It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to get visible abs, build an extension or perhaps attract the attention of a special someone. You need to develop good habits to help you achieve your goals.
How Good Habits Help
There are a variety of ways in which a good habit can help you succeed:
- Improved Productivity – By developing a habit of scheduling work you can focus on what needs to be done; improving your productivity levels.
- Free Time – The same schedule will ensure you have free time; this is important to reduce stress and allow you to refocus.
- Good Health – Lowering stress and having some free time will help to improve your health and reduce the risk of many chronic conditions.
- More Energy – You’ll be surprised by how much more energy you have when you start creating habits. Not having to make decisions because you have a habit is incredibly liberating!
- Increased Confidence – Knowing what you’re doing next will make you more sure of yourself and this confidence will be evident in everything you do.
Good Habits For Men To Start Developing Today
Don’t delay, start your new habits today. You don’t need to start all of these at the same time but the more of these good habits for men you start doing the better.
You can become the man you want to be and achieve all your goals!
Start the Day Right
If you ever feel that the whole day is going wrong then you probably haven’t completed your morning habits. These will fire you up and ensure you believe in yourself; making you ready for any challenge.
The negatives can then be turned to positives.
Set Your Schedule
A schedule is essential to ensure you know what you are doing and when; it will help you to get the best out of the day. Make it a habit to set your schedule first thing every morning. It’s a great idea to get up 30 minutes earlier to do this.
Workout Every Day
An early morning workout isn’t for everyone but even walking the dog for 20 minutes can get your metabolism going and keep it revved up for the rest of the day.
You’ll notice the difference as soon as you create the habit of working out.
Take a few moments to acknowledge what you achieved the day before and tell yourself that you are a worthy person.
It’s surprising how much difference it can make telling yourself how good you are.
Get A Hug
Inspire yourself and make sure you feel good at the start of everyday by getting a hug off your wife, children and anyone else you can.
Think About Food
Eating right is important to your health. Make it a habit to plan your meals and take a few moments to think about what you eat every day.
This will help you to eat right and improve your health. You can find some extra eating tips when you join the FF4L.
Habits To Reduce Stress
Stress is known to be a killer. It has been linked with numerous disease including heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.
Lower our stress levels with these habits:
Just 10 minutes every morning or evening will provide your body with the time it needs to un-wind, de-stress and refocus. You’ll find you are much better at focusing and enjoy your time with the family more.
Music is one of the best ways to de-stress. Make it a habit to listen to it on the way to work every day. The calming influence will actually inspire you to do more during the day.
If you know a specific situation is going to be stressful then it’s a great idea to avoid it, if possible. Get into the habit of looking at how a situation could develop and be ready to remove yourself if the stress levels start to rise.
Stretching is not just for when you’re ready to exercise. You can also create a daily habit of stretching simply to release stress from your muscles and prepare yourself for the day. Try doing this early in the day for the maximum benefit.
Distract yourself by chewing gum; just make sure it’s sugar free!
Habits To Inspire Productivity
It’s a well known fact that if you’re accountable for your actions you’ll think twice before breaking a habit.
Join the FF4L and get the accountability you need to really achieve some results.
Friends, family and the FF4L are all there to support you. This is essential when you’re struggling with a habit or target.
Keep your support network going by making it a habit to contact them all at least once a week.
Set Time Limits
If you really want to boost your productivity then set yourself a time limit for each chore and then start. This additional pressure will focus your mind and help you to achieve anything.
Boost Your Confidence With These Habits
Confidence is essential in life but if you don’t have it don’t worry! You can build confidence by developing the right habits:
People who stand straight appear taller and more confidence; no matter how you feel inside. This generally earns respect and inspires more confidence.
Choose the Right Wardrobe
You need to wear clothes that flatter your body. Designer clothes may not be within the reach of everyone but you can choose clothes that accentuate your figure and make you look good.
Get the habit of choosing your outfit the night before; it saves you time in the morning and helps you to get out of the house.
When you’re talking to someone or are waiting to give a speech you need to avoid fidgeting. Jam your hands in your pockets or force them to do something.
You can always fidget later.
One of the most important habits to learn no matter what you’re aims are in life is to listen to others first. Respond when you need to.
This will help you to understand what their issues are and to provide a solution.
Go Outside Your Comfort Zone
The most successful men step outside of their comfort zone regularly.
You need to create a habit that forces you to step outside your comfort zone at least once a week; if not every day.
This will help to broaden your horizons and improve your focus.
Habits To Build Relationships
Ask Open-ended Questions
If you’re looking to build relationships then you need to show an interest in the other person. Ask them questions which demand an answer more than just the basic ‘yes’ and ‘no’.
If you’re not sure about this you can always practice with friends.
Making eye contact with new people and friends shows that you’re interested in what they have to say. This is a great habit to develop as eye contact makes a huge difference in life. People want to feel like they have been acknowledged, eye contact does this.
Don’t Be Negative
You should never be negative about others, there is always something good you can say or simply don’t comment at all.
Creating the habit of positivity will mean that you are seen as a positive person and someone that people want to spend time with.
A smile is still the simplest way to get some attention and make others feel good. Make it a habit to smile at every member of your family in the morning and at least one stranger.
You’ll be surprised at how positive the responses are.
The Golden Rule
The cardinal rule of any type of relationship is to only do to others what you wouldn’t mind being done to yourself.
This is a great habit to start developing and all it takes is a little practice.
The Right Habits to Improve Fitness
Being healthy means that you are better able to deal with all that life throws at you. Plus you’ll be less likely to succumb to illness. Start with these habits to improve your overall fitness and feel like a new man.
Drink Water Before A Meal
This habit will help you not to overeat as your stomach will already be full. Staying hydrated is absolutely essential for numerous health releated benefits, and drinking water before every meal will help keep you slim and hydrated.
Adopt The Perfect Plate
The perfect plate involves every meal being ½ vegetables, ¼ carbohydrates and ¼ protein. Once you get the hang of it this is an incredibly easy habit to maintain; eating can be a simple pleasure again.
Try A New Exercise Every Day
To prevent your workout from becoming boring choose a new exercise and try it at least once a week. Ideally you should do something different every day.
Not only will this make your fitness goals easier to achieve your body will find it more challenging which will improve your results.
Set A Goal
You need several goals. The main goal should be a long term one while you also need individual ones that can be achieved in a day or week.
Create a habit of checking your progress daily against the next goal; you’ll find this helps you achieve your target.
Train With Friends
If you want to get serious about exercise and fitness then you need to start training with friends. This habit will ensure you stick to your training routine even when you don’t feel like it.
Developing Good Habits for Men
One thing that you should learn immediately and apply to every aspect of your life is that you should never give up. It doesn’t matter how difficult the challenge is; your habits and self confidence can help you to succeed.
Good Habits for men create positive results; it’s time to make these habits part of your daily life.
Don’t forget, everything seems impossible until it is done. You can achieve anything by adopting these habits and joining the FF4L; you’ll feel inspired, accountable and unbeatable all at the same time!
Head Training Staff, The Fit Father Project
Brotherhood Nickname: “The Fit Brit”
Bragging Rights: 16 Years in the fitness industry, Author of ‘The Easy Fitness Guide', Father of 4 boys and Husband to a Venezuelan beauty.