‘What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?’
What you do everyday has a larger impact on your life than a one-off thing. Hence, it becomes important for you to change your everyday if you want to really change your life or grow as person. Here’s list of 6 things you can change in 2016 that help you achieve more and impact your life in positive way :
- Make your bed every morning :
Most of us have maids to do that for us, but it’s one of the habits that can lead to other good habits. As per a study I’ve read it helps you mentally attain a sense of accomplishment and will encourage you to do more tasks in the day. It will give you a sense to be more productive as once you have your bed made, you would want clean out the other ‘mess’ out of your life as well. Also, remember if you can’t do the little things well you will never be able to take on the bigger things with ease.
2. Contemplate your day before day begins :
Every day we go around rushing to get somewhere. Get up and rush to get to work. At work, worry over getting the day’s work done. And then, rushing back home to relax and start for tomorrow. There’s no time to sit and contemplate as to where are you heading? Take 5-10 minutes and contemplate of what’s important and what’s not. What you need to do today or what you should give more of your time to. I usually do that while taking my morning shower. You find your own time to do it but it’s important to do it if you want to take up the charge of your life.
3. Walk more and drink more :
It’s important to exercise, however if you have a schedule that doesn’t spare you an hour to hit the gym then do some walking while at work. For example, walk up to a colleagues desk instead of emailing them or go and get the print by yourself instead of asking the clerk to bring it you. Similarly, ensure to have 2 liters of water daily because we constantly loose a lot of water via urine or sweat and primarily since our bodies are made out of 60% water we need to drink more water to keep it stabilized.
4. Balance your food consumption :
We all have food cravings that are not right for our body and we don’t need to cut them outright. We just need to balance properly what we eat. For example, eat some fruits or salad for dinner if you were voraciously consuming on deep fried food during the day.
5. Show more gratitude :
Holding the lift for colleague, opening the door for someone, feeding a hungry kid with vada pav or buying some biscuits and milk for street dog will hardly require you go out of your daily schedule yet these little acts of gratitude will make you realize the impact you create in this world. It will help you know your worth in the larger scheme of life.
6. Sleep well :
Half of our stress, worries and unproductive behavior is associated with not getting enough sleep. So it’s important for us to get our full sleep. Sleep on right time and get up early.