In the modern digital age, we have better access to information than ever. Simply take your smartphone out of your pocket and Google whatever you’re wondering, and you’ll have a solid answer right in front of you within seconds. Luckily, this means that more people than ever are finding methods to become healthier in their daily life, or finding ‘Life Pro Tips’ to help them achieve simple but effective shortcuts in a wide array of life situations.
However, all of this information is just that, information. The meaning of this new knowledge is largely yours to define. Will you implement these healthy habits to help you become a better person? Unfortunately, articles which teach you these things can’t also give you the discipline or regular attempts you need to make them fixtures of your daily schedule. Humans are complex beings, and as such we need to negotiate with ourselves as opposed to tyrannising ourselves in order to make positive progress.
Here are a few tips to do so:
Erasing Bad Habits
A bad habit is best erased not by constantly fighting the old, but by building the new. If you don’t have something else ready and waiting to take your time, then you are simply freeing up time in your schedule which you will largely use to fall back to the same old mistakes. Build new habits, and try to make them more positive than before.
For example, instead of drinking high sugar energy drinks to start your day, invest in a good coffee machine and purchase ground coffee of good quality. Instead of smoking a pack or two of cigarettes a day, chew nicotine gum and switch to vaping with some form of flavor like those found in Dinner Lady eliquids. Instead of getting Ubers to work, why not purchase a bus pass which can save you money and force you into a waking schedule that will have a beneficial knock on effect of getting you to work on time.
There is always something better to supplement your schedule with. So find it!
Over time, we might find it difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel. The subtractions of age or even getting too comfortable within a schedule might mean that you slowly begin resting on your laurels. The best way to feel happy and active in this life is to engage yourself with being better on a daily basis.
Try new things, and meet new people. The person who stagnates is the person who slowly begins their decline, so switching to better habits might be as simple as visiting a new location once a week, or making an effort to talk to new people at the bar. If you imagine your happiness and activeness as a circle spreading around you when you do things or have adventures that nourish you, this circle of interest grows. When you stagnate, stay home for too long, it will shrink.
With these tips, you will become a refreshed individual in attitude and your personal daily life!