It’s no joke that I read many books and try to combine techniques to help me in gaining health and wisdom in my life. One such book I am currently reading is The Art of Persistence. I just started reading The Charge by Brendon Burchard, which I won for free. It’s been sitting on my bookshelf for a little over a year. The two books, while somewhat related got me to thinking about how my behavior triggers my success in all the facets of my life. Health, family, social, career, dreams, home, relationships, education, the list is endless.
Through the principles of these books, I have decided to write out my 30 daily habits. Yes, you read that right, 30. Each of us have at least 30 daily habits that either contribute to our success in any given life facet or its failure. While doing this practice for the last week, I am also concentrating on, meditating on, praying about, pondering, and applying different words that have meaning in my life. Some of these words include Consistency, Constant, Courageous, Complacent, Concentration, Determination, Empathic, etc.
So what, right? Well, since I am always using myself as a guinea pig with different health techniques, why should this be any different?
Since the first day I started writing out my 30 daily habits, I’ve learned that writing them out makes me think about them and when I am doing them I am reminded of their impact on my success. Is this a behavior trigger? I think so because by doing this simple act of writing out the 30 habits, I am putting myself into a different frame of mind.
What do 30 habits look like? Here are some of mine. They change from day to day.
- Dress for success (whether working from home or in an office)
- Tell my spouse how much I love him
- Set D.U.M.B. goals
- Drink one fruit/veggie blast a day
- Eat one salad a day
- Go for 2 walks a day
- Write one blog post a day
- Clean one room of the house a day
- Read one chapter in any of the books I am currently reading
- Hold my husband’s hand while taking a walk.
- Make someone else smile.
- Write three pages for my upcoming book
- Make dinner
- Encourage someone else
- Plan next adventure
- Drink Sole Therapy water every morning
- Talk to my plants
- Do some form of art therapy
- Meditate on one word
- Get up when alarm goes off
- Make my bed
- Finish the laundry process
- Focus on work at hand
- Choose health
- Count my blessings
Your habits will be different. If you have animals, you will need to include those habits. If you have small children you will need to list the habits surrounding your family. This simple little behavior tool has helped me in many ways. I’ve lost weight. I’m exercising every day. I am managing my stress level. I am able to have more joy in my life.
While there are many behavior changing triggers, and this one isn’t the only that works. I would love to hear what works for you. If you have a resource or technique you use to change your behavior, please share it as long as it meets my criteria (no harm to humans or animals, no foul or explicit language, no violence, and no judging.)