Habits that will make you a better person are not the big or huge changes.
Becoming a different person from who you are takes a great deal of commitment and huge personal development and investment.
As difficult as it may seem, you’d be surprised that there are tiny habits you can put together to make you a very different and better person in a year from this point.
There are habits that you may not take cognizance of but could make a huge difference in your life.
Do you want to improve so well on yourself in a steady pace?
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25 Tiny Habit Changes That Will Make You A Different Person In A Year From Now
1. Read at least one book per month.
Readers are leaders.
The more you read, the more you add to your knowledge bank and improve your person.
You don’t need to read a million paged book.
You can sign up on e-reading platforms like Bambooks, read stories and even developmental books.
2. Write down your goals at the start of each week and each month.
Set out a realistic goal for yourself and write them out.
The aim of writing them out is to hold yourself accountable and not to pressure yourself.
Where you don’t meet up, you can always carry them over into the next month.
Don’t forget that the goal is not perfection, rather it is consistent progress.
3. Measure and track those goals throughout the year.
Actually look each goal in the face and be honest with yourself about what you did do and what you could have done better.
Analyze the goals and points where you could do more for yourself.
4. Dedicate just one day a week to eating no meat.
Take a break off eating your regular calorie dense diet and do something great for your immune system.
That’s more like a quick cleanse for your body.
5. Turn your phone on silent before you share a meal with someone you care about.
When you’re with someone you genuinely care about, take time to get rid of distractions around and ensure you give quality time to your partner.
6. Talk to someone you trust when you’re in pain, even if it’s what you consider a ‘small pain.’
When you’re in pain, talk to someone you trust. Sometimes, all you need is that care from a trusted person.
Sometimes, what you think is a small pain can be a big deal.
Learn to talk to people that care about you.
7. Walk whenever you can and wherever you can.
Personally, I have Google fit installed on my phone to keep track of my steps.
Walking is a way to keep your heart healthy and keep you generally fit.
8. Do everything in your power to be considerate of and aware of other people.
It doesn’t cost anything to be sensitive to other people’s needs.
Be aware of the people around and be kind to them.
Kindness doesn’t cost a thing.
9. Say ‘yes’ to something that scares you, if you know that it will truly be good for you.
If you don’t do things afraid you may never get to do them.
Take that course.
Go on that trip.
Invest in that business.
Just do it afraid.
10. Keep a journal.
Write every day in a notebook, with the understanding that there are no rules, no one will ever see it, and that it’s simply a tool for you to get your thoughts out of your head and onto a piece of paper.
11. Be Aware of Your Emotions.
Become cognizant of your emotions in a way you never have before – by simply trying to address them and name them.
Stop treating them like a silent companion that you ignore because you practically don’t even notice them.
12. Listen More.
Listen more than you talk.
And then forgive yourself when you fail at this.
And then try again.
13. Keep Your Screen Away Before Bedtime.
Look at anything other than a screen in the minutes before you fall asleep.
A book, the window, your partner, a pet, the ceiling.
Anything that is not going to instantaneously bring you back into a world you are trying to take a break from for eight hours.
14. Don’t Compromise On Sleep.
Treat sleep as an absolute necessity and an incredibly important priority, instead of being proud of how little of it you are getting.
15. Pay Attention To Things That Boost Your Productivity.
Pay attention to the factors you need in which to do good work.
Do you need music?
Do you need silence?
Do you need a window?
Do you need white noise?
Do you need to turn your phone face-down?
Do you need scheduled breaks every 45 minutes to read a few pages in a book?
Do you need to take a walk first or right in the middle of it all?
Pay attention to the moments in which you’ve done your best work, notice the factors that were present in that experience, and then do everything in your power to replicate it every single time.
16. Engage Strangers In Conversations.
Talk to strangers sometimes.
Talk to your Uber driver when they seem to be in a chatty mood.
Talk to your server about anything other than today’s happy hour specials.
Talk to the person ringing up your dry cleaning and see how their day is going.
Sometimes the interaction will be nice but forgettable.
Sometimes you will still remember it several years from now.
People have the most interesting things to say, when you’re listening.
17. Have An Accountability Partner.
When you come up with a new goal and you feel that familiar thrill every time you think about it, tell someone about it.
This keeps you accountable as you’ll have to live up to that expectation.
The effect of how much more real and tangible it becomes when you do this is incredible.
18. Listen To White Noise.
Listen to white noise when you need to study or focus or create, or when you just need your brain to quiet down for a bit.
19. Pay Attention To What You Do Before Bedtime.
Pay attention to how many pointless things you do, and how many minutes you waste, in the moments or hours before you go to bed.
When you find yourself doing these things, like clicking through ridiculous slideshows or doing a deep dive into someone’s Facebook, stop.
Brush your teeth. And go to sleep.
The more you try to catch yourself doing these things, the less you will do them.
20. Get Quality Rest.
When you choose to relax, make sure you mentally and emotionally commit to it.
Don’t half-ass it.
Don’t sit on the couch and ‘rest’ while also checking emails and doing ‘something small’ for work and planning an upcoming trip.
Just fully commit to relaxing.
Immerse yourself in that movie or show or book or walk or yoga class or whatever.
Let it be the only thing that you’re doing.
21. Wear Comfortable Outfit.
That someone says an outfit looks good on you does not mean you have to wear it if you’re not comfortable in it.
Wear whatever is the best combination of making you feel comfortable, confident, and like yourself.
These outfits exist, you just have to work a little harder to find them.
22. Don’t Procrastinate.
Open your mail right away.
Answer what needs to be answered, and throw out anything that is unnecessary.
Do this immediately.
When you do it for a while and have success and then four months later you’re back to your old ways, waste no time scolding yourself.
It happens to all of us.
Just start again.
23. Appreciate People.
Tell people you are proud of them, thankful for them, inspired by them, grateful to them, here for them, honored to know them, and comforted by them.
24. Make Integrity A Part Of You.
Make every decision, ever little choice, based on your desire to be a person of integrity.
25. Be Reflective.
Think about where you were a year ago, five years ago, ten years ago.
Think about all the things you are doing now that you wouldn’t have ever believed you could do back then.
Then keep waking up every day striving to make the future you once again astounded and proud.