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98 Life-Changing Habits
to Track in 2021

People love making New Year Resolutions. However, most of these resolutions are never achieved. Habio recommends to start your new year with choosing a habit and start tracking it constantly. Here is a list of habits to track in 2021 — choose the ones you like most!
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what gets you going.
Jim Rohn
If there's anything 2020 will be known for, besides the global COVID-19 pandemic, it'll be for what it symbolizes — a year where people acquired a 20/20 vision of what is truly essential in life. Many realized that taking care of one's overall health is tantamount to real wealth.
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People will usher in 2021 with bigger hopes and brighter perspectives. If you have resolved to become a better version of yourself, the key is to engage in self-care and personal development activities as part of your daily lifestyle. John Maxwell could not have said it any better: "You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine."

Why is it important to track habits?

You will find in this article a list of almost 100 Life-Changing Habits to Track in 2021. Do not be overwhelmed as to how to incorporate everything all at once into your routine. It may seem daunting to imagine how to turn your life around and actualize the changes you have set out to achieve. When you realize you want to change something in your life, you have actually taken the first and most important step. The next thing you have to do is break your life down into several areas to make it easier for you to focus your time and effort on specific capacities. It also makes it easier to track your habits. Start with a specific area and remember to make changes slowly and steadily.

Tracking your habits makes you more motivated because when you monitor your achievements, no matter how gradual, you actually have visual cues of the changes you are endeavoring to make each day. Developing a new habit requires steady and consistent action until you realize it has become too ingrained to be broken. Incorporating habits into your life results in positive changes.
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Where to track your habits?

You can make your life better and easier with Habio — your dose of pleasure in the healthy habits world! Create the right and healthy habits that will make your life better. The Habio app is your habit assistant. You need great motivation and regular repetition to form habits. By downloading the habit tracker app, you can guarantee your progress. Start out simple with a few habits, and then you can add more habits to track as you get used to the habit tracker app.

There are also available courses on habit formation that consist of unique materials and exercises that will help you to build solid habits.

If you don't really get along with digital trackers, a notebook and a pen will still work great!

98 habits to track in 2021

Habits for physical health

1. Exercise 3-5 times per week. Find an exercise routine you enjoy and can stick to.

2. Hydrate yourself. Drink 8 glasses of water daily.

3. Eat healthily and mindfully. Eat home-cooked meals as much as possible.

4. Breathe in fresh air every single day.

5. Get 6-8 hours of sleep every single night.

6. Walk as much as you can. Take any opportunity to walk.

7. Brush and floss at least twice a day.

8. Schedule your annual health exams.

9. Wear seasonally appropriate clothing.

10. Make hygiene a priority and keep your surroundings clean.

11. Eat sufficient fruits and vegetables daily.

12. Address any pain or discomfort in your body.

13. Protect your eyes from UV rays and computer radiation.

14. Move around. Do something. Be active.

15. Wash and sanitize your hands often.

Habits for mental and emotional health

1. Wake up with gratitude/learn to practice gratitude throughout the day.

2. Meditate daily. Mornings are the best time to do this.

3. Write a journal.

4. Practice forgiveness on yourself and on others.

5. Give yourself a compliment daily.

6. Make peace with the past, let go of the future, and live in the moment.

7. Do what you love, not what everyone else is telling you to do.

8. Practice self-love and acceptance.

9. Read more, scroll less.

10. Play, laugh, and love more.

11. Be open to all opportunities to grow in every single way.

12. Read personal development books.

13. Watch motivational and inspiring videos.

14. Listen to personal development podcasts.

15. Practice affirmations.

16. Get some alone time every day.

17. Put your problems in the right perspective.

18. Surround yourself with positive-minded people.
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Habits for relationships/social health

  1. Say the magic words "please," "thank you," "I'm sorry," and "you're welcome."

  2. Hold the door for strangers.

  3. Send loved ones birthday cards in the mail.

  4. Set a regular date night with your significant other.

  5. Be the first to apologize and the first to forgive.

  6. Accept the fact that not everyone is going to like you.

  7. Uphold kindness and respect.

  8. Practice clear and honest communication.

  9. Reach out to someone you haven't talked to in a while just to see how they're doing.

  10. Schedule a coffee or lunch date once a month with your best friend.

  11. Tell the people you love that you love them every single day.

  12. Throw in a compliment or smile when you can. You never know how much this can mean to someone.

  13. Call people by their names.

  14. Keep your promises and monitor your expectations.

Habits for spirituality

  1. Have grace with yourself and others.

  2. Spend time in quiet reflection daily.

  3. Seek to find the activities and people that light you up.

  4. Be generous of yourself and your time.

  5. Let go of your ego.

  6. Be humble and unentitled.

  7. Always believe in the impossible.

  8. Accept your limitations.

  9. Surrender your sense of control.

  10. Uphold integrity in all that you do.

  11. Spend time in nature.

  12. Walk barefoot on the grass or hug a tree.

Habits of avoidance

1. Walk away from negativity (like gossip, undue criticism, toxic people).

2. Set a time limit on social media scrolling.

3. Unplug from social media.

4. Let go of worry. Let go of what can't be changed.

5. Never go to bed angry.

6. Don't wake up with worries. Be hopeful instead.

7. When going out with friends and loved ones, be present. Do not keep checking your phone.

8. Don't be late. Always arrive early for appointments.

9. Don't hoard. Get rid of an object that you don't use regularly.

10. Stop whining. When you are about to complain about something, try instead to reflect on the solution and be grateful.

11. Do not criticize and do not judge (neither yourself nor others).

12. Stop watching the news.

13. Avoid do-nothing days. Conquer laziness and do not procrastinate.

14. Don't fall into impulse buying.

15. Avoid overreacting. Learn to pause and evaluate the situation.

Habits for budgeting/finances

1. Pay your bills on time.

2. Carry cash and change with you.

3. Spend less than you earn.

4. Pay off your credit card balance each month.

5. Learn to invest.

6. Save at least 10% of everything you make.

7. Don't open credit accounts at every opportunity.

8. Make a spending budget each month.

9. Always postpone impulse purchases.

10. Record all your income and all your expenses.

11. Keep a diary of your financial decisions.

12. Pay in cash whenever possible.

13. Earn from your hobbies. Sell your own products.

14. Clear clutter by selling your used items.

Habits that increase joy

  1. Find a charity to contribute to regularly.

  2. Donate.

  3. Do random acts of kindness.

  4. Be friendly toward your neighbors.

  5. Practice safe and courteous driving.

  6. Support local small businesses.

  7. Greet your community workers by name.

  8. Help genuinely whenever you can.

  9. Be kind to everyone you meet.

  10. Learn a new skill or craft.

Summary

Forming new habits may seem like an insurmountable task, but over time, with persistence and determination, habits become intricate parts of your lifestyle. It can be challenging at times, especially when old and bad habits resurface. Be patient with yourself and don't give up. With the help of a habit tracker, you can observe small and sustainable changes in your routine that become almost automatic. Focus on your goals and what you desire to achieve. You will eventually reach a point where the struggle is over and positive changes are evident.

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