By improving our habits, we can improve our lives. Although creating a healthy habit is not easy, it’s worth the effort.
It would be best to try practicing these easy habits at least once a week with continuous motivation and deep faith in yourself. Below are habits that will improve your life.
1. Don’t Personalise What People Say
When someone says something offensive or treats you in a not too nice way, unless you did something to merit it, chances are the offensive words say more about the person than it does about you.
Do not be discouraged by others, don’t let them get the better of you by letting you do things that you will later regret.
Keep your head straight, build on your progress, and do not let people bring you down. Not only because you should stay focused and because what they said isn’t true or doesn’t matter, but because it wasn’t really about you in the first place.
2. Stop Worrying Too Much
Many people allow worry to immobilize them. But an article appearing in a magazine for teenagers suggested that one can “worry wisely” by turning worry into constructive action.
You can generate worry by allowing things to become too complicated. At times, we need to do something, but we put it off because we find it unpleasant.
Well, take care of it soon, and you’ll have one less thing to worry about. So when you find yourself worrying too much, seek constructive ways to deal with your problem. Better still, get or seek professional advice.
3. Avoid Negative Thinking
You must remember that no one on earth does what is right all the time and never makes a mistake. The fact that you have faults and make mistakes shows that you are human, not a failure.
Accept things as they come, and try to make improvements from time to time.
Avoid comparisons and ultimately be realistic. Instead of focusing on your failures, focus more on your winnings.
Praise yourself from time to time and celebrate your achievements. Following these suggestions won’t only stop negative feelings but also boost your self-esteem.
4. Examine Your Friendship
Are you proud to be associated with the people you call your friends? Do you enjoy being with them? If your answer to these two questions is yes, you have great friends, but if not, you need to do some quick social clean-up.
When the people you spend time with are critical, cynical, or bitter, their negative traits will rub off on you.
A friend’s influence can make you set your goals and work towards achieving them. A good friend will always encourage and motivate you to achieve your goals in life.
5. Show Gratitude
Start a gratitude journal, and take time to appreciate your friends and family. Remind yourself of at least one thing you’re grateful for every day before going to bed.
Appreciation is like a good meal. It is more enjoyable when shared. When we feel appreciated, we are happy. The more you appreciate the little joys of life, the happier you’ll be.
Showing gratitude improves our lives. In addition, when we express our appreciation, we make others happy. The person who receives our gratitude is glad about their efforts to help us or give us something we need.
6. Improve Your Health
There is much you can do to slow down or prevent the onset of illness. Below are some ways to help you improve your health.
1. Be Physically Active
Make exercise a habit. Do regular exercise to stay in good shape. Make some form of physical activity part of your daily routine.
Avoid sitting in front of the TV or computer for so many hours. Take a few minutes or an activity break from time to time.
Staying physically active can help you sleep well, stay mobile, maintain strong bones, and muscles, and help to achieve a healthy weight.
Not staying physically active can increase the risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, developing high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and even suffering a stroke.
2. Practice good hygiene
Always wash your hands after:
- Using the toilet.
- Changing diapers or helping a child to use the toilet.
- Sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose.
- Touching an animal or animal waste.
- Handling garbage.
- Before and after treating a wound or a cut.
- Before and after being with someone who is sick.
- Before preparing, serving, or eating food
Good hygiene protects you from infectious diseases such as colds, flu, COVID-19, colds, and other infections. Not only will you protect yourself by practicing good hygiene, but it will also help prevent you from spreading diseases to others.
3. Using A Safe Water Supply
If water does not come from a safe source or is not stored correctly, it can cause infections and diseases. Unsafe drinking water is one of the causes of an estimated 1.7 billion cases of diarrheal disease every year according to WHO.
Ensure that all your water comes from a safe source. Use quality water filters, if available and affordable.
4. Eat Well
It is very important to consider your intake of fats, salt, and sugar, and you should watch your portion sizes.
If you eat too many sugars and solid fats, you risk becoming overweight. To minimize this risk, drink water instead of sweet beverages.
Include fruits and vegetables in your diet. Instead of using solid fats for cooking, you may also want to consider using healthier oils.
5. Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. Furthermore, having enough sleep is a good habit because sleep enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day.
Getting adequate rest may also help prevent excess weight gain, depression, tragic accidents, heart disease, and increased illness duration.
The right amount of rest should not be considered optional. It is vital for our body and brain to function well. It helps us in learning and retention of new information.
Are you not getting enough sleep? Below are some things to consider
- Try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day.
- Make your bedroom quiet, dark, relaxing, and neither too warm nor too cold.
- Do not watch TV or use your phones while in bed.
- Make your bed very comfortable. Use a pillow as well.
- Avoid heavy meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.
- Your bedroom should be neither too warm nor too cold.
Every morning, you can wake up and choose to let negative energy control your life or decide to live with positivity. A positive attitude can affect your life favorably in all areas. Besides, it can help boost your self-confidence, morale, and self-esteem.
In conclusion, a positive attitude also brings optimism into your life. Also, it makes it easier to avoid worries and negative thinking.