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Habits can literally change your life - create good habits and you will create an easier and less stressful life. Get organised now with these 52 new habits along with a benefit for each for added motivation.



  • #39 – Once you have read a magazine, rip out any good articles and add to a personal file for reading specific to you – then recycle the rest immediately
    • BENEFIT: no more piles of magazines! A bug bear in many households
  • #40 – Follow any schedules and routines you have created – make them habits too!
  • #41 – When you come through the door always leave your bag, keys and phone in the same place each time
    • BENEFIT: saves wasted time looking for them!
  • #42 – Write everything that you need to do on your TO DO list or schedule immediately in your diary AS SOON AS YOU THINK OF THEM
    • BENEFIT: You can forget about them until you have the time to do them
  • #43 – Create some ME TIME in your week – whatever is important to you, and fun, do it! – even if you only get half an hour – make it count!. (starting a hobby is a great idea for this – something that’s completely for you such as baking, reading, musical instrument, etc… – or why not take a magazine to a coffee shop and have some quiet time)
    • BENEFIT – you will be able to function better when you are doing things for you as well as others, as you will feel more fulfilled.

Habits for life in general

  • #44 – Carry a notebook around for any websites, addresses, tel numbers etc.. you get during the day and transfer them to your home file / diary etc… each evening
    • BENEFIT: No more little bits of paper crumpled in pockets and at the bottom of your bag – destined to be mislaid!
  • #45 – When on the phone, use the time to exercise (walk), drive (hands free of course), or any job around the house that needs doing (sorting washing etc…)
    • BENEFIT: Multi tasking here works – I don’t always advocate as its usually better to focus on one thing at a time – but easy jobs can be ticked off your TO DO list so why not!
  • #46 – Create some relaxing time each day – 5 minutes of meditation, deep breathing, stretching etc.. can be all it takes to de-stress
    • BENEFIT – Its important to stay sane!
  • #47 – Have a date night at least once a month with your partner
    • BENEFIT: Relationships are vital to your general happiness so its worth making the effort
  • #48 – Create time for your children each day
    • BENEFIT: they grow up so fast, and its so vital to develop this relationship
  • #49 – Have a one in, one out policy in your home for new purchases (works especially well with clothes and toys!)
    • BENEFIT: you will never suffer from “Too much stuff” syndrome again!
  • #50 – Answer your phone only when you have time – if its urgent they will leave a message
    • BENEFIT: It won’t rule you anymore! or distract you….
  • #51 – When at the shops look for possible presents that are on sale
    • BENEFIT: saving you money and time – add them to your present drawer and then you will always have something to give!
  • #52 – Learn to say NO
    • BENEFIT: this will free up so much for you including time, energy and stress – we all do things because we think we should – so learning that its OK to say no will really make a difference to how you feel every day.

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Habits can literally change your life - create good habits and you will create an easier and less stressful life. Get organised now with these 52 new habits along with a benefit for each for added motivation.

Your task – should you choose to accept it! –

Write in your diary at the start of each week your chosen habit for that week. If you have it written down then you are much more likely to do it – and can refer back to it – see how many you can add into your daily routine and see for yourself how much of a difference they make!

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  1. Holly Fate May 5, 2017 at 3:04 am #

    HI!! I love your site! (I found it on Pinterest and went from there!) I sent in my email to get the 52 habits list, but it never arrived. 🙁 I don’t know what I did wrong. Can you help me out?

    Thanks, Holly

    • Chrissy Halton May 17, 2017 at 10:33 am #

      Hi Holly – I’ll send you the link – don’t know why this would have happened and I’m so sorry! x

  2. Barbara Ann Jul 17, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    Just found your blog while stressing about the state of the house. I love it! Discovered I do already have some good habits which is reassuring. Going to have a good clear out using your tips and practise more good habits.

    • Chrissy @ Organise My House Jul 18, 2016 at 11:08 am #

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Barbara Ann – really pleased that you are loving the site and Welcome!!

  3. Chrissy @ Organise My House Apr 17, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    Thanks so much Nas – you’re very welcome x

  4. PlaceForYourStuff Jan 7, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

    Good habits are important in our daily lives. Keep us organized and feel less stressed. I will share your article with co-workers and friends. Thanks for posting, Chrissy.

  5. Christina Baldwin Sep 21, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    😉 Had I only been reading through the list, I probably wouldn’t have noticed, but I was copying them down into my planner / journal when I realized one was missing. Thanks for your update!

    • Chrissy @ Organise My House Sep 21, 2015 at 10:15 am #

      I really appreciate getting told when there are any omissions on the site – so thank you! – and I wish you lots of luck in including the habits in your diary!
      Have a great week x

  6. Chrissy @ Organise My House Sep 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    Thank you SO much for pointing this out Christina! – have rectified that and I have no clue where it went!

  7. Kelly Jun 8, 2015 at 5:52 am #

    I need ALL of these habits in my life! I am disorganised in every aspect of my life!!

  8. Jo @ Let's Face the Music Jan 6, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    Happy to say that 5 items on the list are already my habits so this week I’ll star setting the breakfast table the night before which should encourage me to also eat breakfast EVERY day. Thanks for a great list. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

    • Chrissy Halton Jan 6, 2015 at 11:13 pm #

      Hi Jo – glad the list has inspired you! – Happy new year x

  9. meriel williamson Jul 18, 2014 at 12:56 am #

    Re: Evening routines. You should NEVER put a dishwasher, tumble drier or washing machine on before you go to bed. These items are the frequent causes of house fires. My dishwasher caught fire just as I was about to go out shopping and fortunately I was around to put it out. I was in the habit of putting these items on as I went to work so it would all be ready when I came home. Now I only put these items on when I am home and can keep an eye on them

    • Chrissy Halton Jul 18, 2014 at 10:05 am #

      Hi Meriel

      Thanks so much for your comment. You are totally right, as I’ve recently heard that insurance can be null and void if you have left the house when one of these items is on and it causes a fire. I have now updated that in the post to be to set the dishwasher straight after tea so it’s finished by bedtime. You still have the result of clean dishes when you wake up – but everything’s off overnight.

      Have a great weekend!
      Chrissy x

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