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Are you running on empty and struggling from day to day? Successful and highly organized people ensure they have cultivated habits which help them become more productive in their life. Instill some small changes in your life every week or month and completely change the way you approach your day. Bring positive change to your life with 10 good habits and lead a highly effective life.
Here are 10 tips on good daily habits that would help organize your life and point you in the right direction:
1. Wake up early
go to bed early and wake up early making sure that you have had at least 6-8 hours of quality sleep. Begin your day with a positive affirmation e.g. “I make my life not events, I create my own reality”
2. Make your bed
Begin the day by making your bed and keeping the bedroom neat and tidy. it will give you a feeling of accomplishment and give create a positive state of mind.
3. Be punctual
Being there on time – school, work or an appointment shows that you have respect for other people and their time. If you are punctual you will appear to be dependable and responsible.
4. Never make empty promises
Be sure to be a man (or woman) of your word. If you have committed to something or some course of the action live up to it. Never make a promise if you do not have any intention of keeping that promise.
5. Keep away from debt
Unless the debt is financing your education or home stay away from it. Debt enables you to spend more than you earn. High interest can cripple all your financial and life plans.
6. Importance of exercise
The benefits of exercise are far-reaching. Not only do you keep fit and boost your immune system, but exercise also helps you become happier by releasing endorphin, a “feel-good chemical”, in your brain.
7. Read a book every week
It might not be possible for everyone to read a book every week but do read at least a few pages every day. Books expand your horizon and expand both your knowledge and vocabulary.
8. Make time for your loved ones
Make sure you spend time nurturing relationships. Spending adequate time with your family makes sure that your children have a role model in their life and that you provide your spouse with a support system which they reciprocate. If possible spend time with your siblings and parents. In tough times your family will be all you have.
9. Stop consuming sugar
Sugar is an ingredient of most junk food from cookies to sodas. Sugar rots your teeth and makes you cranky. It messes up your insulin and causes you to gain weight. Obesity is one of the principal causes of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Sugar is addictive and causes cognitive decline. Adopt a healthy and balanced diet.
10. Look at the glass as half-full
Be an optimist every single day. No matter what your situation, you can be reasonably sure that someone has it a lot worse than you do. Studies have shown that those who are optimists earn more than those with a similar background but are pessimists. Optimistic people attract good fortune.
- Written by: Ravleen Chawla