Unfortunately, consistent high performance doesn’t happen by accident! In life we have two options. Option one is to respond reactively, but that means summoning energy just when you are at your weakest. The second and best option is to establish a routine that will help you perform at your best regardless of disruption!
Plan and setup everything up the night before.
It’s amazing how much time you can save when you sort out the menial, simple things like choosing an outfit, organising meals and sorting out the chores. These everyday jobs seem minor but they add up to 30 minutes and multiple decisions. They don’t require much brain-work so they are manageable even at the end of an exhausting day. By tackling them the night before, you can start your day with your head clear and fresh so you can get right to work.
Establish and stick to your routine.
Simply having a daily routine is a habit that keeps will keep your business and yourself running smoothly and efficiently. Just knowing when you have calls, meetings and work hours provides a foundation that supports progress. Having a routine also addresses the inevitable chaos that will always come with running your own business.
This doesn’t mean that your routine should stay the same 24/7. If you feel stale and stagnant try and purposefully switch up your routine on a regular basis to provide a new perspective and keep ideas fresh.
Keep calm and meditate.
I never imagined that I would get onboard with meditation – “it’s just new age hoo-ha!” is what I’d say… But honestly it has been one of the habits that helped me to massively improve my focus over the last couple of years. And you don’t have to be a highly spiritual person (trust me!) in order to take advantage of the benefits of meditation.
By meditating for just 10 minutes per day, I’ve noticed that I can make better decisions, focus with more intensity, have a calmer and decluttered mind, feel less stressed and overall just feel great!
Take time out to read.
Reading inspirational and educational books is something I will always make time for. It’s one of my oldest habits. I aim to read for at least 15 minutes, which is usually long enough to learn a few new lessons without it getting overwhelming.
I try to read in the morning then I’ll feel motivated for the rest of the day. Either I learn new things which I can implement during the day, or I simply get inspired by reading about someone else’s success story.
Review your goals.
Reviewing your bigger goals such as your yearly, quarterly, monthly and even weekly goals is such an important habit to get into. It will keep you on track and acting in alignment with those goals. This way, you’ll be able to keep your eyes on the prize and stop those situations in which you set a goal for yourself, but 2 weeks later you already forgot that you set a goal at all!
What are you daily high performance rituals or habits? I’d love to know what keeps you sane and ready to take on the world every day!
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