Habits are an undeniably powerful part of life. They’re an integral part of us that shapes ourselves in the future. It takes commitment, willpower and a strong desire to stick to it. Good habits can change your life. We all have dreams and goals that we want to accomplish; and making tiny changes to our daily habits can help us do that.

  1. Take care of yourself. Self-care is important. Pray, reflect, meditate, start journaling. All of these is for you yourself.
  2. Stop comparing your body to other women’s. A common example would be, “your hips are smaller than mine”. Stop making yourself feel bad about yourself.  Next time you find yourself doing this, remind yourself of your amazing qualities, both inside and out, because you are unique, so be happy with how you look like and how you are.
  3. Stop caring what your dress size is. Your size shouldn’t matter and you need to stop comparing yourself, like I said in the previous point.
  4. Practice gratitude. Say 3 positive things to yourself everyday.
  5. Develop a skin care routine that makes you feel beautiful. Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, or simply smile, face masks, drink water. Up to you!
  6. Get active. Make your physical health a priority. Find a type of exercise that you actually like and make it part of your weekly schedule. If you wait for “I’ll see if I’m free that day” then chances are, you won’t actually do it
  7. Put down that cell phone – social media detox! Stay connected with the people in person, not through a screen.
  8. Make time to read a book. Before bed or when you wake up. One of our worst habits today is that the first thing we reach for when we wake up is our cell phones. Checking your notifications, and then going on Instagram and scrolling through your feed. It may feel like 5 minutes but you’ll usually end up being on your phone for a good 30 minutes! Instead of that, grab a book and spend 20 minutes reading it. An increase in knowledge!
  9. Drink more water than sugary drinks. We may not realize it, but those drinks such as milk tea drinks, fizzy drinks, all have so much sugar. I know that it feels natural that you order a soda when you go to a fast food restaurant, as it goes together with the meal. Make it a habit that whenever you’re craving for them, drink water instead.
  10. Be organized. Plan your day or week. Prepare what you want to wear and eat a night before so you don’t have to rush in the morning.
  11. Keep lists. All your tasks and goals are written down and staying focused helps keep you organized and lets you prioritize.
  12. Slow down with your meals. We spend eight hours a night to recharge. That means our mind and body. We should devote 20 to 30 minutes to properly prepare and eat food that you made yourself. Take time to enjoy your food. You’ll digest better and will feel more satisfied with your meal.
  13. Cook your own meals. Not only do you save yourself from spending on a different restaurant every day, you also know what goes in your food. Also, it’s an excellent skill to have! You can control your portion sizes and the freshness of the ingredients. Take some time to prepare your breakfast or lunch to bring to work or class the night before. This allows you some extra time to do other tasks in the morning, aside from cooking the prepared meals.
  14. Spend some time to meet up with your old friends. Some time off from the people you meet at work everyday is good for you. Not talking about work and to have some laughter whilst catching up on the events that you’ve probably missed out on is refreshing.
  15. Get some good sleep. Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Getting at least 6-8 hours every night can boost up your mood, help you function better and reduce unhealthy cravings.