Here is a set of ten habits to adopt that can help take you to a more successful, fuller life.
- Set minimum goals for yourself. Exercise for an hour, review and organize one file, write one page of creative writing. Attempt to break your large projects into day-sized tasks.
- Waste less time. Life is composed of days, days of hours, hours of minutes. Think in smaller time periods and try to complete specific actions each period.
- Build strong friendships, and be kind to people. You can learn from everyone. Everyone has a potential to do good. By being kind and respectful and sharing with all those who you meet, you will increase your circles of influence and always have people to turn to.
- Learn to listen well and to ask questions. People love to talk about themselves. If you continue to ask the right questions, you will be recognized as a great conversationalist.
- Get yourself outdoors. Open your mind and allow yourself to breathe. Go for walks. Do some outdoor sport activity. Cognitive psychologists have shown that getting outside in natural elements can be a tool against depression and burnout.
- Make a point to talk to one stranger every day. With each stranger, there is a potential opportunity to learn something new, to make new friend, to get new ideas, to understand new perspectives, and much more.
- Spend time with old people (and also with children). Old people have been there, done that, and have lived to tell you the tale. Young children haven’t.
- Start meditating. Take time each day to close your eyes and focus on nothing at all. It trains your brain and your emotions coping measures to deal with the madness of this world, day in and day out.
- Save money. Pay yourself as you go and you will always have something for when you need it later. Just put a little bit away with each paycheck, and do it automatically so you don’t miss it.
- Diversify your experiences. Broaden your daily activities and get to know people who are different from you. The broader your range of experiences, the more creative your ideas and the better you can relate to people.
By George suggests that you pick one or two of these habits to perfect each week and, within a couple of months, you will propel yourself into a new direction.
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