Creating better habits for yourself can introduce lots of productivity to your day-to-day life. As with so many things, writing them down helps make them a reality. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Which of your current habits align with the success you want to create in your life? What are the cues, routines, and rewards these habits follow?
- Which of your current habits undermine the success you want to create in your life? Can you change their cues and rewards to redirect your energy towards the outcomes you want to achieve?
- Are there any new habits you’d like to introduce? how can you cue these habits up? What will you do to create a routine? What are ways to reward yourself that healthy and aligned to your values?
Some examples of new, better habits could be:
Get up and move it – move your body more often for the physical and mental benefits, not to mention enjoyment!
Meditate – take a moment, or 10 minutes if you can, to centre yourself everyday.
Rehydrate – avoid the lethargy and inability to concentrate that comes with dehydration. Buy a nice refillable drink bottle and take it everywhere with you, and keep a large jug of water on your desk at work. Aim for 6 – 8 cups a day.
Refuel – put wholesome, nutritious energy into your body to avoid the mood swings that come with sugar highs and lows, and keep your body functioning at its optimal level.
Get organised – Prepare yourself for the following day before going to bed.