A lot of times when we want to change our negative habits, we expect to change drastically in a short period of time. However, building a life-changing habit is difficult to follow and hard to stay motivated. The best way to succeed is to take small steps toward your habit and be consistent. These are 10 small changes help you improve your quality of life:
#1 Drink water first thing in the morning and last thing before you go to sleep
Drinking water helps eliminate toxins, minimize the harmful effects of some substances and will give your body a boost to release body wastes. Don’t forget drink plenty of water in between to stay hydrated throughout the day as well.
#2 Cut down your sugar intake
Sugar is empty calories, which means it doesn’t contain any vitamins or minerals. Start by cutting the amount of sugar you’re used to by half and work your way down.
#3 Listen more
Really listen and pay attention when you’re having conversations. Listening is a powerful relationship builder.
#4 Write a journal
Writing down your thoughts and feelings regularly helps unburden things and helps you to understand them. You can also write the things you’re grateful of to have a more positive day.
#5 Conserve energy
Turn off electrical appliances and water taps when not in use. Also, avoid unnecessary use of electricity.
#6 Eat home-cooked meal more
Eating instant food is more convenient. However, those frozen dinners have no nutritional value, high in sodium and full of preservatives. Teach yourself how to cook. There are plenty of easy and budget-friendly recipes on the internet.
#7 Think before buying
Stop impulse purchase by keeping track of your purchases to keep you organized. Write down all the things you want to buy and wait for 30 days. If the 30 days have passed and you still want it you can buy it.
#8 Eat a healthy breakfast
a morning meal will boost your metabolism and helps in keeping your blood sugar levels stable. It will also give you energy to be more productive. (Read more: Girls, Ini Nih Beberapa Fakta Mengapa Sarapan Itu Penting Banget)
#9 Don’t beat yourself up
When things don’t go your way don’t focus on the negative. Don’t dwell in the past, learn from your mistakes, and let go.
#10 Set your goals and be consistent
Forming new positive habits take time. You have to be consistent to stay on track. Focus on one thing at a time.