A common misconception about changing your life is that you need to commit to a major change. The problem with drastic changes is that they are often restriction-centered and we overcommit, setting ourselves up to fail. But creating a microhabit can lead to a major lifestyle shift. Here are a few to consider.
- Start a daily gratitude journal.
- Read a morning affirmation or daily devotional.
- Meditate for 10 minutes a day.
- Don’t check your phone for 30 minutes after getting up.
- Keep your phone in your pocket or purse while eating.
- No phone use 1 to 2 hours before you head to bed.
- Monotask in 1 or 2 hour chunks of time each day.
- Clean up one of your meals per day.
- Set aside 1 hour a day for yourself.
- Drink more water and unsweetened herbal tea.
- Think before you accept an invitation and allow yourself to politely decline.
- Schedule in one pampering activity per week.
- Spend at least 1 hour in nature each week.
- Take a minimum 10 minute walk every day.
- Schedule at least one weekly activity with someone who lights you up.
The idea isn’t to tackle all 15 of these microhabits at once. Identify one or two and see how the positive change makes you feel.