It’s no secret that the most successful people in the world don’t rely on sheer motivation to create the life of their dreams. Instead they develop specific habits that help carry them both personally and professionally.
If you’re looking to make a big change in your life, working to optimize your habits can have a significant impact on your health, relationships, and career.
One of my most popular posts here at A Boundless World was 50 ways to instantly boost your mood. This is the follow up.
Try and incorporate one or two of these habits. I’m convinced it just might change your life.
Here are 77 habits to get you started.
3 deep breathes after receiving a text.
Put on your running shoes at 5PM every day.
Stretch for 5 minutes in the morning.
Take a cold shower.
Go for a 15 minute walk
Go for a 15 minute run
Do 50 jumping Jacks
Do 50 pushups everyday
Write 3 things you’re grateful for every night.
Watch a video that makes you laugh
No technology an hour before bed.
Stand up for 5 minutes every hour you sit down.
Floss one tooth a day.
Track what you eat.
Track your happiness
Take a picture of yourself every day.
Stare at the roof tips when walking (hat tip James Altucher)
Focus intensely on an object for 20 minutes. Use Focus Booster.
Call a loved one or friend.
Read 30 minutes a day.
Visualize your goals (then take action.)
Do something that scares you.
Fail at one thing a day.
Read a random wikipedia page.
Learn three new vocabulary words.
Say hi to someone new.
Take the stairs.
Check email once a day.
Watch a TED video.
Donate one piece of clothing a day.
Have sex. Lots.
Hug someone for 10 seconds or more.
Have a deep conversation, on religion, politics, making a difference.
Say you’re sorry.
Ignore the mainstream news.
Accomplish your three most important goals for the day.
Spend at least an hour with your family.
Join Toastmasters – practice your speech daily.
Watch 3 Khan Academy videos.
Commit a random act of kindness.
Meditate for 10 minutes.
Organize your desk.
Connect two people you know who would get along.
Write 3 pages in your journal.
Spend 20 minutes learning about a new hobby.
Volunteer your time at a local shelter or food bank.
Read a book you don’t understand.
Say thank you.
Reach out to a family member or friend.
Offer help to someone who needs it.
Smile for 60 seconds.
Write a handwritten letter.
Offer to go the extra mile at work.
Draw a picture.
Write a future note to yourself.
Listen to an audiobook for 30 minutes.
People observe for 30 minutes.
Write a prediction for a year in the future.
Use a dry skin brush.
Sing in the shower.
Have 30 minutes alone time.
Plan your next day.
Eat 30 grams of protein 30 minutes after waking.
Use a tongue brush.
Don’t watch T.V while you eat.
Take a motivation vitamin.
Do a crossword puzzle.
Stretch your brain with Dual n Back.
Learn a magic trick or new card game.
Say no more.
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These habits won’t implement themselves. Get to work.
What habits will you try in your daily routine? Please share in the comments below.