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18 Life-Changing Habits People Swear By That You Should Try In 2018

Get next year off to a good start.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which habits changed their lives for the better in 2017. Here are some of their responses!

1. Keep your laptop out of bed as much as you can.

2. Put your change away somewhere where it can accumulate.

3. Keep better track of your periods with a handy app.

4. Do something nice for your body and mind, by trying yoga.

5. Or if yoga feels a bit daunting, take some time in the morning to stretch.

6. Bullet-journal your way to being organised.

7. Switch to half-decaf coffee if you don't want to commit to full decaf.

8. Give yourself social media breaks when you feel you need them.

9. And switch off those distracting push notifications.

"I turned off most of the notifications on my phone. Turning off Facebook especially has helped my anxiety by leaps and bounds. It was hard in the beginning but I like that I choose when I want to check my notifications and when I don't feel like it."


10. If you're trying to quit smoking, use an app to help you.

11. Every time you go to have some water, aim for 15 sips.

12. Or give Plant Nanny a try.

13. Swap out "sorry" for "thank you".

14. Find a skincare routine, no matter how small, that works for you.

15. Lay off the snooze button.

16. Save money by making your favourite takeaways at home.

17. Practice a bit of mindfulness, even if only for a few minutes.

18. And make a happiness calendar so you can look back and see the positives.

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