Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to make radical changes to improve the quality of your life. And you don’t have to wait forever to see concrete results from positive actions. The key to success is to take small steps, on a regular basis, over a period of 100 days.
Here are the 60 tips that will improve your life in 100 days.
1. Create a special calendar
100 days to get rid of the clutter. Make a list of groups of items you want to sort or store. Then divide all of these items on your calendar for the next 100 days. Here are some examples:
– Day 1: sort magazines.
– Day 2: Sort DVDs.
– Day 3: Sort books.
– Day 4: Put away kitchen utensils.
2. Your new M.O. is this
A place for everything, and everything in its place. For the next 100 days, follow these 4 rules of organization in your home:
– If I pick something up, I put it back in its place.
– If I open something, I close it.
– If I drop something, I pick it up.
– If I pick something up, I hang it up.
3. Go around your house
Walk around your house and identify 100 small problems that you have tolerated so far. Then, remedy one of these small problems per day. Here are some examples: – A burnt-out light bulb that needs to be replaced.
– Sew a button on a shirt.
– That closet that you don’t open anymore because you’re afraid the contents will fall on your head.
4. Method to follow
Follow the method recommended by positivist psychologists: every day, write down 5 to 10 things for which you are grateful.
5. Create a list
Create a list of 20 small and easy things that bring you pleasure. Do your best to do at least one of these things a day. Examples of what your list might include:
– Lunch in the great outdoors.
– Calling your best friend to chat.
– Take a few minutes to read a novel by your favorite author.
6. Create a journal
Create a journal of your inner dialogues – include both positive and negative dialogues. Write down all these dialogues for 10 days, being as specific as possible:
– How many times a day do you blame yourself?
– Do you feel useful?
– How often do you have critical thoughts about others?
– How many positive thoughts do you have per day?
Be sure to note the feelings that accompany these thoughts. Then, for the next 90 days, try to improve your inner dialogue. By improving your inner dialogue, you will improve your emotions.
7. For the next 100 days
For the next 100 days, laugh out loud at least once a day. You can shop for a calendar with a joke for each day of the year. Or, visit a website with humorous comics that you love.
8. Choose a book
Choose a book that will require mental work and concentration. Read this book every day, so that you can finish it in 100 days.
9. Make it a point
Make it your duty to learn something new every day: the name of a flower growing in your garden, the capital of a country halfway around the world, or the name of a piece of classical music you heard in a store. If, at bedtime, you find that you haven’t learned anything new for the day, grab a dictionary and learn a new word.
10. Stop complaining
Stop complaining for 100 days. A few years ago, writer Will Bowen gave a purple bracelet to every member of his parish. These bracelets were supposed to remind them to stop complaining. According to Bowen, “negative talk produces negative thoughts; negative thoughts produce negative results. For the next 100 days, when you feel like complaining, hold back.
11. Every day for the next 100 days
Every day for the next 100 days set your alarm clock 1 minute earlier. Then get out of bed as soon as your alarm goes off. Open the blinds to light up the house and stretch. In 100 days, you will get out of bed 1 hour and 40 min earlier than your current wake-up time.
12. For the next 100 days
For the next 100 days practice playwright Julia Cameron’s method for unleashing your inner creativity. Her method is based on the stream-of-consciousness technique. It is a technique that consists of transcribing word for word the inner monologue that constitutes our thoughts. When you wake up in the morning, write down 3 pages by applying this method scrupulously.
13. For the next 100 days
For the next 100 days, make it a point to feed your mind with the thoughts, words, and images that correspond to who you want to be, what you want to own, and what you want to achieve. Finances
14. Set a purchase budget.
For the next 100 days, write down every penny you purchase and stick to your spending budget.
15. Look for tips on the web
Look for money-saving tips on the web (you can find plenty on our site). Select 10 of these tips. For the next 100 days, implement these tips. Here are some possibilities: – When you go to the supermarket, leave your credit card at home. Instead, pay with cash and take a calculator.
– Make a shopping list before you go to the store
. – Why not cancel your satellite TV subscription?
– Do you really need a landline subscription?
– Go shopping in one go to save on gas.
Track your purchases closely to see how much these tips provided you in 100 days.
16. For the next 100 days
For the next 100 days, pay for all your purchases with cash and put the remaining change in a jar. This is a good way to build a small reserve for a rainy day.
17. Shop only for the bare necessities
Shop only for the bare necessities for the next 100 days. You’re bound to save money. Here’s how to use the money you save:
– Pay off your debts if you have any.
– Put the money aside in an emergency fund.
– Open a savings account.
18. For the next 100 days
For the next 100 days, dedicate 1 hour per day to finding a way to generate passive income. Time management.
19. For the next 100 days
For the next 100 days, don’t leave your house without a notepad. It will be used to organize your ideas and thoughts. Write down absolutely everything on this pad – not in your head! This notepad will provide you with a way to decide what to do with all those ideas and thoughts. Here are some examples of what you can write on it:
– Names of people you want to see.
– Dates for appointments.
– A list of tasks.
20. For 5 days
For 5 days, track how you use your time throughout the day. Use the results of this research to create a time budget: that is, set the percentage of your time you want to dedicate to each recurring activity during the week. Examples of recurring activities include
– Leisure activities.
– Income-generating activities.
For the next 95 days, stick to the time budget you have established.
21. Identify one small activity you can
Identify a low-bottom activity that you can set aside for the next 100 days. Use this free time to do a priority task.
22. Identify 5 habits
Identify 5 habits that waste your time. For the next 100 days, reduce the time you spend on these activities.
