Humans are creatures of both good and bad habits. When we talk, think and act, they’re mostly coming from deep-seated habits that have been developed and perfected over the years. These habits can either make or mar our lives. Indeed, our lives right now, whether good or bad are a direct reflection of the habits we have developed and are now living out every day. You should rather imbibe good habits as they make you a better human.
Now, here are top good habits that would help make you a better human (according to experts);
Sleep and Wake Up Early
“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Waking up early particularly gives you time to have quite and undisturbed meditation and reflection. As a result, you can gain inspiration and fresh energy to face the day ahead of you. Most successful people you know practice this habit. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have a morning activity, develop the habit of waking up early.
Learn to Wear Smile
Genuine smiles help to keep your happy all day long, and ultimately make you a lifetime happier person. This has been confirmed by a study. This good habit will help provide you with the mental, emotional as well as spiritual inner serenity that you need to become a better person over time.
Also, smiling helps to make people comfortable around you. It can also be contagious. Sad people can be affected by your happy countenance overtime, and they will start smiling and being happy eventually. It’s also said that smile is the best facelift or makeup you can ever have.
Learn to be Grateful
Also, gratitude is one of the good habits you should endeavor to imbibe into your life. Have you heard the saying that “Ingrates are never great?” It’s nothing but the truth. Gratitude paves way for enduring wealth, health, and lasting happiness. It helps you focus on what you have instead of the things you’re yet to have. And, in no time, you will have those things you desire but don’t have yet.
I don’t think there’s anyone who do not know at least one benefit of exercise, especially when it comes to healthy living. Try to get quality exercise daily, starting slowly and increasing your tempo as you go on. In addition to helping you keep fit and stay healthy, you will also get to think better and clearer when you exercise regularly.
It has been proven that quality physical activity will aid in the release of the natural substances dopaminine, serotonin, and oxytocin into your system, so that you can gain something close to a euphoric experience that is not achieved by using any form of recreational drug.
Eat Healthy and Balanced Diet
This is also a good habit that will help you stay fit and healthy. Check the FDA recommendation of what a healthy and balanced diet should constitute. More importantly avoid fad diets, over-processed foods, and other foods that negatively impact your health. Don’t let your mouth be your grave digger.
Manage Your Time Effectively
Effective time management is one of the surest practices for success. The truth is, your success (or otherwise) in life is largely attached to how you manage your time. If you spend most of it playing around or sleeping, you are damaging your chances of becoming successful in life.
Thankfully, you can find tons of programs and systems that can help you manage your time. But, you need to make conscious effort to manage your time regardless of what time management system or program you’re using.
Learn to Set Goal
Goal setting helps you to identify what needs to be achieved, how to achieve it, and how to measure the outcome of your goals. Start with short term goals, and then build the long-term plans. More importantly, your goal should be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time oriented.
Don’t Stop Learning
You’ve heard it over and again that once you stop learning you will start dying. Invest time, money and other resources to keep developing yourself, including outside of your field. Opportunities open to people who are ready, not wishful thinkers.
Finally, learn to save and invest, it’s a good habit that will take you far in life.