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The power of habits may be somehow underrated. When we think back on our lives, it seems that only the big occasions, such as graduation, marriage, or when you won that hot dog eating competition, stand out. While all of these are decent memories and surely worth remembering, the smaller and seemingly more insignificant moments must stand in their shadow. Early morning breakfasts with sleepy-eyed children, rushing to the grocery shop after work or winding down with another episode of your favorite Netflix show in the evening.
These habits are, in fact, what makes up most of your life and they will humbly submit to being the most insignificant events in your memory. It’s time to honor these moments and realize just how significant they actually are, so start by making your everyday life even happier by implementing these habits. You’ll thank me later.
#1 Do something kind and try to get away with it
Even if you don’t believe in an ever-generous universe, the power of attraction or the idea of karma; kindness will make you happier. Aim to do at least one kind gesture, no matter how small it is, and do it without letting anyone know about it.
Run to hold the bus for a slow stranger, help someone find their way somewhere by walking them there, or tidy up someone’s mess without even mentioning it.
It may not come around to reward you at some point in your life, but it will make you a happier person in the long-run.
#2 Drink a big glass of water when you wake up
Start your day with pure water and your body will be so much happier – plus, it becomes a lot easier to wake up as it kick-starts your metabolism. Eating well and staying hydrated is, in general, habits that will never go out of fashion and you can safely continue doing so no matter what age you are. Check out pass your test if your diet has been a bit off lately and you want to feel healthy and happy right away – particularly when you’re about to stop smoking.
#3 Always be on time
Such a simple act, yet so many benefits. When you’re constantly on time for your appointments, you’re achieving two things at the same time; reducing your own stress levels and improving your relationship with other people.
Time is, undeniably, the most precious thing we have as we can never get it back. Show the people around you some respect by appreciating that their time is just as valuable as yours, and you’ll be able to smell the flowers and stroll lazily into the meeting room.
Be kind to others, drink a lot of water and make sure you have enough time every single day for less stress and more happiness. It really is so simple and, by making it a habit, it will give you so much in return.
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