It’s the little things in life that make the biggest difference. There’s always room for improvement. No one’s life is perfect. We could all do with a little change, a pick me up, a shift in energies. You’d be surprised at how little changes can make a big difference. For instance, a change of a few words in a sentence can give it much more impact or a different meaning for a reader. Knowing how to use a hair product can mean the difference between curly or frizzy hair. Getting up one hour earlier can increase your productivity at work. One system or application can make an entire program I sell work smoothly.
Listed here, we have 20 lifestyle changes you can do try to adopt to improve your health, habits and overall wellness. It can be the little things that really count.
#1 Getting into the habit of saying please and thank you. I’ve seen endless horror stories about people in retail getting sh*t on by ungrateful and rude customers, so I made a resolve to try and be as amicable and cooperative whenever I can
And it really made a difference. It really helps smooth things along when both people are working together to get things done as efficiently as possible. It’s a great feeling helping make someone’s day easier. Goes to show a little bit of kindness goes a long way.
#2 Flossing. There are a lot of people who don’t floss, but it’s an important habit to get into. Once you start flossing, you’ll feel gross when you don’t do it
#3 Every time you leave a room take something that doesn’t belong there and put it away. As soon as it is a habit you’re house will stay tidy
#4 Drink water instead of pretty much anything else. Except coffee. I’m not a monster
#5 Exercise at least 3-5 times a week. You don’t need to train like a an Olympic athlete. Going for a walk or jog is good enough. Do pushups and crunches right after you get up. As long as you get your heart rate up. Small steps, it’ll all add up
#6 Trying to see the other person’s point of view, or at least not reacting explosively negative to it when you disagree. (This helps immeasurably with in-laws.
#7 Stop drinking soda. In the long run soda is bad for you and after a while of not drinking you will realize that it tastes too sweet
#8 Healthy eating. If you make it habitual, you look and feel a million times better than when you eat like c**p. You don’t even crave c****y food often
#9 Meal planning. You save so much more money if you pre-plan what you’re going to eat for the week than if you wing it
#10 2 minute rule. If you see something that needs doing that will take 2 minutes or less; go ahead and do it. Put away those clothes. Pick up that toy as you walk by. Empty that/ dish washer when you go to get a drink
Scoop the litterbox when you go to take a p**s. Things will stay neater, you’ll be more organized, and you’ll find you have more time in the long run for stuff you want to do, instead of having to take care of stuff you’ve been putting off.
#11 Somewhere in Europe you pay a 10-cent deposit on all your beer bottles, my small habit of alcoholism gives me a nice return on bottles when I hand them in for recycling
#12 Replacing items before they run out. E.g.. detergent, toilet paper, shampoo, etc.
#13 Brushing your teeth, your smile look good, you save money and your health, benefits quite a lot from a healthy mouth
#14 Regularly going to the gym and eating well. I wasn’t skinny because of metabolism. I was skinny because I wasn’t eating and exercising enough. I’m up 20 pounds since this time last year
#15 Making a habit of being kind. Positivity that has the possibility of infinite growth
#17 Eating a little less. You don’t even have to eat better, just leave 1/4-1/3 of your food on your plate. Get a smaller bowl of ice cream. Eat one less slice of pizza. Don’t eat all the fries. If everything else stays the same you’ll lose weight, and it’s a start towards being healthier
#18 Making your bed in the morning. It takes 3 minutes, and it makes your room look neat and presentable, as well as giving you the feeling that you accomplished something for the day. It’s easy from there to just let that productive feeling snowball into being productive in other areas in your life
#19 Most things related to hygiene. Brushing teeth, showering daily, washing your clothes regularly. Hygiene is the #1 thing that the opposite sex cares about, and the first thing people notice
#20 Sleep well. It isn’t even the long run, the next morning you’ll become 10x better