When you sit down and think about the same routines you do every day, consider this – Do your habits enhance your day or make if it more difficult?
Practices begin with how you start your day, from the moment your alarm goes off and how you wake up. Do you jump out of bed, energized to begin your day or do you hit the snooze button and roll over for 5 more minutes?
Think about it for a second. How do you feel when you wake-up? Do you wake-up groggy because you stayed up late watching TV or checking the latest social media post or did you get sufficient quality sleep to begin the day? Your morning is directly affected by your prior evening.
These small habits turn into how much energy you have for the day. This energy translates into your attitude for the day, the mental capacity you have for projects, and interactions with colleagues partners, or kids.
In my own life, I’ve seen how these very small habits can make or break my day. These small habits are not life altering decisions yet they lead to profound experiences and how I interact with others.
Case in point. On Saturday evening, I was quite tired after a training day in the mountains and hanging out with new friends. I hit the sack so I would have energy for my 3rd and final training day on Sunday. Yet, I didn’t perform my nightly habits of packing what I need for the next day. As a result, I took an extra 10 minutes in the morning. And, guess what? I was 10 minutes late for my class on Sunday. I was embarrassed to be late and certainly wasn’t proud of myself nor did I want to showcase that this is who I am on a regular basis.
Let’s take a closer look:
What daily habits make you successful for the day?
What habits do you need to stop doing to create more success?
This constant evaluation of what works and what doesn’t is key to adjusting where you focus your time and how this time serves you.
Do you have a habit you want to release? Try this short exercise from the late, Dr. Wayne Dyer : “You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’.”
This week find some quite time and take a deep dive into your habits and see where the habits propel you forward in your dreams or hold you back.
Do you want to dig deeper and create successful habits to live a deep, rich, meaningful life? Join me for a complimentary session.
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