5 habits to transform your life

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5 habits to transform your life

Harshita Himatsingka | February 23, 2019 16:38 hrs

In the hassles of everyday life, you probably get stuck with some bad habits that you just can’t help. However, incorporating some minute good habits will not only result in better life quality, but a happier you. Like they say, the smallest change can make the biggest difference. Listed below are a few habits that you can take up to transform your life for the better.

  1. Take a 20-minute walk early in the morning

While any form of exercise at any point in the day will prove to be beneficial, getting up early and taking just a 20-minute walk can change your entire day. Walking can be anywhere, you can even walk in your room. However, for the best results, try and go outside in nature. This will not only ground you and calm you, but also help you wake up and give you a fresh start to the day.

  1. Move for at least 2 minutes every hour

You know how they say that sitting is the new smoking? Well, it’s true and it has been proven by many scientists across the world in numerous studies. Thus, make it a point to walk for at least 2 minutes every hour. This can be just to grab some water in the office or a walk to around your house/office.

  1. Read books

Yes, yes, in the era of Netflix, Amazon Prime and numerous other streaming services, who has the time to breathe, let alone read. However, reading is one of the best habits to adopt. It is a fact that 9 out of 10 of the most successful people in the world are readers. Reading not only cultivates your imagination, but also increases your world view and makes you a global citizen, aware of the happenings in the world.

  1. Avoid multitasking during meals

While it’s often said that the perfect man or woman is a master multitasker, try and avoid multitasking while eating your meals. During meals, concentrate on properly chewing your food, enjoying its taste and feel it nourishing your body. When you’re doing something else during your meals, you are generally not aware of how much you’re eating and so you might overeat. It also then becomes just a task, rather than something to enjoy.

  1. De-clutter your life

Minimalism is the future and the only way to go for a happy life. Buddhists believe that the key to being happy lies in living a minimalistic life. The less you have, the happier you are as it breaks your attachment to physical things and makes you focus on the more important things in life. De-cluttering also includes getting rid of toxic people and toxic relationships that no longer serve you or make you happy.

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  • Puneet Agarwal

    Very well written article!