FIVE MINUTE HABITS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

FIVE MINUTE HABITS

 

So many people think you have to make  HUGE change in your life for you to feel the benefits or like you have achieved something. Where as really, lots of small five minute habits will have just as big impact. If not more so. These habits will make your life that little bit easier, more manageable & benefit your overall life.

 

TIDY UP

A really easy one. Whether it is taking five minutes first thing in the morning to make your bed, take your empty glass from last nights drink downstairs and empty the dishwasher for example, or it can be setting a timer for five minutes and quickly decluttering things that don’t belong in a room. This will keep your space much tidier & prevent clutter from building up.

HAVE ONE AIM

I am a bugger for writing a list of things I need to do in a day, and there being 20 things on it. Which, with two young children & a partner out at work every day – it sometimes just isn’t doable. So giving yourself ONE task to do and once that is done, IF you can, write a different task down and get that done. You’ll feel so much better seeing one thing written down & crossed off, than a whole list with only a couple of things managed.

READ

My favourite thing to do. Taking just 10 or 15 minutes to sit and read a chapter of a book can really help you. It is the perfect distraction and it is relaxing for your mind. It keeps your mind engaged but not on 20 thousand things at once. As soon as the boys are in bed, that is my time to read. It’s the perfect thing to do before you go to sleep.

SPEAK TO A FRIEND

Whether it is a quick text or a good old face time catch up. Reach out to a friend & check in, they’ll appreciate it!

TAKE TIME TO DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE

Whether it is watching a favourite tv show, listening to a podcast or exercising!

PAY SOMEONE A COMPLIMENT

Who doesn’t love receiving a compliment? & it’s also nice knowing you gave a compliment that brightened somebody’s day.

APPRECIATE MORE

Especially at the minute I think it is so easy for us to get lost in the bad things that are occurring and how different life is so just take five minutes each day to appreciate what we DO have. I appreciate having my family, I appreciate the roof over my head, I appreciate that my partner has been able to work all through the pandemic (as scary as it has been). It’s the little things in life.

PUT YOURSELF FIRST

I think a lot of us have this idea that if we put ourselves first, it makes us selfish, but it doesn’t. It’s okay to take time out of your day to do the thing YOU want to do, to take five minutes for yourself.

SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX

This is something I definitely need to implement more because I always feel so much better when I do. Delete your social media apps or put them all in one folder and move it off your front screen. Even if it’s just half a day. It is is so refreshing & does wonders for not only my mental health, but also my productivity.

NAME 3 THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF

Every day. 3 things, they can be physical features & personality traits.

EDUCATE YOURSELF

There is always time to educate yourself on certain topics. I think the past 12 months, more than ever, have taught us that we should be constantly learning about what is happening in the world. There is no time for ignorance.

We hope these five minute habit ideas help, let us know a habit you implement into your daily life.

 

 

 

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19 Comments

  1. February 6, 2021 / 3:32 pm

    These are such important habits to try and implement and even one or two can make a difference. Honestly, things like just making my bed in the morning and having a clear list of what I want to do has helped me feel more productive and cleared my head.

  2. February 20, 2021 / 3:05 pm

    I think cutting down on social media time is a great idea for changing your life and keeping yourself productive. Thank you for sharing x

  3. February 20, 2021 / 5:00 pm

    Quick clean ups have definitely helped me keep the house neat. Washing a dish right after use, doing a small cleanup of the living room during a TV commercial, etc.

  4. February 20, 2021 / 6:20 pm

    Yes, yes, yes to all of these! So many simple but effective methods to do regularly xx

  5. February 20, 2021 / 8:53 pm

    These are great suggestions. Taking the time to just tidy up for 5 minutes can make a task so much easier.

  6. February 21, 2021 / 7:03 pm

    Reading every day is something I try and do! You learn so much from reading and it’s a break from screens so super good for you! Loved these ideas!

  7. March 7, 2021 / 11:00 am

    Love the selection of habits! I think it’s important to not take on too many so that you stick to it, rather than it being a one-off. I’m trying to spend less time on my phone which is hard whilst blogging and wanting to promote but I bought some social media detox cards so I’m gonna give that a go soon 🙂 xx

  8. March 7, 2021 / 11:27 am

    These are great ideas. I also spend around 20-30 minutes on reading daily. Your suggestion of social media detox is great! Thanks!

  9. March 7, 2021 / 11:37 am

    These are all great habits! I love that you included educating ourselves, it can get at the back of your mind with a daily to-do list, but it’s so great, I always feel better after reading about something new! thank you so much for sharing x

  10. March 7, 2021 / 12:47 pm

    Reading, practicing gratitude and spending less time on social media is some of the ways I try to make my life better. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips.

  11. Amanda
    March 7, 2021 / 1:26 pm

    I do quick clean ups daily and it so helps to not get overwhelmed with housework! These are all such great tips, thanks for sharing!

  12. March 7, 2021 / 1:26 pm

    Good tips! I agree with everything that you said. These are the habits to adopt to improve your life.

  13. March 7, 2021 / 2:36 pm

    This is such a helpful post! I love the idea of completing a task or two and then rewarding yourself with reading a chapter in a book. Thanks for sharing!

  14. March 7, 2021 / 3:31 pm

    I try to read as often as I can’t it’s one of my favourite habits! I’m also a fan of cleaning things as they need doing so it gets done quicker.

  15. March 7, 2021 / 5:14 pm

    Very helpful post, thank you!! Many of the mentioned activities are already on my to do list, but sometimes I just keep forgetting to do them. I urgently need to tidy up my bedroom and pick up reading again, this might be a sign 🙂

    xxxx Aga

  16. March 7, 2021 / 5:15 pm

    I love this list and totally agree with them all! I’ve only started reading everyday and what a change it’s made in my life! Love these tips girly! xx

  17. March 7, 2021 / 7:17 pm

    I am with you on the social media detox. I sometimes need to detach myself too.

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