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Reactions Lifestyle Tags: improve your life, life improvement, small ways to improve your life, work/life-balance Contrary to popular belief, you don t have to make drastic changes in order to not ice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, you don t need t o wait a long time in order to see the measurable results that come from taking positive action. All you have to do is take small steps, and take them consisten tly, for a period of 100 days. Below you ll find 60 small ways to improve all areas of your life in the next 100 days. Home 1. Create a 100 Days to Conquer Clutter Calendar by penciling in one group of ite ms you plan to declutter every day, for the next 100 days. Here s an example: Day 1: Declutter Magazines Day 2: Declutter DVD s Day 3: Declutter books Day 4: Declutter kitchen appliances 2. Live by the mantra: a place for everything and everything in its place. For t he next 100 days follow these four rules to keep your house in order: If you take it out, put it back. If you open it, close it. If you throw it down, pick it up. If you take it off, hang it up. 3. Walk around your home and identify 100 things you ve been tolerating; fix one e ach day. Here are some examples: A burnt light bulb that needs to be changed. A button that s missing on your favorite shirt. The fact that every time you open your top kitchen cabinet all of the plastic fo od containers fall out. Happiness 4. Follow the advice proffered by positive psychologists and write down 5 to 10 things that you re grateful for, every day. 5. Make a list of 20 small things that you enjoy doing, and make sure that you d o at least one of these things every day for the next 100 days. Your list can in clude things such as the following: Eating your lunch outside. Calling your best friend to chat. Taking the time to sit down and read a novel by your favorite author for a few m inutes. 6. Keep a log of your mental chatter, both positive and negative, for ten days. Be as specific as possible: How many times do you beat yourself up during the day? Do you have feelings of inadequacy? Are you constantly thinking critical thoughts of others? How many positive thoughts do you have during the day? Also, make a note of the emotions that accompany these thoughts. Then, for the n ext 90 days, begin changing your emotions for the better by modifying your menta l chatter. 7. For the next 100 days, have a good laugh at least once a day: get one of thos e calendars that has a different joke for every day of the year, or stop by a we b site that features your favorite cartoons. Learning/Personal Development 8. Choose a book that requires effort and concentration and read a little of it every day, so that you read it from cover to cover in 100 days. 9. Make it a point to learn at least one new thing each day: the name of a flowe r that grows in your garden, the capital of a far-off country, or the name of a piece of classical music you hear playing in your favorite clothing boutique as
Scour the internet for frugality tips. and what you want to achieve. In 100 days you ll be waking up a n hour and forty minutes earlier than you re waking up now. Include things such as the following: Ideas for writing assignments. 11. Morning Pages are simply three pages of longhand. take out your dictionary and learn a new word. pay for everything with paper money and keep any chan ge that you receive. Track every cent that you s pend for the next 100 days to make sure that you re sticking to your spending plan . stop yourself.you shop. Finances 14. A couple of years back. For the next 100 days make it a point to feed your mind with the thoughts. 18. stream of conscious ness writing. and do some light stretching. w ords. Set your alarm a minute earlier every day for the next 100 days. Set an hour aside every day for the next 100 days to devote to creating one source of passive income. 12. Stop complaining for the next 100 days. which is a tool suggested by Juli a Cameron. if you have any. Put it toward your six month emergency fund. 17. choose ten of the tips that you find. what you want to have. If it s time for bed and you can t identify anything you ve learned that day . Create a spending plan (also known as a budget). and apply them for the next 100 days. and images that are most consistent with who you want to be. For the next 100 days. Take inventory before going to the grocery store to avoid buying repeat items. For the next 100 days. This can include things such as: Transportation Housework Leisure Income-Generating Activities . whenever you catch yo urself complaining about anything. Use the information that you gathe r in order to create a time budget: the percentage of your time that you want to devote to each activity that you engage in on a regular basis. 16. Time Management 19. done first thing in the morning. For the next 100 days. put all of your change in a jar and see how much mone y you can accumulate in 100 days. Ask yourself if you really need a landline telephone. open the windows to let in some sunlight. negative thoughts p roduce negative results . Appointment dates. Don t buy anything that you don t absolutely need for 100 days. Start setting aside money to invest. Keep track of how much money you save over the next 100 days by applying these t ips. Here are some possibilities: Go to the grocery store with cash and a calculator instead of using your debit c ard. Track how you spend your time for 5 days. Then make s ure that you get out of bed as soon as your alarm rings. Consolidate errands into one trip to save on gas. Use any money yo u save by doing this to do one of the following: Pay down your debt. Scale back the cable. keep Morning Pages. 15. Record everything. 10. Will Bowen g ave a purple rubber bracelet to each person in his congregation to remind them t o stop complaining. says Bowen. 13. Negative talk produces negative thoughts. Then. so that it s safely stored in one place ou t of your head where you can decide what to do with it later. For the next 100 days. To Do list items 20. take a notebook with you everywhere in order to keep your mind decluttered.
