Top 10 Strongly Positive Habits for Better Life

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Top 10 Strongly Positive Habits for Better Life

Top 10 Strongly Positive Habits for Better Life, and stay health and fit always.

DO NOT STOP;- Do What Others Don’t Want to Do

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I will do what others can’t.”

Write Down a Blacklist of the Habits that Are Slowing You Down

Creating a list of things that are currently wasting your time and energy and proactively avoiding anything that appears on that list is a good way to start having more control over your life. Below is an example of a blacklist of bad habits or not-to-do lists.

  • Don’t check your metrics or stats
  • No social media between 9:30 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm
  • Avoid personal phone calls between 9 am and 1 pm
  • No TV before bed & redirecting conversations to myself next time I go out with my friends
  • No junk food from Monday to Saturday and no alcohol from Sunday to Friday

  Focus on the Circle of Influence

  • One of my favorite self-improvement books is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
  • In case you have never read it, I highly recommend it.
  • There is one idea I learned in this book that helped me re-frame my mindset, become more productive, and waste less time and energy on useless tasks.
  • The concept I’m talking about is the Circle of Influence.
  • Proactive people focus their efforts on the Circle of Influence.
  • They work on the things they can do something about.— Stephen Covey

Top 10 Strongly Positive Habits for Better Life

Work in Micro-shifts

  • The best way to do this is by following the same logic of the Pomodoro Technique, finding your ideal shift duration.
  • The benefits of this time-management technique are many:
  • It helps reduce distractions;
  • It makes you more productive and helps you get things done;
  • Taking frequent breaks prevents tiredness and helps you stay focused and productive;
  • You can measure your work and have an idea of how long you have spent on your tasks.

Make Your Bed in the Morning

52 Positive and Healthy Habits For an Amazing Life

  • According to Admiral William M Craven:
  • “If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day.
  • It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.”

 Show Genuine Curiosity in Others by Using Follow-up Questions

Avoid Meetings or Calls With No Clear Agenda or End Time

Eliminate Small Decisions

  • Eliminating small decisions, like what to wear each morning, can help you save mental energy.
  • As Caroline Klatt mentioned in an interview published in Inc:
  • “Throughout the course of the day, you make thousands of decisions.
  • Some are trivial, like what song to listen to while you’re getting dressed, and some are major, like how to handle a big crisis at work.
  • Eventually, your brain reaches decision fatigue, which lowers the quality of all the decisions you make.”

Practice Walking Meditation

  • Meditation changed my life.
  • Anytime someone struggles with stress or anxiety I recommend it and explain its benefits.
  • Most of the time, the reaction I get is something along these lines:
  • “I don’t have the patience to sit still and focus on the present moment. I just can’t.”

Ask Someone to Hide Your Phone or Hide It Yourself

BOOK SUMMARY OF “CHANGE YOUR HABITS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE”

Strongly Positive Habits for Better Life

During university, I had a particularly productive friend. During our last semester together she prepared for a complicated Marketing exam in only a few days. One day I was having lunch with her and I asked her how she could do that. She gave me this piece of advice. When you are working or studying, hide your phone behind your computer.

“Why should I keep the phone behind my computer?”

  • I thought.
  • However, I decided to give it a try.
  • On that afternoon, I studied for a few hours with some short breaks to recharge and kept my phone hidden behind my laptop, where I couldn’t see it.
  • Then I understood.
  • That simple piece of advice helped me remove my worst distraction and temptation from my phone and it helped me stay focused for hours.

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