Can you believe another year has gone by like a flash!?
I can still remember the start of last year giving me all the good vibes and motivation to finally do the things I enjoy doing, and I’m not trying to reason out for my shortcomings but I just want to go easy on myself. At the very least, I did try to stick with my plans and to-dos so I’ll still give myself a pat on the back. Good job me!
This year though, I will try even harder to be able to accomplish my goals, not all, I’m sure, but I will be more strict so I can improve and possibly remove the unwanted traits I have.
So, today I will share my top 5 Habits for Success that I will try to follow for 2019.
- Get enough sleep.
Sleep is very important, we all know that but binge watching our fave movies/series/anime just feels so good ain’t it? 😛 Jokes aside, we really need enough sleep specially since we’re not getting any younger. This is what I realized, and learned from watching all those motivational YouTube videos, that when we sleep late, it’s really hard to wake up early (wow, mind blown!). Seriously though, if you ever tried sleeping early, you’ll feel refreshed and motivated to take on the day even if you woke up earlier than usual, trust me. (That’s what happens to me at least)
- Wake up early.
So since you started the day early, you’ll get more time to do the things that needed to be done. You can finally insert some exercise in your schedule, or journal, or maybe read a bit more. Just the mundane stuff that helps you improve your well-being. You totally have the power to control your time even if you work in an 8-9 hour job like me. I would love to say that I’ve started this routine late last year and even though I don’t actually follow it day to day, because of the binge watching, I still believe that my body clock has kind of adjusted to it so this year I won’t have any trouble implementing it religiously. (fingers crossed)
- Spend time WISELY.
I’m one of those people who mindlessly scroll through social media and watch YouTube videos for hours and that’s not very healthy nor efficient. I usually have a list of to-dos everyday and I write down things I need to do for the weekend BUT I usually end up wasting my time by allowing myself to be distracted with my social apps. I did categorize my social apps in a group that I named “Distractions” on my phone but that didn’t help at all. I know I need a more tough approach and that is what I’m currently experimenting on. Apps like YouTube have an option right now that reminds you to take a break so that helps a bit, also if you’re from Apple fambam, we now have the “Screen Time” setting that monitors what apps you use more in a day and gives you an option called “Downtime” which will restrict you from using most of your apps after a specific time you set yourself. We all have our own distractions but in the end of the day, it’s still up to us to discipline ourselves so we can function like a proper human being and live our lives to the fullest.
- Take action and be consistent.
This one’s the most difficult habit I’ve set myself to achieve. I’m very good in planning but I’m super bad on implementing and be consistent on doing it. I’ve read and heard so many advice on how to improve this habit and bit by bit I think I’m slowly overcoming it. The approach that gave me the most impact on getting better with “not doing it” is not to overwhelm yourself, because you’ll end up procrastinating instead. Prioritize, divide/break a bigger task into bite size to-dos, because you’re not Wonder Woman or Superman, let’s be real, you can’t possibly do a thousand list of task in a day right? Now, on to being consistent, all I can think of is to motivate yourself EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. How to do it, you ask. Set a goal that you badly want to achieve so that you’ll still have the enthusiasm to do it even if you have to drag yourself out of your lazy-ass. Find your WHY, why do you want to achieve it? Why do you want it? and, depending on the answer, that will be the fuel you’ll need to overcome all the obstacles and procrastination you’ll face in the process of reaching that goal. Oh! A good vision board also helps, so try having it posted on your bedroom wall or any wall that you can see everyday.
- Read more.
Books will never get old I tell you. Be it on paperback, digital or audio. Whenever you had a good read, somewhat, it kind of kicks your lazy and unmotivated self back on track for your goals. Also, reading is power, when you read (a lot), you’ll learn more and when you learn more, you improve yourself.
So that’s about it for my comeback, hope you enjoyed it. Please don’t forget to like and share! ♡
Do you have a new year’s resolution? or some bad habits you want to break free? How about habits you badly want to implement for 2019? Comment down below.~ ♡