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Hey loves, we’re looking at habits to develop in 2023 that will improve your life. These are daily habits you can include into your routine that are simply life changing.

If you missed my previous post on how to develop good habits that sticks by following ten simple strategies then you can click to read here

The Big List Of Habits To Improve Your Life In 2023

1. Living Healthy

It’s so important to practice living healthy now than ever before. Living healthy involves a lot of things. You can choose to get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, take your vitamins, exercise, drink more water and prioritize your mental and physical health.

Healthy fruit bowl

2. Read

Reading helps you learn more and broadens your knowledge. It’s a good way to learn about something or just spend time reading something exciting. You can read self help books, they are sure to improve your life and change your mindset. You can also read other types of books as well.

A girl reading a book with a brown blanket and pumpkin around

3. Write

Writing down your thoughts helps you so much. Getting your emotions down on paper can be so relieving so having a journal can be really helpful. You can also use it to track your emotions and other things. Aside from that you could start a blog or even write a book.

A girl writing

4. Gratitude/ Affirmation

Having a gratitude or affirmation list can really be helpful in making you positive and I really love them. You can make use of affirmations daily and write what you are grateful for at the end of each day. I have a lot of posts on affirmations so be sure to check them out. Here’s one for the year.

Positive Daily Affirmations For The New Year

Happy to be me affirmation

5. Spending Habits

Make a budget of your money, know how much you will spend on something and make sure it’s something you really need and not just something you will buy and just leave somewhere after the thrill of getting it is gone. Also don’t buy on impulse because you’ll have a lot of stuff you don’t really need. Also learn to save and invest your money.

A girl with her ATM card and her phone looking at clothes

6. Time management

Learning to manage your time properly is so helpful, it’s going to save you the stress of multi tasking just so you can get things done and it’s also going to help you achieve more and make you more efficient and effective in your day to day activities.

How to use your time wisely and be more productive

Black clock on a wall

7. Be present

We are all guilty of not being present in the moment I know I am extremely guilty. If I’m not occupied with something then I’m probably thinking of how to get something done and if it’s not that then I’m on my phone or something else. Sometimes we just need to put those things on pause and look around us and take our surroundings in. It’s also important to reduce your screen time and spend enough time with people around you that matters.

8. Self Care

Make yourself your top priority. Take care of yourself, your mental and physical health. Treat yourself to things you enjoy doing or having. Take good care of you, protect your space and just do things that will make you happy.

9. Prioritize

Know what’s important to you, schedule your activities with what’s important being at the top. Don’t take on more than you can. Prioritize your health, prioritize your activities, prioritize time to heal and grow.

10. Set goals

Setting goals is one habit that will tremendously improve your life. You can set yearly goals, monthly goals, weekly and daily goals and if you see setting goals as a big thing then you can have a to do list. Have a to do list of what you want to do in a day, week or month. To know how you can set your goals for success then check out my book

The Simple But Effective Goal Setters Guide To Achievement

That’s it on today’s post, let me know which of the habit you’ll be focusing on this year and if you have goals for the year getting a planner will help you organize them and plan efficiently towards them. Grab your FREE 2022 goal setting planner here

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Have a lovely weekend ❀️

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  1. I’ve incorporated most of these things into my daily life but I’m still struggling to be present and to practice self-care. Those will be my goals for 2021.

    All the best, Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)

    1. That’s lovely. I wish you all the best in your self care journey ❀️

    2. Love this! I need to work on time management and being present in the moment. Thank you so much for sharing!

      1. Thanks for reading πŸ€—

  2. I believe you’ve said it all.

    I like how you formatted your article. It’s beautiful.

  3. I really love this post ❀❀

    1. Thank you 😊
      I’m glad you do ❀️

  4. Motso Lifestyle Blog

    I loved this post so much and I’m happy to say that I’m practicing most of the habits you mentioned.
    I love self care so I’m definetly going to invest more in that department and I am going to set more goals going ahead in the future ❀.
    Thank you for the wonderful post Nianni.

