To become your best self, it’s likely that at some point you’ll want to develop strong personal growth habits that make it easier for you to live out your values. When you cultivate healthy habits or rituals, you get one step closer to the life that you envision for yourself.

I don’t think any of us are under the impression that it doesn’t take any effort to get far in life (even if Instagram makes us question that sometimes.) Healthy habits are one of those things that we know we need to work through to meet our amazing, big dreams.

The problem is a lot of us can take habits to the extreme and tend to get hyper-focused on a goal. It’s all or nothing. You need to have the best routine and habits in place, be 100% in, or you won’t do it.

Does that sound familiar? Perfectionism is common for a lot of us, especially twenty-somethings. Habits can feel overwhelming when you’re a perfectionist and it can become hard to keep up with.

You might have amazing habits in place for a month or two, but you find yourself burnt out after awhile, because you set extremely high expectations for yourself.

My friend Sam came up with an amazing course called Dream Habits (that I’m working through and LOVING) and she has an amazing ability to make it so that perfectionists can meet their goals and develop their dream habits through your perfectionist tendencies. Because, she IS a perfectionist who has been able to meet goals through cultivating amazing habits and sticking with them. (More on this below.)

We’re an affiliate for the Dream Habits course. If you use our link, we’ll receive a commission. We never recommend anything we don’t love.

Here are some habit ideas to help you figure out what habits are most important to you.

  1. Wake up earlier
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Drink more water
  4. Follow a budget
  5. Eat at least two healthy meals a day
  6. Make watching Netflix productive
  7. Take deep breaths before responding when stressed out
  8. Read 10 pages a day
  9. Plan your week every Sunday
  10. Listen to something positive every morning
  11. Keep only 1-3 tabs open on your computer
  12. Craft a mission statement and look at it nightly
  13. Get 7-9 hours of sleep every night
  14. Write a blog post every week
  15. Follow a morning routine plan
  16. Put your phone away during conversations
  17. Remove your makeup every night
  18. Learn a new language
  19. Take an evening walk
  20. Drink warm lemon water when you wake up
  21. Journal one line a day for every day of the year
  22. Automatically send 10% of your income to savings
  23. Practice a new skill
  24. Watch a new documentary monthly
  25. Add more greens into your diet
  26. Say thanks before meals
  27. Take old clothing to The Salvation Army after you buy new clothes
  28. Eliminate (bad) sugars from your diet
  29. See a therapist monthly
  30. Cook new recipes
  31. Visit a new place in your city
  32. Make an effort to do good deeds regularly
  33. Purchase only ethical beauty products
  34. Repeat positive mantras at the start of your day
  35. Take the scenic route
  36. Visit your family regularly
  37. Prepare for your day the night before
  38. Send thank you notes immediately after receiving gifts
  39. Take a class just for fun
  40. Make self-care your priority
  41. Create a morning (or evening) ritual of meditation
  42. Choose completion over perfection
  43. Write daily
  44. Set clear boundaries with people in your life
  45. Wake up without an alarm
  46. Make an effort to hang out with friends more often
  47. Put aside time daily for spiritual practices
  48. Take a lesson away from each experience
  49. Get together consistently with a like-minded community (Maybe a mastermind group?)
  50. Help those in need
  51. Open emails in the late morning instead of the first thing in the morning
  52. Tackle the most important tasks of your day in the morning
  53. As Marie Kondo says, ask yourself, “does this bring joy?” before purchasing
  54. Book your next appointments while you’re at the dentist
  55. Celebrate tiny victories
  56. Don’t multitask. Focus 100% on each task before moving to the next
  57. Try using a capsule wardrobe
  58. Listen to relaxing music before bed
  59. Don’t do any work after 6pm
  60. Make an effort to support local businesses
  61. Create your personal dress code
  62. Tidy the kitchen while you cook
  63. Meal prep on Sundays
  64. Dedicate a few hours each week for self-care
  65. Save 10% of your paycheck

Working through a habit without accountability is hard at first. It’s so much better to do it with a community of people to help you through. There is an amazing Facebook community of people who are working through the same stuff. She has one of the best communities online in my opinion.

If you’re hoping to achieve one of the above habits or if you’re struggling to get started, I’ve found the Dream Habit course to be an amazing resource to start with.

Through some of Sam’s suggestions, I’m working through waking up an hour earlier. She goes through some of the most common healthy habits like eating healthy, working out, saving money, developing a morning routine, and of course, the one I’m working through: waking up earlier.

She provides you with additional resources through the course and she helps you set up a foundation that will help you sustain these habits for a lifetime. I personally believe it’s an investment that keeps on giving.

So if you need extra motivation to tackle a habit that you’ve been attempting to work your way through and it’s not happening or you’d like to have a healthier outlook on developing them, check out Sam at SmartTwenties.com‘s course, Dream Habit and join her community of likeminded dreamers.

Get more information about dream habits.

 

Let us know in the comments below what habits you’re working on developing! 

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