The way you start the beginning of the year will define how the year unfolds. Set yourself up for success by creating good habits.
Implement the following habits right away:
1. Focus on things and events that you can control and stop worrying about things you can’t control.
2. Exercise daily, even if it’s just a walk around the block or 10 push ups. Do something (anything) every single day.
3. Place a book near you when you wake up and read one chapter instead of checking messages or scrolling through anti-social media. Feed your mind something positive every morning. 4. Set blocks of time in your calendar to accomplish important tasks. This way, you can’t make the excuse you don’t have time to get things done, 5. Using positive words throughout the day will impact the way your mind operates. Change “I can’t do this” to “I can’t do this yet” or “I’m in the process of learning how to do this” 6. Learn how to say no to things you don’t want to do, or people you don’t want to meet. Take control of your time. 7. Stop watching the news. It’s 99% negative and toxic. Want to be depressed or anxious in no time flat? Watch the news. You are better served to read or watch something educational. 8. Unless you can name the show or movie you want to watch, don’t turn on your TV. Otherwise, you will aimlessly search for something to watch and you’re doing this because you are bored.
9. Create musical playlists for daily activities to inspire and keep you going. Examples would be playlists for working out, cooking, leisurely walks and meditation. 10. Remove and avoid negativity in your life. This could include disassociating with certain people in your life. If anyone constantly makes you feel bad, it’s not worth having them around. 11. Improve your skills every day. There’s a Spartan saying which states: “the more you sweat in training, the less you’ll bleed in battle”
By working on your skills, you will be better prepared to handle setbacks and rejections. The better you get, the more successful you will become. The more successful you become, the more valuable you will be to the marketplace.
Change your habits, change your life. You are always just a handful of habits away from creating your best life. Yes, it really is that simple.
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