Here’s the truth: impactful change always starts with a simple action.
Baby steps always seem totally insignificant in the grand scheme of things. However, these small, positive actions are what develop into lasting, powerful habits.
So today I’d like to share some I’ve recently adopted that have made a world of difference in my life.
Try some of these and keep building on them. Each day you’ll be one step closer to a completely fulfilling life that you deserve.
You’ll probably find most of these can be picked up straight away.
Best of all? They don’t take long to stick!
30 powerful habits to adopt for a happy and healthy life
1. Wake up earlier
I notice I’m always more productive when I wake up before 8 am and have a solid morning routine in place.
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2. Ditch the scarcity mindset
Unlearn any negative limiting beliefs you might have. Learn tips from successful people who have achieved your goals and remind yourself you’re worthy of the same success.
3. Invest in yourself
Learn new skills and invest in your physical health and wellbeing.
4. Test your limits
Constantly try new things and push yourself out of your comfort zone if it’s in pursuit of your goals.
5. Invest in experiences
Travel more, even if it’s by yourself. Try new things that will enrich your life and the lives of others.
6. Deepen your relationships
Spend more quality time with your loved ones. Also, learn more about them on a deeper level.
7. Say no to what doesn’t serve you
Don’t wear yourself thin and don’t feel pressured into things that make you unhealthy or unhappy.
8. Know yourself better
Practice introspection and develop a deeper relationship with your values.
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9. Diversify your income streams
Start a side hustle (or more!). Don’t have all your eggs in one basket.
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10. Create more things
Start fun projects that are meaningful to you. Write, create music and art.
11. Embrace the small moments
Sometimes the simplest moments in life are the most wholesome and fulfilling. Fill your life with more simple things that bring you joy.
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12. Go green
Learn about adopting more sustainable habits around food, fashion, and lifestyle.
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13. Challenge your views of the world
Have an open mind to different perspectives, immerse yourself in new cultures, and never stop learning.
14. Spend more time in nature
Go out on hikes, explore local spots, or simply spend time in your local park. Nature makes me feel most alive and keeps me grounded in the present.
15. Shop smarter
Spend less and be more intentional with your purchases.
16. Choose the right friends
Only surround yourself with people who are supportive, loving and who have aspirations in life.
17. Protect your skin
Wear sunscreen every day and opt for natural beauty products without harmful chemicals.
18. Meditate daily
Check out Headspace for a great introduction to it. It can be as easy as 10 minutes every day – or even less.
19. Eat mindfully
Fully enjoy your meal rather than checking your phone or being in front of the tv.
20. Stay active consistently
Even a 10 minute walk every day makes a big difference.
21. Make your gut health a priority
Your gut is virtually your second brain and its state determines so much of your health. Aim to eat whole, nourishing foods.
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22. Cook your own meals
It’s so satisfying, saves money, and is way healthier than relying on ready-made meals.
23. Make water your go-to drink
Cut back on highly caffeinated and sugar-packed alternatives.
24. Practice gratitude
Appreciate the people in your life by telling them and spending quality time with them. Write a gratitude list and add to it every day.
25. Keep track of your goals
You’re more likely to achieve your goals if they’re written down and constantly reviewed.
26. Do the hardest tasks first
Knocking out the most difficult items makes the others so much easier in comparison. Not only that, but you’ll be more motivated than ever to crush your goals!
27. Hold yourself accountable
Feel empowered knowing you’re the only one in charge of your life. Create reasons for doing things, rather than excuses against them.
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28. Have mental reset days
Practice self-care and have a day each week dedicated to your wellbeing.
29. Stay inspired
Fill your room with a vision board and motivational images. Listen to podcasts and TED talks. Have a inspirational quote as your phone wallpaper.
Related: 15 killer success quotes that will inspire and empower you.
30. Take action!
Don’t wait for others or what you think is the perfect time. Do something every day that leads you towards your dreams.
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