Though we start off with the best of intentions, especially at this time of the year, all too soon – and all too often – things can unravel.
I came across these six rituals in a fast company article early in December and am finding they actually work – and are fairly easy to keep to on a daily basis. They are simple, but powerful:
1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up
This helps to rehydrate your body after a night’s sleep and prepare you for the fresh day ahead
2. Define your top 3
Prioritise, prioritise, prioritise! Decide the three most important things you need to get done each day, and don’t finish for the day until you’ve got them done!
3. The 50/10 rule
Taking a short break every hour helps keep your mind fresh and gives you the space to re-frame and re-focus your thinking about a project
4. Move and sweat daily
Exercise relives stress and helps keep you alert and healthy.
5. Express gratitude
First thing you do every morning, write out in a journal at least five things you’re grateful for. Helps to balance the mind for the day ahead.
If you use a Mac and/or iPhone I can recommend Day One, a brilliant little app which makes journaling very quick and easy.
6. Reflect daily
Last thing – reflect on what went well during the day and what can you do better
Read more here in Amber Rae’s article on Mike Del Ponte’s top tips for keeping yourself in shape and ready for anything. And let me know how you get on.
To your success in 2013!