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You know what they say: new year, new me. Sounds ideal, but “new year, better me” sounds just as fine! Here are some of the ways how you can be yourself, but better. It’s time to update your Human OS to handle all the new things in 2017!
As much as I love to all that stamps ain’t gonna happen this year. Instead of big ideas that seem idealistic and impossible to achieve, why not set yourself small goals that you can accomplish? Set monthly goals, something realistic that you can achieve and inspire yourselves to be better. Take one step at a time, eventually when you look back you’ll realize how far you’ve gone.
Be A Creature of Habit
Develop your own morning ritual, keep it up for at least a month, eventually it’ll become a habit. Morning ritual is something that gives you reason to get out of bed. Take a few minutes to do your ritual, be it making coffee or light exercises, anything that get you started for the day, plus it’s all about you. The main idea isn’t just about waking up early, but to discover productivity at the start of your day.
Less is MORE
Simplicity is the key here, it can help to boost your productivity by decluttering your life. Too much of a good thing makes it bad, taking a nap occasionally is fine, but too much nap time? Now that’s procrastination. Quantity doesn’t equal quality, when we focus on doing less, we can do it better because we’re more focus on one thing and less scattered. Plus, minimalism is always in style.
Ah, the one word that sums it all. As actor Shia LaBeouf once said the following: “don’t let your dreams be dreams”, “yesterday you said tomorrow”, “JUST DO IT!”, etc etc, you know the ones. Thoughts without action are meaningless, so turn your thoughts into actions. It’s time to start writing the first paragraph of the novel that you’ve always wanted to start.
This Year I Want To…
Mark Zuckerberg gets up early every morning, puts on the same old T-shirt so he won’t waste time and energy deciding an outfit. Notice how he looks displeased in his suit, minimalism FTW baby!
The late Steve Jobs would ask himself each morning that “if today was the last day of my life, would I be happy with what I’m about to do today?” If he answered “no” too often, he knew he needed to make some changes. Simple question, big impact.
Former President of the USA Barack Obama starts his day by working out, reading newspapers, and breakfast with family. Pretty normal for such an extraordinary guy huh?