Have you heard of the term ‘micro-habits’ before? Allow us to introduce you.
We can all agree that polishing up your routine can be a bit of a trudge, even if it benefits us in the long run. Choosing to overhaul your whole life overnight may be doable on day 1, but by day 3 you’ll likely be burnt out and right back where you started.
Instead of pushing yourself to live your best life in one go, why not take tiny steps towards your goal instead?
This is where micro-habits come in. Want to delete all of your social media? Begin by setting yourself a goal of scrolling less, then spend a weekend social-media free, then delete your least used app each week building it up to your most used.
Achieving your long-term goals and becoming a better version of yourself are completely achievable when you start off slowly. With that in mind, we’re sharing 20 micro-habits you can incorporate into your routine now, to make a big difference in time to come.
Spend 10 minutes less time scrolling on your phone
Drink 1 more glass of water
Read 1 chapter of a book you love
Spend 5 minutes outside
Make a to-do list each night for the next day
Listen to 1 podcast on something you want to learn more about each week
Wake up 20 minutes earlier on the weekend
Have 5 minutes of quiet time each day
Practise saying ‘no’
Take a 10-minute walk every couple of days
Go to bed 15 minutes earlier
Switch your wifi off at night
Make your bed when you wake up
Lay your clothes out the night before
Donate 1 bag of items to a charity shop
Eat 1 more piece of fruit or veg
Spend 2 minutes stretching your neck and back
Do one thing you’ve been putting off each week
Take a 2 minutes break from studying or doing homework
Tell 1 person you appreciate them