FOLLOW Morning routines and discipline A strong morning routine develops self-discipline, good habits, and a stronger and positive mindset.
And the most important part of any morning routine is
actually sticking to it.
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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.
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...
"Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with."
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 part of the day on other people's priorities. FOLLOW Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life
"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." - J.M. Barrie...
Keystone habits They lock all of your other habits in place.
A person might start exercising once per week, and unknowing begins eating better and being more productive at work. All because she starte...
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ping a personal journal a daily in-depth analysis and evaluation of your experiences is a high-leverage activity that increases self-awareness and enhances all the endowments and the synergy among t
Benefits of Journaling Increases focus; Deeper level of learning, order, action, and release; Holding thoughts still so they can be changed and integrated; Releasing pent-up thoughts and emotions; Empowerment; Bridging inner thinking with outer events; Detaching and letting go of the past; Allowing you to re-experience the past with today’s adult mind. FOLLOW Philosophical roots of gratitude
Aristotle argued that
we become what we habitually do. If we spend our days thinking of everything that has gone poorly and how dark our future appears, we can think ourselves into... Religious roots of gratitude In Judaism, the first words of the morning prayer could be translated, "I thank you." From a Christian perspective, thanksgiving is vital. Jesus gives thanks before he shares his last meal with his disciples. The 55th chapter of the Quran lists all the things humans have to be grateful for - the sun, moon, clouds, rain, air, grass, animals, plants, river, and oceans. Hindu festivals celebrate blessings and offer thanks for them. In Buddhism, gratitude develops patience and serves as an antidote to greed. Gratitude as a way of life
One way to cultivate a disposition of gratitude is to give thanks regularly - at the beginning of the day, at meals, and at the end of the day.
Holidays, weeks, seasons, and years can be punctuated with thanks - grateful prayer, writing thank-you notes, and keeping a gratitude journal.
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