Maybe you are comfortable in life. You have a solid job that is paying the bills, you are saving and investing for the future, you graduated your dream college but you still feel like there is more.
Getting older should be exciting and full of new opportunities, not settling into a routine for the next 40 years until you can retire.
Are you really going to push off your happiness that long? That is no way to live, yet so many people do it. They commute to work day in and day out to a job they hate just to make ends meet for forty years and then retire. Never taking the time to focus on themselves and improving their own lives so they can at least enjoy the journey a little more and experience more of what life has to offer.
While these habits might not get you out of your job, they will definitely help to improve your happiness, mindset and productivity which all could lead to better opportunities in the future.
This goes for work, relationships and every area of life. If you want to start experiencing more of life, attracting the right people and finding more opportunities you have to start creating the best version of yourself.
Going through the motions in life and throwing a pity party won't bring the right people or new opportunities into your life, these habits will though.
Craft a Morning Routine to Die For
It all starts in the morning, you set the momentum up for the day ahead.
Gone are the days where rolling out of bed right before class or right before we have to leave for work is our everyday norm. Why not spend some of the most important hours of the day getting in the right mindset and organizing your thoughts so you are not stressed right away in the morning?
The right morning routine has done so much for me, including helping me find my current passions and find more happiness in my life and I believe it can do the same for you.
Your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day so why wake up stressed and unmotivated? That will carry on throughout the day and you will never find any happiness or things to be excited for in your day to day, instead you will live for 5 o'clock and maybe a vacation once a year.
Here are a few great habits I have crafted for my morning and you can choose a few to start off your morning routine. Test them all out and see which ones help you the most:
You don't have to turn into a monk, you do need to try this out though.
Somethings sound crazy until you try them and realize how big of an impact they can have on your life, this is one of them. Sure, if you have roommates they might give you some weird looks, or it might even just be uncomfortable for a while. Heck, it might take a week or so of consistent meditation each night before you will start to see the profound effects that it can have on your life.
There is a reason that some of the top CEO's and people in all fields have this as a part of both their morning and night routine.
Meditating will help you organize your thoughts, have a clearer vision of what you want, let go of stress and much more, in a way that nothing else can really.
A morning meditation will help you create a clear vision for the day and start the day off level minded rather than stressed as soon as you jump out of bed.
A night meditation will help you let go of stress from the day so you can sleep better and have more deep sleep. This means that you will be able to sleep less and feel more energized, giving you time for your new morning routine.
Take Back Control of Your Time
Stop reacting to other people right away in the morning.
You wake up and instantly roll over to check your phone for new social media posts, new emails and new texts. Sound familiar? Well it is the first thing that almost everyone does right when they wake up and is probably the worst thing that you can do if you want a productive day.
Remember when I said that your morning sets the tone for your day? Yeah, so if you start the day off by responding to everyone else and not taking time for yourself, you will be doing that the rest of the day.
Why not keep the phone off for the first hour or two while you go through your morning routine and get some productive tasks done? This will set the priorities straight for the rest of the day and help you do more of the things that you never thought you had time for because you were so busy responding to other people.
Start Challenging Yourself More, Try Something New
Constantly be building new skills and adding new meaning.
In order to keep some meaning in your life you have to keep pushing yourself in one area or another. Don't just settle into a routine and never take the time to learn a new skill or find a new passion, you never know what kind of meaning this will bring to your life.
When you are constantly doing something that is challenging yourself, you start to see yourself grow, build your mindset and build a confidence that will carry through other areas of your life.
You are going to suck at whatever you choose right away, that is the fun part though, you get to see yourself grow! Here are some ideas on how to challenge yourself:
Do More Things You Love
Find that purpose in your life, your job probably isn't adding enough meaning.
Going off my previous thought of doing more that challenges you and pushes your comfort zone, start doing more of those "passion projects" that you find real meaning in. Or just find a hobby that you love if you are looking for more entertainment rather than work.
Just find something outside of your job that gives your life meaning, as your job or school probably isn't doing that if you are reading this.
Start a blog, start helping more people, start to pick up some new hobbies, start that business, do anything that will bring some new meaning to your life because work and then Netflix is not helping your happiness.
Stop Pushing The Important Things off
You are the most productive in the morning, stop wasting the energy on easy tasks.
How do you find the time to start doing all of this though?
Like sure, you may like the idea of starting a new project or challenging yourself to build some new skills but where do you find the time to do so? Most people never answer this question and then they just never get started, it always stays as an idea. How about that doesn't happen to you...
My biggest piece of advice for this is to first cut out an extra hour of scrolling through social media when you get home because comparing your life to other people's lives is not going to get you anywhere fast.
More importantly, you have to start planning out your days so that you are doing the most important things first, hen you have the most energy. Don't do the easy things first in order to "get momentum" because that is just wasting your prime energy, earlier in the day to do tasks that can be done on little energy.
When you push the hard or the new stuff off until later in the day there is a high chance they don't get done.
Action Plan for This Week
A step by step on how to get started.
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