    1. That’s great. Good to know you are making the investment to improve your life this year already. Thanks for reading Motso, wishing you all the best in your goals and self development journey. πŸ€—

  5. I really love this post especially the Affirmation aspect

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you do ❀️

  6. This is a great list! One of my biggest things that has helped me improve my life is saying daily affirmations out loud. I also love your point about time management. It’s so important to set boundaries for this. Thanks for sharing x


    1. Thanks for reading. I’m glad you love affirmations as well. Have a great day. πŸ€—

  7. Great list!! I’ll try to incorporate these in my life especially being present. ✨❀️

    1. That’s great, it will help a lot. Thanks for reading. πŸ€—

  8. January is my month of focusing on having a healthy body. I started the journey of having a healthy mind last year and this year I wanna go further a bit more because I think it’s important for my overall wellness. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’› I absolutely love these habits, I think these are great habits to nourish and establish. Thanks for sharing, Nianni! xc

    1. This is really nice. It’s a good thing you started with a healthy mind first because if you can do that you can do anything. I wish you that body goals you want to establish. Thanks for reading Elle, have a great day. πŸ€—

      1. Thank u, nianni! Have a great week ahead. πŸ€— xx

        1. Thanks, same to you. πŸ€—

  9. This is lovely, I learnt so much

    1. That’s great. Thanks ❀️

  10. This is such a helpful list! I started saying affirmations daily and it’s really helping! Also wiring a to-do list has helped me not to procrastinate! Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thanks for reading. It’s good to know that you already practice all these things and they are working well for you.

  11. This list is perfection! I need to log off soon- being present is a top priority!

    1. Yes it is a top priority πŸ‘Š
      Thanks for reading.

  12. Love love love it!!! These tips are so amazing. I need to really make of an effort in self care. Will be doing more of this for this year 2021.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Helloo Nianne,you made some right points here! All tha points are significant and easy to do. Especially self care. I believe in self care. It’s really helpful for our health and mind. Thanks for this amazing post!!
      Love and light πŸ’›
      ~ Sweety Joshi

      1. That’s great. It’s really good that you practice self care and it’s something you enjoy doing.

    2. Thanks so much for reading. I’m glad you enjoyed reading and want to develop a habit on the list. Wishing you all the best πŸ€—

  13. Your list is spot on! I am so happy to know that I am “on point” with all of them! Great Post!

    1. That’s great! Keep it up. Thanks for reading πŸ€—

  14. To me, be present is the most practiced by me on this list since before and I’m glad that this already feels natural to me. I also have to work on the others! Great post! Thank you for this.


    1. Thank you for your comment. It’s nice that you already practice being mindful and present. That’s a great step.

  15. Definitely agree with all of these! I found affirmations to be really helpful recently xx

    1. Yes, they can be really helpful. Have a nice day. πŸ’―

  16. Love these habits – we all need to incorporate healthy habits that makes us better people. Reflecting on yourself is so important – you need to know the good that is happening around you. It is so important to watch your spending habits as well! Hopefully it will be easier for all of us to incorporate these habits this year πŸ™‚

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

    1. Yes we all need to incorporate the habits. Hopefully we get to do that.

  17. Number 2 on the list is my personal favorite (shocker). But all of these are such great tips for making the most of life this year – and always. I love that you shared this!

    1. Thank you. Lol, I know number two is your favourite πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for reading πŸ€—

  18. Reading and writing have always been such a big part of my life, I cannot imagine my days without them! I am working on affirmations, as you know, as well as being more present in what I do and how I do it. I want to stop looking back and seeing I could have done something better; I want to do better in the now.

    Thank you for sharing this! πŸ™‚

    1. Yeah, your writings and poem are really good. It’s good that you are working on your affirmations. I also need to be more present and I like what you said about doing and being better now rather than looking back.

