7 Simple Habits To Help You Stay Happy And Motivated
Originally published at lmt-lss.com on March 16, 2016.
The power of simple habits is incredible.
Our habits define us. We are what we do every single day. Our habits, therefore, determine the quality of our life. If you practice good habits, you live a healthier, happier, and a more motivated life. Here, we recommend 7 habits that you should practice every day to be stay happy and motivated.
1. Rise and shine early.
Waking up early has plenty of advantages. The day feels longer somehow, you feel fresh and energetic early in the day, and you’re more focused, and therefore, very productive. And you don’t need to rush anywhere, so that helps you be stress-free.
2. Meditate for at least 10 minutes.
After you wake up, you might have Quintilian thoughts running through your mind, each pulling you in a different direction. Meditation, even a quick session, stabilizes the outpouring of thoughts and passes on the reins to your mind back to you.
3. Exercise every day.
There’s no substitute for regular exercise. Getting your body moving, the blood flowing, and your heart beating is necessary if you wish to have a shot at staying fit and living a long life. It also reduces your stress levels and makes you feel refreshed.
4. Make a plan of what to do every day.
Aimless living is not a recipe for staying happy and motivated in life. You need to know what your responsibilities are and what makes you happy so you can plan out your days, months, and years accordingly. Otherwise life will plan it for you.
5. Help others regularly.
We should all help others more often in our lives. Everyone’s on a journey, and most journeys aren’t pleasant. The least we could do is help someone along their journey, even if it only involves helping them take the next step.
6. Learn new things every day.
Although it might be convenient to while away time on our laptops or mobile phones, we’d be better off trying to learn something new each day. There’s no restriction on what to learn; it could be a new word or how to fix a flat tire.
7. Read every day.
Reading a good book is like listening to an intelligent person either tell a story or talk to you about what they think is important. This experience enriches you and makes you wiser. That’s a pretty good deal, don’t you think?