Next year I’m twenty-seven, and I know that thirty is fast approaching. At thirty, there are so many things I want from my life, and I want to be able to go out there and get them. I want to work on myself constantly, because I know that’s the key to success.
The habits we have dictate how we live our lives. I know no matter how old you are, you’ll always want to bring new habits in, and create good habits for a better life. So, I decided to make a list of habits that you should already be embracing by the time you reach thirty. That’s not to say that if you don’t have these habits under your belt, you’ve failed or something. Not at all, in fact, you might want to add your own to this list – if that’s the case, leave us a little comment in the box below and tell me which habits you think everyone should have.
1. Daily organization
Every day you need to spend at least one hour of organizing your life. Start in the morning by organizing your day for ten minutes, then take that organization with you throughout the day. Organize your house after work, organize your papers at lunch. The daily habit of organizing your notes, your life, your wardrobe, will help you stay on top of everything and know exactly where everything is. Chaos is not advisable when you’re trying to work for your success, so the sooner you can work on that, the better.
I use a very particular system of planning to keep myself organized. I start with my Make It Happen notebook, which contains all my lists, dreams, goals, and reminders, and then I copy them into my Goals 2019 Diary and then work on them throughout the week. Giving myself little deadlines helps me stay on track, too, which is why the hourly plan in the Goals 2019 Diary helps so much.
2. Being honest with yourself
If you’re struggling to do something, if something doesn’t feel right, to move on from that, you need to be honest with yourself. Practice admitting your mistakes and accepting your weaknesses. It’s totally normal to have them, you just need to learn how to turn them into strengths or how to work around them.
The process of being honest with yourself about what you’re doing, what you’re feeling and where you’re at in life will help you to develop and grow.
Being better with your money is one crucial habit you need to have. Budgeting and knowing your financial situation will help you massively, but most people don’t know where to start. You need to start where you are right now, examine your bank accounts and see what’s coming in and going out and how you can make some amendments to that.
Where can you cut your spending? Where can you actually save and budget tighter? You might want to try the 50/20/30 rule if you need an extra helping hand with managing your finances.
Taking care of yourself is more than just running a bubble bath. It actually requires you to decide what you really need and make time for it. Whether that means cutting down on social media, stopping negative people from having an influence on your life, or just taking better care of yourself.
Of course, those moments with a face mask and a good book are a good medicine for taking care of yourself, but the real way you can look after yourself is by giving yourself what you really want. Think about your needs and cut the crap, do this especially before 2019.
Whether working out is one of your goals or not, exercising is seriously important if you want to be the best version of yourself you can possibly be. It helps you deal with stress, process information better, and will give you a huge boost of confidence. You should make time to work out whenever you can and commit to it. You’ll thank yourself for it later.
6. Constantly reviewing
Review your progress all the time. The best way to do this is with a planner, like the Getting Stuff Done planner. Be grateful and reflect on the day you’ve had, what went well? What did you struggle with? Think about what you can improve on and what you should celebrate. Try to do this every evening and you’ll be constantly developing and growing.
What habits would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!
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