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What are some habits that are good to get into?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, Life Coach.

The best habits I have found amongst the most successful CEOs and personal development experts are:

1. Affirmations and Visualizations

Take five minutes, twice a day to re-affirm yourself with your goals, dreams, and desires. Most of us do not achieve our goals not because we are too lazy, or untalented, but more because we forget them and our connection towards them.

2. Going Outside

Even if it is for just 10 minutes a day, take the time to go for a short walk or sit in a place surrounded by nature for a short while. Take the stress of the day off and you will feel instantly recharged.

3. Exercising

Your body is your temple. Take care of your temple every day. If your body is not in top form, neither will you. Exercising, eating healthy and taking care of this amazing machine is a requirement for you to be able to produce at the highest levels.

4. Meditation

The biggest improvements in our lives come from within ourselves. And the best way to look at all the garbage, limiting beliefs and destructive thoughts inside of us is to meditate 30 minutes a day. If you cannot do 30 minutes a day, you need two hours a week.

5. Smiling At Everyone

A smile can change the world. Not only for you but also for the people you interact with. Practice a genuine smile and give joy to the world. Impact the world today by smiling at everyone around you.

6. Greeting Everyone

There is no easier and faster way to increase your confidence and go outside your own comfort zone than to just greet as many people as you can. Especially if you are in a big city and you know that you cannot greet everyone. Try it anyway.

7. Being Honest

What good do lies do for you? You are only cheating your emotions and being destructive with yourself. Every Emotion is a part of you, every thought has its reason for being there and lying about either of them will destroy you from the inside because you are not being acknowledging of yourself, thinking you need to be better, think differently and feel other emotions. Being honest with yourself does not mean you have to act on it. Just acknowledge the truth and then make the best choice thereafter.

8. Playing More

Find more ways to have fun. Life is not this strict, gloomy Experience that we have to struggle through. Instead it can be a Waterslide full of amazing twists and turns if you find the right things to do. Make sure you laugh out loud at least once a day.
Do something stupid, childish, and completely weird. Be yourself, have fun, laugh at your own jokes and play more.

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