You may have set some big goals this year, but how many times have you set a new big goal only to end up feeling defeated by it and falling right back into old behaviours. When we set goals that are really big without first breaking them down into smaller habits, we end up setting ourselves up to be overwhelmed. This year it’s going to be different. This year I want you to own your goals and create lasting change!
If you incorporate these 5 simple habits into your everyday life, I can guarantee you will see powerful results and transformation in every area of your life! Let’s get into it.
1. Drink Your Water
This one goes without saying, water is important. Not only for our health but for our productivity and our energy. When we aren’t drinking enough water, its really easy for us to slip into eating extra food, feeling foggy and unfocused. When our bodies are lacking water, the brain begins to think we are hungry. So we reach for food and ask ourselves, why can I not stop eating today? Next time this happens, drink one big cup of water and wait 5 minutes. If your still hungry after that, then eat food! But most of the time, your body really just needed water! How much water should you be drinking a day? Adults should aim for anywhere between 10-15 cups a day. I know it sounds like a lot but that’s what it takes for our bodies to detoxify daily so we can feel our absolute best. Drink Up!
2. Move Your Body For 20 Minutes Daily
Our bodies are made to move. Moving everyday not only releases our happy hormones but it also gives us energy! I know its common to think that you’re too lazy to workout or to move your body everyday but here’s the thing..if you’re feeling lazy and want more energy, moving your body and working out is exactly what you should do! 20 minutes a day is something anyone can do, and if you cannot carve out 20 minutes a day, its time to re-prioritize your scedule! Time to get moving!
3. Journal For 10 Minutes Daily
Journaling is something not a lot of people do but it can change your life in big ways if you make it a daily practice. Did you know that just by writing down your goals, you’re 42% more likely to achieve them? So if you have a big goal that you’ve been working towards for months or years heres one simple thing you can do everyday to make it 42% more likely it will happen for you. Just write it down. Everyday. Write down your goal and why you want to achieve it, daily. Set a time that works best for you (mornings are great) so you can keep consistent with journaling for 10 minutes a day. If your new to journaling, try out this 5 Minute Journal that makes it really easy to journal every morning!
4. Create a Morning Routine
Mornings are the most important time of your entire day. How you spend your morning sets the path and tone for how the rest of your day goes. If you wake up dreading the day ahead, dragging yourself out of bed after the fifth snooze, your day isn’t going to go so great. But imagine if you jumped out of bed (see #5) every morning and had a routine to look forward to? Wether it’s reading, journaling, moving or meditating create a 20 minute routine that makes you feel good about your day ahead. A routine that allows you to connect with yourself before you go out and connect with the world. It can be hard to find time for yourself in the middle of the day so treat your morning routine like a sacred appointment with yourself that cannot be missed!
5. 5 Second Jump Out of Bed Rule
Do you ever find yourself not being able to drag yourself out of bed because the sheets are just so warm and its so cold outside and you just don’t want to get out? I’ve been there too! But since I started applying this new “5 Second Jump Out of Bed Rule” I’ve never pressed snooze, not even once. Here how it works. Set your alarm and mentally prepare yourself the night before to jump out of bed WITHIN 5 seconds of it going off. When we wait longer than 5 seconds, our brain goes into overdrive. Our brain starts to come up with all kinds of reasons why staying in bed is a good choice & ultimately pressing the snooze button doesn’t make you very excited for the day ahead! So if you want to learn how to get out of bed and into your day filled with energy, try this 5 second rule! You can find more on the 5 second rule from Mel Robbins!
When you change your habits, you change your life
There you have it, 5 simple habits that will change your life! Now I want to hear from you. Which one of these habits will you start first? Which one do you already do? Let me know in the comments below!
If your ready to change your habits, make sure you download my free guide that shows you 3 simple steps to habit change so you can:
- BREAK BAD HABITS AND MAKE THE GOOD HABITS STICK
- FINALLY GIVE UP UNHEALTHY FOODS AND GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE
- CREATE CHANGE AND MOTIVATION THAT LASTS