7 Positive Habits That Changed My Life

Somewhat recently, I realized that I had so many little bad habits that were really negitively impacting my daily life. Since I realized this, I’ve been making it a point to not only pick up on these habits, but completely reverse them.

Sometimes you don’t realize how much the little things effect your life. For example, I used to always leave my house without making my bed. I didn’t even realize how much of an impact this had on me until I actually started making it. Coming home every night to a neat, clean enviornment and being able to just slide under the covers and go to sleep without wrestling to put the sheets back on or dealing with a twisted blanket is a GAME CHANGER!

It took a lot of time and reflection, but I think I’ve been able to narrow down the list so you don’t have to!

Go to Sleep Early 

I’m pretty sure I just felt your eyes rolling through my computer screen. I know. Between work, school, and social life, it is nearly impossible to find the 8 hours to sleep. But trust me, this is so, so important.

Your body needs sleep. Even if you feel that you can function on 4 hours of sleep, I have news for you honey. You can’t. Your brain and body are not at their full capactiy. I personally noticed that I feel more on edge and anxious if I don’t get enough sleep.

Doing things like planning your tasks and making to-do lists are great ways to keep your life together and be able to plan your sleep schedule.

Start Journaling

Keeping track of your thoughts and emotions is such an amazing habit to get into. I really try to write in a journal every night. I used to think it was so dumb and honestly didn’t even know where to start, but just write whatever is in your head. Write about how your day went, write about your goals, anything. Just write.

Not only is this such a good way to empty your brain at night to be able to sleep better, it is so fun to look back on everything you were going through months ago and see how you’ve grown from it.

Connect With Other People

I used to be so content having my solid group of friends and that’s all I thought I needed. But recently, I’ve discovered how much we can learn from other people. Everyone has their own experiences and their own wisdom and by staying with the same group of people constantly, we will never gain insight into the lives of other people.

Put yourself out there. Meet new people. You never know where it could lead you.

Spend Some Time Alone

I consider myself a pretty social person. I like being around people. But let’s be honest, it can be exhasting. We all need to spend sometime alone, whether it be reading, watching tv, or just staring at a wall. It can be so healthy to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the world and just relax for a bit.

Create a Routine (And Stick to it)

I am the QUEEN of routines. I really like having a specific way I do things and sticking to it. This way, it reduces stress so much.

For example, let’s say I have to work at 2. I have a routine that I do everytime before I go to work. I’ll start getting ready an hour and a half before I need to be to work. I’ll shower, do my makeup, get dressed, do my hair, and then leave my house. This way, I’m never rushing, I’m never late to work, and I’m never stressed.

Start by making a morning routine. Write down the way your ideal morning would go. Try it out. Go back and revise your routine if it didn’t work. Try again until you get it right.

Let The Sunlight In

This has been a GAME CHANGER for me lately. Instead of turning on the lights in your house, open up the window and let some natural light in. There’s just something about natural sunlight that house lights will never capture.

I feel like working in the sunlight makes me so much more productive. Also if you live somewhere warm, opening the window to let fresh air in will change your life

Unplug For an Hour Everyday

You don’t realize how much what you see on your phone affects your mood everyday until you live without it.

I have read countless blog posts that always mention how important spending some time off the internet for a while is, but I always thought it was bullshit. I only follow people on instagram that make me happy, I just block negative accounts on twitter, so social media is a generally positive place for me.

But one day, I really sat down and thought about it and came to a few realizations. First off, I am comparing myself to these people I follow without even noticing it. This is such a bad habit to get into because it can make you feel so bad about yourself in the long run. If you constantly find and follow people who are doing “better” things than you, it’s going to make you feel pretty shitty. Secondly, you miss so much of the world with your face in your phone. I first noticed this last time I went to New York City. I went to the Top of the Rock and looked at the breath taking view. I knew immediately that I had to share it with everyone on every single social media platform I had. And then it hit me. I am standing {INSERT HEIGHT HERE}, surrounded by a view millions of people can only dream of seeing, yet all I care about is showing it off to people who follow me on social media.

From that moment on, I made it a point to prioritize the experiences over sharing them. I like to try to spend an hour a day without any electronics. As someone who takes online classes and also blogs, this isn’t always easy. In a way, social media and being on my phone is my job. But since doing this, I feel like I’ve had so many cool experiences and fully taken in all of them.

I hope this post helped at least one person and if it did, please let me know in the comments!

Love, K x

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4 thoughts on “7 Positive Habits That Changed My Life

  1. I also recently recognized how often I’m unconsciously comparing myself to friends, and how it always felt like my life was so much worse. But I realized that I’m not TRULY comparing our lives apples-to-apples, because primarily I only see what they’re posting to social media, which is overwhelmingly positive experiences. Most people don’t want to share their failures and embarrassments with all their friends, family, acquaintances, co-workers, etc. I think social media is fostering a society of false comparisons, enhancing depression and anxiety in everyone. We simply CANNOT compare the whole of our lives with the positive from everyone else’s. There’s literally no way to win at that game.

    Thank you for sharing these tips. Please excuse me while I go make the bed 🙂

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  2. I love everything on this list, most especially unplugging. I didn’t notice that I was becoming obsessed with what I was seeing online. Taking a step back has helped me identify who I am and who I really want to be. Everyone should really do it. 🙂

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