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99 Good Habits For a Better Life + FREE Printable Checklist

This majestic list of good habits is everything you need to build a life you’re proud of.

Researched, written by Amber & The Team
Updated on July 9, 2023

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Are you tired of your bad habits? Looking for ways to shape your life into something you really love?

Maybe you’re just fed up with the way you are and looking for a sweet formula on how to finally get yourself together?

I’ve got something that can help you!




My Experience With Good Habits


Before reinventing myself and redesigning my life, I was a lazy, unorganized, unmotivated girl with a full collection of bad habits.

Paired with anxiety and eventually – depression, these bad life choices kept dragging me down until I became fed up. I decided to change myself completely and developing good habits was one of the things I worked on in my personal growth story.

After working on my self improvement for the past 5 or 6 years I can honestly say – constant self-improvement is a choice – and a life-changing one!

Related: How to radically change your mindset with personal growth.

If you crave to have a better life, you should always be looking for ways to improve it.

And what’s a better way to improve than with good habits that fill your life with brightness, joy, and positivity!

In fact, it might be that sweet formula you’re looking for.


Why It’s Important To Build Good Habits?


Good habits can help you to thrive in life.

Not only does the feeling of becoming better help you to keep a positive mindset + stay wildly productive, but it can also help you to become a better person, or a person you want to be.

Also, good habits can also be pretty addictive!


How Can I Have Fun Building Good Habits In My Life?


The fun thing with building good habits is that they can be gamified. You can choose which habits you want to adopt, you can track them (here’s a super handy habit tracker for that) or you can even set yourself up for a fun challenge to help yourself keep going.


Implementing one or two good habits significantly improves your life and you gain energy to work on yourself more.

Sooner or later, you find yourself being a power machine!

So here is a list of 99 good habits you can implement in your life to live better, feel better, and become better every single day.

Most of them are really easy so I recommend implementing at least a few – it’s so worth it!

Important: I made this list extra fancy and enriched it with tools and resources that can help you develop a particular habit. Those will be visible as purple links or images and I strongly recommend you to check them out because they WILL make things so much easier for you.

Creating good habits will require some work after all so the easier you make this for you, the bigger the chances of success.

+ There’s a printable checklist at the bottom that you can get for free and gamify the creation of your good habits, yay!

Simply checkmark all the good habits you’ve already developed.

Can you make it to all 99?

That would be MAJESTIC.

Ok, let’s do this!

Let’s create new, healthy, good habits for your better life!


99 Good Habits For Better Life: Your Ultimate List Of Life-Changing Mini Rules


PART 1: Good Habits For Rapid Self Improvement


Pretty Black Woman Drinking Morning Coffee As Part Of Her Good Habits Routine


Wake up early.

Always plan your day.

Always set your priorities.

Get to know yourself

Spend less time on mindless internet browsing.

Listen to an audiobook on your daily commute (P.S.

You can get a free 30-day Amazon Audible trial + 2 FREE audiobooks! Sign up for FREE).

Challenge yourself every month

Listen to self-improvement podcasts.

Regularly read Quora.

Read psychology books or magazines.

Act confident (even if you aren’t).

Control TV time.

Research passive income ideas regularly.

Buy a mirror and practice speaking.

Keep your life in order with a life binder.

Track your good habits!

Develop yourself with online courses.

Plan your goals.


PART 2: Good Habits For Better Health


Eat at least 1 healthy meal every day.

Stretch a little several times a day.

Eat without looking at your phone or TV.

Don’t smoke.

Drink only in moderation.

Track your medication or vitamins.

Brush your teeth twice a day.

Have a daily 15-minute walk.

Have your teeth checked.

Workout 30 minutes a day.

If you’re sick, constantly think about healing & getting better.

Let in some fresh air every morning.


PART 3: Good Habits For Balance And Mental Stability


Woman Playing With Her Dog As Part Of Her Goods Habits


Relax or meditate daily (here are a few ways to start: 30 ways to calm down your mind)

Spend some time alone daily.

Smile to yourself when you look in the mirror.

Encourage yourself at least once a day.

Write a thought diary.

Track your sleep & dreams (for that, you can always use a Sleep Tracker)

Always try to turn around negative thoughts.

Encourage yourself to stop catastrophizing.

Use aromatherapy every day.

Listen to nature sounds.

Buy safe candles and relax in their light.


Plan your self care.

Take deep breaths whenever you remember.


PART 4: Good Habits For More Joy In Your Life


Give yourself at least 1 compliment a day.

Play positive games.

Go on a small trip at least once a week.

Have a gratitude diary.

Research countries you want to visit.

Play games together with your loved ones.

Grow plants everywhere.

Research new music once in a while.

Take photos everywhere you go.

Choose uplifting music.

Play with your pet often.

Work on your mental health daily.


PART 5: Good Habits For Beauty & Style


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Have a skincare routine.

Deep condition your hair once a week.

Take care of your nails.

Drink more water.

Walk straight.

Take care of your body’s skin.

Bathe in oils.

Clean your makeup brushes once a week.

Buy new jewelry once in a while.


PART 6: Good Habits For More Order In Your Life


Woman Organizing Clothes As Part Of The Goods Habits


Wash your dishes right after eating.

Make your bed in the morning.

Do your laundry every morning.

Hang your clothes after wearing them (or put them in a laundry box if needed).

Keep your home clean.

Buy a few home decor items from time to time to cheer up your space.

Prepare clothes for the next day.

Declutter your closet regularly.

Change your tablecloths regularly.

Clean your windows twice a season.

Clean your oven regularly.

Wash your floor regularly.

Clean your wall art once in a while.

Have a shopping list (grab a free shopping list printable!)

Clean your fridge once a week.

Declutter your bag once a week.


PART 7: Good Habits For More Productivity


Have a break after every hour of work.

Make lists of everything (things to do, things to see, shows to watch, things to buy…)

Always write down your ideas.

Plan the calls you need to make.

Establish a clear work/rest regime.

Clean your desk every evening after work.


PART 8: Good Habits For More Safety & Life Stability


Beautiful Black Woman Reading A Newspaper As Part Of Her Good Habits


Learn to do your taxes.

Have a birthday list.

Plan your meals.

Plan your next month.

Have your house rules.

Change your passwords regularly.

Secure your home every season.


PART 9: Good Habits For Better Relationships


Smile to the cashier.

Visit your loved ones often.

Visit those who have passed too.

Call your relatives once a week.

Talk to someone at least once a day.


What’s next?

Get your own printable 99 good habits checklist!

Grab this as a checklist: 99 Good Habits For a Better Life –

*Personal use only!


Building Good Habits For Life: The Bottom Line


Developing new, healthy, and good habits may require some work but it’s so much worth it in the end.

We’re the only ones who can change ourselves and our life.

And trust me, nothing good happens for those who just sit and wait.

If you want to advance, you have to work on yourself and I believe you’ve landed on the best website since a better life is what I’m after too!

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