We all know the importance of habits in our lives.
We all have helpful and supportive habits, and a few unhelpful or unhealthy habits.
Habits are often deeply ingrained and unconscious and therefore hard to change.
Habits are created by repetition (next time you get in your car, notice that you don’t think about putting on your seatbelt, you just do it!). And luckily for us, new habits can be created consciously to help us have more success in life.
So, to create your own daily success habits, answer the questions below and remember, the responses will be unique to you.
Here are 7 Questions to Help You Identify Daily Success Habits:
1. Where do I sabotage myself on a daily basis? What could I do instead or differently?
2. What could I do at work on a daily basis that would set me up for success? e.g. get up earlier, not check email until 10 am, set a timer when on social media
3. What would feed my heart and soul on a daily basis? What would feed my physical body and health? e.g. Self-care activities, reading or listening to something that inspires your heart and soul. a yoga or meditation practice, daily walk or run, drinking 6-8 glasses of water etc
4. What is missing in my life? What do I want more of e.g sleep, fun, solitude, quiet, love
5. How could I feed important relationships in my life on a daily basis? What about feeding the relationship with myself? e.g. 5-15 minutes of connecting/listening to our partner/children/selves
6. What do I need to do to be the best I can be (physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually)?
7. What do I already know I need to do, but am I just not implementing?
So, why not just pick one new habit to get started with today?
Thinking about your answers to the questions above
What ONE daily habit would make the MOST difference to your success?________________________________
And don’t think about it too long.. Simply DECIDE you are going to implement this new habit.
Decide you will do whatever it takes to make it happen.
A daily habit I developed was to say my gratitude’s to put me in a good state at the beginning of my day so I felt love connection appreciation
When you start with a new habit you may not remember but keep at it and gradually you remember until it becomes natural.
The most important factor in creating a habit – is repetition. Being clear on the benefit of the habit, giving yourself a reward helps – but it’s mainly just practice and repetition. A habit starts with an action, and overtime as the action is repeated, it becomes a habit.
On the days you forget your new habit, be kind to yourself. Simply commit to remembering next time.
“Everything is habit-forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.” – Wilt Chamberlain
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