30 Micro Habits For A More Fulfilling And Purposeful Existence
In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook the impact that small habits can have on our overall well-being. However, a recent Reddit thread has shed light on the profound influence that seemingly insignificant practices can have on lifting the quality of life.
These unassuming routines, when embraced regularly, possess the remarkable ability to make a significant difference in our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Scroll below to read a few of them.
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Consistently drinking enough water throughout the day can improve skin health, aid digestion, and increase energy levels
Make ur bed every morning
Stop comparing your life to someone else’s. The fact that they have a nicer car doesn’t mean you have a worse life. The things they post online are only part of their reality. Their life isn’t perfect either.
I get it, I’m the guy with the ugly 10 year old car in the apartment complex whose parking lot is filled with Mercedes and muscle cars.Would I like to own a better car? Sure. But not because all my neighbors have one. I know I have reliable transportation, which makes my life easier than the guy who takes two buses to get to work. It doesn’t mean that I don’t want more. it just means that what my neighbor has is irrelevant to my happiness.
If you are trying to form new habits, writing down your progress helps immensely. It helped me form a routine of reading, I just noted down the number of pages I read daily.
It is a whole other thing that I ‘dropped off that wagon’. Looking for a restart in the new year. Cheers!
Flossing your teeth.
Daily practice of not reading the comments in political threads. Instantly improves mental health and saves countless hours of pointless arguments!
While exercise is a great way to start the day, sometimes you just don’t feel like it but the time still needs to be spent productively.
I installed a randomizer app on my phone that has (so far) 8 activities to spend the 30 minutes each day I’m getting up earlier to be more productive and healthy: run, read (print, not computer), clean, home improvement, learn, yoga, write (journal or work on an article), rest.
Unless I strongly feel like doing one of the activities, I randomly select an activity each morning.
Spend half an hour in the nearest public park, if you have one. If you don’t, then just spend half an hour walking around your neighborhood.
Most importantly- TURN OFF YOUR PHONE while you do this.
Yoga. Even five minutes of yoga has an impact. Now in my sixth year of daily practice I can confidently say it’s improved my life physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.
Allocating time away from screens and digital devices daily can reduce eye strain and mental fatigue, leading to increased productivity and better mental health
Shower. Or, if that’s too hard some days, at the very least wash your face and brush your teeth.
Helping others without expecting anything in return. Hard. Yet, worth it.
Live by the rule: if something takes 2 minutes or less to accomplish, just do it.
You’ll notice how many things are really not that bad, but also how much accomplishing things is just a mental block.
Morning Exercise. Just 10 minutes of exercise each morning can boost energy, improve mood, and promote better health, leading to a more productive and positive day
Spending a small amount of time each day learning something new, like a language or a hobby, can enhance cognitive abilities and personal satisfaction
Making tomorrow better the night before. Lay out clothes, pack lunches, pack the bags going to work or school, and figure out what is for dinner so you can thaw it/put it in the slow cooker/etc. when you get up. That makes the morning a lot less stressed and that makes the day go better.
You don’t need to go from 0 to 100 by becoming some full-on gym bro. Some exercise is better than no exercise.
Try to do exercises like pushups, sit-ups, squats, pull-ups and stretches on most days of the week. Just do a like 3 sets of a few of these, in a mini workout that takes less than 20 mins in total. You can also buy some small adjustable dumbells for home workouts. Try to also sometimes do cardio by running, swimming or cycling, once in a while.
This will make you stronger, healthier and happier. You will look better, have improved sleep and mental health, as well as much lower risk for certain diseases.
Healthy Eating. Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet can improve overall health, provide essential nutrients, and boost energy levels
Try to get rejected once a day.
Not for anything in particular or even particularly important. You’ll succeed less than you think.
Advice from an old professor. He was a photographer and would ‘try to get rejected’ getting into all kinds of cool places.
…he got into a lot of cool places.
Writing down three things you’re grateful for every day can increase positivity, enhance well-being, and shift focus from negatives to positives
I’ve been bodybuilding for 10+ years. It only takes 30 minutes to 1 hour 4 days a week. Get in a routine and an average of 10-20 minutes a day and you can be top 10% of the population in physique.
Making an effort to connect with friends or family every day, even through a quick message or call, can improve relationships and emotional health
If you don’t breath then you won’t have much quality of life.
Or, any life.
You can try Mindful Meditation. It can help you reduce the stress, enhance focus
Reduce sugar consumption.
Less headache better sleep.
Cleaning and tidying up your living space, even if it’s just getting rid of the dust on some shelf or putting one book in your bookshelf, after sole times, your living space is much more cleaner than it used to be and it’s better for your health and mental health.
Not necessarily a daily habit, more monthly habit but putting money into savings. Even if it’s a small amount.
Getting used to putting money away each month is a good habit. Even if it’s £25 each month at first to get used to it and then increasing it over time as and when you find you can manage it.
Even an amount of £25 amounts to £300 each year.
The way that I look at it is that I’d quite happily spend £25 on a good sized take away so why would I not happily invest that into my future?
Cuddle with your dog.