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7 Simple Habits for a Better Life

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“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama.

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon.

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King.

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West.

Do you desire a better life?

Our daily everyday habits are what really shape our life’s outcomes.

Salil Bloom shares 7 simple habits for a better life experience.

1. Sleeping 7-8 Hours

I used to think that I could function at a high level on 4-5 hours of sleep. I did it for years.

Then I started sleeping more and saw the light.

• Increased focus
• Improved physical performance
• Improved health

Everything starts with sleep.

2. Exercising for 60+ Minutes

Your body was made to move.

You don’t need an expensive gym membership or fancy equipment to do it.

Get outside, go for long walks, dance around, and get your heart rate up.

You’ll look and feel better.

3. Getting Direct Sunlight

Andrew D. Huberman, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford Medicine, highly recommends this.

AM sunlight is massively impactful for establishing your circadian rhythm and improving the quality of your sleep.

Anecdotally, I’ve found that getting my newborn some morning sunlight helps his sleep as well.

4. Working in 60 Minute Sprints

Most humans are incapable of deep focus that extends much beyond 60 minutes.

Get dialled in for short sprints of work and the quality and consistency of your output will immediately improve.

Create a focused environment.

5. Journaling for 5 Minutes Pre-Bed

I used to have bad anxiety at night. I’d get into bed and find my mind racing in a million directions.

A brain dump of thoughts before bed has been hugely helpful.

It gets things from the day off my chest and I fall asleep faster.

6. Turning on Do Not Disturb Mode

Endless notifications are part of the death of society. The constant dopamine drip is bad for our health and happiness.

DND mode will help you escape its grips.

Turn it on when you’re working, with family, or always.

7. Expressing Gratitude

Showing gratitude for the blessings you have in your life is the fastest way to feel an immediate increase in happiness.

Tell people you love and appreciate them.

Show people you love and appreciate them.

It makes a world of difference.

In conclusion, the only thing that beats simple is the simplest.

Little steps taken consistency is better than a single big step once.

Cheers to a better life.

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