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How to transform your life with simple habits?
If offered a million dollars in your bank account today and something strange-a penny that doubles in value over the month what would you choose? Most people would take the million today because growing money exponentially is hard to resist, but these people don’t understand how much more they could gain if they just waited a little while!
This same compounding principle is also applicable to life-changing micro-habits. Some of the most popular micro-habits around probably started as small, manageable habits that grew in popularity over time.
What is Micro-habit?
Micro habit is an action that needs minimal effort and motivation to complete. The idea is over time; a micro habit will slowly build on top of itself and result in something significant. Here are some tried-and-true micro-habits that’ll have you feeling organized and on top of things.
6 micro habits to transform your life
1. One Minute Rule
This is a simple rule if a task can be finished in under 60 seconds, just do it as soon as you can. This is a fantastic productivity trick. It will improve your focus, your ability to prioritize the more important tasks, and it will help you to get the small things done. Don’t get stuck in the mindset that a task has to be done later. If you can get a task done in a few seconds, you might as well do it right away. This will make you feel accomplished and it will keep you focused on the tasks that matter.
2. Add One More Rule
You can make big changes in your life by small “One More” changes. Take that first “one more” change and build on it. For example, if you want to start exercising more, you can aim for one more kilometer run each week or to do one more pushup every day. If you want to get healthier, try changing up one more plate of veggies than usual or drink one more glass of water. Once it becomes a habit, you can always add more, but you have to start somewhere and it’s best to start small!
3. Write It Down
Write it down! Many people have said this before and it’s an important reminder to keep in mind. Write down various bits of information you pick up throughout the day, even the silly stuff that seems unimportant. It helps your memory since it gives you a visual of everything you want to remember. And with all the free apps that allow you to save and organize your information, it’s easier than ever to write down your thoughts and to-dos. You can keep the list on the go with you and even color-code different things!
4. Pause on Reaction
In these crazy times, it can be hard not to react on impulse. Whether it’s reacting to an angry customer who just told you that your product is broken or checking your email, and seeing an email from your mother-in-law that you didn’t like, who’s causing the problem. In these moments, the more you react on impulse, the lower your self-worth, the more you’re driven by your ego, and the more prone to acting in ways that are not in your best areas. In these moments, it’s better to take a micro-pause. And question why you are reacting as you are on impulse. It’s a simple technique, but it makes a dramatic difference in the quality of your life.
5. Build Emotional Awareness
Emotional awareness helps us know and accept ourselves. Questioning your emotions can be hard. It takes a lot of practice and effort to get used to it. However, doing so will always help you in the end. No matter how good or bad how you think a situation is going, try and put yourself outside of it. This will give you time to sort things out and figure out what’s best for you, or what you are going to do.
6. Practice Saying No
It is important to say “no” sometimes. This is easier said than done, especially for those who tend to be “of the people.” Smiling, helping, and keeping your word are admirable. But it is important to understand that you cannot save the world. It is okay to say “no” to things you do not want to do to preserve your energy. There is nothing wrong with saying “no” and you should feel at peace saying “no” to things that you ultimately do not care about.
We hope you enjoyed this post about tiny habits. We hope that you were able to find some new strategies for building great habits to transform your life. Take action on the ones that you feel are the most important to you right now. We wish you all the best, and please contact us anytime if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We’d love to hear from you!