We all know the difference between bad habits and good habits and we all know that spending time on positive habits every single day will take you closer to achieving what you want to achieve…
But what are some of those good habits?
What should we be doing every single day as men?
Today, I’m focusing on 11 things men should consider doing every day to help better themselves.
But before I dive into those 11 things, don’t feel like you have to do every single one. Don’t set yourself such high expectations. Maybe only choose a few of these and work on them rather than challenging yourself to do all.
See which works well for you. See what benefits your growth the most and utilize them every single day.
1. Always Be Grateful
This helped me but it’s also something a lot of the men in the group mentioned and that is be grateful. Always be grateful for what you’ve got.
We spend so much time focusing on what we haven’t got. We spend so much time focusing on the things that we want that we miss the point of actually realizing how much we have to be grateful for.
When you’re grateful for what you already have and when you switch to gratitude, you’ll find that you’ll be put in a much more positive mindset and the truth of the matter is this. You already have so much you can be grateful for.
Just the fact that you’re even alive reading this article through the internet is something that you should be grateful for, or the fact that you can get drinking water from any tap, the fact that you can walk, the fact that you can move your arms.
Being grateful is something that I’ve realized a lot over the last few months because a lot of things that I’ve taken for granted and a lot of people taken for granted can be taken away from you very, very quickly, so it’s very important to realize that you already have so much to be grateful for, so stop focusing on the things you haven’t got. Focus on the things you have got.
2. Start The Day Well
The way you start the day is going to have a huge impact on how well that day goes. Now, think of it this way. If your alarm goes off and you snooze your alarm, be honest of yourself for a minute.
I’m being honest. I’ve done this on many occasions. You snooze your alarm. That’s literally you snoozing life. It’s snoozing the day ahead. It’s telling yourself that you don’t want to get up. You would rather stay in bed for another few hours.
When you wake up with no meaning, when you wake up with no plan, you’re going to find that it’s going to be a struggle to get on with the day. Instead, have a good morning ritual in place. Get up at a certain time. Make sure you get up when your alarm goes off and know that after that, you’ve got a good routine set up in place.
It could be as simple as waking up and as soon as you wake up, head downstairs, get changed, put some running shoes on and go for a run. Do some exercise in the morning.
It could be that you get up, have a cup of coffee, do some reading, do some journaling, maybe do some meditation. Whatever you do in the morning, you have to have some plan about it. If you set yourself up for a good morning, you’re setting yourself up for a good day.
3. Eat Clean and Drink Water
I love tasty treats. I love sugary sweets. It’s all about moderation but I find that if I’m not eating well, 80% of the time, I feel very sluggish. I don’t feel as great as I possibly can, so you really want to be focusing on your nutrition, as well as your water intake.
This is important because the simple way of thinking is this: what you’re feeding your body is fueling you, so if you’re feeding yourself the wrong stuff, you’re going to see the adverse effect. You want to be fueling yourself with the right fuel.
You’re not going to buy a Ferrari, pull up at the gas station and fill it up with the wrong gas. Treat your body, treat yourself like a Ferrari and fuel it with the right stuff.
Just simplify it though. Don’t skip from diet to diet. Focus on the basics – we all know what good food is: fruits and vegetables, lean meats, low GI Carbs. It’s just getting into the mindset to actually eat it. If you eat good food, you’re going to feel a lot better because of it.