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7 Quick Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life

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Having good habits can do more for your mental wellbeing than you may realize. After all, when your mind is freed up from all the little, nagging things in life, you can more easily focus on the bigger, more important things. The good news is, not ever healthy habit has to be time consuming or difficult. Things as simple as flossing your teeth and making your bed can actually have a big impact on how you feel mentally each day. Keep reading to learn the seven quick daily habits that can change your life, one baby step at a time!

7. Make Your Bed Every Day

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Yes, just like your mother always told you to do, you should make your bed every morning. We’re not talking full hospital corners or anything, but at least take two minutes to pull the blanket up, smooth everything over and fluff your pillows a bit before setting them on top. You may not realize the impact an unmade bed can have on the psyche, but make your bed for a few days and you’ll definitely notice the difference!

6. Make Coffee at Home

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Occasionally, hitting up your favorite coffee shop is worth the $4 you’ll spend on an Americano, but on a daily basis, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by just making your own coffee at home. Invest in a good coffee brewer (or an espresso machine, if that’s more your style), a coffee grinder and some good-quality coffee beans, and learn to make the magic happen in your own kitchen rather than shelling out unnecessary money for mediocre coffee on-the-go! Your bank account will thank you!

5. Become a Generous Tipper

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As part of being in the general good-person category, you should always factor in the cost of a hearty tip when you eat out. Servers work hard for their money, so if your service is good, tip accordingly, and then tip a little extra when you can. What does this have to do with changing your life? You get to feel good about yourself knowing you’ve made someone else’s day just a little bit better, and you should never underestimate the power that feeling good about yourself can have.

4. Never Leave Dirty Dishes in the Sink

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Aside from general cleanliness and health concerns, walking into a kitchen with a sink piled full of dirty dishes is an instant downer. Plus, anecdotal evidence suggests that keeping your sink free of dishes (which means cleaning them after you use them, not piling them onto the countertops instead) makes you  more likely to keep the rest of your home tidy, as well. Besides, a sink full of dirty dishes is just asking for trouble in the form of roaches, fruit flies and ants, and that kind of trouble will definitely wreak havoc on your mental wellbeing!

Marissa is a talented writer and journalist with a strong background in covering physical and mental health issues. Find Marissa on LinkedIn!

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