8 habits to adopt in 2019:
All my articles have a common thing. There are questions in the article which you need to ask yourself and this simple exercise helps you understand your own problems and how to solve them.
1. Get rid of your phone – Source: Mel Robbins
How much time do you spend on your phone? Don’t give me excuses of checking work-related emails at 2 AM in the night. Just check yourself for how much time do you use your phone in a day. It’s not a bad thing to be updated on social media but scrolling for hours is surely a very bad habit. Using phone continuously is not only bad for your eyes, but also for your thumb, neck, and brain!
People have several excuses to use the phone all the times. For news in the morning, for work-related emails during the day time, for reading books, magazines, articles in the evening, for seeing videos, for games, for alarm clock, and what not!
Please read news from newspaper, please read books on Kindle or go for hardcover, instead of watching videos try reading something on the same topic as reading requires functioning of the brain but there is no proper productive activity while watching a video – This is scientifically proven.
Get rid of your phone especially during the first hour of the day when you wake up and last hour of the day, when you are on your bed. PLease!!
Get rid of your phone while you are sleeping. Don’t use it as an alarm clock, or even if you want to use it as an alarm clock, keep it at least 5-6 feet away from yourself. Scientists have found out that even if you are not using your phone, but if it is kept near your head while you are asleep, your brain captures the radiations and keeps on working.
2. Change your mentality / Fix yourself – Source: Lewis Howes and Valuetainment
You need to change your mentality before saying things to anyone else. Do not complain or at least try not to complain as less as possible. There are plenty of things in the outer world and you have plenty of time to learn about all of these things. But, you have been ignoring the most important person throughout your life, and that is YOU! Learn about yourself. Write down things which you don’t like in your friends, in your society or across the border, and then check these things within you. People complain about how the government is not able to clean the city, but the same people throw their trash on the road. Do not become such a person. Become positive and then become magnatic. Attract others towards your positive lifestyle and thought process, and tell them to do the same. Instead of complaining, solve the problem…change your mentality.
3. Always over-deliver – Source: Robin Sharma
This is the era of competition. To stay ahead in the race, you need to deliver more than expected. If you are a student, do not push yourself too much, work smartly. You may find my earlier published article on this topic. If you are a working professional, you might have faced issues when you were not able to deliver what was expected from you. Take feedback from your colleagues, employer and clients. Work on this feedback and make sure you deliver at least 100% the next time. From this point, you need to deliver more than 100% in your next projects, to make your clients feel WOW! I practice this in my daily life and really helps a lot in building a good relationship with your clients and a healthy corporate life.
You may face a little bit of burden at first, but that’s just because you have been rusted for a long time. Once this practice of giving more than 100% becomes a daily part of your life, things will become super easy and you will start feeling the growth!
4.Apply what you learn – Source: etthehiphoppreacher
If you have read my earlier posts, I really hope you would have applied the learnings and have already seen the difference it would have created. If you haven’t, please close this window and never ever read or watch self-help or motivational blog or video, because this should not be a part of passing your free time but a part of your life where you learn something, implement it and see your self grow into a better person.
Instead of just reading more and more things, if you start implementing those things one by one, it will make a huge impact. Its not just about implementing what you learn but also implementing your own ideas. I know that you are smart enough to do great things in life, but the only thing that you lack is action! You have a great idea, you have great planning skills, what you lack is execution! Prove me wrong! Show me you have got the execution skills too! Show me what you can do if someone challenges you!
5. Look for positivity – Source: GaryVee
The top three things which are increasing at a very high rate and are very dangerous for us and are also produced by us are:
In my 9 hours job, the thing which I get to see and hear daily from 90% of my colleagues is negativity! This is a free thing so people spread it like wildfire. I request you to keep your self away from such things. I really don’t know why people are so much attracted towards negativity and then why do they become a part of it? Why not stay positive? What is wrong with that?
Just when you open your eyes, make this thing in mind that you have to notice all the positive things around you and stay away from negativity. People helping each other, someone opening a gate for someone, someone stopping a lift for you, someone helping a poor soul, someone giving something to eat to the strays. Capture this positivity and pour out when you meet someone. Stay happy! Smile! Make other positive by your positivity and make this your way of life!
Once you have become a positive person, people will start telling you how good they feel in your presence.
6. Be more energetic – Source: Dan Lok
Everyone likes to take rest now and then… but to take rest you must also have done something that made you tired! Isn’t it? How can you feel so tired after sleeping for 8-9 hours that you again want to be on your bed for the rest of the day? Work out…wake up…go…walk…run…exercise…please do something for your body! Whenever someone asks you, how are you? Don’t just say that you are FINE! because FINE stands for:
F – Freaked out
I – In debt
N – Not working at full potential
E – Expect everything from the world but do not want to act yourself!
So don’t be just FINE from now on! Be great!
Once you are positive, you’ll automatically be full of energy! Spread this energy among your family and friends, and in the society because the world surely needs such positive energy! People are waiting for you to spread your energy, make their day! Be aloud…be clear…be energetic!
7. Enhance the quality of your sleep – Source: Rich Roll
This is one very important thing in your life. Sleep properly! Sleeping for 7-8 hours does not make a sleep a good sleep! The quality here is more important than quantity! You need to improve your sleep quality by following some simple yet powerful rules:
do not use your smartphone or TV or any digital media for at least an hour before you go to your bed.
do not watch news or crime based programs before you go to sleep.
drink a glass of water before going to sleep.
keep your phone at least 5-6 feet away from yourself.
read a book instead of watching videos if you are not able to sleep.
Try meditation if you are unable to sleep.
Improve your breathing pattern.
I am telling you why all these things are important because I have been a patient of insomnia for years and I know when you are not able to sleep even for 3-4 hours for years! Take this free advice and help yourself. Keeping your body fit and healthy is very much important for you to survive in this body for long. Your body is very much similar to the machines you see in your daily life, like your smartphone, your laptop or your car. If the engine of the car is never switched off, you know what will happen to the car. The same happens when you don’t get a good quality sleep!
8. Don’t hit the snooze button – Source: Jocko Podcast
The first 15-20 seconds! Yes! This is the amount of time which you take to make the decision of either waking up or snoozing the alarm when you hear your alarm ringing. You read an article like this, and you see a lot of motivational videos, but you are so weak that you are not able to compete with your own self for the first 15-20 seconds of your day! Make your self stronger, at least for one day. See how much time you are saving and how many activities you are able to complete if you wake up exactly at the same time when your alarm rings.
Wish you a very happy new year and would wait to see you become a better person!
All the best!
– Vedant Khandelwal