There are a number of things you can do to improve the outcome and productivity of each day. By intentionally implementing a few changes, you can set yourself to have an extremely effective day. These strategies will help you master your life so read through and try and integrate some of these habits to gain the edge you need to lead a productive life, one day at a time.
Know your body. If you take care of your body, your body will take care of you. Taking care of your health can improve all aspects of your life and it is important to learn what products, supplements and nutritional profiles best suit your physical body.
Track everything. This is somewhat of a continuation of taking care of your body but if you track the things you do and consume, you can better cater your routines to best suit your physical needs. Tracking what you consume and how you feel as a result of whatever it is you are ingesting to get a better idea of what offers your body sustainable, lasting energy. By catering your diet to what makes you functional optimally, you can begin to shape your external world by meeting your inner nutritional needs.
Train your mind. Your thought patterns have a direct effect on your physical health. Training your mind is essential to better prepare yourself for success. If you commit to personal growth, you’ll begin to learn how to change limiting beliefs and set yourself up to accomplishing your greater goals and desires. Once you commit to learning how to be more effective, you’ll start to figure out how to implement concrete strategies that will enable to you to begin to change the thoughts of your subconscious mind so that you can eliminate any self-limiting beliefs that may be holding you back. This can include affirmations, a daily morning meditation practice or even learning a new skill so that you can build confidence through each of your daily practices.Find and refine your team. Iron sharpens iron and if you have the right people in your life, you won’t have the negative influences in your immediate circle. Perhaps this means you hire a great assistant, work on gaining and keeping good friends, having motivating mentors and inspirational people in your life on a day to day basis. Sometimes this can be particularly tricky if you have family that tends to invoke frustration in your life so try and limit the time you spend around these people, even if it’s a sibling or a parent. Working on refining your inner circle can truly have a lasting impact on your perspective and overall productivity. If you don’t want to have a negative life outlook, you need to first perfect your immediate environment including the people you surround yourself with. Find forums, master-mind groups, coaches, and good friends that you can serve and that can serve you in a mutually beneficial, healthy and positive relationship.
Be tough. Be relentless. If you’re working on something, be relentless in its attainment. If you are studying are don’t understand a certain concept, drill the concept in over and over again until you know it like the back of you’re hand. Think of how much training goes into being a professional athlete. Every time you “fail”, see it as an opportunity.
Find your ritual. In order to truly master yourself, you need to have systems in place that are flawless. If you have a ritual, you can overcome any problem and can facilitate any roadblocks. Rituals should be embedded throughout your day so that you can automate all aspects of your life. Whether it’s developing a habit, perfecting your mourning routine, or having rules and guidelines you.
Build and master your morning routine. Most extremely successful people have a deliberate morning routine that they follow. Having a plan for the first hour or two of your day can help ensure you start your day off on the right track. If you have a good morning practice, you start each day with a win. A powerful morning routine truly sets you up for success throughout the day. Personalize your morning routine with things that are meaningful to you. Whether it’s coffee, exercise, meditation, writing or cleaning. You can read more about developing and perfecting a great morning routine in the post I wrote here.
Reverse engineer your life. Decide what you want and work backwards to figure out how to get there. If you can visualize the person you want to become, you can outline the steps necessary to actually get you to where you want to be in life.
Be clear and explicit in your daily objectives. Having a clear vision of what you want to accomplish sets you up getting the right things done. Writing out exactly the tasks that would make your day great provides your day with structure and intent. Once you have an idea of what would make it a great day, you’ll be more likely to focus on the right things that would help make your day successful.
Whatever it is you’re striving towards, working on yourself is the fastest way to get what you want out of life. Accept where you are in your journey and work on one thing at a time to start making progress in meaningful and rewarding ways. By implementing some of these strategies, you’ll start to see results and more importantly you can craft your life into something you’ve always dreamed of, one day at a time. Be happy by choosing happiness. Work hard and don’t let a little struggle deter you away from who you want to be. Focus on what you can do today. You’ve got this!