Habits That Help You Take Control of Your Life
Did you know that about 45% of the actions you take every day are automatic? Almost half of what you do each day is done only due to a habit you have formed over time, and the behavior is being cued or triggered. If nothing else, this should clarify how habits can have a major impact on the direction your life takes and just how important adopting the right habits are. Below are five daily habits to follow to take control of your life and live happier.
Start Each Day with A To-Do List
To-do lists provide your daily life much-needed structure and clarity. Even through all the noise, obstacles, or other distractions, to-do lists can simplify the process, free you of anxiety and chaos, and make it easier to take advantage of each day.
Embrace and Invite Change
Change is inevitable. You can’t stop change. You may think you can, even though you really shouldn’t. Change is what allows you to achieve your goals and live a happier life. Through change are experiences that enable you to learn and grow. When you embrace and expect change, you take back control of your life by preparing for it instead of ignoring it, giving you the materials required that you need to feel secure and confident to steer your own path.
Recognize the Yes Behind Every No
While generosity is health, too much of a good thing can have harmful effects as well. It can destroy healthy relationships, careers, and your mental or overall health. Saying no more often to things or experiences that don’t align with your wants or desires is healthy.
Every time you say no, you are saying yes to a different opportunity instead, even if it’s not obvious at first. Always find the hidden opportunity before you devote your time to someone else. If it doesn’t provide value somehow, it’s better for both parties not to offer help.
Read and Question Things More Often
While going with the flow is made to sound positive as an attribute to display or be around, it can have its ugly side, too, if you are not paying attention. You should always question moments that make you feel uncomfortable or confused.
In fact, these are the most important moments to ensure you stay on the path right for you. The more you read and question, the better understanding you have of the world and yourself. Meaning you can overcome obstacles and other challenges more efficiently.
Let Go of Assumptions
Assumptions only take up your time and space. They provide no real value until you actually clear them up. For example, assuming that everyone will hate your performance before they even know who you are or assumed a loved one hates you because they are busy with work.
These assumptions only cloud your judgment and foster negativity as well as impede your abilities. In other words, stop caring about what other people think so much. It is none of your business, and their opinion doesn’t mean it’s facts.
Don’t let bad habits get in your way of success. Add these top five habits to your daily routine to take back control of your life and live happier.