Updated: Jun 11
Life has it's challenges, and unless we want to get the most out of it, we need to work at it. Habits make up your day, which make up your weeks, months, years, and ultimately your life. If you feel you could use a bit more happiness in your life consider these happy tips below.
How to develop good lifestyle habits?
Developing new habits takes time and practice. The best estimate is between 30 and 45 days until your mind and body feel in tune to your new way of life. Don't allow this to discourage you. You don't have to see the whole path to take your first step. If you want it bad enough, you can start tomorrow. No excuses.
Planning is essential. Whether you have an online journal or you like to write, start making notes of the habits you want to work on. More fitness and exercise? More meditation? Yoga perhaps? Time management? Quit smoking?
See four ways below to develop good habits:
1) Wake up Early
Successful people know that waking up early is extremely important. This is when your mind and body are most ready to take on the day. Your cortisol (stress hormones) levels are at their lowest, and you can focus better.
In the morning it's important to run through your head the new habits you want to develop and how important they are to you. Visualize yourself doing these new habits. What will your life be like making these changes? How will it make you feel?
Many scientist have proclaimed after testing numerous Olympic athletes during the visualization process that their brain levels are at the same vibrational frequency as when they're doing their actually activity. What does this mean? Your brain can't actually determine if you're physically doing the activity or not. So, get in the mode and visualize.
3) Listen to hypnosis audio
Hypnosis is a proven way to make important changes in your life. Go to www.ehypnosis.com and you can find all sorts of amazing examples. Such as: Fitness, give up smoking, getting more confidence, starting a business, breaking bad habits, and much more.
4) Talk to people about your new habits
Having open discussions with your friends and family is a great way to hold yourself accountable. We will only do so much for ourselves, but when other people are there to listen and encourage you in the process, it gives you more reasons to follow through. It's known that people who talk more openly about their habits have a 42% higher success rate than people who don't.
About the Author
Matt Jones is a writer and entrepreneur with multiple businesses who loves inspiring others to reach their full potential. He is also a musician, educator, and world traveler whom has been to over 65 different countries on all 7 continents. His personal mission is to create and inspire. He is from Los Angeles, but is now based in greater London where he lives with his wife and son.