What can healthy habits and rituals improve?
Everyone wants to improve something in their lives. It can range from eating healthy to being more open about your feelings and who you are. We talk about morning rituals, but what about daily or weekly routines? For instance, meeting friends after a week at work, Saturday morning trips to the farmers market, hitting the gym three times a week.
Create your habits and rituals with the express purpose of achieving success
You don’t have to do anything drastic. Habits, by definition, form over time. Let’s make eating healthy food as an example.
You don’t have to replace ice cream with broccoli suddenly. By making a habit of eating less junk food or choosing food with fewer calories, you are already improving. You can up the ante at your own pace until you finally reach your goal.
The perfect time to do something different and positive is right at the start of the day. If you concentrate on a feeling or an idea, it will stay with you for the rest of the day.
Don’t let a negative experience during the day affect your path to self-improvement. Start strong in the morning and stay determined throughout the day.
For example, if you want to write a book, the first thing you should do each day is to write for a bit.
What should your rituals and habits be?
The right step is first to ask yourself if your goals are based on your definition of success. That’s a whole other exercise.
Think about what you want to achieve, and ponder how to make it happen.
Next, it’s time to start changing your life. I encourage you to challenge your self a bit more than usual.
Let’s use a more sensitive example: Public displays of affection.
I know there are a ton of reasons why some people might not want to show affection in public. It’s your decision, and if you don’t want to do it, it’s perfectly fine.
But let’s say that you’d like to be more open. The problem is that it’s not easy. You can’t tell how people around you will react or what they will think about you afterwards.
Here is a ritual you could try: Affirm, both to yourself and your partner, how much you love them. Why make that a big secret?
Acting differently in public is a new habit you’ve formed. Make a mental note to be more lovey-dovey. In time, you won’t have to keep remembering this because it will become a habit.
How can you tell if your new behaviour is working?
As you stick to your new rituals and habits, you will start noticing a difference.
Consider these new rituals as a genuine part of your success pattern—one step closer to LIVING, LOVING, and LEARNING on your terms.
You’ll genuinely succeed when you stop noticing the results – hence the subconscious habit has formed. Sounds weird, right?
The idea is that it becomes a habit when both the ritual and the positive effects feel effortless as a long-lasting habit.
Even if you haven’t fully achieved perfection, there’s comfort in knowing you’re on the right path.
Your new habit might also signal an opportunity to up your ante. At this point, you’ll have experienced the consistent power of vital habits and routines.
After a while, you probably wouldn’t even call them habits anymore. They’ll be a part of you. This successful outcome means you have made a positive change in your life.
I hope you now understand how effective habits and rituals are. I encourage you to use the things I’ve talked about and work towards achieving extra unique connections.
Start by making a small change, and over time you’ll notice a difference.
Avoid the ‘I don’t have the time’ excuse and do it!
By focusing on the right efforts and results, you’ll create an impressive and empowering routine that will significantly enhance your life quality.
3 Power Questions that MATTER
- List at least one current routine that serves you well. What’s the primary benefit you gain from this routine?
- Whats ONE NEW stretch goal routine that you could implement over the next 28 FOCUS days.
- How would you benefit from this newfound routine?