25 Tiny Habit Changes That Will Make You A Different Person In A Year From Now

1. Read at least one book per month.

2. Write down your goals at the start of each week and each month.

3. And measure and track those goals throughout the year – actually look each goal in the face and be honest with yourself about what you did do and what you could have done better.

4. Dedicate just one day a week to eating no meat.

5. Turn your phone on silent before you share a meal with someone you care about.

6. Talk to someone you trust when you’re in pain, even if it’s what you consider a ‘small pain.’

7. Walk whenever you can and wherever you can.

8. Do everything in your power to be considerate of and aware of other people.

9. Say ‘yes’ to something that scares you, if you know that it will truly be good for you.

10. Write every day in a notebook, with the understanding that there are no rules, no one will ever see it, and that it’s simply a tool for you to get your thoughts out of your head and onto a piece of paper.

11. Become cognizant of your emotions in a way you never have before – by simply trying to address them and name them, instead of treating them like a silent companion that you ignore because you practically don’t even notice them.

12. Listen more than you talk. And then forgive yourself when you fail at this. And then try again.

13. Look at anything other than a screen in the minutes before you fall asleep. A book, the window, your partner, a pet, the ceiling. Anything that is not going to instantaneously bring you back into a world you are trying to take a break from for eight hours.

14. Treat sleep as an absolute necessity and an incredibly important priority, instead of being proud of how little of it you are getting.

15. Pay attention to the factors you need in which to do good work. Do you need music? Do you need silence? Do you need a window? Do you need white noise? Do you need to turn your phone face-down? Do you need scheduled breaks every 45 minutes to read a few pages in a book? Do you need to take a walk first or right in the middle of it all? Pay attention to the moments in which you’ve done your best work, notice the factors that were present in that experience, and then do everything in your power to replicate it every single time.

16. Talk to strangers sometimes. Talk to your Uber driver when they seem to be in a chatty mood. Talk to your server about anything other than today’s happy hour specials. Talk to the person ringing up your dry cleaning and see how their day is going. Sometimes the interaction will be nice but forgettable. But sometimes you will still remember it several years from now. People have the most interesting things to say, when you’re listening.

17. When you come up with a new goal and you feel that familiar thrill every time you think about it, tell someone about it. The effect of how much more real and tangible it becomes when you do this is incredible.

18. Listen to when you need to study or focus or create, or when you just need your brain to quiet down for a bit.

19. Pay attention to how many pointless things you do, and how many minutes you waste, in the moments or hours before you go to bed. When you find yourself doing these things, like clicking through ridiculous slideshows or doing a deep dive into someone’s Facebook, stop. Brush your teeth. And go to sleep. The more you try to catch yourself doing these things, the less you will do them.

20. When you choose to relax, make sure you mentally and emotionally commit to it. Don’t half-ass it. Don’t sit on the couch and ‘rest’ while also checking emails and doing ‘something small’ for work and planning an upcoming trip. Just fully commit to relaxing. Immerse yourself in that movie or show or book or walk or yoga class or whatever. Let it be the only thing that you’re doing.

21. Wear whatever is the best combination of making you feel comfortable, confident, and like yourself. These outfits exist, you just have to work a little harder to find them.

22. Open your mail right away. Answer what needs to be answered, and throw out anything that is unnecessary. Do this immediately. When you do it for a while and have success and then four months later you’re back to your old ways, waste no time scolding yourself. It happens to all of us. Just start again.

23. Tell people you are proud of them, thankful for them, inspired by them, grateful to them, here for them, honored to know them, and comforted by them.

24. Make every decision, ever little choice, based on your desire to be a person of integrity.

25. Think about where you were a year ago, five years ago, ten years ago. Think about all the things you are doing now that you wouldn’t have ever believed you could do back then. Then keep waking up every day striving to make the future you once again astounded and proud.

(2018 Original Post from Thought Catalog / Kim Quindlen)

The Red String!

The idea of the day is called “the red string.”  It is simply the connection on your timeline.  In your life, there are “pins” or “pivotal moments” that connect the red string from one point to the other.  They are the “major decisions,” “the fork in the road,” “the life altering changes of course.”  Getting into your flow is all part of finding your way along “the red string” so that each new “pivot pin” is made with true intention and keeps you aligned on the path of your vision and goals.  So spending some time today at your current “pivot pin,” where some new decisions and course corrections need to be made.

What does your current “pivot pin” look like in these areas?

📌 Family

📌 Finance

📌 Education

📌 Personal 

📌 Work

📌 Spiritual

📌 Health

Once you have an accurate snapshot of your current “pivot pins,” the next step is to write out your vision of what you truly wish these areas of your life would look like.  Be specific.  Cover all the senses. 

The next step is simply to take one to two steps daily in each area towards these “course corrections” you wish to make on your “red string” and reward yourself each time you mark your new “pivot pin” that brings your closer to your vision.


✨My most favorite part of being a #FGIT is hearing what each little princess wishes for. Sometimes they know exactly what they want and sometimes they need a little faith, trust and pixie dust first. So as your resident FGIT (Fairy Godmother in Training), I want to help you get the best ROI on your #2019WISHES … Sound good??? Perfect … Let’s begin!!!

✨STEP ONE is very simple. It’s Belief! Yep, that sounds easy enough right? You must first belief that your wishes CAN come true. If you don’t believe in magic, you are guaranteeing that your wishes will remain unfulfilled. Just saying!

✨STEP TWO is also simple. It’s to Tell Other People What You Wish For! I understand we have been trained since our very first birthday to keep our wishes a secret, but that was wrong information. So starting today, speak your wishes out loud! Heard? Excellent … moving on.

✨STEP THREE is very simple, just not easy. It’s Be Patient. I know, I know … we live in the most impatient, gotta have everything right now, this instant kind of world. Well, all I can say is get over it. Some wishes take time and some of them might even get stalled because of specifics. You must be specific with your wish, otherwise your wish grantor can’t help with fulfillment. Make sense? Awesome!

✨STEP FOUR … I call this step the wish accelerator or the wish “fast pass” and it’s a very easy to remember step because I’ve turned it into an acronym. You know how much I LOVE acronyms. So do you want to know H.O.W. to make your wishes happen faster??? I thought you might. It’s really quite simple …
If you help others with their wishes, they will help you with yours. This is also true in life … if you help others get what they want, they will help you get what you want… as long as you are surrounding yourself with folks who truly want to see you succeed in life.

✨So let’s review … Belief, Tell Others, Have Patience, Help Others Wish!

✨Happy New Year Friends and Family. Looking forward to helping each one of you make all your wishes in 2019 a reality.

Yours Magically,
✨FGIT Mikki