The new year is upon us, with a new year comes endless possibilities and opportunities for growth, change, and expansion. It is easy to get caught up in writing lists upon lists of goals and resolutions, but how many of these listed items do you actually meet? Take a look back upon 2019, what goals or accomplishments are you most proud of and where could you have done better. Once you take inventory of your previous year, think of how you want 2020 to look for you.
Large life changes and makeover occur by changing your day to day habits. The root of the word habit comes from Old French, it means dress or attire. Basically, a habit is a dress you consistently put on! Whether it is a good habit or a bad habit, what you do everyday defines you. Here are 5 habits that will change your life in 2020.
1. Read everyday
According to studies conducted by Thomas Crowley, 85% of self-made millionaires read at least one to two books per month. Knowledge is power, especially when it is applied in the direction of your goals and pursuits. Pick up books on self-improvement, development, and personal growth. Make it a habit to read at least 10 pages per day.
2. Exercise daily
Light to moderate exercise daily can keep your body and mind healthy. Exercising releases endorphins into your body. Endorphins are the ‘feel good’ chemicals. You can get an instant mood boost just from taking a walk or heading to the gym for 45 minutes.
3. Define your goals
Many individuals make the error of writing broad and vague goals. For example, ‘I want to become a millionaire’ or ‘I want to lose weight,’ are very unclear goals. You can try being more specific in your goals so you can have metrics to hit on a daily or weekly basis. Say your overall weight loss goal is 20 pounds, break it up week by week as a 2 pound goal, and go even further by breaking down what you will consume on a daily basis and how frequent you will be active.
4. Go out in nature
Nature is your friend. It has the ability to calm you down and ground you. Many of us live in cities and metro areas; it’s especially important for us to get out in nature. Nature has the ability to reduce pain, fear, and stress.