Building a life that you love is as simple as living life intentionally. Start implementing these habits into your daily life today!
Not only will adding some intentional habits to your life help you build a life that you love, but it will also encourage you to spend time wisely. I’m not going to lie to you and say that adding intentional habits to your life is going to be easy. This process will take time and you’ll need to be forgiving of yourself during the process.
Once you start to implement some of the intentional habits I’m featuring below, you’ll see that each habit can become a natural part of your daily life. If you want to start by identifying certain intentions prior to setting those habits, click here.
The commitment to build a life you love by practicing self-awareness and implementing intentional habits will make you feel more fulfilled, happier, and stable during the most chaotic moments of life.
Here are a few of my favorite intentional habits:
Stay Away from Screens
Commit to shut off all screens such as your smartphone and television at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Consider reading a book or taking a warm bath to detox from the constant bombardment of news, social updates, and other screen-time activities. This will help slow your mind down, reduce overthinking, and allow you to drift into a deep state of sleep easier.
Cook from Scratch
Start practicing meal planning by following meal prep professionals online. Find blogs that showcase the ins and outs of meal planning so that you start cooking from scratch. This intentional habit will help you live healthier, and improve your overall happiness in life. What you put into your body can help or harm your overall mental well-being.
Take a Daily Walk
Getting outside for a daily walk will significantly improve your state of mind by helping you relax and reduce the stress associated with the demands of your current lifestyle. Just one thirty-minute walk outside can help lower blood pressure, relax your mind, and encourage good joint health. This intentional habit should be implemented daily as a means to be happier in life.
Meditate or Deep-Breathing
Another intentional habit to implement to live a happier life is adding meditation or deep-breathing techniques into your daily life. Committing to practicing new habits that calm your mind, body, and soul will provide you with a moment of relaxation when you’re unable to walk away from the task that’s stressing you out.
One of the simplest ways to place a priority on self-care is to be more aware of how you’re feeling and what commitments you can make to take care of your mind, body, and soul. Self-care practices will be something you do every day as part of your daily routine. True self-care isn’t something you do once a week to detox, rather a daily activity or practice that helps soothe your mind, body, and soul before you’re overwhelmed with the challenges of your day.
The key to successfully implementing each of these intentional habits to be happier is being more self-aware. You’ll need to pay close attention to what your body is telling you. This could be noticing that you’re clenching your draw, tensing your body, or talking fast. Whenever you notice your body tensing up from anxiety or stress, pause and practice some intentional habits to help ease the burden of stress and anxiety on your mind, body, and soul.
These habits are easy enough to implement as a means to be more aware, present, and committed to living a happier life.