Develop Good Habits - 4 Things to Read to Start the Year Off Right
It's a new year and you're overwhelmed with emails and social posts about "New Year, New You" and ways you can be a better person and live a happier life. It's all a bit tiring.
A year is just an arbitrary marker for time. Why do we need to follow the same old trajectory of trying hard to be different in January only to fizzle out by mid-February?
Forget about setting goals or making resolutions (e.g. I want to lose weight! I want to be ripped! I want to spend more time with my family!).
Instead, let's focus on building the simplest, most basic habits, or as we like to call them, microhabits.
Whether it's the start of a new year or any other time of the year, a good microhabit keeps you engaged and active in doing things that lead to greater results.
It can be eating a handful of greens at every meal.
Or spreading out a hundred push-ups during the course of a day.
Or going to bed at 10:30 PM every night.
Or having a recurring call with your parents every Sunday evening.
These are small things, but they add up.
Want to know how and what kinds of microhabits you can incorporate into your life?
We wrote the guide for microhabits. There are 54 ideas to get you started. Check them out.
Also, three other things for you to consider:
Mindful Living Daily Checklist, our meditation with training wheels for those who aren't yet ready for daily meditation but want to slow life down and appreciate things a bit more.
Growth Library, our curated collection of books that's helped us broaden our perspectives and live richer lives.
Growth & Productivity, our e-book on getting the most out of your time and achieving focus in your life.