Are you ready to create new habits and have the best life ever? That is amazing news! Now what you need to do is choose what types of habits will benefit you the most. By now, you will have had a look at some of the areas in your life that you would like to improve on, and you may have a list and be raring to go…or maybe not!
Of the course, the habits that are chosen 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.
If you are a little stuck, 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 have to do with how you start each day. They are often 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 often running late for work.
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 adopting a meditation or mindfulness routine, writing in a journal, and participating in activities that help to reduce your stress levels.
A fun way to start might be to choose one of the categories we have looked at and focus on gradually incorporating new habits from that category until you feel that you’re really starting to make some progress in that area of your life.
Another way of approaching it would be to pick a habit from each category or make your own, and gradually bring in one of each, enhancing your overall well-being. The choice is yours!