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30 habits you need today

29 July, 2016

Habits are the automatic mental and behavioural activities that make it possible for us to do things without much mental effort. As such, they make everyday life possible. Each of us have habits that we do regularly with limited conscious thought – good and bad. And although bad habits can be a serious downfall, having good habits can set us up for enormous success. After all, if you take away unnecessary conscious thought and effort by making lots of good little habits – imagine how much more you can achieve. 

So here is a list of 30 good habits that you should make today, that will pay off for the rest of your life. 

  1. Make your bed daily  
  2. Save at least a small part of your weekly income
  3. Floss your teeth (and regularly visit the dentist) 
  4. Learn how to cook a few basic meals 
  5. Exercise regularly (whatever it is, make sure it’s something you can tolerate and sustain) 
  6. Eat breakfast (here are some great healthy breakfasts for busy mornings)
  7. Eat less sugar
  8. Eat more vegetables
  9. Drink more water 
  10. Be grateful – acknowledge things you are thankful for and actively thank others 
  11. Follow people up – not just when you want something 
  12. Stand up straight 
  13. Ask questions 
  14. Watch documentaries/ listen to podcasts/ read articles and books 
  15. Regularly donate your time or money  to a cause that means something to you 
  16. Buy quality over quantity – invest wisely in clothes, jewellery etc. 
  17. Regularly clean out your closet and donate old clothes to charity 
  18. Admit when you make a mistake, learn from it and try your best next time 
  19. Never go to bed with make up on 
  20. Wear sunscreen 
  21. Pack an umbrella when it looks like it is going to rain 
  22. Establish a good bedtime routine and try to get enough sleep 
  23. Be kind and complement people (even strangers – you never know, you might change their whole outlook of their day) 
  24. Be generous 
  25. Be on time 
  26. Put away your phone when you are with people 
  27. Smile at strangers 
  28. Be authentic and honest 
  29. Start a hobby that you love 
  30. Forgive 

I would love for you to share some other good habits in the comments below. 

xx Liz 

30 good habits you need today



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  • Reply Claire at My Pink & Green Life 30 July, 2016 at 10:24 am

    This is an awesome list, Liz! Being grateful and putting away your phone when you’re with other people are the two that stuck out to me the most–having a phone-free time with loved ones is so meaningful in this day and age!

    Looking up more is something I think more people need to do, both literally and figuratively. We need to get our heads out of our phones and soak in our environments more, and staying positive even when we’re in a difficult season of life. 🙂

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 31 July, 2016 at 10:14 am

      I completely agree with you. I think we all miss out on so much because we have so much going on all of the time. We have so many ways to connect, and yet we are completely disconnected from the world and from those around us. xx

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law 1 August, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Soooo I totally thought I was doomed when I was number one as that NEVER happens, however, I actually do all of these things except making my bed daily, flossing my teeth and standing up straight when I’m not around other people!

    All of these points are SO important!

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