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The Ultimate Daily Schedule
Aristotle is credited with saying these 15 famous words. And for most of my life...I didn't believe him. I fought against cultivating good habits and routines because I didn't want to feel like I had to live my life by other people's rules. I wanted to be my own person and do my own thing.

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Routines and structure

Having no routine or structure is so much more draining mentally, physically, and emotionally than any routine could ever be. 

You're depriving your body and mind of the energy an...

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Brian Tracy

"Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with." 

Brian Tracy

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No e-mails in the morning

If you immediately check your email or social media accounts when you wake up in the morning, you’re starting your day off in reactive mode instead of proactive. It means spending the best p...

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Writing as a self-improvement tool

Spending time writing every day helps you become a better communicator, improves your ability to recall important information, and it also enhances your creativity. 

Writing in a diary f...

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Taking breaks during the day

Taking regular breaks keeps you from getting bored and losing focus, increasing your brain’s function at the same time. It also forces you to reevaluate what you’re working on, ensuring that you’re...

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The POMODORO technique

1. Choose a task (just one at a time)

2. Set a timer for 25 minutes

3. Work on the task until the timer rings then put a check mark in a tracker

4. Take a five minutes break

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Theme your week

Set aside different tasks for different days of the week. And even if you can’t set aside full days to deal with certain issues, block off certain hours of the day to handle them. 

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Break your day into chunks

Breaking your day into chunks helps you be the best you as too much time spent doing one thing can cause you to lose focus and interest. 

And if you’re working on something you don’t rea...

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Eating “productive” foods

Your brain operates optimally when you consume a very specific amount of glucose (25 grams) in a form that is released slowly over time. Foods that fall into this category and have positive effects...

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Scientific 7-Minute Workout:

  1. Jumping jacks;
  2. Wall sit;
  3. Push-up;
  4. Abdominal crunch;
  5. Step-up onto a chair;
  6. Squat;
  7. Triceps dip on a chair;
  8. Plank;
  9. High knees runni...

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Get a good night’s sleep:

  • Limit your caffeine to early in the day
  • Choose late-day foods that bring on sleep, like bananas, oatmeal, and potatoes
  • Using earplugs or a white noise machine to cut out ou...

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Wearing a posture belt during the first few hours of morning is good practice. 

  • Place the strap over your upper back and hold the ends in each hand.
  • Drape each end of the strap over its respective shoulder.
  • Cross the strap in the back holding one end in each hand.
  • Pull the straps so that you feel it in your trapezius muscles and secure the ends at the front.

Reverse Plank Bridge

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Habit tracking

Is a simple and effective thing to do if you want to stick with a habit for good. No matter the format (calendar, journal, app), it provides immediate evidence whether you are making progress or...

The power of habit tracking:

  1. It creates a visual cue that can remind you to act.
  2. It is motivating to see the progress you are making. You don't want to break your streak.
  3. It feels satisfying to record your success in the moment.

To make habit tracking easier:

  1. Manual tracking should be limited to your most important habits
  2. Record each measurement immediately after the habit occurs

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