5 Small Changes That Will Make Your Life Better
Making your life better comes down to a series of habits that you love doing. On their own, they may not do much on a daily basis. But over time, the more you develop them, the more ahead you’ll be in various parts of your life.
The list of great habits to be picking up is vast, but I’ve picked out some of the most important small changes or habits that can make your life better moving forward.
Eat Energy-Rich Foods
It’s not just about eating healthy but rather eating food that can make a grander impact on your life. Superfoods, or foods that have a lot of specific groups of vitamins.
What I find is most important for people though is food that provides you with energy. These types of foods not only satiate us, but allow us to push ourselves forward through anything. Make a point of incorporating some or all of these foods/beverages into your eating habits:
- Coffee (especially coffee with light roasted beans. They’re bitter but the process ensures a higher caffeine intake which boosts your energy levels.)
- Bananas (easily the food that provides the most energy)
- Sweet potatoes
- Dark chocolate
- Seeds (Chia, flax, and pumpkin seeds specifically)
Don’t Take Every Person’s Words As Law
One thing that we’ve all been guilty of is putting people on top of pedistals. We do this all the time while dismissing peoples actions or coming to defend them if they’re accused of something.
People like Elon Musk, Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Robert Kiyosaki, Jeff Bezos, J.K. Rowling and many others are people that we looked up to or still look up to in high regard.
This is despite the fact that they’ve done some things that wouldn’t normally be tolerated but we gave them a pass. Cause they’re famous, wealthy, and successful.
I understand that we can find ourselves in these sorts of situations. When we see these particular people living the life that we want to lead, we make an effort to be like them. But how they often get to those positions isn’t always in the best of ways as Jessica Wildfire outlines in her post.
It’s a stark reminder of the quote:
“You never want to meet your heros.”
Instead of looking up to other people who’ve made it, look at future self. Look up to them and aspire to be them. Don’t limit yourself by thinking you need to act like they do. Set your own standards and follow those rather than the rules that others establish.
Every weekday I hit the gym in the morning and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Go to the gym if you can. If not, go on Youtube and find some bodyweight exercising video, go for a walk or a jog.
Getting your heart pounding and sweating is good and puts your head into the game.
After all, exercise is nothing but shutting off your brain and doing a range of motion over and over again. It gives you the opportunity to let your mind wander.
Less Talk, More Action
On a similar note to exercise, focus more on doing rather than spending all of your time researching.
Planning is important of course, but only when you’re dealing with something complex. Starting up a business for the first time doesn’t need a plan. Organizing your entire finances or tens of thousands of trading cards will require planning.
But even in those situations, planning shouldn’t take up a large portion of it.
People who often say they need a plan will use that as an excuse. They stick to planning, talking, organizing and they miss the whole point: taking action and doing it.
Focus on the things that get you moving. Even if you don’t see any noticeable change on the short term, something will eventually happen if you keep getting out there and doing your thing.
Stop Reading Articles Like These
And on the note of taking action, stop reading these types of articles. Chances are I’ll be writing a lot of these for years to come and sharing all kinds of other habits but seriously you don’t need to be reading these.
You reading this means you’re probably procrastinating on something else that you ought to be doing. Like exercising, eating healthy foods, or working on your goals.
Fortunately, I’ll be keeping this brief so you don’t waste any more of your time on this.
You already have the potential to be the best person that you can be. You don’t need me — some white Canadian guy — telling you how to be living your life. All that you need to do is do a bit of planning and get stuff done.