Here are 3 examples:
– No more than 30 min of TV per day.
– No more than 30 min per day on social networks.
– No more than 20 min per day of video games.
23. For the next 100 days
For the next 100 days, stop multitasking. Do 1 task at a time without any distractions.
24. For the next 100 days
For the next 100 days, plan your days the day before.
25. For the next 100 days
For the next 100 days, start with the highest priority task before you start anything else.
26. For the next 14 weeks
For the next 14 weeks, review your activities at the end of the week. Your review should answer the following questions:
– What did you accomplish?
– What went wrong?
– What went well?
27. For the next 100 days
For the next 100 days, at the end of the day, take time to do the following 3 things: organize your desk, sort your papers, and clean your workspace. The goal is to start the day with a clean and organized workspace.
28. Make a list
Write a list of all your planned commitments and social activities for the next 100 days. Then, get out a red pen. Cross out anything that doesn’t bring you joy or help you achieve your main goals.
29. During the next 100 days
For the next 100 days, as you move from one activity to another, ask yourself, “Is this really the bottom thing to do now?”
30. To work out
To lose 1/2 kilo, you need to burn 3,500 calories. If you cut 250 calories a day from your diet for the next 100 days, you will lose 5 pounds.
For the next 100 days, eat 5 servings of vegetables a day.
32. Portion of consumed fruit
For the next 100 days, eat 3 servings of fruit a day.
Identify the food that makes you crave it when you try to eat healthier. You know what I’m talking about: for some, it’s chocolate, for others it’s pizza, etc. (for me it’s potato chips). For the next 100 days, give up that food completely.
34. Serving size reduction
For the next 100 days, use a smaller plate than usual to eat. This will help you with portion control for your meals.
35. For the next 100 days, drink only 100% fruit juice. Do not drink juice from concentrate (which contains added sugar and preservatives).
For the next 100 days, drink water instead of soda.
37. Breakfast planning
Write a list of 10 easy-to-make, healthy breakfasts.
38. Planning meals
Write a list of 20 easy-to-make, healthy meals that can be eaten for lunch or dinner.
39. Easy nutcracker
Write a list of 10 small snack foods that are easy to prepare and good for you.
40. Nutritional program
With the lists of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks you just created, plan your meals for the whole week ahead of time. Use this method for 14 weeks.
41. Dietary regulation
For the next 100 days, keep a record of everything you eat. This will let you know when you’re not sticking to the menus you planned – and when you’re eating too many calories.
42. Physical activity
For the next 100 days, get at least 20 minutes of physical activity every day.
Get a pedometer and walk 10,000 steps a day for the next 100 days. Every step you take counts toward your 10,000-step goal:
– When you walk to your car.
– When you walk from your desk to the bathroom.
– When you walk to talk to a colleague, etc.
44. Control your weight
Make a weight chart and hang it in your bathroom. Each week for the next 14 weeks, write down the following criteria:
– Your weight.
– Your body fat index.
– Your waist circumference.
45. Water bell
For the next 100 days, set your watch, phone, or computer to ring once an hour. This ring should remind you to drink water regularly throughout the day.
46. Practicing yoga
For the next 100 days, make it a habit to meditate, breathe, and be in the moment to calm your mind.
47. Boost your relationship
For the next 100 days, actively look for positive qualities and traits in your partner. Write them down carefully.
For the next 100 days, create a scrapbook of all the activities you share with your partner. After 100 days, give your partner this list of positive things you have observed, along with the scrapbook of activities you have spent together.
49. Romance your relationship
Identify 3 concrete actions to take every day to strengthen your relationship. Here are some examples:
– Saying “I love you” and “Have a good day” to your partner every morning.
– Kissing your spouse when you get together at the end of the day.
– Going for a walk with your partner every evening after dinner, hand in hand.
50. Friendliness and sociability
Every day for the next 100 days, strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know. It’s easier than it sounds
– say hello to a neighbor you’ve never spoken to, follow someone on Twitter, or leave a comment on a site where you’ve never spoken before like how-to-save.com for example 😉
51. Tame your friends
For the next 100 days, make it a point to hang out with people you admire, respect, and want to be like.
52. Just be cool
For the next 100 days, if someone upsets you, take 60 seconds to formulate your response instead of responding right away.
53. Ponder before judging
For the next 100 days, don’t pass judgment on someone until you have heard both sides of the story.
54. kindness act
For the next 100 days, do one good deed (even a small one) for someone else every day – a simple loving thought for them is enough.
55. Be eloquent
For the next 100 days, make it a point to congratulate people who deserve it. Tell them personally what they did right. It could be a co-worker, a friend, or a family member.
56. Listening carefully
For the next 100 days, practice active listening. When someone speaks to you, focus on what they are saying instead of thinking about your response. Rephrase what the person is saying using different words to make sure you understand them. If it is not clear what the person said, ask the person to elaborate.
57. Be emphatic
Practice empathy for the next 100 days. If you disagree with someone, put yourself in their shoes, trying to see the world from their perspective. The goal of empathy is to feel the situation as if you were in their shoes. Be curious and ask questions of the person. Try to understand how his or her personal experience has shaped the way he or she thinks and behaves. Finally, try to understand the thought process by which they arrived at their conclusions.
58. Be grateful
For the next 100 days, be grateful for what you have and stop comparing yourself to others.
59. A good omen
For the next 100 days, try to always interpret other people’s actions in a positive way and not against you!
60. Be comforting
For the next 100 days, tell yourself every day that everyone around you is doing their best.
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