It is so fun to be able to bring you this great hints to improve your life. Have you read the previous 2 posts in this series? If not, I will give you a little hint about what they where about. Step 1 was about removing things from your life that annoyed you and Step 2 was about stopping your addictions. You can read Step 1 here, and Step 2 here, they will open in new windows so you do not have to use your back button to come back and read this weeks new post. I hope you enjoy these blogs, and would like to subscribe to my blog, so you get a notice every time I send out a new blog, you can subscribe in the form at the right side on a computer, and might be at the bottom on a mobile phone. The form added in the post do not work, so I have had to take it away, I am sorry.
So, now you have caught up with Step 1 and Step 2, and are ready to go to step 3. We are today going to give you an advice on adding a list of 10 habits you want to create in your life. These habits should be good habits. When we say good we mean 10 things you love to do. Sometimes there can be some habits you should do also, but it is much easier to change the habits if you love to do them, or most of them.
10 habits that you are going to change can be a bit much to do all at once, so it might be easier if you add some things you can do easily, while the habits you need to change, should be added one by one, or at least, worked on one by one.
Why is it good to work on good habits? When you are going to change a habit, it is important to change the habit from something bad or not so good, to something good. Many people think they are just going to stop a habit. However, it is much easier to alter a habit if you change it from something bad to something good, than it is to just quit something.
As you see, many people think of stopping smoking these days. The problem is that this create is that you have a large amount of time that you do not know what to do anything in. Therefore you need to plan not just to stop the habit, but also what you should do instead. For example, you can plan what you will do instead of taking the breaks with a cigarette, by doing something else instead of smoking, you can relax with a good book or watching a YouTube video or some other material that can give you a relaxation from what you are doing in your job or when you are home and need to have a break.
As you see, this list of habits to be altered can be a mix of bad habits that you need to change and new habits you would like to see implemented. It is therefore important to remind you that it is in a period to implement them one by one, if implementation of them all at once would be too much, and this is fine.
My experience with this step
In the process of reading this tip, I was trying to implement a few things I can talk about. Some was a bit personal and I think they can remain that way. I included a habit of walking every day, and even if the walk is not always that long. I have manged to add this to my daily habits. My walks are not a set route every day, but I have been out walking every day, sometimes to do chores, and sometimes just to walk to get out of the house and get fresh air.
It creates a good feeling just to get out of the house, because due to the corona virus I am spending too much time in my house. The walk is about the only time I am out of my house. There is no other place to go, the places I went to before the corona virus closed down as soon as the message came thru that it was recommended by the council that these places closed down, so I sort of had nowhere else to go either, so I sort of had to add a walk to my daily routine to get out of the house and get some fresh air.
In addition, this walk out of the house also refreshed my head, as I was using most of the time at home to study. I am involved in a few courses where I study, and I can sit all day to do the courses, but I do need to take some time out of my studies and get some fresh air and I thereby get a break in my study and get some fresh air all at once from this habit of going for a walk. This walk and the fresh air showed up to be good for my studies, too, this because I became more alert and my brain could pick up more information from the studying too. So even if I lost time from the study, I gained time in my study, because I did not need to see the videos twice to pick up all the information that I should learn from it.
So, all in all, the experience has been good. It has been good in many ways. It was good for the study that I do every day, but also it created a time of the day, where me and my fiance could walk and talk together, which we did not have when I was sitting in my room studying all day. Therefore these habits that improve on your life can create benefits you have not even thought about in advance. Now I think of this time taken out of my studies as a win-win situation. I highly recommend following step 3 and creating a list of 10 habits you want to change.
It is not necessary to implement them all at once, but once you have implemented them, you can strike them of the list, and add other good habits to the list. I am sure we all can think of many good habits we should implement to be better humans, to feel better in life, and to be better friends and family members.
Enjoy your day, enjoy your life, contact me if you like more advice, and be ready for the next blog next week. Usually the blog is out Sunday or Monday every week, today I am a bit late, because the weather has been so great today.
If you have sunshine like we have here, enjoy the weather, and take care of yourself too.
Have a great week everyone, I wish you all the best.