5 Habits to Improve Your Daily Life

by - October 10, 2018

Every now and again, we go through a rough patch where we feel low and lost and defeated. I have felt this multiple times in my short life. We all want to be happy and balanced. It’s not always easy, but it can be done. Determination, support, and patience are key factors towards a more brighter future. One of the first things I knew I had to work on for my personal development before I started on anything else, was to improve my outlook on my life. Continuing with the pessimistic mindset was just not going to cut it. I had to change the very way I thought… Which wasn’t easy, to say the least. So here, I will give tips on how to speed up the process for you.

Fake it until you make it. 

That’s right, you read correctly. It’s been proven time and time again how amazing our brains actually are. This was actually a technique I picked up just recently; I was having one of my episodes and I would intentionally pretend to feel happy; I’d do everything I knew that would make me feel better and you know what – it worked. It’s a don’t-knock-it-until-you-try-it type of thing, and I intend to use it whenever I need to.

Stop nagging. 

Ever had to harass your child or partner to do something? Same. For some odd reason, neither one of ’em refuse to do anything I ask the first time around and usually wait until I yell at them and I am red in the face. Sure, it felt good once they finally did what was asked of them, but I also realized how much stress it was putting on me. I cannot stress this fact enough; my daily life has become so much easier after I stopped nagging them both. Instead, I ask them politely, and if they still haven't moved, I smile and tell them that I will help them with the task.

Enjoy failure and learn something new.

Sound odd? At first, it did to me, too. Do you know what isn’t odd? The beautiful results of not making a huge deal out of my failures. Learn to enjoy challenging yourself daily. Learn a new game, word, language or subject; go exploring and take up a new hobby, and I promise you, your brain and conscience will thank you. People who stick to routine tend to be less happy than those who challenge themselves and enjoy failure. After all, without failure, how else are we supposed to learn?

Exercise. 

There’s a reason this is a cliche. Even as little as seven minutes a day can assure you great results. It boosts energy, your immune system, it can help you relax, and it also improves brain power. A simple jog, walking, a small work out from home or even yoga can help get you to where you want to be in your life emotionally and mentally.

Start your day off positively. 

How you start your day off usually sets the tone for the rest of your day. So be careful on how you start your mornings. If you have a lot on your mind and it’s causing stress or anxiety, consider keeping a journal/notebook next to your bed so that you can write down all of your thoughts first thing after waking up. In this journal, write down everything that just won’t leave your mind. The great thing about this is you don’t have to filter anything, write them down as they come along, and enjoy your morning coffee. Releasing all that tension and worry in such a healthy way can really help you improve your mood and the outcome of your day.

I hope you found these tips helpful, and thank you so much for reading! If you have any questions or have suggestions of your own, please let me know in the comments below.

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15 comments

  1. Love these tips - I always feel so much better after exercising. Even just going for a little walk improves my mood.

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    1. Thank you <3
      I love walking! It helps me, as well

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  2. It is so important to start the day with positive intention! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, thanks for commenting! :)

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  3. One that really resonated is enjoy failure and learn! A lot of us run from failure when that should not be the case! Thanks for sharing

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  4. This is such lovely advice! I have been trying to exercise more often especially. I go to the gym and if I don't have time to do that I at least try to go out for a walk :)

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    1. Walking is great! I walk every afternoon and before I settle down to go to bed :)

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  5. YESS! I am all for each of these habits. I shall keep on faking it until I've seriously made it.

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  6. You points are valid. The "fake it until you make it" can also cause mental exhaustion. I tried that many years ago. I could not pretend anymore, and left my job.

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    1. I agree with your point! It's definitely not for everyone and you should never stay in an environment that makes you unhappy, life's too short! :)

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  7. Great tips. Starting the day off with a positive mindset and regular exercise can go a long way to helping you cope with a crisis.

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  8. I love your post so I pinned it.. You have simple tips but very meaningful.. Thanks! :)

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  9. Exercise is the best idea ever!

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