Today I am going to share with you just four of my daily habits that hugely contribute to my personal development and have played a part in helping me to overcome anxiety and depression.
I always start my morning reading a positive book – usually about personal or business development. It sets me up for the day, gets me motivated, inspired and ready to take on the day. This is also a great way to educate yourself, either on how to improve your mindset or business if you’re an entrepreneur.
The books that I have read have massively helped me on my mindset and business journey. I also take the time to read books that I enjoy, usually in an evening if I’m taking the evening for self-care I’ll read a book that I enjoy that isn’t necessarily a self-help book.
I always make the time to practice mindfulness throughout my day in many forms:
I have noticed a huge improvement in my mindset since practising mindfulness daily, I’m better at managing stress and keeping my self calm as well as more confident and positive. It’s amazing all the benefits it has on your health.
I make a conscious effort to add self-care time into my schedule every week. I used to believe that it was more important for me to spend every minute on important things like business, work etc but since adding self-care into my week I’ve realised that it has a positive impact on my mindset and actually makes me more productive and successful in other areas of my life.
To get started, make a list of everything that you enjoy doing. For example a warm bath, a film, reading a book, a walk etc. Make a list of them all. Then every week schedule time for these activities, try to aim for one a day – even if it’s just a 10 minute walk or listening to a podcast make time for one a day. I also like to take one whole evening a week to have a self-care evening without my phone and laptop. This is something that I really recommend.
Gratitude is now a huge part of my life, not a day goes by that I don’t reflect on what I am grateful for. I always start my morning by writing at least three things that I’m grateful for in my journal. I also write one specific gratitude on a post-it note and put it in my gratitude jar. Make the time to start reflecting on what you’re grateful for in your life – you can do it in any way that you like as long as you’re writing it down and reflecting on it at least once a day. You’ll be amazed by how happy it makes you when you focus on what you do have and be grateful rather than focusing on what you don’t yet have.
I hope you start adding some of these habits into your day and become happier as a result. Let me know how it goes for you