65 Habit Ideas For Personal Growth (And How To Make Them Happen)
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. 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.
So, how you do you break the bad habits and replace them with better ones? Here are three ways you can restart your habits:
1. Pair your habits
You brush your teeth every day, so if flossing is a habit you want to add into your routine, associate it with brushing your teeth. Put your floss near your toothbrush, so you can do it right then.
Count backwards from 5-4-3-2-1 and take action! It will take some discipline, especially in the beginning. If you allow yourself to think too much about it, you’ll talk yourself out of it. So simply count, and go!
3. Make habits ridiculously easy
If you need to workout in the early morning, prep your workout clothes the night before. If you want to make a healthy breakfast before you head to work, lay out everything you’ll need. Make it hard to reject your habit and you’ll be much more likely to do it.
Here are some habit ideas to help you figure out what habits to work on.