Looking for a mindset shift and daily habits that can improve your life? These are a few daily habits I’ve invested in lately that have helped me feel more confident and productive.
With all the ups and downs that came with 2020, I believe it was safe to say that focusing on myself and my mindset wasn’t a top priority. Or a priority at all. However, the lack of taking care of myself has made me realize that I wasn’t using my time wisely. I was also lacking a positive mindset shifts to help me live the life I want.
Here is a list of daily habits I’ve become accustomed to because I think they’re critical habits to develop in order to experience abundance, confidence, peace, productivity, and happiness.
1. Stop consuming media.
How much are you consuming each and every day? When Apple released their feature showing you how much screentime you use, I was floored… I was easily spending 5 hours per day on my phone! That didn’t include the time spent on my laptop or watching Netflix. Ridiculous. Delete all of your social media apps on your phone. Stop consuming. Use social for DMs and to share your creations.
2. Enjoy the environment around you.
Sit outside and look at the trees or listen to the water streaming through a creek. Talk to your pet or to the little kids in your life.
3. Move your body.
Dance in your living room to some 2000s goodies. If you’re like me, you might even enjoy doing some chores. Any kind of movement is good for your body and your mind!
4. Plan your life day-by-day.
Take your life one day at a time. Planning too far in advance can make your life too predictable.
5. Seek a mission.
What’s the mission behind your goals? If you have a mission, you’ll really desire your goals and give you the motivation you need.
6. Take deep, deep breaths.
It’s so easy to forget to stop everything and just BREATHE. Focus on your breathing during 5-minute intervals throughout the day.
7. Remove anything that feels toxic to you.
Don’t consume things that make you feel sick or slow you down. I’ve drastically lowered the amount of sugar I consume, and I don’t eat red meat.
8. Drink plenty of water!
Drink 2L of water every single day. Not only will you feel better but your body will thank you for it.
9. Get dressed every day.
I don’t care if you’re working from home or don’t have plans to go anywhere. Wear your favorite shirt! Put on a pair of jeans!
10. Take a bath with Epsom salt.
I swear by this! Epsom salts relax my muscles which I need to do frequently. (Running a virtual assistant business can take its tole on my neck and upper back.)
11. Moisturize your skin.
Skin cells come and go. Moisturing my skin every day is a confidence booster in my body image but it’s also a long term investment. The best piece of advice I ever heard was “Ladies, moisturize your necks!”
12. Enjoy yourself when lacking motivation.
If you’re not motivated, spend the day or a few hours having fun. Don’t force yourself to work if you’re not feeling creative or motivated. Trust me, you won’t be satisfied with the work you put out there.
13. Avoid negativity.
Do NOT allow anything negative to enter your subconscious mind. This includes TV, music and links people love to send you.
14. Create a vision board.
Create and update your vision board regularly. Place it somewhere you can see it all the time. Do not let the world distract you from your dreams.
15. Get unstuck.
When stuck, go and do something you’re really curious about at the moment even if it has nothing to do with business and work. It will guide you to the next place where you’re supposed to be.
16. Invest in your spirituality.
Speak to God daily. The answers to your questions and uncertainty are sometimes found with a conversation with yourself and your higher being.
17. Have an open mind.
Don’t be afraid to unlearn what you were taught about the world.
Be open to unlearning everything you have learnt about the world in order to create the life you want. You are
18. Take time to heal.
This is an investment. Trauma and negative emotions can be the biggest roadblocks to any goals that you have. It’s okay to invest in therapy or whatever you think is necessary to help you heal.
Bonus! You’re in charge of your life. Take ownership in that. Create a reality and life that you desire.