  19. Some told me they are overwhelmed with life and am actually going to discuss this article with them

    1. Oh wow, it will be nice of you to. I hope the person feels better now.

  20. Love this, really nice and balanced list. Time management, spending habits and prioritisation are things that come naturally to me, less so being present and gratitude

    1. It’s great that you are good with most of them. I’m good with gratitude but not so much at being present but it’s something we can work on.

  21. Great post! I feel like I need to work on every single one of them LOL

    1. Lol, we all need to work on something on the list so no pressure.

  22. Great post. Very niece list. Be present is a good piece of advice these days ❀️
    Thanks for sharinghttps://uncuaderno4cero.wordpress.com/

    1. Yes it is. Thanks for reading.

  23. I totally agree that all of these habits can drastically improve our lives. Being present is something I’m trying to work on right now.

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    1. Thanks. It’s something I’m trying to work on as well.

  24. All of these are so important! I’m trying to learn how to be more present this year.

  25. Really great list thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for reading πŸ€—

  26. Really great read. I really need to start managing my time better

    1. Thank you. It’s something you can work on. πŸ’―

  27. This is a well-thought-out list and I’m trying my best to incorporate all of them this year cause I know I kind of lost it last year. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks for reading. I hope you get to do them more this year.

  28. These are all so great, I’ve actually tried to incorporate a lot of these to my lifestyle especially healthy living! I feel affirmations are also so important and I am definitely reading more! And self care is so important too, I love this post, defintley on my vibes and wavelength!

    1. That’s great. Thanks πŸ€—

  29. Great tips here, and I love the positive tone to your writing! πŸ™‚

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

  30. Great post!! Really enjoyed reading that. I’m sort of trying to incorporate all of them into my life this year but we’ll see how I get on :’) x

    1. Thank you πŸ€—
      Wishing you all the best in that

  31. This is such a great post – I found myself nodding away for the entirety of it! For me the main habit I need to incorporate eating healthy every day and trying my best with food as drinking enough water too.

    1. That’s nice. Wishing you all the best in eating healthy. πŸ’―

  32. What a great list! I agree with all you have written and have really focused in this past year on things that make me happy. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for reading. It’s a good thing that you are focusing on things that makes you happy because you deserve happiness. πŸ€—

  33. These are all great habits to adopt! I practice gratitude and affirmations regularly, but my time management could use some improvement! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It’s nice that you’ve seen an area to improve in and that you already practice gratitude and affirmations regularly. Thanks for reading.

  34. Simple, but really effective tips, which are a sure fire way of improving one’s overall life and mental health and wellbeing. I, too, love to do all of these and can definitely see the massive improvement they’ve made to my own life and happiness. Thanks for sharing.

    1. That’s great. It’s good to know that you can see improvement in your life and that you are happy. Wishing you all the best.

  35. I’m really trying to read more in 2021, it really helps me switch off for a bit!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

    1. That’s good. I hope you get to read more. Have a great day πŸ€—

  36. Fab post, being present is something that I’m trying to focus on more this year. Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thanks for reading, I wish you success in your habits. Have a great day. πŸ€—

  37. Definitely agree. Also, writing has been my passion from childhood. Very valuable tips..

  38. I’ve been working a lot more on gratitude and writing 3 affirmations every morning – it has been helping me stay positive during lockdown and I’m loving it x

    1. That’s great. It’s good that it’s something you practice and it also helps you stay positive. πŸ’―

  39. I’m always trying to read more. This post was a good reminder. πŸ™‚

    1. That’s good πŸ‘
      Thanks for reading, have a great day πŸ€—

  40. Great habits! I’m trying to develop the habit of reading for this year. I started late last year. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks for reading. It’s a good thing that you’ve started developing the habit of reading. Well done πŸ‘

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  42. This list couldn’t be more complete. Thanks for sharing such a nice piece of information!

    1. Thanks for checking it out. I’m glad you liked it. What was your favourite on the list?

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