every time that you switch to a new activity througho ut the day stop and ask yourself. For the next 100 days. conduct a review of each week. For the next 100 days. buy 100% natural juices instead of the kind with adde d sugar and preservatives. For the next 100 days. 22. . When you walk from your desk to the bathroom. and where you re consuming extra calories. This will help you to identify where you re deviating from your planned menu. 29. for the next 100 days. do one thing at a time without di stractions. During your weekly rev iew. eat three servings of fruit of every day. For the next 100 days. 35. For the next 100 days. for the next 100 days. Create a list of 10 healthy. For the next 100 days. 41. Spend no more than twenty minutes a day playing video games. and devote that time to a high priority task instead. Use your lists of healthy breakfast meals. Create a list of 20 healthy. instead of carbonated drinks. drink water. such as Facebook . Make a list of all of the commitments and social obligations that you have i n the next 100 days. For the next 100 days. Losing a pound of fat requires burning 3500 calories. do the most important thing on your To-Do list first. Identify five ways in which you regularly waste time. 38. get at least twenty minutes of daily exercise. Then. and limit the time tha t you re going to spend on these activities each day.000 steps. For the next 100 days. you ll have lost 5 pound s in the next 100 days. take out a red pen and cross out anything that does n ot truly bring you joy or help move you along the path to achieving your main li fe goals.000 steps: When you walk to your car. Choose one food that constantly sabotages your efforts to eat healthier whethe r it s the decadent cheesecake from the bakery around the corner. If you reduce your ca loric intake by 175 calories a day for the next 100 days. plan your day the night before. 31. Wear a pedometer and walk 10. 37. Do this for the next 14 weeks. Ev ery step you take during the day counts toward the 10. and Stumbleupon. and snacks in o rder to plan out your meals for the week ahead of time. For the next 14 weeks. deep-dish pizza. easy to fix breakfast meals. stop multi-tasking. Identify one low-priority activity which you can stop doing for the next 100 days. keep a food log. For the next 100 days. 24. 40. dinners. For the next 100 days. lunches. every day. eat from a smaller plate to help control portion siz e. filing papers. easy to fix meals which can be eaten for lunch or dinner. Spend no more than half-an-hour each day on social media sites. easy to fix snacks. 23. For the next 100 days. 42. and making sure that your work area is clean and orde rly. 39. 36. or your favorite potato chips and go cold turkey for the next 100 days. Is this the best use of my time at this moment? Health 30. so that you can walk in to a neat desk the next day.Make sure that you stick to your time budget for the remaining 95 days. 25. For the next 100 days. 21. spend a few minutes at the end of each day organizing your desk. Create a list of 10 healthy. answer the following: What did you accomplish? What went wrong? What went right? 27. 32. 33. eat five servings of vegetables every day. 43. before you do anything else. 28. Twitter. Here are three examples: Watch no more than half-an-hour of television a day. 34. 26.
At the end of the 100 days. 45. 60. For the next 100 days. Social 50. When someone is talking to you. practice active listening. or set up a comp uter reminder. Be curious a bout the other person. put yourself in their shoes. For the next 100 days do one kind deed for someone every day. actively look for something positive in your partne r every day. and so on. 48. breath. For the next 100 days. stay in your own life and don t compare yourself to any one else. For the next 100 days. following someone new on Twitter. hold hands. For the next 100 days. take a minute to think over your response instead of answering right away. 52. 53. set your watch to beep once an hour. For the next 100 days. Set up a weight chart and post it up in your bathroom. For the next 100 days. Connect with someone new every day for the next 100 days. 54. Your waist circumference. make it a point to give praise and approval to those who deserve it. remain focused on what they re saying. in order to strengthen your relationship. Create a scrapbook of all the things you and your partner do together during the next 100 days. give your partner the list you c reated of positive things you observed about them each day. 59. instead of rehearsing in your head wh at you re going to say next. 55. Your percentage of body fat. whether it s by gree ting a neighbor you ve never spoken to before. and so on. as well as the scrap book you created. 44. Identify 3 actions that you re going to take each day. For the next 100 days. 57. . For the next 100 days. about their beliefs and their life experience.When you walk over to talk to a co-worker. These can include the following: Say I love you and Have a good day to your significant other every morning. 56. Practice empathy for the next 100 days. and encourage them to elaborate on any points you re still not clear about. Your Relationship 47. Hug your significant other as soon as you see each other after work. however small. to make sure that you drink water on a regular basis throughout t he day. make it a point to associate with people you admire. For the next 100 days. when someone does or says something that upsets you. and about the thinking process that they followed to reach their conclusions. 49. 51. keep reminding yourself that everyone is doing the be st that they can. keep track of the following: Your weight. try to see the world from their perspective. even if it s just sending a silent blessing their way. 46. l eaving a comment on a blog you ve never commented on before. For the next 100 days. If you disagree with someone. Go for a twenty minute walk together every day after dinner. don t even think of passing judgment until you ve heard b oth sides of the story. for the next 100 days. Every week for the ne xt 14 weeks. make it a daily ritual to mediate. For the next 100 days. place the best possible interpretation on the actions of others. and write it down. 58. respect and want to be like. or visuali ze every day in order to calm your mind. Paraphrase what you think you heard them say to make sure that you haven t misinterpreted them.
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