Day-to-day activities can turn into a boring routine. But, there are some simple things you can do to make each day count. After all, we are only here for a limited time, let’s make it count!

You don’t need to change big things to have a better life. Adopting simple habits can create long term happiness and less prompt reaction to triggering situations. Here’s what to do every day to make the rest of your life better:

1. Make a healthy meal

Not only is cooking healthy foods is great for your health, but it’s also a mindful exercise.

When you invest time and effort into preparing a homemade meal, you’re showing your body and mind that you care for them.

2. Exercise

Even if it’s just for 10 minutes each morning, find ways to include physical activities every day.

It will improve your mood, lower your blood pressure, and reduce body fat.

3. Be grateful

Before going to bed, make a list of three things that made you thankful for a day you’re leaving behind.

It’s a simple, yet powerful reminder of everything you achieved and you already have in your life.

4. Help someone

Random act of kindness is a healthy way to express empathy. By helping others, you’re helping yourself create a better life.

Give honest compliments, do friend favor or give a few bucks to a homeless person. Be the change you want to see in others.

5. Express love

Don’t forget to spend time with the ones you love, but even if they are thousands of miles away, check out on them, and tell them you love them.

Life’s unpredictable, so don’t waste it by hiding behind your work and or taking time for granted.

6. Clean up

Create a sense of calmness in your environment by taking at least 5 minutes to clean up.

Give your home love it deserves, and get rid of all the things you don’t find useful. The clean and decluttered home will improve your mood.

7. Please and thank you

Learn to appreciate the people around you. Show your good manners, and you might make someone’s day.

By treating people with kindness, you’re more likely to show love to yourself.

8. Laugh

Laugh from your heart. Watch a comedy or youtube videos of animals acting funny, at least for a few minutes.

Time well spent isn’t wasted, and laughing is as vital to your soul as is breathing to your body.

9. Stop multitasking

Multitasking leads to stress. When you’re focused on one thing at the time, you’re more efficient and calmer.

Learn to focus and make clear boundaries between your work and private life.

10. Touch people

You won’t go running down the street and acting like a maniac. But a simple hug to your friend releases you both from stress.

Furthermore, touching can help with physical pain, as well. So, whether it’s your partner or parent, hug them, hold their hands, and enjoy creating safe surroundings.

11. Sleep

Most people aren’t aware that their sleeping patterns are all wrong.

Sleep is the essence of wellbeing. Lack of sleep harms your immune system. “Sleeping on it” does improve decision making.

Additionally, lack of sleep can make you more likely to behave unethically. And yes, there is such a thing as beauty sleep.

Go to bed at 10 pm, and get good 6-8 hours of night sleep.

Some say that developing a habit lasts for 21 days. Here’ a challenge: start with these changes today and see what happens in three weeks. You’ll be positively surprised because life is all about those little, everyday things.