Daily habits implemented while we are young become routine and will have a big impact on us all our life. That is why we have to realize while we are still young enough to be able to change our mind and behaviors that the actions we take today bring the realities we experience tomorrow. If we are smart enough to change our bad habits while it’s not too late, we’ll be thankful to ourselves in the future. You will find below some of the habits your future self will thank you for acquiring:
- Realizing that there is a difference between what you need and what you deserve.
You have to trust the universe and be aware that sometimes you aren’t given what you want, because you deserve something else. Sometimes, we invest money on things because we think we need them, but actually we can live happily without them. Or we do the same with relationships and we try to convince ourselves to stay in toxic relationships because we want to make them work. This is an attitude that you should change as soon as possible.
- Being vulnerable in front of others
It is one thing to be nice and something else to let people use you. People will hurt you if you seem vulnerable. They will take advantage of you and then will forget about you. Don’t trust everybody just because you think people have always good intentions. Let them prove first that they deserve your trust.
- Train yourself to say “no”
We always want to please others, but we sometimes do this with a price. And the price is to give up to ourselves. Training yourself to say no when others’ demands affect your happiness leads to a healthy life. We shouldn’t waste our life on people or things that don’t feed into our happiness.
- Choosing healthy coping mechanisms
We all need to find ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Some people choose to complain, others isolate themselves from the rest of the world and a lot of people drink. We will always have some problems to solve. Finding a healthy coping mechanism is important for keeping our integrity for long time. So, better choose meditation or any other healthy habit instead of drinking or isolation.
- Finding an activity that works as therapy
When you feel overwhelmed you may choose to practice an activity that works as therapy. It may be a type of exercise that calms you down after a stressful day. Or it can be a hobby, like gardening, for example. Doing something practical will help you to regain your forces.
- Feeling good with yourself
You will never be happy if you don’t feel good with yourself. Being OK with spending time alone is very important. Depending on somebody else for your well-being is self-destructive.
- Working hard to fulfill your dreams
Trust in your dreams and work hard to fulfill them. Go fast in the direction of your dreams and don’t let others slow you down.
- Give credit to your thoughts
Don’t compare yourself with others and believe in your thoughts. You may not be always in accordance with the general believes, but you have to trust your instinct and be proud if you are different from others.. Just because you have a different opinion doesn’t mean you are wrong.
- Let things go if you can’t control them
Life will always bring us something that we can’t control, no matter how much we struggle. When somebody stops loving you, when you lose a job, nothing can change this. You should better focus on what you have to do further to move on, instead of trying to bring back something that is out of your control.