Which habits lead to good health

10 healthy habits for more success

Your attitude determines your strength. American author and entrepreneur Jack Canfield says:

“Successful people don't just drift up. To get there, you need focused action, personal discipline and a lot of energy every day to make things possible "

And it hits the nail on the head.

Incorporate these simple yet essential habits into your daily life to get a happier and more productive life respectively:

  1. Stick to a morning routine
  2. Follow the 80/20 rule
  3. Read, read, read
  4. Focus on one task
  5. Be grateful
  6. Positive people
  7. Time for sport
  8. Master the art of listening
  9. Take a social media break
  10. Invest in self-help

1. Stick to a morning routine

Find yourself one habitthat relaxes you in the morning:

  • walk
  • meditation
  • healthy breakfast

Find something that makes you feel energetic and start your day with that habit.

Establishing a meaningful Morning rituals helps you start your day on a positive, proactive note. Start your day in a structured way instead of rushing. This also helps remove stress and mental fatigue, and increases your productivity.

2. Follow the 80/20 rule

The Pareto principle or the 80/20 rule means that in every situation 20% of the tasks produce 80% of the results. You can use this method to maximize your productivity.

Invest most of your time and energy in specific tasks, those who greatest impact achieve. Once you have completed these tasks, you can focus on other things.

3. Read, read, read

When you read books, you don't just earn learn more, but also promote yours creativity. The immersive reading Also improves your focus and has a calming effect similar to meditation.

Also, reading before sleep can help Improve sleep quality. Non-fiction, in particular, is an excellent tool to:

  • to broaden your horizons
  • to develop new ideas
  • To seek motivation

In addition, they offer practical advicehow you can cope with challenging situations using practical examples.

4. Focus on one task

Globally, only 2% of people can multitask successfully. While there's no downside to the occasional multitasking, juggling tasks all the time will limit your focus. It contributes to mental mess by making it difficult for your brain to filter out irrelevant information.

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A Stanford University study found that multitasking can decrease efficiency and impair cognitive control. For this reason, you should try to focus on one task:

Make a list of things you have to do in a day. Start with the most important things and work through the list in order.

5. Be more grateful

The French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr said:

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or we can be happy because thorns have roses."

We tend to get involved in the rat race and forget how happy we are. gratitude Practicing is a great way to:

  • To create positivity
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve physical health

How can you cultivate this healthy habit?

  • Start a Gratitude journal
  • Start one Volunteering
  • Take time for yours family
  • Before you go to sleep, remember at least one thing that you are grateful for every day

The more you the little joys in life guess the happier you'll be.

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6. Positive people

"You are the average of your five best friends"

said the American author and entrepreneur Jim Rohn. This is precisely why you should carefully consider who you hang out with. Let go of relationships that are pulling you down.

Spend time with people who are happy. Happiness is contagious and that is why positive people will bring positivity into your life too.

7. Time for exercise

Aside from improving your physical health, exercise promotes that creativity and improves the cognitive skills. It's also an effective way to build endurance and recharge your batteries.

In addition, exercise improves your mood as it increases the production of Endorphins boosts - hormones that act as natural antidepressants.

8. Master the art of listening

Effective communication is critical when it comes to maintaining personal and professional relationships. And listening is one central componentthe communication.

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Notice what others have to say. Not only will it make others feel valued, but it will also help you understand them better and gain new perspectives.

Don't try to dominate the conversation or fake your attention. Listen to what others have to say and what they really mean. Notice also non-verbal cues. The more you listen, the more you will learn.

9. Take a social media break

The digital world has taken over almost every aspect of our lives. On average, each person has five social media accounts and spends at least 1 hour and 40 minutes on social media every day.

Research shows: the more time you spend on social media, the more likely it is that you will depressions develop. Take your time and reduce:

  • Social media
  • stress
  • Mental disorder

Turn off your cell phone and laptop for a few hours each day. This will improve your mood and you will deal again with the world around you.

10. Invest in self-help

Take one Time out to relax. It can work wonders for:

  • your mood
  • your sanity
  • your self-esteem

Do at least one thing every day that makes you feel good:

  • Listen to music
  • Learn a new skill
  • Take a long bubble bath
  • Prepare a good meal

No matter what drives you!

Infographic: stress and relaxation in activities

You can find more statistics at Statista

Developing these habits requires:

  • determination
  • much patience
  • constant effort

Maybe it only lasts a few weeks, or maybe more than a year. It doesn't matter how long it takes: Build healthy habits and don't give up.

This article was written in English by Noma Nazish and published on www.forbes.com on March 30, 2018. We have translated it for you so that we can exchange ideas with our readers on relevant topics.

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