Last updated on August 26th, 2019 at 10:34 am
Make life better 5 minutes at a time – start with these quick & easy daily habits that can impact everything!
Lately, I’ve been a huge complainer. I find excuses to not do the things I know will make everything better, then I blame others for everything I don’t do. A fun person to be around.
But even if my complaining is music to the ears of everyone around me, I kinda need a change.
So I sat down and wrote some ideas. Here are 52 RANDOM easy habits I discovered are more rewarding than complaining. Developing and keeping these healthy habits can make life so much better.
52 5-Minute Habits That Make Life So Much Easier
Throw out stuff you know you’re not going to use. If you haven’t used it for more than 6 months and don’t know what it’s for, get rid of it.
Tidy up your kitchen. It doesn’t need to be Monica clean, but when everything is in its place it’s nicer. You’ll probably want to fix yourself a meal there.
Make your bed in the morning. It will give you so much peace, even if everything else is messy.
Empty the dishwasher. It seems like it takes forever, but I promise you, if you decide to – you can do it in 5 minutes.
Load the washing machine and push that button at least once a week – you’ll have clean clothes all week long.
Brush your hair before you go to bed. You get a small head massage and your hair will be smooth, it’s very relaxing.
Put on some mascara even if you work from home. You don’t need to look like Charlize Theron in Monster, even if nobody sees you. (this one’s obviously ONLY for me)
Take a shower (again even if you work from home).
Write it down. Don’t let anything occupy your mind too long, make space for new thoughts and write stuff down.
Read also: 8 Ways To Clear Your Mind
Make a smoothie. You’ll feel fresher, healthier and more alive.
Make a salad with dinner. You’ll get some nutrients and you’ll be healthier.
Always, always, always take the stairs. Someone might have farted in the elevator.
Moisturize your hands / your face in the morning and in the evening.
Moisturize your skin after you take a shower. Use coconut oil. Best moisturizer ever.
Take off your makeup before bed. Use coconut oil for that as well, that thing might be more talented than Ed Sheeran.
Apply a face mask now and then. Maybe once a week? Doesn’t need to be Batman’s. (again for me)
Take your vitamin D (or any other supplements you need). You need this if you live where the sun doesn’t shine.
Drink water! It’s the elixir of youth and makes you full of energy. For me, I noticed it makes me more focused and productive – I think clearer when I drink enough water.
Do a 5-min workout in the morning. Here are 10 printable ones.
Prepare a lunch salad or sandwich. You’ll save money and you’ll have something healthier to eat at work.
Prepare a healthy breakfast in the evening. (overnight oats take 2 min)
Smell the flowers when you walk by. They’re the only thing that smells good out there. Does a cat smell good? Does your computer smell good? See? Smell the flowers, their smell is actually proven to reduce stress.
Look at the sky for 2-3 minutes. You’ll see stars, clouds, blue, birds or superman. You might not be in your favorite place in the world right now, but we all share the same sky.
Put on some music. Not techno.
Put on an inspirational podcast/audiobook while driving/walking/on the train to work.
Water those plants.
Take a stretch. It’s always a good time for a stretch.
Put those important notes, bills into a folder you can see. This will make you feel guilty when you ignore them and you’re more likely to take care of them.
Call/Message a friend. You’re not the only one who wants to complain.
Put your arms up. Confidence, anyone? Okay, watch this Ted Talk.
Call your family. Again – not the only one who wants to complain.
Say hello to someone you don’t know. Maybe the old lady in the supermarket.
Say thanks if someone gave you a compliment. People will think you’re actually a grown-up. (again for me)
Do some shoulder rolls. Always a good time for shoulder rolls.
Say sorry. We feel like we’re not alone when someone just says sorry. Plus, when you say it, it makes things so much easier – there’s no anger, no guilt, no jealousy, no confusion…
Pet a dog or a cat. They’re fluffy, don’t always bite and are good for your health.
Make some tea. You’ll seem sophisticated and you’ll stay healthy.
Put things in their place after you use them. You’ll find them sooner next time.
Set an intention for the day. Don’t let it pass by, do something awesome today!
Reflect on the day. Remember the good things and learn from the not so great ones.
Put on nicer clothes, even if you’re working from home. You don’t need to spend your life in pajamas (after a few weeks it’s not fun anymore).
Lay out your sports clothes in the evening. People say you’re more likely to work out if you do it. Doesn’t work for me, but I keep trying.
TAKE A NAP or just close your eyes / look away from your phone or computer. It’s amazing what a nap can do for you.
Stand up and walk if sitting all day long. Actually do this every hour.
Open the windows. Funny how much a little bit of fresh air can change your mood and productivity.
Go outside. There’s a whole other world outside of your phone/computer/office/home/kitchen…wherever you spend most of your time.
Plan your day. Set up to 5 goals you want to achieve during the day. Not more.
Wash your hands before you eat and after you get home. You’ll seriously save yourself so many sick days.
Take a break. Always a good time to have a break without the kitkat.
If unfixable: Throw out socks and pantyhose with runs/holes. You’ll save yourself so much time looking for “healthy” ones.
Clean up your desktop, it’s a whole new world.
Learn/Try something new. I mean you just learned why you should always take the stairs. Check.
And that is it. This was so so random, but I needed to get it off my chest. Now you know. If you enjoyed this post make sure to subscribe below for more and share it with a friend!