I work to keep my life as simple as possible, but yet live effectively. I am a big-picture guy and hate getting bogged down in too many details. Because of this, I like to have a few specific facts in bullet point format. That way I can ingest and digest information quickly and easily.
I am asked weekly about my opinion on the most important habits to practice in life. My personal list is 14 deep and I have worked on developing these habits over the last year. But for the person new to personal development, I have condensed my list down to 5 simple habits that I believe can change your life forever:
- Eat more vegetables. I can already hear the moaning! Veggies provide your body with vitamins and minerals that fight disease and provide the body with valuable energy. Plus, eating more vegetables can help slim down the waste line which will increase your self confidence!
- Utilize a 5 item daily to do list. If you have followed me for any time you know I use and promote the use of a 5 item To-Do list. I know for a fact that getting a little more organized reduces stress and promotes efficiency. Limiting your list to 5 items allows you to be productive without becoming overwhelmed. It also narrows your focus and forces you to concentrate your energy on those things which are truly important.
- Walk 5 minutes every day. Exercise is not an option, it is imperative!! Many people comment that they simply do not have time to exercise so I endorse the habit of walking 5 minutes per day everyday, without fail. No one is too busy to walk 2.5 minutes out the front door and 2.5 minutes back. And I promise you it will have far-reaching positive implications on your life!
- Find a hobby. As life moves forward it is easy to forget about taking care of numero uno. Responsibilities have us focused on work, family, paying bills, etc. A great way to exercise and expand your mind is to find a hobby. Also engaging in a hobby will relieve you of some of that stress.
- Volunteer your time. I volunteer my time in multiple ways: life coaching several of my readers and as a Movement Ambassador with the National MS Society. Both are incredibly rewarding and fill my heart with joy. When you selflessly invest yourself in another human being you experience a gift that only volunteering can give; fulfillment. When you develop the heart of a giver you no longer need to seek to be fulfilled; fulfillment finds you!
Obviously there are many habits one can employ, but these 5 I know have the power to change you forever. They will change your mind, your body and your spirit!
Sometimes small changes can have an enormous impact!
Do you practice any of these 5? If so, leave a quick comment about the impact the habit has had on your life!