Do you feel super-inspired and ready to start your new yes life (fingers crossed!), but aren’t quite sure how to implement it to your daily life and routine? If so, you’re in good company because many of us feel a bit lost from time to time. Solution? Read this post!
Changing your life might seem like a daunting task, but getting into a yes state of mind isn’t actually that hard: you have so much more control over your thoughts than you might think, and here’s a neat little collection of habits that will be the foundation of actual change – and that’s precisely what we want, right?!
Yes, that’s right. So, let’s do this – and make sure not to miss any of them!
Pro Tip: Get a morning (and night) routine that works for you. It’ll help you get into the right state of mind quicker, and after a while, it’ll become second nature!
This is a straightforward principle: start your day by doing the biggest, most crucial task straight away. Since it’s probably one of the hardest to do it’ll be great to get it out of the way – and getting it done will both set the tone for the day as well as make the rest of your day feel like a breezy downhill!
Contradictive, us?! We’d never! Some days you just can’t hit the ground running, which makes starting big just too… well, big. And that’s okay. Those days, try to a small start instead: open a couple of emails, write just one or two lines, five pushups are enough. Because once you start it’s rather likely that you’ll just keep going. Genius!
Small, big, medium-sized, enormous doesn’t matter at all as long as you jot down some things that you’re gonna be doing. Is there a greater feeling than checking things off a to-do list?! Probably, but it still feels damn good! You can even sort the little list out the night before if you tend to wake up somewhat sleepy.
Once you know your routine and what works for you, it’s a lot easier to tweak and improve it, make sense, right? A journal is great for this and will allow you to see your own patterns, and there are apps for it too. Phones are smart these days, in case you’ve missed that.
Clutter will steal some of your focus, so start decluttering! Some people can multitask, but for most of us single-tasking will be a lot more productive, so put your phone down and get to work! As for the friction, it basically means that you make it easier for yourself to do stuff when you don’t feel like it – put that apple in your lunchbox so you won’t “forget” it!
Speaking of apples, try to make sure that you eat your vegetables: what we put in our bodies has a great effect on how it performs – you wouldn’t put the wrong fuel in your car, so why do that to your body? Seems slightly bonkers, doesn’t it? Eating healthily doesn’t have to be boring at all, just play around with flavors and find out how you prefer them veggies!
You knew this was coming, right? Exercise and nutrition go together like peanut butter and chocolate (which, incidentally, can be somewhat healthy!) and even if it’s just walking, try to make sure to get moving a bit every day. It’ll definitely make you feel better, and your productivity and creativity will reach new heights!
No, this has nothing to do with food: according to Pareto’s Principle, 20% of what we do yield 80% of the results. If you identify the things that have the most impact and get the best results and focus and spend more energy and time on them, you’ll be managing your time a lot more efficiently. Pretty cool, right?!
It’s incredibly rewarding to be present, to let every moment embrace you to its fullest because guess what, if you don’t you might miss it. You might not notice the gorgeous sunset, or be preoccupied and not pay attention to the small things that together form the jigsaw puzzle that is your life. And that’d be such a shame, right?
Easier said than done, yes, but there are loads of tips, tricks and techniques to help you not get in your own way by letting fear, worries, or other invalid reasons stop you from doing that thing you’ve always dreamed of, or to go find just that. And it doesn’t matter what other people think either – it’s your lives, not theirs. Go you!
Whether you’re taking a whole day off every now and then or 15 minutes every hour (recommended!), it’s super-important to really take that time off – do something that relaxes your mind – you know better than anyone what will work for you! That goes for sleeping, too: don’t stay up too late and get your hours every night. Your body will be forever in your debt.
Striving for perfection is good if it makes you do your best, but it kind of sucks if it makes you feel like you never really do enough or get it quite right. So, try to cut yourself some slack and appreciate what you’ve accomplished – and also what you do have, because gratitude and positivity can really be a game changer! Self love is the stepping stone to a life of yes!
Adjusting the way you think can take some time, but with determination, patience and baby steps you’ll soon not even notice your new habits – they’ll be like second nature! Good luck, and don’t hesitate to ask us if there’s anything unclear!