If you’re taking back control of your life with the aim of building a better tomorrow then you’re going to need to develop good habits. The best way to do this, is one habit at a time.
Often in life, we overestimate what we can do in a week, yet underestimate what we can achieve in 6 months, one year, three years, or even seven years!
You see, the unconscious mind will always take the path of least resistance. The great thing is, change can happen in an instant! However, if we try to change all our habits in one day, overwhelm can set in, and we become stuck. By teaching our unconscious mind to develop successful habits, one habit at a time, we give the unconscious mind a map to use to follow the path of least resistance.
To help you on the path towards building a better tomorrow for you and your loved ones, take on these successful habits today.
I start every morning with a walk along the beautiful Manly beach, where I stop at my favourite rock for meditation and reflection.
By starting your day with movement, you’re literally waking up your mind and body, getting it focused and ready to achieve your goals for the day. Just like an athlete stretches before they compete in an event, we need to stretch our mind to get ready for all the ideas we’re going to have.
In fact, we just finished the Ultimate Life Recharge, where a group of high achievers came away on holiday with me and learned my morning routine. They’re already reporting back with increased focus and productivity!
Most kids hate eating their vegetables, I was no exception. I had no choice however, as my mum was a nutritionist and herbalist and my dad had a physique to rival Arnold Schwarzenegger! I tell the story at Live it Now about getting sprouts stuck in my braces and the girls refusing to kiss me, saying I had flies in my teeth!
Thankfully I’ve moved on and grown up, and now I make sure I eat my greens every day.
To develop good habits around eating, start small, and work your way up. Begin by adding a green smoothie to your breakfast. A great recipe is a cup of milk, preferably soy, with a banana, some pineapple, and a handful of organic kale. Throw it all in the blender with some ice cubes, blend it together, and you have a delicious breakfast smoothie in minutes!
Drink this just after your morning walk, and you have started your day with two hugely successful habits.
The human body is made up of approximately 50-75% water. Water is vital to our system as it is the basis of our blood, urine, and perspiration. Yet many people barely drink a litre of water a day!
Many people spend a great portion of their life suffering dehydration and never know it, covering the urge to drink water with food or sugary drinks.
Our bodies are remarkably resilient, and can often overcome our negligence. However, the bill always has to be paid.
A lack of water can cause headaches, lethargy, mood changes, slow responses, weakness, tiredness, and confusion. This means you’re not going to be productive in your work, and you’re not going to be present in your relationships.
Develop good habits for water intake now by making sure you drink at least 2.5 litres of water per day. This is plain water, not water mixed with coffee or cordial!
At Live it Now people are always asking for a secret to develop good habits. The best habit I believe you can ever adopt is reading! Readers are leaders! All the information that you could possibly need to model successful behaviour is in books.
Go to the library and visit the biography section. In there you will find biographies on the greatest entrepreneurs, athletes, actors, politicians, and historical figures the world has ever known. By reading about their journey, you can model the behaviours they used to overcome challenges and get them to ultimate success.
Personally, I read at least one book per week as I continue to learn from the best.
As you can see, if you want to develop good habits, it does take some work. I believe that building a better tomorrow is worth the effort!
The above steps should be really easy to build into your day. Get up 30 minutes early and go for a walk, then make a smoothie when you get home. Drink your 2-3 litres of water a day while you work, then come home and do some reading before you go to bed. Easy!
At this point, many clients start to tell me all the stories about why they can’t change. The truth is, you have to want it. I can’t drag you to the doorway of change!
If you want to develop successful habits but you keep going back to your old bad habits, we would love to help you. Please download my free Belief Buster to help you uncover the exact moment a habit was formed, or come along to Live it Now and we’ll give you the tools for building successful habits in minutes!
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