Let’s talk about eight habits that can supercharge your life and your business.
1. Make Personal Growth and Develop a Daily Practice
What do I mean by this? Find time each day to read or listen to something that improves your mindset. Every single day.
I love doing this in the morning because I really love starting my day with personal growth. As we wake up, our minds are really open and you probably have felt this before – that moment when you wake up, before you remember everything you need to do and everything that happened the day before, where your mind is super open. If you can stretch that time just a bit for some personal growth, that’s a beautiful way to start the day.
Here’s a ninja tip for you: I set my alarm a little bit earlier than when I actually want to get out of bed. I get up to go to the bathroom, come back to bed and I turn on a podcast. My daily affirmations or an audiobook. Two of my favorite podcasts at the moment are Infinite Intelligence and Growth Day.
2. Mastering Your Morning
How we start the day is how our day goes, so mastering your morning is super important.
If we start the day by grabbing our phone, looking at social media, or turning on the news, we have let somebody else decide how our day has started. We are in charge of our days. We get to decide how we start our day. So, even if it is only for 15 minutes of the day, make sure you take that time for yourself before you do anything else. Build-in that time for you in the morning to fill your emotional and mental cup before you do anything else.
3. Practice Presence
What is presence? Presence is the feeling that you are here – in the moment – right now.
If you end your days and you’re questioning what you spent time on and what you even did during the day, odds are – you’re not present. During the day, our brains will often take us to worrying about the future, regretting the past, worrying about the future, regretting the past, back and forth. We get stuck in that cycle and we miss being here right now. There’s a great book called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle that I highly recommend if you’re struggling with this concept of being present.
My favorite time to practice presence is in the shower because that’s where I usually start thinking about other things. So, next time you’re in the shower see if you notice that as well, and then practice that at different points in the day. The best way to do it is to sit still and meditate. If you grasp the idea that meditation is a transformational exercise for you, it’s going to change your life, even if it’s just 10 minutes a day.
4. Limit Your Toxic Load
This one applies to all parts of your life:
- Limit the toxic foods and ingredients that go into your body
- Limit the toxic things in your life. If you’re watching the negative news and getting all angry about who did what and who’s not doing what, who’s to blame, you are filling your brain with a bunch of toxic stuff that you do not need. I can’t say it any more clearly.
- Limit your exposure to toxic people. The way I do this is I find people who are good for my soul, and I spend as much time with them as humanly possible. That way I don’t really have time for the negative people.
5. Be Deliberate with Your Time
Being deliberate is a key element of happiness and success. Life either happens on purpose or by default. You decide how your life happens. You decide how you spend your time.
Be deliberate and intentional with how you spend your time and who gets it. Plan out your days, set your priorities, and take it seriously.
6. Stop Blaming Others
Stop blaming other people for anything.
I understand that some people have done things that have caused you hardship. But, blaming people, giving away your power, and deciding that you want to spend time blaming instead of just moving forward, is stealing your energy. It’s stealing your magnetism and it’s putting your focus of attention on something that doesn’t serve you.
Taking full responsibility for how you respond and how you react to life circumstances instead of finding excuses for different situations, will give you power over deciding how your life’s going to go. So, take full responsibility for how you’re going to live and how you’re going to show up. Don’t expect anyone to save you or help you because everyone’s on their own path.
7. Stop Beating Yourself Up
One of the biggest mistakes I see people make is that they blame themselves for something that happened in the past when they didn’t know any better.
We blame ourselves for something that we should have known when we did it because we know it now. But the only reason we know it now is because we’re older and wiser. We can’t blame the younger version of ourselves who wasn’t in a place to do whatever it was that we think we should have done.
Blaming ourselves and beating ourselves up steals our joy of the present moment. Do we take accountability for our actions? Yes. Do we change our ways and when we know better we do better? Yes. Do we still feel genuine remorse over our past mistakes? Yes. Do we keep revisiting it so we can beat ourselves up about it over and over again? No. We take the lessons we learned and we improve. We forgive ourselves like we would forgive anyone else, and we move forward with our lives.
8. Keep Your Promises, Especially to Yourself
I know this is hard, but if you set clear boundaries, if you’re deliberate with your time, if you’re not letting toxic people take your energy, if you’re not allowing yourself to get sidetracked with all of that, you can make clear promises to yourself that are based on what’s best for you.
Be really clear on why it matters to you and then you can keep those promises to yourself. If you’ve done all of the other things I mentioned above, keeping your promises to yourself becomes a lot easier. When we clear out the negative energy and fill ourselves with intention, our life goes in the direction we want it to go in.
Hopefully, this has sparked some curiosity in you and if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me.
In the meantime, remember, you are magnetic and people are waiting to hear what you have to say.