How do you build new habits?
Habits are something we all have. Some are good, while others we are not proud of. During this tough time of isolation and quarantine, developing good habits has become exceedingly important in maintaining our sanity and coming out of this successfully. Are you currently working on developing any new habits? In the #CJJblog this week, I give you 21 tips, broken down into three categories (Physical, Mental, and Relationships) on how you can start creating new habits. Enjoy!
- Physical: 1) Start small by alternating with five push-ups and five sit-ups, 2) Go for a daily ten minute walk, 3) Layout your workout clothes on/near your bed the night before, 4) Schedule an appointment with yourself to exercise, 5) Place fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods in visible places, making them easier to eat, 6) Drink water before and during meals, and 7) Brush your teeth within ten minutes after eating your last meal for the day.
- Mental: 1) Sit quietly for two minutes, 2) Focus on your breathing for two minutes, 3) read a book for 5-10 minutes each day, 4) Place a book by your bed or nightstand, 5) Listen to an educational or inspirational tape or podcast for 5-10 minutes each day, 6) Write down your six most important goals and prioritize them each day, and 7) Plan your day in 15/30/60/90 minute blocks.
- Relationship/Spiritual: 1) Pray every day, 2) Read something of faith for 5-10 minutes each day, 3) Get yourself an accountability partner, 4) Text three clients each day to check in and show your support, 5) Handwrite one thank you card each day, 6) Tell one family member you love and appreciate them each day, and 7) Make one gratitude/appreciation call per week.
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Life Tip #30: Work harder on yourself than you do on your job