Habits to be practiced

Brianna Mosinski, In-Depth Editor

We’re all reminded of what good habits are and what we should be doing on a daily basis, but sometimes this can be easier said than done. Often creating a routine motivates many to accomplish more than they thought.
According to cuemath.com, good habits refer to the behavior that is beneficial for the development of the physical or mental health of a person.
Developing good habits is often linked to discipline and self-control. These help in various aspects of life.
We’ve all heard people say, “put on sunscreen”, “drink lots of water”, “exercise”, and “sleep at least 8 hours”, but it’s said for a reason. Self-care such as putting on sunscreen, drinking lots of water, getting the sleep you need, and getting at least 30 minutes of movement, affects your physical and mental health.
Other good habits such as taking time for yourself or eating nutritious foods according to ceceliahealth.com, can make or break the chances of achieving and maintaining lifestyle goals.
Though it is crucial to have good habits, it can be hard to stick to one and before we know it, we slip into a bad habit without realizing it.
According to psychologytoday.com, good habits can be hard to form not because of a lack of self-discipline or education but because we are used to repeating behaviors based on their immediate physical, social, and emotional consequences.
Habits are at the core of everything people do and have a direct impact on lifestyle. For example, if someone had a routine, it may help stop procrastinating and allow for more to get done.
It may be challenging to stop procrastinating, being on your phone, and not getting enough sleep, nutrients, or water, but even the smallest step toward achieving your goal, replaces those unhealthy habits with healthy ones and the changes will begin to make the biggest difference.