16 habits you should do everyday: part 2

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So Ferguson shares his insights on what happens if you lose and add some habits. Even some small adaptations can lead to great changes. I’ve picked some of those 16 habits to share with you! See Ferguson’s article for the full story. 

Exercise

Exercise is very important and has a lot of benefits, especially for our wellbeing and in the long run. Exercising regularly lowers the body fat percentage and leads to increased flexibility and strength, a stronger immune system and a longer and happier life. The key is consistency and balance. Try to exercise regularly. And you don’t necessarily have to give yourself a hard time when you visit the gym, try to keep it balanced.

Meditation

Meditation is a must. Don’t skip it, just do it. Everyday. It deals with two incredibly important aspects of being a human, ego and fear. Both lead to certain emotions which can make life pretty hard sometimes. The ego is closely related to arrogance, envy and greed. And fear is closely related to worry and anxiety. Experiencing less of those emotions would make life a lot nicer. Ferguson states that novices to meditation often hold inaccurate beliefs and conceptions of what meditation is. This is part of a process. Some resources Ferguson links to:

very valuable habit, that addresses two significant parts of our experience: ego and fear. “Once you get the hang of it, you will leave your meditation sessions feeling centred, calm and relaxed.” In the long term, this healthy habit may transform you and the way you experience daily life. Joy, peace and happiness will be knocking on your door frequently.

Reading

A habit that will give you insights and learn you lessons. Try to select books of real quality, that will contribute to your personal development. In the beginning this habit might be challenging, but after a while, you will get the hang of it and improve your reading speed, comprehension and focus. As Ferguson states: “With a constant flow of information in you increase your ability for information to flow out.”

Financial Awareness

The habit of financial awareness is all about daily money management. Do you often purchase items based on impulses? Don’t. By planning what you buy, it doesn’t hurt your budget. Impulsive purchases are based on immediate satisfaction, with the absence of forethought. Try to be aware of where your money is going. 

“If you cannot delay gratification, and discipline yourself to refrain from spending everything you make, you cannot become wealthy.

Personal Management

Clean your room. I don’t want to sound like your mother, but she’s right. A neat room is a neat mind. It doesn’t have to take hours, ten minutes a day should be reasonable. It’s also a sign of respect to the space you inhabit. A practical example is not letting the dishes pile up. A clean room can lead to the experience of peace of mind, which allows you to be more focused on other things like studying.

By Pooja Guptar

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  • 16 Habits You Should Do Everyday, Ferguson Ross
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