Zig Ziglar said that, “Motivation doesn’t last, but neither does taking a bath. That’s why we recommend it daily.”
Personal development and lifestyle design can be huge topics and cover and apply, but just by taking a tiny proportion of them and putting them into practice daily you can succeed.
The six things you should be doing daily.
1. Everyday upon waking you should by say out loud three things that you’re grateful for.
This immediately puts you in a positive frame of mind for the day. When parts of your day are going wrong, repeat these with a positive tone, smile on your face and a confident posture.
2. You should be reviewing your affirmations daily.
If you’re serious about success, then you should already have a list of affirmations. These may be written down or they may be recorded on some sort of Mp3 listening device. You should be reading or listening to these and saying them out loud. This helps you to morph into the person you want to become.
3. You should be reviewing your major goals daily.
What are your biggest five goals? Read them out loud daily, several times if you can. This will keep you focused and moving toward their completion.
4. You should be using visualization daily.
Here you don’t read or listen. You sit in silence with your eyes closed picturing yourself the way you want to be and as if you’ve already accomplished your goals.
5. You should be meditating daily.
Meditation has so many mental and physical benefits that we’re pretty stupid if we don’t meditate. Meditation relaxes your mind and body and only needs ten or twenty minutes per day.
6. You should write a daily to do list.
A to-do list is ideally written the night before the day the tasks need to be done. This has two benefits. Firstly, it gives you a path to follow throughout your day to get things done productively and secondly it makes for a better night sleep. Once you’ve written down what you need to get done, you don’t need to worry about forgetting them. You can put them out of your mind and go to sleep. They’ll be waiting for you on that to-do list the next morning.