7 Micro-Habits That Require Little, But Will Improve Your Quality of Life Instantly

Start slow — Minimal effort, maximum output

Martin Andersson Aaberge
Jan 14 · 6 min read
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1. Drink more water

You are most likely not drinking enough water.

How to easily implement this micro-habit:

Instead of going to the water source, bring the source to you. By keeping a bottle that can hold around 0.5 liters of water, you can continuously cover the need to stay hydrated.

2. Take a walk

We sit too much.

How to easily implement this micro-habit:

Walking is one of the most natural motions of a human. When was the last time you even thought about what foot you were going to put in front of the other?

3. Hang from a bar

There’s a reason you stretch when you wake up. Your body has most likely been in one position for a long time.

How to easily implement this micro-habit:

In your home, you probably have something to hang from. If not, you can hang some gym gear in your door openings.

4. Take breaks

If you don’t have a job where you move around, chances are that your body hates you a bit.

How to easily implement this micro-habit:

You need a reminder.

5. Get inspired by listening to others

Getting inspired by other people is a great feeling. Someone’s success story or story about how they failed and what they did about it, can get your mind thinking.

How to easily implement this micro-habit:

TED collects many stories in many categories.

6. Read

Our brains are taking in tons of information every day, but reading e-mails is not the same as reading a good book or research papers.

How to easily implement this micro habit:

Picking up a big book and start reading is not an easy task. What if you are not an avid reader?

7. Alone time

If you are in a relationship with or without kids, chances are that you facilitate for others most of the day.

How to easily implement this micro-habit:

This one might be the hardest on the list depending on your partner.

Final thoughts

The main reason people fail to build new and amazing habits is that it takes a lot of work and effort — more than they bargained for.

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Martin Andersson Aaberge

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CG supervisor with 17 years of experience in the Animation- and VFX industry. Studying Design, Use and Interaction (UX) at the University of Oslo

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