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20 Great Habits to Follow
Posted by thewondrousworldofyou.co.uk
20th Jun 2017

1. Treat others the way you wish to be treated. 

2. Learn when to say NO, pleasing tendencies sometimes create stress. Every time you agree to do something you do not believe is right, or want to do, it will beat you up mentally. If the person does not understand your reasons, they are not worthy of your time and efforts.

3. If they treat you badly, get rid. If they don't do for you as you do for them, then learn to let go. 

4. Protect yourself from negative energy, there are many ways to do so and trust me- life feels more relaxed. Negativity affects ourselves and everyone around us. It limits our potential to become something great and to live a fulfilling, purposeful life. Negativity has a tangible effect on our health, too. Research has shown that people who cultivate negative energy experience more stress, more sickness, and less opportunity over the course of their lives than those who choose to live positively. When we make a decision to become positive, and follow that decision up with action, we will begin to encounter situations and people that are also positive.

5. Keep away from gossip, if your 'friend' spends more time talking about other people than anything else- then most likely they do the same about you when you aren't around. Remember- people who don't feel good about themselves temporarily feel better when they judge others negatively. When people can't generate interesting discussions based on ideas or knowledge, gossip can rouse people's interest. People gossip in order to hurt those whose talents, popularity, or lifestyle they envy. Don't be part of it, it is mean. if you want to eliminate negativity from your life, stopping badmouthing is a great way to start, how about we start noticing the good in people for a change. After a while, you will no longer feel the need to do it at all, and you will be contributing to transforming the world into a kinder place!

6. Turn off the TV and read, fill your head with things that will benefit your life, not waste it. Watching television means inactivity, one of the most harmful effects of watching television is that television appears to portray or report reality. In fact, it just allows us to get a small glimpse of what’s really going on. Unfortunately most people accept whatever television is feeding them, without ever casting a doubt on its truthfulness. Instead of living our life to the fullest, we sit in front of a dead, though “entertaining” device, which we have chosen as a substitute for true living. Instead of watching football, go and play it! Instead of watching people preform with their talents on a box, go to a local comedy show or a talent competition, discover what your own talents are- let's start investing our lives into reality, supporting acts which need support and teaching ourselves things we never thought we could do.

7. Listen twice as much as you talk, you have two ears for a reason.

8. Forgive others- people hurt us, intentionally and unintentionally but as long as you hold onto the good memories, it gives you reason to smile. Some people don't deserve forgiveness and may not want to accept it, but YOU deserve peace.

9. Recognise people that try to help you, if you take people for granted they will leave your life. Nobody likes to feel their efforts and energy has been used and abused. 

10. Walk more, walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It is underrated as a form of exercise, but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active. Regular walking has been shown to reduce depression and the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers. (nhs.uk)

11. Turn off electronics an hour a day and meditate. Meditation is easy, you just sit and do nothing- just breathe. Life is so fast-paced these days, we sometimes forget we breathe. Appreciate your body and how it looks after you, even when you forget to look after yourself- you owe your body that at least?

12. Spend more time doing what you want to do and less time talking about it- actions speak louder than words.

13. Travel/explore, if you can't afford to jump on a flight, look at closer, cheaper options, no excuses. See the world, appreciate nature- also, think of everything nature gives to us and we don't give back.

14. Be more grateful, think of those who have nothing and make a note each morning of all you are grateful for- we sometimes just need a wakeup call. There is no better timing than now, invest in a notebook and make this a habit. 

15. Write lists of things to do before you go to bed- not too difficult and easily achieved. You get a real sense of achievement knowing that you completed them during the day. If you need routine, this is perfect for you!

16. Smile more, smiling is infectious :) 

17. Listen to your parents, they are the only people on this planet that want 100% the best for us- also communicate with your parents more, they will not be around forever and if you have parents which are 'too strict', they are only looking out for you. If they say things you do not agree with, be calm and have a calm discussion, I spent a lot of years shouting and running away- I regret it all now as they only wanted me to be safe.

18. Do more of what you enjoy, take yourself out of your comfort zone once in a while and watch how much more exciting life gets.

19. If you see somebody is getting treated badly, check in to make sure they are ok. If you know life is difficult for them, ask if they would like some help. Even the strongest of people feel low and leaving them to deal alone, prolongs any situation, somebody you may think has the world figured out, probably doesn't- support, empathy and kindness is everything. 

20. Stop using negative words; can't, won't, don't, shouldn't. These are worse than curse words, break out the habit of using them so freely and you will see a change in how people act around you. 

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