7 Daily Habits to Create Real Change in Your Life

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While I was taking some time off during the Holidays I spent some time looking back over the past year trying to glean whatever lessons I could, to bring some fresh life into the year ahead. One thing I’m clearly aware of is that, with all the strife in the world surrounding us, we are all being asked to act in a more human and humane way… towards others as well as towards ourselves. I know for myself, that I’d be negligent on both counts. Clearly the best advice I’ve ever heard on this is subject is: if you want to change the world, change yourself first.

So, in thinking about this topic I came up with 7 habits I’d like to stay consistent with for this coming year. I will print these onto a page and post it in an obvious place and I will read, and heed, it every day. I will also change the location of my “reminders” every week to a new obvious place, so I won’t fall asleep to its importance. If you like the list, or if you’d like to edit the list to fit more closely to your needs. I invite you to take on a similar challenge for yourself.

7 Daily Habits to Create Real Change in Your Life
  1. Make friends with people that challenge you.
  2. Serve others.
  3. Feel, and express, gratitude often.
  4. Take the time to Body Sense, as often as you can.
  5. Do what you excel at but always work to grow in other areas.
  6. Practice some form of intentional stillness every day.
  7. Always have a goal you’re working on (even if it’s a daily one!). And have a plan for it.

The best way to instate change in your life is to follow #7: set a goal, have a plan, and by all means follow it. It also helps if you announce it to as many people as you can, so you can enlist helpers to keep you moving along your path to change. Ask them to ask you how you’re progressing with your goals and plans. We all know how easy it is to get off track if we’re not held responsible in some way.

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