It's hard being an adult. You have to hold down a job, take care of house and home (and possibly other people), all the while watching out for your own personal health and wellness.
Thankfully, there are little things you can do to make your life easier.
Here are 19 Redditors on the one habit that helped them get their lives in order.
1. The less than two minutes mantra
It will do wonders to what you will get done throughout the day. If you are a procrastinator like me you will be amazed at what a stress reliever this can be if you stick to it.
2. Put pen to paper
Write. Shit. Down. (Somewhere you’ll see it later) Changed my life.
3. It's the little things
Every day, strive to make your situation just a little bit better than it was the day before - clean something in your house, do some physical activity, read something you'd like to be more knowledgeable in, start learning a new work skill, run an errand, etc. Literally anything productive. Even just the smallest increment of the task... 5 minutes, whatever... I'm not talking about committing a ton of time every day right off the bat. Start with easy stuff, and by getting in a habit of doing this practice everyday, you'll develop a kind of discipline, and every day your life gets a tiny bit better. Eventually you'll either "get caught up" to a place where you feel content, or you begin to feel more motivated to achieve more on a daily basis.
5. Stay in the present
Understand that there is no 'future you' who will make things better. Understand it is your minute to minute choice to decide. You do not succeed in anything by saying 'well, I'll start tomorrow'. You are attributing your future self with qualities you do not possess in the present. How do you think you get those qualities?
8. Keep a bullet journal
Keeps track of short, medium, and long term goals and obligations. You can get as gaudy and in depth as you like or as simple as you like. If you're forgetful like me keeping a pocket notebook and space pen in your pants is super helpful as well. Write things down so you don't forget them.
10. Priorities, priorities
So many people spend so much time on things that are bottom-priorities and neglect the stuff they really care about because it is too hard. Just make it happen. Rearrange your entire life.
14. Clean while you cook
16. Quit drugs
17. 20 minutes a day
Something that has really changed my life is cleaning. I've always had very cluttered and messy spaces: my room, my apartment, my car. Just a few months ago I started cleaning for 20 minutes every day. It's easy, 20 minutes a day is nothing. And suddenly I love being in my room, I'm not embarrassed when friends come over, and I feel like I can BREATHE.
Focus on finishing one thing at a time. Scrolling from one task to another is a huge waste of tme.