Habits I Want To Change In 2018

Habits- the bad ones always seem to carry on- but having ones that are going to be good for me in the long run never seem to stick. 2018 is going to be a year where I try to change these! Apparently, it takes 21 days to break a habit and can take much longer to implement new ones depending on the type of habit you want to implement. This doesn’t make it sound easy to do, huh?

I have got into so many bad habits, it’s ridiculous! 2018 is definitely a year where I change all this for the better and use my time more efficiently. It means I can be more productive and creative every day rather than just on weekends or evenings. Some of my bad habits are:

  • Looking at my phone at night, it means that I can’t get to sleep and before I know it its 2 am and I am still scrolling Twitter.
  • Going to bed at 2 am and waking up at 11 am- halve the day is gone!
  • Watching TV every evening- I could be using my time way more efficiently.
  • Not having a morning or evening routine- makes me just feel unprepared for the day in general.
Habits I Want To Change In 2018

Habits I Want To Change In 2018

#1 Morning Routine

I have been so lazy in the morning recently; I am gonna get a shock when I get back to work. I need to start waking up at 6 am, I really want to make my mornings more relaxed and not so stressed. Start the day as I mean to carry on. I want to stop checking my phone the first thing in the morning, that can’t be good? I would love to think that I would start up exercise, but I know myself too well and that will never happen! I just want a more relaxing start to my day. Listen to music or a podcast and just take time to eat my breakfast, put makeup on, and drink a cuppa tea.

habits to change in 2018

#2 Evening Routine

I really need to start sticking to an evening routine too; I think the laziness of Christmas has definitely screwed up my body clock. I have been getting up at 11 am because I have been going to bed at 2 am in the morning- that cannot be healthy! I really want to pick up a book for 30 minutes before bed which means I need to go to bed earlier so that I sleep as soon as it hits 10 pm- I need a good 8hours sleep so that I feel fresh the next day. I also want time to pick up a skincare routine, this weather is leaving my skin feeling very dry, so I need to start looking after my face because I won’t be getting a new one any day soon.

Habits I Want To Change In 2018

#3 Draw Every Day

I am starting this thing where I draw something every day. It doesn’t always have to be a masterpiece- even if it is a quick 10-minute doodle in my bullet journal-that will count. I have got into this bad habit of watching TV in the evening every evening. I love a good TV show like the next person, but there is never anything I really want to watch on TV, it’s just really to stop boredom- as I am normally just reading blogs on my phone anyway. So I am going to use this extra time to do some drawing. It will be good for my mind and will help release any stress that has happened during the day.

habits to change in 2018

#4 Exercise Regularly

I think I have already mentioned that I started Yoga, and I am loving it at the moment. It helps to relax you from a stressful week and gives you a chance to just be with yourself for an hour. I really want to continue this during 2018. I don’t have money for the gym as well yet, but I am going to make sure I do another two workouts at home using YouTube videos and the running bike that we have. I know exercise has physical health benefits, but the reason I want to implement this into my lifestyle is that I love the way it clears your mind. I felt so much better about myself when I did 20 minutes of exercise every day. I need those endorphins back again!

Finally,

These are the habits I want to incorporate into my lifestyle right now. I just need to be extremely tired and just wake up at 6 am one morning to break the 11 am wake-up-cycle I have got myself into. Wish me luck!

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What habits are you going to change in 2018?