Why do some people find it difficult to change their lives? A plethora of reasons accounts for this but one very important thing to successfully improve a life is the incorporation of habits. James Clear even wrote a book about it. Finding the beginning of change uncomfortable, most people quickly give up, making the distance between them and their improved lives farther than ever.
Inspired by Vivek Pandey‘s answer to a Quora question “What are 10 (or fewer) good habits that changed your life?”, I bring to you his eight habits with a little commentary for each on how I have applied them to my life and how they have benefitted me.
read on a wall by Mario Mancuso
This year, I made a “Books I’ve Read” list after being inspired by another blogger who did the same. So far, I have listed 38 books already and is hopeful to add a few more for this year’s remaining months. Making reading a daily habit has made me open-minded and hungry for knowledge more than ever. It has also helped widen my taste in books. Non-fiction books didn’t interest me before but they’re my go-to books now. In fact, I have tuned myself away from fiction books for the time being.
Nothing takes the “stress” of work away like a good workout at the gym every night. Those who say they could not find the energy or time to work out are clearly uneducated about exercise or are too lazy about it. If I could do it, then why couldn’t you? Aside from the obvious health benefits of exercise, it helps give me energy for my writing session which happens at night when I get home.
What is the importance of traveling aside from leisure and recreation? Traveling exposes us to new environment and people, and new cultures and traditions if you’re traveling abroad, teaching us something new, broadening our minds, and helping us step away from our comfort zones. Compared to last year, I have fewer trips this year due to monetary reasons. When I’m in a better position financially next year, I plan to incorporate more traveling in my life. Traveling alone is at the top of my Must-Do list since I have read that it amplifies the experience and benefits mentioned earlier. Continue reading →