I’ve talked before about the advantages of good habits and the way they can transform your life for the better. And for a full depth understanding, you should definitely check that out. But in short, the reason good personal habits are so powerful in your life is that once set, they take minimal willpower to execute. With that in mind, I want to share with you 10 good personal habits. Learn these habits and watch your life transform.
These good personal habits aren’t specific to any one aspect of your life. And if you learn all of them you’ll be amazed at how much your life will improve.
If you suffer from constant procrastination, lacking motivation, or a belief that you aren’t free or not going anywhere with your life. These habits are going to help you tremendously
10 Good Personal Habits For Your Life
Be Grateful (Especially If You’re Feeling Negative Emotions)
This is my favorite habit that I’ve adopted. I used to hate my job and be angry every time I turned up about the situation I was in. While I am actively working on improving my future, I just wasn’t happy with my current situation. Rather than dwell on this everytime I went to work I started to be grateful for my job. I started to think about what it provided me: friends, money, social interactions and pride that I was paying my own way. Consequently, while I’m still not in my ideal situation, I am grateful for my present circumstances, and these help me to live a happier life every day.
Schedule Your Day
I constantly felt like I never had enough time, or that I wasn’t doing enough with my days. And anyone that has this feeling knows how much it absolutely sucks. When you feel like you’re letting your time slip through your finger you panic and get overwhelmed. That’s why I recommend scheduling your day. Your schedule doesn’t need to be anything fancy. In fact here is the one that I use:
I laminated it and now at the end of every day, I schedule out a plan for the next day using a marker. It doesn’t mean that I have to follow a rigid schedule like a robot. But it does allow me to get a better idea of how productive my day can be. And more importantly how to use my time more efficiently. Click the link to download your own Daily Schedule!
Focus On One Goal At A Time
This can be a hard habit to start if you find yourself constantly trying to do a million things at once. But to put it simply it’s better to do one thing whole arsed than one hundred things half-arsed. In your life, you should have on major goal that you plan on accomplishing no matter what. And once you’ve brought this to fruition then you should move on to the next goal and then the next goal.
Because you’re not superman or woman, and you can’t have three or four massive goals because there’s just not enough time in the day. What I mean by this is that you shouldn’t be focusing on getting absolutely ripped or toned, getting the job promotion you want, building a house and learning to be a forex trader all at once (I don’t know anyone who actually does this). But instead, you should nail one thing, and then move onto the next and the next.
This does mean that you will need to prioritize what is most important to you. For example, my primary goal right now is to earn enough of an income online that I can quit my job and start chasing my passion. But someone who needs more stability may have the main goal of buying a house.
But whatever endeavor you choose to be worthy for you… stay resilient, consistent and never NEVER quit until you make it work for you. The journey may change but if you keep the destination the same you’ll reach it eventually!
Plan, Plan Again and Check Your Plans
The next habit goes hand in hand with scheduling your day and having one big goal. Plan. Plan the steps you need to take to reach your goals. And not only this plan for the obstacles that pop up. Remember ‘the obstacles aren’t in your way, the obstacles are the way.’
Once you’ve got a solid plan up and running start committing to it. But remember that plans rarely stay the same. Make sure you’re always reevaluating your plan and changing it when necessary. For me I personally like to go over my plan once a week, doing this helps me foresee any new developments or hiccups that might come up later down the road.
Listen To Audiobooks
Most people tell you that you should read more books, and if you have the time then you should. But if you’re like me it can be hard to find the time to simply sit down and read a book. So what I have started to do is listen to an audiobook every time I’m: commuting to work, cooking dinner, chores, something mindless. By doing this I am utilizing those hours more effectively and the great part is you can get an audiobook every month with audible for only £6
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If you don’t know what book you should download first then I highly recommend ‘The Chimp Paradox’. No other book I have read or listened to has helped me understand my brains and emotions so much. I’ve written a book summary if you would like to know more!
The Pomodoro Technique
This habit is going to skyrocket your productivity. When you’re undertaking a massive task you should work for 20-25 minutes then have a 5-10 minute rest to let your mind recover. Doing this may seem counterproductive because it feels like you’re doing less work. But if you look at the quality of your work afterward it’s a lot higher than it would be if you mindlessly plowed through it.
Your subconscious mind is a machine that needs programming. 95% of all your actions and thoughts come from your subconscious mind. That sounds pretty scary, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Because all you have to learn to do is control your subconscious mind.
Every day you tell yourself a story. It could be why you can’t do something, how you think people will react if you act in a certain way, or that things aren’t possible for you. But what happens if you change this what happens if you start to auto-suggest. This simply means purposefully repeat the same thought in your head until it sinks into your subconscious.
This one of the great good personal habits that you should definitely start to use every day. It takes virtually no effort you just need to think different thoughts and change your thought patterns. And doing this over time will create a monumental shift in the path your life is going!
..But only to your past self. The only competition you are in is competition with yourself. It’s so beneficial to compare yourself to who you were yesterday, a month ago or a year ago. If you can be 1% better than the person you were yesterday in 3 months you’re going to be 100% better!
Always compare the amount of effort you’re putting in every day and the results you’re getting in. If you can’t see yourself improving then you may need to replan and try again from a different angle.
Find ways to measure your success and then write them down. Use these results as your own personal best and then go and beat them, keep repeating this process.
Become A Self Motivator
You’re not going to have someone on the sidelines encouraging you every day. That’s why you need to become a self-motivator. What can you say to yourself to get pumped? A great place to start is with a morning routine that you can use every day that gets you ready to go beast mode and tackle the day.
S0me great ways to motivate yourself are by auto-suggestion, doing small tasks to pick up momentum and rewarding yourself for a job well done.
Become a person who only expects the best of themselves and then is your number one believer, pushing yourself every day to reach your goal. Outside motivation is temporary, but when you find a motivation or drive inside of you that comes from deep down, it’s like a tree rooted deep. You can keep absorbing nutrients from the vasts wells inside you.
Become A Great Listener
This is one of the staple good personal habits you hear so often, but I have to include it because of how important it is. To put it simply:
“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – Dalai Lama XIV
And that’s why you should be a great listener. Where do you want to go in your life? And how do you think you’re going to get there? I’ll tell you exactly how. By learning. And the best way to learn is from other people who have already achieved what you wish to achieve. So stop trying to impress people by talking all the time and trying to be the center of attention. Instead, take a step back and listen to what is being said. Absorb all the information around you, and start using that knowledge to push you further in life.
Which Good Personal Habits Were Your Favourite?
All of these good personal habits are great. But which one really struck home with you? What one do you reckon will change your life? Try to start using them all in your daily life. Don’t do it all at once though. Take small bites until eventually they all just become a part of your natural routine. If you want to know some good personal habits you can use in the morning then you should follow this link. Otherwise, have a great day!
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