To build a habit is challenge that you’ll take for days and days, it is not easy to get used to something that you’re not familiar with, or something that you will take energy and patience and time from you in order to allow your mind and body to get at ease with it.
Most of us gets in bad at night and at that moment your mind and soul starts the motivation engine, yeah that’s right, at the moment when you’re getting to bed there it comes the most powerful you and starts to build dreams of your future you, at the moment when you’re so tired after a very long day, the powerful you comes at your door and begins with showing you your bad rituals and bad things that you do & then he starts to get you motivated to change.
I personally can confirm that i never woke up with the same motivation, i never woke up with that powerful me that came at night, the powerful me comes only when my eyes start to close.
Well it’s good to have that power and motivation by night, it’s really a very good thing to receive all that huge data that integer you mind at late night, but it’s not good at all to let it go by closing your eyes and starting to plan what will you do tomorrow. yeah !!!! it is not good at all to start planing for tomorrow when you’re at bed cause you’re already asleep, tired, weak, so in order to keep that hope of change you’ll need to keep a trace of the powerful you, in other words, you’ll need to keep that data which you receive at night, gather it, all that motivation, all those bad habits, all those plans that comes into your mind & all the solutions available at that time, define them in very strict way and then WRITE THEM, KEEP THEM ON YOUR NOTEBOOK, REGISTER THEM SO THAT IT WON’T GO AWAY.
“Verba volant, scripta manent”
in other words :
“spoken words fly away, written words remain”
if you don’t write down your ideas, if you don’t keep a black on white register of your plans, motivations, thinkings, images & all what you get in your mind, believe me you’re not going to grow in further, do not say that you’ll remember to do that & that & that, or you’ll do this plan and you’ll stick to it. Once you’re awake, your mind won’t allow you to remember as you got him a lot of processing time to remember and a lot of thoughts that it cannot have access.
To sum up, your mind is powerful enough to keep your track and get you to safe roads and process plans for you, but you’re the master of your mind if you don’t shape it and model it and use it in perfect way toward your dreams and visions, it will not get mine gold for you or manufacture diamonds for you, you get him the data needed for you dreams and plans and it will trace path and signs to help you get throughout the obstacles that will come along.
Here i will list 5 simple habits that will help you to make the change that you want with your life:
- Write down all :
As expressed before, you’ll need to write down all your thoughts and ideas, there’s no harm at all to make a To Do List available with you all the time, no one will laugh at you and makes jokes about you if you keep your notebook all day with you (in all cases if he does, he’s the loser though), once you are keeping a written plan in your hand, you’ll keep yourself sticked into it cause you’ll be motivated to see it every time you remember one of your dream, you’ll appreciate it every time you get a new idea in mind and you have where to register it, or developing idea that may complete one of your points.
keep a schedule of your daily actions ( work, exercise, spirituals, reading, studies, …), try to stick at 50% of it at your first day & develop it within days, try to just 1% every day, you’ll notice a very big change within two months.
Register motivational quotes & saying of your favorite speaker or writer, and get used to look at it randomly during the day, it will keep you focused and will refresh your internal energy.
- Make a positive morning routine :
Simple as it may seems to be “making my bed”, i swear this is was my first habit that developed, i noticed that the day when i let the bed on it’s status i really get a bad mood during the day, i come back home and find it like that i get nervous and stressed, while when i do make my bed it’s a very changing action, especially when you get back home and you find your home with everything is on it’s place, you really get relieved.
Start your small morning routine, try different things and order them as you wish: make you bed, wash you face and hands, make your coffee, make your complete breakfast, turn on radio, turn on news, get your morning newspaper, go for a walk, have your shower, get your fun time with your kids, get your fun time with you pet, … these are different things that you have to adjust at your choices and your personal routine.
But it has to be, as stated above, a POSITIVE ROUTINE, you need to do things that get you to build the positive idea of your current day, it has to be a routine that will create a positive mood to start your long day.
And the earlier you wake the more you create time for you to enjoy your morning.
- feed your mind
(Read, Read, read !!!) & (Listen, Listen, Listen!!!). this is the summary, the most successful people are those who read the most, read different kind of books, do not stick into your favorite literature theme, read all kinds of books, read and focus on your reading so that you extract the meaningful ideas and seek between the lines, read it once to understand the general meaning & read it twice to encompass the whole knowledge.
Once you read the articles, books, poems, news,… after a while you’ll start to read between the lines, you’ll start to differentiate from other people, you will be able to get a fruitful reading from short lines, you’ll be able to think differently as to focus on the subject that you’re interested to, and to begin studying all the possible cases and you’ll start to reach a higher level of knowledge treatment.
We cannot focus on our minds and forget about our body, it’s not a good idea to let down your body and your physical health, it’s mandatory to enhance your physical power that will keep your energy at it’s higher levels.
Your mind is nourished by the power supplied by your heart and your body, so you definitely need to keep a sharp schedule for this matter, as mentioned before you will need to keep exercising as part of your daily schedule.
Also exercising will help you to develop a great thing which is to be a single tasker, most of people keep bragging of the fact that they are mastering to be multi tasks heroes, “one day or another they will finish by ruining all down”, gambling with multiple tasks is a good thing if you really master a thing over another but you cannot master all, so focusing on a thing to complete is and start another is perfect habit to keep you focused and well organized.
- appreciate and build positivity
Be grateful to what you have in hands, appreciate the thing that are already positive in your life, get your thinking off all the negatives, it’s important to register the bad habits that you do not appreciate, but not to remember them all day long, you really need to register them as to erase them from your mind, and day by day you’ll start noticing the magic happens.
Be Surrounded by positive people, laugh with friends and family a lot, get some fun into you life, play with kids & spend time with them, watch & read comics, start your morning with a smile, it’s very important to feel joy in your daily life.
Help others and make them feel same, happiness and joy are contagious, when you see other people smiling, you’ll be too.
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
― Albert Camus
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
― Benjamin Franklin
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