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Transform your life for the better through micro habits

Your success is the result of your daily habits. Adding micro habits into your daily activities can bring lasting changes that can transform your life for the better.  

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Change is a constant in life, and oftentimes, we aspire to make big, sweeping transformations, especially as another year starts. While grand gestures and resolutions can be inspiring, it's often the smaller, consistent actions that have the most significant impact on our lives. So, how do we incorporate these small daily actions that can improve our lives for the better?

Introducing micro habits

Imagine you want to be more active but can't commit to a full-blown workout every day. Enter micro habits. Instead of sweating it out for an hour, you start with a tiny habit – like taking a short walk or doing a few quick stretches daily. Seems almost too easy, right?

Micro habits are tiny, incremental changes in behavior that, when consistently practiced, can lead to substantial personal growth. Unlike traditional habits, which can be challenging to establish, micro habits are so small that they are nearly effortless to incorporate into your daily life. These tiny changes can have a cascading effect, leading to significant improvements over time.

How can micro habits change your life?

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The key is consistency. Because micro habits are so small and manageable, they are more likely to be maintained over the long term. Each tiny action becomes a building block for larger and more significant changes. The power of these small actions lies in their ability to overcome resistance, as they are often too easy to ignore.

As you successfully incorporate micro habits into your daily routine, you'll build momentum and motivation for more significant changes. Achieving small goals boosts your confidence and belief in your ability to make meaningful changes that are more likely to be maintained in the long term, leading to sustainable improvement.

Here are some examples of micro habits that’s super easy to implement:

  1. Drinking a glass of water

Make it a micro-habit to drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. It's a simple way to start your day on a healthy note.

  1. Reading one to two pages

Commit to reading just two pages of a book every day. It’s easy to read two pages and chances are you won’t stop at two.

  1. Two minutes of meditation

Dedicate just two minutes to mindfulness meditation. Gradually, you may find yourself extending this practice as you experience its benefits.

  1. Five minutes of exercise

While we might balk at a full 30-minute workout, but a daily 5-minute exercise can start your blood flowing and energize you for the day.

  1. Gratitude journaling

    Write down one thing you're grateful for each day. It takes only a minute but can shift your mindset toward positivity.

Your success is the result of your daily habits

Here’s how you can start incorporating micro habits into your daily life:

  1. Start Small

Choose a micro-habit that is so small it feels silly, like flossing one tooth or doing two push-ups.

  1. Link to existing habits

Attach your micro habit to an existing habit to make it easier to remember. For example, if you're already in the habit of making coffee in the morning, link your micro habit of gratitude journaling to that routine.

  1. Use mobile apps like FWD Omne

It’s great to have personal drive but sometimes, we need help just to keep going. Omne by FWD is a lifestyle app with science-backed features uniquely designed to help you build micro habits and reward you when you achieve your goals. From meditation to 5-minute fitness exercises, to mindfulness activities, music and sleep, it’s all on the app.

So, whether your goal is to get Energised or Focused, to Chill or to Power Nap, or to be Inspired, Omne by FWD has got games, music, vids, and other features to keep your lifestyle balanced.

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Start small, stay consistent and transform your life!

Incorporating micro habits into your daily life is a powerful way to bring about positive change and improvement. These tiny, manageable actions can overcome resistance and build momentum, leading to sustained personal growth. Start small, stay consistent, and watch as these micro habits transform your life in surprising and meaningful ways. Whether you want to enhance your health, productivity, or well-being, the journey begins with a single, tiny step.

Download FWD Omne and change your life for the better!