Did you know that many of the things you’re probably already doing are helping you reach the goals you have set for yourself?
Each and every day you do them, you get closer and closer to reaching those milestones.
However, sometimes we need to tweak them or need to add to them by creating additional small routines or daily habits.
Some of these can be really easy and you can incorporate into your day without much difficulty.
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When these actions become routine and, more importantly, a habit, you’ll see the changes start to take effect and it might even seem like you’re not struggling to get them done.
- Get Hydrated – Start each day with a couple of cups of filtered lemon water or your favorite water flavor (this is mine...use code LKP and save!). You can drink it cold or warm depending on the time of the year or what you prefer. Find a favorite mug or glass and drink up! Starting off your day hydrated and drinking enough water each day will help boost your energy and make it more likely you get to your to-do list.
- Invest in Your Nutrition – One way to become more productive is to eat healthy things that keep your body going. Prepping your food in advance, is one of the best ways to help you stay on track each day, save money and more. It’s also just nice sometimes to not have to do all the meal prep work after a busy day as well as deciding what you’re making when you’ve already got it planned out.
- Review Your Schedule – As you go through life, you should use a to-do list to help you stay on track. Before you start your day, even the night before if that works better for you, glance at your to-do list to get an overview of what you need to do. Then, prioritize the items according to your needs. I talk a little more about that in this blog post about reducing stress with some time management tips.
- Develop a Positive Mindset – Find ways to look at the positive aspects of your life. When you have a positive mindset or outlook, it tends to strengthen your motivation. It makes you feel more grateful for the things that you have when you focus on that. The same with people in your life, etc.
- Create a Morning Routine – Set up a morning routine for your own self-care, which may include taking a shower, making your bed, getting dressed, eating breakfast, etc. You may also want to add meditate, do some yoga, or journal some thoughts out.
- Celebrate Your Victories – When you are successful and accomplish something, find a way to celebrate it, no matter how small the accomplishment is. You can draw on the experience to motivate you or keep you motivated when times are tough to take more actions towards your goals.
- Segment Your Workday – Don’t work all the time. This is especially important if you work for yourself and if you have a salaried position. The work never ends if you don’t set a timer for yourself or if you don't set boundaries. If you can, set specific hours for your workday and stick to these hours at least 80 percent of the time. Keep in mind that remaining flexible is important, sometimes due to situations and professions. Sometimes working hard is going to be required, but it’s not required every single day and you have to make yourself a priority too. Make sure you're engaging in self care for yourself. You deserve it!
Each time you add a routine to your day that can be repeated regularly and easily, you are beginning to create a habit. Habits are difficult to stop once you get the routine going. This is because they incorporate a trigger and have a rewarding response which makes us feel good. This is called conditioning. Set up your triggers to be rewarding so you can trigger yourself to succeed in all areas of life.
In this together!
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