None of these alone will help change your life, but doing all seven steps together could allow you to see some positive improvement in your life.
Develop Positive Thinking
This the first crucial step in order to be able to follow through with the other 6 habits and change your lifestyle for the better. Thinking positively will help you be more motivated and less disheartened when it comes to certain obstacles in your life.
Replace negative thoughts with positive ones and slowly but surely your attitude will begin to change. This can make seemingly impossible tasks, such as quitting smoking, a lot easier to deal with.
Exercise seems to be peoples answer for everything. No, it’s not a quick fix, but it can benefit you in many ways, including;
- Improving self-esteem and confidence, this makes for better success with other positive changes
- Reinforces positive thinking because positive thinking is essential to continue ongoing exercise
- It relieves stress and gives you time to think, which can lead to better mental health and well-being.
- Helps with creativity – exercise helps with brain function, and brainstorming after a workout session can prove to be very telling
Many people think that the key to a better life is to do multiple things at once, to get as many tasks done as possible. When in reality it’s quite the opposite. Multi-tasking splits your attention and this can make it more difficult to complete tasks. It can also increase stress and anxiety.
Single-tasking is when you focus on one thing at a time and get it done to a good standard. That high standard is what you should be aiming for across all aspects of your life.
Eliminate the Non-Essential
Identify the things that are essential to your life, the things that you love and the things that are most important. After you’ve identified these aspects eliminate everything else. This will help you simplify your life so you are able to focus on the essential. This process can work with any aspect of your life including home life and work.
Kindness is infact a habit, some people are in that habit and some, well, clearly aren’t. in order to positively change your life, you need to become a more positive person. Part of this is being kind to others. Not only will this make you feel better about yourself, you will also be able to see how it makes others feel better.
Try being kind every day for a month, and see how much your mood and lifestyle changes because of it.
This may seem simple, but creating a routine for yourself can work wonders on improving your lifestyle. Develop a routine from when you wake up until you go to work, and again from when you finish work until you go to bed. Obviously, you won’t be able to follow it all the time, because well, life happens. But having that routine in place will help ensure that you don’t feel like you’re just floating about, not really sure of what to do.