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Your Daily Routines Predict Your Future
When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your routines, habits, and daily activities? Have you ever thought about them in relation to how they influence and predict your future?
When most people think about their futures, they envision big, dramatic events that happen to them. They fail to consider all the small, continual actions that occur in their daily lives.
In reality, it’s those little things we do day in and day out, that ultimately impact our futures the most.
Are your mornings a frenzied rush of activity filled with slamming doors and forgetting things? Your future will continue with more of the same unless you change your morning routine.
Do you regularly get enough sleep? If not, you may develop adrenal fatigue in the future.
Do you regularly read, learn, and take on activities that stimulate your mind? Creativity needs to be nurtured in order to grow.
What do you want your future to look like? Do you feel like it’s in your control to make it happen? Are you aware of your daily routines and the impact they will have, or have you been leaving your future to “fate”?
How Your Routines Predict Your Future
Do you see a thinner, healthier version of yourself in the future? Whatever you want to believe, down deep you know there will not be one great, defining moment that gets you there. Losing weight – building strength – gaining stamina – whatever you envision for your future body goals, you must realize you are playing the long game. It will take time. What you eat and drink and how you move your body – every day – will determine if the healthy self you envision in your future becomes your reality.
Do you feel like your relationship is in a downward spiral? What are the little things you do and say each and every day that contribute to that spiral? Our words become our habits. What if you changed your routine and focused on directing only kind, loving attention on your partner? Do you think that ultimately, your everyday words and actions could lead you down a different path, one of a solid, loving relationship?
Dreaming of a fantasy vacation in BoraBora? You can spend five bucks a day for your afternoon coffee fix, or put that same five bucks a day into a vacation fund. That one small act, repeated consistently, is going to be the deciding factor on whether your dream becomes reality, and how quickly.
Develop Your Routines With the End in Mind
Want to write a book? Set aside a block of time to write every day. Books do not write themselves.
Want to change jobs? Seek out new opportunities consistently, and act on every one of them.
Want to learn to play golf? You have to practice consistently at the driving range, putting green, and on the course. Playing one round a year will not build your skills.
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