3 Best Ways to Build Great Routines
During the pandemic Americans developed many bad habits: binge-eating, binge-watching and losing all sense of structured time.
At the same time, many Americans have saved money, cooked healthier and developed a better relationship with their families. So, people can change for the better.
The big idea here is that you can turn what you've learned into good habits to keep the momentum going.
I’m going to share a story with you about the power of momentum.
Then I will offer you suggestions for building good routines. Creating a routine of good habits can help you become the person you’re working to be this year.
Each time I began a new business, it took tremendous energy and focus, as well as constant attention to the day-to-day necessity of growth — this was the same when I started my business in my mother’s garage with a few hundred dollars, when I started investing in real estate earlier than others thought I could or would, and when I learned about my life purpose and began to build a brand around the concept of Flow.
I used to think my purpose was to make money, but now I know it’s to serve people and to help others have breakthroughs. At first in my career, I tried to do many different things. Although I was successful, I wasn’t satisfied. I had not yet found my purpose in life. And my momentum was affected by my uncertainty.
When I met Tony Robbins and began working with him, I was inspired by his story of feeding one billion people. I learned from him that success comes from purpose — and eventually I found mine. Then my momentum changed and I have been focused on this with all my heart. I have built solid routines around building this brand, and sharing my knowledge.
Just as my mentors and teachers have shared with me their journey in life, you can learn from someone, you can learn from other people’s mistakes, other people's success. Trust me, it’ll save you a lot of time.
A great way to achieve your goals is to make daily or weekly routines out of the steps you’re taking to get there.
Here are some tips for how to make it a habit of being more productive.
Step 1. Start with small adjustments. Most people try to achieve everything all at once, which means little gets done. Instead of going for fixing everything in a small amount of time, it is better to make small, yet effective adjustments so that your mind can handle these gradual positive changes in a proper way. The reason behind this is the fact that it takes a decent amount of amount of willpower, determination, interest, knowledge, and practice to develop a new habit and if you use all you try and do it all overnight, you are most likely to get tired of it. So, it’s better to start small.
Step 2. Create a morning ritual. Maybe you like to go for a run. Or, maybe you like to meditate or enjoy a healthy breakfast. Whatever it is that makes you feel supercharged, kickstart your day with that habit. Establishing a meaningful morning ritual helps you start your day on a positive, proactive note. Having a structured start to your day instead of rushing to make up for the lost time also helps eliminate stress, mental fatigue and enhances your productivity. Don't know where to begin?
Step 3. Do away with multitasking. Learn to do one thing at a time. Only 2% of the people in the world can multitask successfully. Constant juggling between tasks limits your focus and contributes to mental clutter by making it difficult for your brain to filter out irrelevant information. According to a Stanford University study, heavy multitasking makes you less efficient. So one thing at a time. Make a list of things you need to accomplish in a day. Start with what’s most important and make your way down the list, completing one task at a time.
The hope here is that you’ve developed healthy routines in pursuing your goals.
Positive Daily Action
Here is today’s positive action:
Today's action is called: Powerful Pose and Congratulations!
1. Film yourself striking a powerful pose to congratulate yourself on completing the 30-Day Challenge
2. Shout “Yay!”
I’d love you to share what you do on social media — and see how you can share joy.
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