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How to change your living habits

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It might look a crazy notion for you to change your way of life, your lifestyle or living habits. But this is possible.

Most of us can’t even change one habit or even stick to one New Year’s resolution, let alone making a change like turning your whole life around. This will be very difficult, but it is worth treading some steps to bring about a new you.

This researcher promises to bring out a new you in four weeks. By adhering to these steps, you won’t recognise yourself again in one month.

This plan is divided into four sections, one for each week and each week has three tasks.
   
In week one, you are to purify your mind and body. “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

That quotation from an American revolutionary leader, Benjamin Franklin, epitomises what is meant by purifying your mind and body.

You rise early to do whatever you want to do, because early starters always win. By rising as early as 6 a.m., a time of peace and quiet, when you sort out your thoughts, while everyone else is still sleeping.

However, the mere fact that you are reluctant to get out of bed indicates that you don’t really want to change your life.

Improving your nutrition is your next step. Medicine is not healthcare; food is healthcare. Medicine is sick care. This means that to maintain optimum health, you have to eat nutritious food. For a healthy diet, ditch junk food, alcohol, the sodas and potato chips.

Drinking plenty of water won’t kill you. Then, take up a sport. To power some life into a tired body, you need to shake that body itself. Choose whichever method seems right for you. But make this sport a regular part of your new lifestyle.

Good character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.

For the second week, put your private life in order. Clean up your household by removing unnecessary clutter that befuddles your life. Get rid of everything you don’t use. What do you keep? Keep only such stuff you are using, things and gadgets that make you happy.

It is liberating throwing away all those valentine cards from people that are not on the same page with you anymore. Sort out your personal business, fulfill your obligations, pay your bills and visit your grandparents.

Unfinished business has a way of dragging you down and eating away at finance and energy.

Sort out your social life by getting rid of relationships that don’t serve you. Break contact with people who bring you down or sap your energy. Of course, this is not as easy as it sounds.

To do this, give yourself the permission to be unpleasant if that is what it takes to be free from toxic relations. But for whatever it is worth, maintain good relations with your parents.

For your plans goals and dreams, getting things clear in your head is a priority. You have got to push aside the static to really hear the music. Write down and then carry out your plans.
 
Plan you day-to-day activities ahead to enable you get things accomplished. Daily schedule things you want to accomplish by writing them down. In writing, list your implausible dreams and those dreams that are achievable too.

What today seems impossible may very well become reality in years to come. Plan things on a daily basis.


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