13 Habits Your Future Self Will Thank You For

10 min readFeb 23, 2022

Habits are the pixels that connect to build your future. The strength and quality of these pixels determine how enjoyable that image is going to be.

The life you have today is the result of tiny actions and habits of the past. The actions of today might seem menial in the grand scheme of things you’d love to have in the future. But you’ll get nothing but the accumulated rewards for your habits in the present.

Our days, no matter how routined and boring they may seem, are the building blocks for the life we dream of. Our actions are the steps that we must take to move up the ladder of life and elevate ourselves to the next level.

I wanted to play the future game right. So I laid back and thought about my present and the past. I investigated them for the keys to the future. I put together this simple list. These are some guaranteed habits that your future self will thank you for.

1. Time in solitude #

The world is moving at a crazy pace and our lives feel like they’re flashing by. Days turn into weeks and then months go by. Summers and winters are passing our jaws drop when we realize how fast time is passing.

A year passed feels like nothing more than a week. The ironic thing is, we act as if the year ahead is going to be an eternity. That’s one of the reasons why we waste a humongous amount of time without care.

Our devices and technologies enable us to move faster. But the need for slowing down has never been greater.

The need to spend time with yourself. The need to analyze your past moves and contemplate your plans. The need to pause, enjoy the moment, and be grateful for your blessings. The need to peel off the layers and get to know yourself on the deepest levels. These are the keys to living a more fulfilled life.

If you want to take control of your life, stop acting like a canoe floating in a storm. Start spending more time alone. You’ll be grateful for it in the years and decades to come.

2. Monitored fuel & maintenance #

We squander our blessings by assuming they’ll always be in our grasp. The fresh air. The changing seasons. The endless blue carpet…


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