t be afraid to ask for an extra set of hands or delegate chores and work to others. You’ll live a more balanced, happier life as a result.

Lifehack: Identify areas you can delegate, whether it’s at work to a junior colleague or at home, like hiring a house cleaning service.

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