Monday, June 24, 2024
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Habits to develop

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This week we have a very long holiday since Wednesday! So, I have decided to binge watching some videos by Pick Up Limes on Youtube. You will find in this article the summary of habits that I have learned out of this activity. 

Note that you should only introduce one new habit at a time & that every new habit needs 21 days to be fully formulated.

  • Be Proactive
  • Focus on the things that you can control
  • Prioritize your tasks by importance & urgency
  • Use downtime (commuting time or cleaning time) wisely
  • Read books
  • Know when you are the most productive (morning or evening)
  • Plan your time early enough
  • Schedule your breaks to sharpen yourself
  • Take some time during the morning to visualize your day
  • Focus on one task at a time
  • Take it easy and no need to rush
  • Meditate with the 5-4-3-2-1 beginner technique to be present
      • Say to yourself 5 things that you can see
      • Say to yourself 4 things that you can feel
      • Say to yourself 3 things that you can hear
      • Say to yourself 2 things that you can smell
      • Say to yourself 1 thing  that you can taste
  • Meditate a little bit more (labeling = name it only)
      • Find a comfortable position
      • Close your eyes
      • Find calmness
      • Tune into the sensations & observe via labeling it
      • Keep attention to your breathing rhythm into your belly
      • Observe the thoughts via labeling it till it pass
  • Screens off to be present after breakfast
  • Hydrate by drinking a lot of water and tea
  • Have a nutritionist breakfast to boost your energy
      • Fruits
      • Vegetables
      • Nuts
      • Grains
      • Vegetable based milk
  • Check-in with yourself through answering a set of questions
      • What am I thinking?
      • How am I emotionally feeling? Why?
      • How am I feeling physically?
      • What are my 2 intentions for today?
      • What are the 2 things I am grateful for?
      • What is the 1 thing that will increase my happiness?
  • Prepare your snacks
      • Fruits
      • Dried fruits
      • Healthy crackers
  • Clear your surfaces from clutter
  • Fresh air & body love by exercising

It is good to introduce good new habits to your life every now & then.