Small Habits That Make a Big Difference

We all want to become the best version of ourselves. It’s important to remember that the small things we do have the power to make a significant difference. Here are some small habits to incorporate into your life that will make a big and positive difference.

  • Stretching in the Morning

After a long night of sleeping, your body can get stiff and tight. Starting your day by stretching before you do anything else. Stretching when your first wake up is a great way to relieve stress and tension in your body and start your day the right way.

  • Journaling

Whether it’s gratitude journaling or just word vomit on a piece of paper, journaling is a way to release the thoughts on your mind and can help to bring yourself peace mentally. It doesn’t even have to be every day, but the more often the better.

  • Using a To-Do List/Planner

With all of life’s responsibilities and obligations, it can be difficult to remember everything. Creating to-do lists and using planners help to make things easier. By having things written down somewhere, you don’t have to remember everything. You just have to look at your list.

  • Making Your Bed as Soon as You Get Up

Beds are usually the biggest piece of furniture in your bedroom. Having a made bed not only gives you a cleaner-looking space, but it also gives you a made bed to get back in at the end of the day.

  • Increasing Your Water Intake

Staying hydrated is one of the simplest ways you can care for your body. Drinking more water helps with hydration but also energy, preventing headaches, improving digestion and much more.

  • Practice The 5 Minute Rule

One of the things that’s helped me stay on top of things is doing tasks that take five minutes or less to complete as soon as I see that they need to be done. Why leave it for yourself to do later if you have a few minutes to spare and you can get it done?

In order to make the necessary changes in your life to see the results you yearn for, you have to take baby steps. Small, manageable steps prevent you from becoming overwhelmed and frustrated. The more you do something, the more of a habit it becomes and the more you’ll see results. Good luck on your journey to becoming a better version of yourself!


By Cierra Lemott, Senior, Columbia College Chicago

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Written by Cierra Lemott

I'm a professional procrastinator and my hobbies include sleeping, eating, and Netflix binging.

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