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  • Writer's pictureHannah Neese

5 Habits to Change Your Life

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

I hope you guys all enjoy my cheetah pants.

Nowadays, I am constantly working to become more aware of myself. I know that sounds strange, but it's so easy to get used to routines, and even emotions. It's interesting to see how our lives play out simply because our actions are based on what we've always done.

The majority of our most anxious/ depressive moments stem from listening to the wrong voice in our heads - the voice that tells you you're not good enough, or this is going to be a terrible day.

How we live is determined by our actions, and our daily actions typically come from habits we have formed. Some habits are good (thx for showering), but many can have a negative affect on our lives. Here are 5 habits that will truly change your life.


1. Destroy Comparisons

This one is so so important, and I know you've probably heard it a billion times. However, most of the time we aren't even aware that we are comparing ourselves to someone else.

Throughout your day, whether your scrolling on social media or walking down the street, you may notice things that are beautiful in others. It's the next thought many of us don't recognize we have control over. The majority of us allow that first thought of how we don't measure up linger in our minds as we move throughout the day. Most of the time, it's not even on purpose we do this!

I know I have had many times where I've put my phone down after being on Instagram and felt lesser of myself. I didn't pick up my phone to purposely put a side by side of myself with others, but that's how I felt.

I'm not saying to never use social media again, but I am saying to be conscious of what you're thinking. Fill your feed with people who inspire you in life or creatively, and encourage them. There is a time for everyone to shine, and shine differently. It simply may not be God's timing for you, so don't compare your moment to someone else's.

Your time will come. To compare yourself to another's time is only wasting your present moment. Don't miss out on what God could be teaching you here.

2. Slow Down

Welcome to the hustle and bustle of America. A place where if you aren't "boss lady grinding" every two seconds, you're failing. Most people exhaust themselves working for the next thing. Many people feel a sense of guilt if they rest, like they're only getting further behind.

Here's the thing: You are a human being, not a machine. You need rest, and that looks different for everyone. Personally, I need more moments in my day to slow down with a cup of coffee and breathe than others. Some people thrive by just getting a good night's sleep.

However, it's so important to slow down every now and then, and take a deep breath. Focus on where you are, what you are grateful for here, and where you want to go. Constantly rushing to the next thing only ensures you'll never fully enjoy anything.

3. Read More

ALL HAIL US BOOK WORMS. Special shout out to all of us who have multiple books we've read only half of!! I am rooting for all of our good intentions!!

In all seriousness, reading is so important for personal growth, but I used to only see it as a waste of time. I felt that all the time I was spending reading could have been used to do something more productive.

However, I started setting about thirty minutes aside each day to simply read and it's truly become one of the best parts of my day. Reading forces you to relax, slow your breathing, and focus your thoughts on one thing. Plus, you'll learning something new never hurt anyone.

4. Dessert

Eat some form of sugar every day. I don't really care what your mom says.

5. Accept Yourself Daily

Each day, look in the mirror and say the greatest things about yourself. I don't care if you have to lie your way through this, do it. Look at your reflection and say, "This is me. I am a full on snack. I am fun, cute, and talented. This day is literally just a day, and I will not ruin it by hating myself. You cute. I love you."

And go have a good day.

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