I know everyone faces many difficulties in this lockdown period, and many are just using this time to watch movies and play games. This is the perfect time to invest in yourself to build some good habits and to learn new skills. This article will help you to do it. And I know many of you will be profoundly depressed during this time thinking about the future and don’t worry use this time efficiently by building these habits, it will help you a lot after this period.
It will take 30 days to develop any habit and use the 2-day rule. It means don’t skip your habits two days in a row because there is a high chance you will also skip the third day, and so on. Doing this will make creating that habit a failure, so keep this in mind. I don’t want you to implement all these habits in one day. Take it slowly and be consistent.
Also, use some apps for tracking these habits. You can use Habitify or Habitica, which are the best habit trackers on the market or use a pen and paper system. As Hal Elrod said in his book “The Miracle Morning “
If you want your life to be different, you have to be willing to do something different first.
1. Wake up early morning
Try to wake up in the morning around 6 am as it can help you to be more productive. You can build some great habits if you wake up early. You will be more energetic in the morning. And try not to snooze your alarm, if you snooze you will lose. And here are some tips to wake up in the morning.
- Keep your alarm clock in a different room
- Brush your teeth immediately after waking up
- Drink a glass of water after brushing the teeth
2. Drink a glass of water
Immediately after brushing your teeth, drink a glass of water. Drinking water first thing in the morning quickly helps you rehydrate, as you are sleeping for 6-8 hours. All the water in your body is lost during this time. Try using lemon water or add some other ingredient to it. Drinking lemon water has many advantages.
- Energizes your Body
- Improves the Skin
- Rich Source of Potassium
- Uplifts the mood
- Healthy Digestion
- Boosts your Immune System
Try to work out for 30 minutes. It will make you more energetic throughout the day. It helps you to focus on your task. It helps you lose weight. If you can’t do big workouts, at least walk or go cycling for 30 minutes. If you are lazy or don’t have the mood to do anything, a 1-minute workout is excellent. Do some pushups or pullups.
4. Take a bath
A morning bath can make you more alert and help to get rid of the sleep mood. Try to take a cold shower as it has more health benefits than regular water. It helps you to lose more calories, and it is better for your skin. And also, it will increase brain activities.
5. Read books
Try to read books in the morning as it is the time of fewer distractions. Read at least ten pages daily. It will help you in your personal growth. The benefits of reading books are endless. Try reading self-help books, and if you get bored quickly, then read fiction. This lockdown is the perfect time for reading self-help books.
6. Plan the Day
In a paper, book, or smartphone, list out all the things you want to do that day and prioritize all. Doing this will give an excellent clarity of the day. And it will also help you to use the time more effectively. Try to do this before going to bed the day before, as it will help you save time in the morning. Doing this before going to bed will also help you to sleep better. If you are doing this before going to bed, I suggest using a paper or book, as the light from a smartphone can harm you.
7. Avoid smartphones before bed
Try to avoid smartphones or laptops one hour before going to bed. It can affect your sleep cycle, and you will not get proper and healthy sleep. Try using Do not disturb mode. It is available on almost all devices. Try reading books instead.