Are you struggling with being productive? I have 20 healthy habits that will change your life. Be more productive by applying any of the 20 daily habits to your life.
How to Develop Good Habits
Developing good habits doesn’t happen overnight. You have to focus on the habit you want to improve on a daily basis and work on it over time.
The 20 healthy living habits in this post can provide you with ideas and inspiration to increase productivity. When you are productive, you can focus on your purpose and achieve great results.
Habit 1: Have a Morning Routine
Having a morning routine is a great start to developing good habits. Starting your morning off right can help you jumpstart your day. My article, 5 Step Morning Routine That Will Change Your Life, is a great resource to refer to if you need help getting started with a morning routine.
Make sure you include activities in your morning routine that are centered around your purpose.
Habit 2: Make and Use a To-Do List
Making and using a to-do list is essential for being organized. A to-do list creates order for you to be able to get your small tasks completed. When you continually use and update your to-do list, you are creating a positive habit.
Does your to-do list have items on it that will help you achieve your purpose? If not, take some time to make adjustments to your to-do list, as needed.
Habit 3: Complete Important Tasks First
Completing important tasks first is essential for getting successful results with task completion. In my article, How to Plan Your Day and Stick to It, I mention that it’s important to complete your most important task first. You are more likely to complete the most important task when you start it first in your day.
Your most important task of the day might not always be related to your purpose, but try to find a way to have tasks that are related towards your purpose, in your daily routine.
Habit 4: Review Your Progress Daily
Take 10 minutes out of each day to review your daily progress of your habits. Being aware of your progress can be helpful to shed some light on where you need to focus your attention. Use this opportunity to help you make progress.
Ask yourself questions when reviewing your daily progress. For example, you could ask yourself what you need to do in order to make more progress? Or, if you are happy with your progress you could ask yourself what the direction is that you want to head in.
Habit 5: Take Breaks
Give yourself a break. Taking breaks is crucial to being able to refocus. When you return to your task, you should be more able to refocus on what you need to accomplish.
Walking away from a task can allow you to reboot and be prepared when you return to the task.
Habit 6: Practice Gratitude
Practicing gratitude is essential for practicing healthy habits. If you dislike or complain about what you have to do, you are more likely to not give your full effort. Be grateful for the opportunity you have to get the results you want to get.
Being grateful and practicing gratitude can also help you with achieving your purpose. When you are grateful and in appreciation, you can be more focused on what you want to achieve.
Habit 7: Ask for Help
If you are in need of help, ask for it. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. You are helping yourself greatly, if you ask for help when you are in need. Someone else can help you solve a problem or offer you another solution to the issue that you need help with.
Habit 8: Follow a Budget
Following a budget can help you be more productive by having a realistic plan with what you need to budget. When you have a realistic budget, you are more likely to stay within your budget and not go over it. Having a budget and following it will keep you on track with your finances.
Habit 9: Sleep at Least 8 Hours a Night
Sleep is so essential in your life. A good, 8 hour sleep can help you to focus better and be more productive. When you are lacking sleep, you are going to lack focus and concentration the next day.
Sleeping is also essential for working on your purpose. Better sleep can help you be more mentally alert when working on tasks for your purpose.
Habit 10: Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated keeps you healthy. Being healthy gives you to opportunity to be more productive.
Being dehydrated can cause you to get sick and that can negatively impact your productivity. Get your water in each day to get the positive results you want to see. “
Habit 11: Exercise Daily
Exercising daily can provide several health benefits. All of the benefits you receive from daily exercise can help you to be more productive. Take time for yourself each day. Whether you exercise for 15 minutes or an hour, give to yourself so that yourself can give to you.
Habit 12: Use SMART Goals
SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. In my article, 5 Effective Steps to Planning, I mention using SMART goals to help you plan effectively. Incorporate SMART goals into your life and you will get wonderful results.
I also have another SMART goals article, where I provide you with a free worksheet for your SMART goals. Take advantage of the free resource to help you achieve your goals!
Habit 13: Take initiative
Taking initiative is a great habit to have. If you sit back and let life pass you by, you will miss out on so many amazing opportunities. Ask yourself what you want your future to look like. Take the initiative towards achieving the future you want to have.
Habit 14: Be Organized
Being organized can come easy to some and harder to others. If being organized is hard for you, take one step at a time. I have several articles on the blog that can provide you with guidance to become more organized. You can get great results, as long as you are willing to commit to the opportunity.
Habit 15: Clean as You Go
If you clean as you go, you will save a lot of time in the future. By cleaning up frequently, you are saving yourself the hassle of waiting until you have a massive cleaning project.
There are several cleaning articles on the blog that can offer you some inspiration!
Habit 16: Don’t Procrastinate
Don’t put off what you want tomorrow, just because you don’t want to do it today. When you procrastinate, you are pushing your desired end results further away. Schedule time to get your tasks completed and you will be happy when you are done.
Habit 17: Organize Your Emails
Keep your emails organized so that you can find what you need when you need it. Have specific folders for the emails you need to refer back to later. Having your emails organized will save you a lot of time searching for what you need.
Habit 18: Say No
If someone asks you to do something and it’s not going to help your habits progress, say no. There’s nothing wrong with turning someone down. You need to focus on your habits, in order for you to get the results you desire.
Habit 19: Don’t Multitask
Multi-tasking is not a good idea. Using time-blocking and prioritizing your tasks can help you to make healthy habits. If you need assistance with time blocking, my article, Time Blocking 101, can help you get started.
Habit 20: Reward Yourself
Don’t forget to reward yourself. When you make progress with your habits, reward yourself with something simple that you love. Take time to recognize your achievements.
You don’t have to struggle with productivity! Apply my 20 healthy habits to increase productivity and start getting positive results.
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