Habits stick with us for a large portion of our lives and can either make or mar us. Habits have a lingering effect on almost every area of life, which is the reason people are advised to do away with certain habits so that we may live long. It is the same reason we’re warned to stop smoking to reduce the damage to the lungs, which can lead to debilitating illnesses and even death.

Undoubtedly, a viable habit is a major positive contributor to the quality of life. There is therefore a need to evaluate our habits and do away with those that hold no positive advantage or contribution to the standard of our lives.

Comments and discussions dropped on review platforms like ReviewsBird.com showcase some destructive habits, as well as some constructive habits and their effects on the realities of different individuals.

This article will concentrate on presenting some key habits that are needed for a better quality of life. Some of these habits are however, discussed below:

Being optimistic
Optimism is one of the healthiest habits one needs to develop in this world where things can get difficult and hard without notice. It is the feeling that no matter what the situation, things will eventually get better. Optimism is opposed to pessimism which makes one see only the negative side of life. Optimism also gives one a feeling of rest, which reduces the health issue of high blood pressure resulting from anxiety and overthinking, and other such worry-related illnesses.

Make time to rest
Research shows that engaging in a leisure activity not only lowers your stress levels and improves your mood, but also enhances your problem-solving skills. Work can be overbearing and demanding, leaving us with an insufficient amount of rest or relaxation, even when we need it. Thus, it’s important to indulge yourself in a pleasurable activity and watch yourself ease from stress.

Smile often, even when stressed
Smiling has been shown to reduce heart rates after an activity. Smiling helps to send a strong impulse to the mind, which then alters your neurochemistry.

Meditation is not only a religious activity. It has a calming and soothing effect on the body and is recommended to everyone to meditate for at least 15 minutes a day. Meditation is more than yoga exercise. A quiet place, sitting with eyes closed and just listening to the sounds of your heartbeat, of the air touching your skin, can do a lot to improve your life and calm your strained nerves.

Make your bed
It has been agreed by most people that the first activity of the day determines how the rest of the day will go, hence the saying “begin the day right from your room by making the bed”. It gives one a sense of order, control, and fulfillment that since the first activity was done right, others will follow suit. Moreover, it gives a psychological feeling of accomplishment.