Did you know that it takes 21 days to create a habit? That’s it! Just 21 days. When you put it like that, it seems doable, am I right?
Imagine if we applied this theory to 5 habits that could transform our life. Obviously, it would be even better if you applied it to more, but let’s take baby steps here.
Here’s 5 habits that will transform your life!
Tip #1: Get 8 hours of sleep
Doctors have recommended that 8 hours of sleep is best for adults, which is why I make it my mission to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Now, I know that this isn’t always possible, but when you make a solid effort towards accomplishing this goal, you’ll notice the rewards almost instantly.
I go to bed every night around 11 p.m. It’s natural to me now as I’ve been doing it for so long, but for those of you who are just starting out this new habit, I’d suggest setting up a “sleep” alarm in your phone. Yup, smartphones have that feature! This will give you a gentle reminder that it’s time to go to sleep and will help hold you accountable.
Repeat this for 21 days and see how it transforms your life.
Habit #2: Pray
Maybe it’s just me, but I feel a sense of comfort each time I wrap up a prayer. I tell God my worries, I tell him my wins, I pray for loved ones and for those who need healing, and I tell God thank you in my prayers. Praying for what’s on my heart makes everything seem better. Talking with God makes me believe that everything will fall into place.
Maybe you’re not religious. Maybe praying seems pointless to you. If that’s the case, then take this time to reflect on what’s going on in your life. Spend 5-10 minutes each morning in your thoughts before starting your day. Don’t dwell on the negative thoughts, but instead, focus on the positive and prepare yourself to take on the day.
Habit #3: Connect with at least one other person daily
If you’re an introvert, you may be cringing at the thought of reaching out to another person first. But doing this shows other people that you care and that you want to build the relationship.
You have no idea how one “I hope you have a great day” text can change someone’s mood, especially if you haven’t heard from that person in a while.
Here’s some more ideas on how to connect with others:
– Comment on their social media post with something kind or thoughtful.
– Send holiday cards (online or via snail mail).
– Pick up the phone and start a conversation with someone (or direct message them on social media if you’re not a fan of phone calls).
– Suggest a coffee or lunch date.
Habit #4: Spend more time outdoors
I’m not sure if it’s the Vitamin D from the sun or the smell of nature but being outdoors elevates my mood almost instantly. There’s something about the feeling of a warm breeze touching your skin and taking in all of the different textures and colors around you. I’m most happy when I’m surrounded by water and trees.
Here’s some solid advice from Anthony Douglas Williams:
“Take a quiet walk in Mother Nature. It will nurture your mind, body, and soul.”
Habit #5: Give
In summary, make sure you get more sleep, pray, connect with others, spend time outdoors, and give back. These 5 habits will transform your life. You can thank me later haha. Thanks for reading and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn for more life hacks plus social media tips for your business!