If you are anything like me, you are always looking for ways to better yourself. Personal development is a huge part of my life, and it’s always a work in progress!
You obviously don’t have to do each one every day, but every little healthy habit will work wonders towards your personal development.
Listen to Something Inspiring
I am a firm believer in listening to something to either motivates you, or cultivates your education. You may think that you don’t have time to sit and really listen to a podcast or audiobook, but if you evaluate your time correctly, you’ll realize that you have plenty of time.
Whether doing house work, driving, working, or taking a walk. You can listen to a relatable podcast or an audiobook on self motivation. You’d be surprised how great you feel about yourself when you’re done.
Not sure what to listen to? Stay tuned for my favorite audiobooks and podcasts.
Take Electronic Breaks
Stepping away from technology is a known factor in maintaining overall wellbeing. But did you know that a break from your device can:
- Help build closer relationships
- Cause higher productivity and increased focus
- Increase self worth
- Reduce stress
- Promote physical health
This is one of those times where I need to practice what I preach. There are rare occasions that I do not have my phone, simply because I am always working in some way. So today let’s jump aboard together, and start by downloading a monitoring app that limits your screen time called StayFree
I feel like exercise is so often advocated for, but so little practiced… ESPECIALLY by moms. Almost every momprenuer that I have run into speaks to their lack of commitment to exercise regularly. And let me tell you, this is a game changer in not just I physical health, but mental health.
On the days that I get in a good workout I am so much more productive because of the endorphins that I am promoting. Exercise increases your energy levels, combats stress, battles fatigue and improves general well-being. When you feel happier and energized you’re more efficient and effective at all tasks in life.
If you don’t know where to start, or don’t have time for the gym, try out a simple at home program like Beachbody or CENTR.
Clean Before and After Bed
We have all heard the saying that clutter causes stress. And let me tell you, I could be the poster child for this moto. So, I actually schedule cleaning time into my day. While my kids eat breakfast I usually clean the living room, and when they are in the playroom I clean the kitchen. It’s all about being smart with your time, especially when you have toddlers who follow you around making a mess out of everything you do.
You may say, ‘Well I don’t have time to clean’ or ‘Why clean when my kids will mess it up in 30 minutes?’ And my answer to you is that you’re not making a clean house priority. Don’t get me wrong, my house isn’t spotless 24/7. But I make it a point to incorporate cleaning into my mornjng and night time routine. If you want help creating those, then you’ll appreciate my next posts about creating a cleaning regime.
Making small adjustments towards promoting healthy habits will make a BIG impact on your life. And remember, you don’t have to do all four of these every day. But progress and effort is better than complacency.