The Top 5 Habits for Men to Develop in 2020
Looking to get out of a rut? Look no further.
People tend to reserve developing new habits for the New Year, but it’s actually much easier to get into new habits at any other time of the year.
The New Year causes everyone to reevaluate their life and try to start something new, and honestly it can be intimidating and overwhelming.
When you know all of your friends are starting to go to the gym, you constantly compare yourself, your progress, and your commitment to theirs. You see their posts on social media about how great it’s going for them, and you start to get down on yourself because you couldn’t make it to the gym that day.
You start to feel unmotivated and fall out of any new habits you’re developing because you’re too focused on what other people are doing.
That’s why we decided to write this article now. You need to be reminded that you can make changes in your life at any time, you just need to decide to do it. No calendar date will make it happen for you, you need to commit to something!
Also keep in mind that it’s best if you focus on one habit at a time. If you try to develop 27 new habits all at once, you’ll likely fall out of all of them and manage to develop some new bad ones while you’re at it.
Choose one, stick to it, and once you do it without thinking, then you can move on to the next.
- If something will take less than 5 minutes to do, just do it.
This will save you so much time in the long run. Any small task that takes less than 5 minutes, you should do it immediately.
Rather than letting all these little tasks like taking out the trash or folding your clothes pile up, finish them as soon as they pop up.
You’ll never have to spend another Sunday doing all of the things from the last month that you’ve been putting off.
Plus, you will feel a sense of accomplishment every time you do it, rather than dread needing to spend 5 hours to catch up on all of your chores.
- Start exercising
A lot of people shy away from exercise because they think going to the gym is boring, painful, and just generally unpleasant.
And honestly, it kind of is. But that doesn’t mean you can’t exercise, you just need to find what’s right for you.
Whether that’s going for runs, joining a local sports team, or following along to YouTube workouts, you can find something you enjoy that will get you moving.
Being active will make you more attentive at work, help you sleep better, and prevent a myriad of diseases.
If there are habits you want to skip out on, this definitely shouldn’t be one of them.
- Add more vegetables into your diet.
Yes, we really put this on the list. You’re welcome mom.
The easiest way to start getting into this habit is just adding one serving of vegetables to your day. For example, you can decide that every night with dinner you will have a side of broccoli, sweet potatoes, or whatever vegetable is your favorite.
Once you’ve gotten used to that, you will start to crave more vegetables and you can continue developing this habit by adding an additional serving per day.
Also keep in mind that there are so many vegetables to try, and you can definitely find some that you truly enjoy eating.
It is easier to build up slowly with this habit, especially if vegetables are not currently a big part of your diet.
- Make time to see the important people in your life.
This may sound cliche and a little bit overdone, but did you know that one of the only commonalities between centenarians is their strong social network?
Spending time with friends and family will not only help you recharge and avoid burnout, but it can also extend your life much in the same way that exercise and eating healthily can.
It’s really easy to go to work everyday, go home, watch Netflix, and never get time to interact with the people in your life beyond a surface level.
Putting in that small effort to reach out to friends and spend time with family even during the work week will help you relax and get your mind off of daily stresses significantly better than scrolling through Instagram.
- Get in the habit of breaking bad ones
Despite coming in at number 5, this is one of the best habits that you can develop.
Do you procrastinate getting your work done? Do you bite your nails? Do you take anger and frustration out on the people you care about?
Whatever your bad habits are, the better you get at identifying them and working on them, the better your life will be.
Don’t underestimate the effect good habits can make in your life. Feeling positive will motivate you to work harder and continue improving in every facet of your life, helping you reach your goals.
We hope this article helps motivate you to start developing good habits for a better, healthier life!
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