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For 10 minutes, take a notepad and jot down/review your day. Be consistent, noting your achievements, shortcomings, mistakes, and learning.
Meditation, often talked about but rarely practiced, is the key to focus and something that will help us in our endeavors no matter who we are.
Daily morning journaling helps us to focus our thoughts and stay in the present moment.
Write whatever is in your mind, customizing it as per your liking.
Take 10 to 30 minutes of your time every week, and just see how you feel about the last 7 days, what all happened in the week.
Ask yourself questions about your main goal and how you are moving towards it.
Planning ahead is the trick to not getting thrown off by unfamiliar situations.
Because there are so many variables that can affect our ability to stick with new behaviors, planning ahead is the best way to build up the consistency we need for the habit to stick.
Failure is normal and expected when building new habits. So you need to plan for failure, and you need to know exactly what you’re going to do when it happens so that you can recover quickly.
Write down 3 specific actions you can take when you fail, and how these actions will motivate you to try again. For example:
Write those down on another small list of small tasks, for later.
Set a time (30 minutes or so) to batch process these tasks sometime later in the day (perhaps 4 p.m.). Do your most important tasks first, and then do all the small tasks at the same time.