12 SIMPLE DAILY HABITS TO IMPLEMENT NOW TO UNLOCK MASSIVE SUCCESS
Remember that this life we're living is about progress, not perfection.
If you feel this list is overwhelming, just start with 1 or 2 habits, and build from there.
Many veterans with PTSD fail to establish positive habits and sometimes slip into lethargy. Although I support cannabis use for dealing with PTSD symptoms, I acknowledge that cannabis alone is not enough, and we must develop habits that promote a positive, empowering lifestyle.
So, along with money from each t-shirt or hoodie sale, each week, I post a new blog article with helpful tips and tricks that Veterans, or anyone for that matter, can use to make positive progress in life.
12 DAILY HABITS
First: Wake up early each day.
“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” ~ Aristotle
For example - I wake up at 4:20 AM every day. I know that the morning is one of the most productive times of the day for myself and many others. Just curious, how much could you make time for if you got up before everyone else?
Second: Create a morning routine.
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." ~ Robert Collier
Start your day off right with a regular morning routine that includes both a mental and physical aspect, but don't forget a healthy breakfast. Our bodies appreciate routines, and doing the same thing every day will help you get into an unstoppable pattern of growth.
Third: Exercise daily.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.” ~ Jim Rohn
It's so important to move our bodies and stay fit so that we can remain physically prepared for life and remain able to enjoy our successes.
Fourth: Shower every morning.
"Cleanliness is a mind-set, a positive habit that keeps the body, mind and environment, happy, healthy, simple, neat and delightful." ~ Amit Ray
I know it seems simple, but the refresh it provides your mind and body will set you up for a more successful day.
Fifth: Read each day.
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~ Richard Steele
Few things matter more than being a lifelong learner. However, you prefer to read; you should do at least 30 minutes of reading a day. I prefer .pdf and physical books; some people prefer to listen to audio, but please choose whatever format works for you and become obsessed with what interests you.
Sixth: Practice daily gratitude.
“Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie
Gratitude is one of the keys to having a positive mindset. Every morning, write down a few things that you're grateful for in your life. They don't have to be big, world-changing things. You could simply write about small stuff that made you smile the day before.
“A journal is your completely unaltered voice.” ~ Lucy Dacus
Journaling allows you to both recall past experiences, and revisit key events, and describe what happened and what you recall thinking or feeling.
Journaling is an awesome self-teaching tool. Allowing you a safe place to examine how changing your thoughts or behaviors might create different outcomes. After doing this many people find they can also spend a few minutes journaling about the lessons of the day.
Start journaling and see how much it moves the progress needle for YOU.
Eighth: Set SMART goals.
“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar
If you don't set goals, how will you ever know what you're working on and if you're moving in the right direction to reach your goals? How will you know when you've achieved what you set out to do? Make sure to set SMART goals and write them down in your journal.
If you do not know what SMART goals are, you're in luck because that will be the topic for next week!
Ninth: Take uncomfortable action.
"Practice doing uncomfortable things" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Every day, you can make progress. Don't let fear prevent you from jumping into action and taking on the world. Tony Robbins would say, "When you can't, you must!" If you feel like you can't do something, FEAR is trying to stop you from taking action. When this happens, you must take uncomfortable action to overcome the FEAR and create a pattern of success.
Tenth: Prioritize your day.
"Action requires focus and priorities and these inherently require compromises and pragmatism." ~ Dominic Cummings
Make a top three task list and commit to those things. The unending to-do list is a formula for failure. Decide what's most essential and in what order. After you've created your top three tasks list, you could add underneath things that would be nice to complete because, after your top three tasks, anything else you get done is just a bonus.
Eleventh: Record daily tasks.
"What I argue is that if I'm going to be held accountable for my actions that I should be allowed to record... my actions. Especially if somebody else is keeping a record of my actions." ~ Steve Mann
Keep track of what you get done each day so that you can look back and see the win in black and white. That way, you always know what has been completed and what's not done.
Pro Tip: Incorporate this into your journaling habit and you've concurred another Success Habit!
Twelfth: Use voice notes.
"Time waits for no one. You can use it wisely or waste it. The choice is yours." ~ Gee Linder
I love this hack! When you have an idea, simply grab your phone and make a voice note. Taking voice notes will help you save a TON of time and make journaling each day easier! Use voice notes for everything.
Bonus: Use a VPN to stay safe online.
"Encryption...is a powerful defensive weapon for free people. It offers a technical guarantee of privacy, regardless of who is running the government... It's hard to think of a more powerful, less dangerous tool for liberty." ~ Esther Dyson
A virtual private network, or VPN, is an encrypted connection over the Internet.
No one likes to be spied on or tracked, even if they have nothing to hide. That's why you must step up your privacy game. Using a VPN means your traffic is encrypted, so no one can see what you do online. The encrypted connection keeps sensitive data safe, and it keeps unauthorized people out of your business.
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Remember life's not about perfection.
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ~ Beverly Sills
Now, get out there and make some progress,