5 small daily habits that will gradually change your life.

 

5 small daily habits that will gradually change your life.


“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.”
― Annie Dillard


“Habits stay with you even when you don’t have the motivation.”
― Neeraj Agnihotri


“Nothing is stronger than habit.”
― Ovid


Maybe the reason why many of our plans fail is that we start them off too big. In everything small steps are important. That is why we chew our food in tiny bits before we swallow. That's is why a ladder has multiple rungs for us to move one step at a time to not lose our balance. Take note of the small details in your life. They'll make a huge difference in whether you fail or succeed in what you're doing. Here are 5 small daily habits that will gradually change your life for the better.


1. Say a little prayer every day.

Prayer is the key that unlocks heaven's doors. It's the single most important activity to start and end every day. It doesn't have to be lengthy or eloquent. ''In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.'' Mahatma Gandhi.  The more you pray about your situations in life. The more courage you'll gather each day to match each challenge that life throws at you.


2. Replace swear words with non-swear words.

We are all tempted to swear in one way or the other. There are times when everything is just off, and nothing seems to be going right. For many of us, swearing is our way of lashing out at the problems that we're having. To be honest, swearing doesn't solve problems. I've noticed that the more people swear the angrier they become, and that only makes the situation worse.


A good way to reduce your swear words is by replacing them with other appropriate non-swear words. The more you do this the less you'll become prone to swear when you're bombarded with difficult situations.  Another thing that you can do when you're tempted to swear is play a happy song, take a deep breath, or take a few moments to clear your head. Maybe go for a walk, or sit somewhere quiet.


3. Journal your thoughts.

It can be challenging at times to maintain a  diary. There are times when we're just too busy to make an entry. A good way to record your thoughts is to use the notepad on your smartphone. It's more convenient than having to walk around with your physical diary. You can write a little thought when you're at work, stuck in traffic, or wherever you are. On days when you're low, you could do a little reflection on some of the things that you have written. They will help you to feel better.

Making regular journal entries will help you to express yourself better, improve your writing skills, boost your self-confidence, and open your self-awareness. You'll learn new things about yourself, and discover other talents and skills that you didn't know you had in you.


4. Keep a gratitude jar.

Make a note of at least one thing that you are thankful for. If you do this daily; by the end of the year, you'll have 365 things that you're thankful for, both great and small. The more things you are appreciative of having in your life. The fewer reasons you'll find to murmur and complain. You'll find that you're more at peace with yourself and less stressed.


5. Save your coins.

It might seem a little daunting, but it will eventually pay off in the end. I know quite a few people who have seen great results from their coin collection. I too have a small jar at home that I use to store my coins. They are a lifesaver in emergencies and a great way to fund small investments.


Thank you for taking the time out to read this article. If you keep putting these habits into practice, eventually you'll see visible changes in your life, and not only yours but the lives of others too. In some way or the other, we inspire each other in ways we don't even know.


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  1. I enjoyed reading this and I do agree with you that these small changes you suggest can have a great impact.

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