I hear the same thing from so many sources: Create daily rituals or routines. Doing so leads to higher performance and goal achievement.
What do daily rituals look like? Maybe you get up early enough to exercise, meditate and journal. Or you read the bible and pray before you start your day. Possibly you do affirmations in the morning and at night, and at noon you review your goals. Some people write in a gratitude journal every evening and practice visualizing outcomes every time they start a new activity. Yet others take frequent breaks during the day which include walks, naps, meditation, yoga moves, or reading something inspirational.
These rituals or activities might seem like they could take you away from your work, break your focus or stop your energy flow. In fact, they help your brain stay focused on what you want to create in your personal and professional life and they increase your energy—to your brain and to your body.
In the video below, Jack Canfield discusses his suggested routine for “daily discipline for effortless success.” I’ve used his suggestions regularly over the years. They include:
- Visualize your day, and create an intention for it’s outcome.
- Say affirmations—one for every goal.
- Visualize your big goals—for the world or for your life.
- Place images around your house and office to remind you of your purpose and goals.
- Have a better-feeling thought. (Whenever you feel negative emotions, check your thoughts and choose one that makes you feel more positive.)
- Practice gratitude.
- Take inspired action.
Do you have a daily routine? This week, create one if you don’t. And tell me in a comment below about your routine and how it affects your life.