8 Habits You Shouldn’t Overlook

Everyone who knows me know’s that i’m a personal development enthusiast. I try as much as possible to keep growing and developing myself in various areas of my life. I recently put down a list of habits I’d like to take up and I’m sharing them with you guys

Like all other things, we as humans need to pay attention to our habits, both good and bad. Habits are things we do regularly which tend to occur subconsciously. It can be difficult stopping bad habits and forming new ones but with conscious effort and repetition, it can be done.

We are what we repeatedly do, so it’s important that we try as much as possible to be conscious about what we do.

This post is a reminder of the little things that have huge impacts in our lives. They are habits that we shouldn’t overlook which eventually play major roles in strengthening our character.

In the words of John Maxwell “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”

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1. Smile often:

Smiling makes you appear a lot more positive, it makes you attractive, approachable and it gives a good impression of who you are. No one wants to be around someone who is always grumpy. Its ok to have bad days but try not to make it rub off on others.

2. Pay compliments.

This is really just about doing something for someone else each day – paying compliments can just be the start – eventually you can make bigger contributions. In the words of Audrey Hepburn: ‘As you grow older you discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.’ Boosting the positivity of people around you is a wonderful place to begin.

3. Get Up Earlier

Early risers are usually perceived to be disciplined people, thats because they are! It takes a certain level of self mastery, and organization to constantly get out of bed early regardless of what time you went to bed. It is definitely a habit of successful people.

4. Socialize Smartly

You don’t have to go for everything you are invited to. You don’t have to be everywhere or with everyone. be selective of the company you keep.

You are the average of your five closest friends. Successful people know this, and that is why they keep company with mentors and other successful people.

5. Avoid multitasking

Studies show that only 2% of the world’s population can successfully multitask. The rest of us are basically struggling with multiple tasks.

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well, and for a task to be done excellently, you need to focus on it.

It’s a tough habit to break, especially in this fast paced world where things just keep coming up. But once you do can avoid multi tasking, your mind feels clearer, you feel less restless, and the quality of your work skyrockets.

6. Avoid procrastination

We all deal with this habit in various ways, but if you can condition your mind to do tasks as soon as they come up, you would be a lot more organized. Successful people do not take chances, they take action and get the tough assignments done first.

7. Be Polite , always

Politeness is an essential life skill. To be able to keep your cool even in the face of adversity is a super cool attribute to have. I heard somewhere that the secret to excellent communication is “Always make people feel they are important when you speak to them”

8. Be positive, regardless

Being positive would affect your attitude towards life, being positive will help you stay enthusiastic about your dreams and goals, being positive will boost your confidence and improve your relationship with people.

I can give you a million reasons to be positive but one thing is certain. You have absolutely nothing to loose from being positive and everything to loose from being negative.


Hopefully this list will inspire you to make small changes for the better!

Are there other habits you will like to remind us of? Please share below.

  1. Nice… I really like number 7.. I remember always greeting the plumber who lived around and address him as “sir” one day he walked up to my mum and thanked her for me constantly making him feel good about his job.. to be it was nothing but it meant Alot to him..

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