100 Life Changing Actions to Turn into Habits

They say if you control your habits, you control your life! So, I’ve been collecting and refining a list of actions or activities that I think are essential for us to master and turn into habits in our lives. They are broken down into ten major areas or categories of life that cover nearly every situation. I don’t expect anyone to turn all 100 into habits in life, certainly not every action applies to every person, but if you’re looking to improve your life in any of these ten areas, there will be a habit to master that I’m sure you don’t have down yet! I hope this inspires you to make little changes in your life that add up to big things!


1. Drink half you weight in ounces of water (150lbs > 75oz)

2. Serve yourself slightly smaller portions at meal time

3. Take any opportunity to walk

4. Wash your hands after you finish in the bathroom

5. Meal Plan

6. Eat home cooked meals most of the week

7. Stretch in bed before you exit

8. Never skip your annual health exams

9. Brush your teeth everyday

10. Wear seasonally appropriate clothing


11. Say please and thank you

12. Hold the door for strangers

13. Talk to members of your immediate family weekly and extended family regularly

14. Interact with your friends on social media

15. Send loved ones birthday cards in the mail

16. Send thank you cards for the gifts you receive

17. Set a regular date night with your significant other

18. Be the first to apologize and the first to forgive

19. Accept the fact that not everyone is going to like you

20. Kill ‘em with kindness

Personal Development

21. Create a simple morning routine

22. Create a simple evening routine

23. Spent time visualizing your goals while you are in the shower

24. Create your own personal empowerment Mantra

25. Spend at least one evening a week on self care

26. Set your alarm 15 minutes earlier

27. Never go to bed before removing your makeup

28. Never go to bed before removing your jewelry

29. Say YES to experiences that scare you

30. Say NO to experiences that do not serve you


31. Spend time in quiet reflection daily

32. Accept your limitations

33. Surrender your sense of control

34. Have integrity in all that you do

35. Have grace with yourself and others

36. Seek to find the activities and people that light you up

37. Be generous with others

38. Let go of your ego

39. Ask for forgiveness

40. Always believe in the impossible


41. Use a planner

42. Batch your work

43. Set your top 3 priorities each day

44. Silence your phone and notifications while you work

45. Write everything down

46. Get down to inbox zero on a weekly basis

47. Block out time for important tasks

48. Be clear on your priorities

49. Accept that you won’t always get everything done

50. Never be afraid to ask for help


51. Find a mentor

52. Find someone to mentor

53. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have

54. Accept responsibility for your mistakes immediately

55. Take criticism with grace

56. Work hard even when your boss isn’t watching

57. Turn off from work when you get home

58. Volunteer for new opportunities and challenges

59. Make your voice heard in meetings

60. Always ask for what you’re worth


61. Read one book a month

62. Keep a journal

63. Cook for pleasure

64. Find a physical hobby

65. Plan one no-tech evening a week

66. Limit your screen time

67. Spend time outside in nature often

68. Keep a list of things you’d like to try in your free time

69. Explore your city

70. Spend more time creating than consuming


71. Make your bed as soon as you wake

72. Never let a wet towel touch the floor

73. Never let dishes sit in the sink

74. Keep money organized in your wallet

75. Clean out your bag at the end of the day

76. Establish a home care routine

77. Discard damaged clothing

78. Keep your contacts up to date

79. Discard and replace expired products

80. Don’t treat your vehicle like a storage unit

Community & Charity

81. Find a charity to contribute to regularly

82. Donate your old clothing

83. Pay for the coffee of a person behind you in line

84. Follow local news

85. Be friendly towards your neighbors

86. Practice safe driving

87. Support local small businesses

88. Greet your mail carriers by name

89. Bring reusable shopping bags to the grocery store

90. Be kind to everyone you meet

Money & Finance

91. Carry cash and change with you

92. Pay off your credit card balance each month

93. Spend less than you earn

94. Save at least 10% of everything you make

95. Start a retirement account and contribute to it monthly

96. Pay your bills on time

97. Don’t open credit accounts at every store you visit

98. Set up dedicated savings accounts for major purchases

99. Put extra money towards paying down debt

100. Check your bank balances and card statements weekly

What actions on this list do you plan to work on for your own personal development? I’d love to hear about your plan in the comments!



19 comments on “100 Life Changing Actions to Turn into Habits”

  1. Wow this list is absolutely amazing and so well thought out. You actually have some of the points i live by, especially just having private time to think.

  2. Brilliant list! Many of these things I already do on a regular basis, but there are several others I am adding to my habits. Thanks so much for creating this list.

  3. This is an incredible list, thank you! Working to improve many of them will fill my New Year’s resolution list – especially becoming more assertive, asking for what I am worth. To that end, do you have anything already created in the way of direction for business owners who struggle with self-promotion? Thank you for the amazing videos and blog.

  4. Thank you so much for making life look so amazing and meaningful and sorted by your awesome list .I have always thought of them in bits and pieces but never actually organized them the way you did.

  5. Very helpful.
    # 80. don’t Treat your vehicle like a storage unit.

    Really striked me. Indeed, very true. I laughed but enlighten. I remember my husband saying to me whenever he clean my car, he always remind me “Respect your car because that is one of your precious belongings that needs to be taking care of, you drive and use it to get you where you want, love it and clean it.

    • I had to laugh at this one because I am a shopaholic and I keep everything in my car until I want or need to use it grocery, change of clothing,, wigs, shoes, household and cleaning supplies.gifts for others you name it I got it. my kids always say ma pop that trunk let me see what you got in there I can get …80 will definitely be one of my goals to work on

  6. Thank you for sharing this article. Please always send us this kind of reading materials that will help us more efficient in our daily activitiies. God bless

  7. Really valuable check pointers for everyone concerned …!!!

    We will spread this in our network personal & professional..

    This really includes socialization process to be more effective and the best part is it really creates balance life professionally, technically & personally..

    This should be very beneficial for our younger generations as many of our kids are out of from the home for the cause of getting education and jobs also…

    Sometime in our busy schedule and mechanical lif, we tend to forget the basic ethics, civic sense and fundamentals of life….

    Many thanks to the originator of creating these 100 nos of points

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