Are you ready to create new habits and have the best life? That is amazing news!
Now what you need to do is choose what types of habits will benefit you the most.
These aren’t going to be the same for everyone, as someone else’s new habit might not fit into your schedule or lifestyle, or might be something you are already doing.
Here are some different types of habits you can start with – but don’t feel like you can’t add some of your own.
At the end of the day, the habit is something that is going to improve YOUR life.
Start Your Day Right
The first selection of habits has to do with how you start each day.
They often are incorporated into a new morning routine, but you can start small with just one simple morning habit at a time. This might mean making your bed, waking up early to have more time for your morning routine, adding yoga to your morning routine, taking your dog on a long walk in the morning, or just cooking breakfast.
Think of small, simple habits that would improve your morning. Even as simple as waking up 10 minutes earlier so you have a little extra time to get ready if you have been running late for work often.
Other Daily Habits
There are other types of daily habits you can form as well. Maybe you want to use your journal or planner every evening before bed, have a normal self-care routine once a day, or read out affirmations to yourself each day before you start your day. They can also be things like clearing clutter in your living room, practicing good dental hygiene, or helping your kids with their homework.
Improving Your Physical Health
Some habits are meant to improve your health and vitality each day. These can include cooking more meals at home if you are trying to eat better, doing exercise each day, or drinking more water.
Maybe you are trying to lose weight, but you get overwhelmed with changing all your unhealthy habits at the same time. This is when you benefit from just drinking more water and reducing soda for a few weeks, then working on adding in more fruits and vegetables for the next few weeks. Gradually, you become a healthier person and will reach your goals through each small habit.
Improving Your Mental Health
Next, you have your mental health. It is important that you take this just as seriously as your physical health. Some habits that are great for mental health include adapting a meditation or mindfulness routine, writing in a journal, and participating in activities that help to reduce your stress levels.
Let me tell you this, during my corporate career, my days often started with my hitting hat snooze button multiple times. I jumped off the bed feeling behind already. I brushed my teeth, put clothes on, ponytail was classic look, grabbed things I packed the night before, and left to confront traffic.
I do NOT recommend you do this. I recommend establishing a morning and evening routine that will help master your day, energy, and life.
Go get it, my friend.
And if you need accountability and guidance to elevate your energy, health, and optimize your 24 hours, let’s talk.
Stay tuned because next episode, we will touch on why you need to create new habits.