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The importance of compounding daily habits

 

I don’t know about you, but I always have a list of things that in an ideal world, I’d do daily or weekly.

 

Life gets in the way though, doesn’t it?

 

Most of us feel like there already aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done that we’d like to do.

 

How are we supposed to add even more stuff into our day?!

 

Well, think about how much time you spend on your phone or watching Netflix each day.

 

There’s always some spare time you can carve out of your day.

 

If you have kids then yes it’s more challenging, but are there things you can get your kids to join in on?

 

I like to use what Tony Robbins calls NET – No Extra Time.

 

So when you’re doing house chores, driving, walking, at the gym etc you could also be listening to podcasts, audio books or subliminal/binaural music, mantras and affirmations.

 

Another strategy is to pick one habit you’d really like to do each day or each week and add a habit one by one until it becomes just part of your daily practice.

 

For example, I’ve had a list of things I did sporadically that I wanted to become a daily habit – reading, meditation, flossing my teeth, dry body brushing, yoga.

 

I did all of these things but not daily, and if I felt too busy or tired these things easily dropped off the list.

 

Over the last few months I’ve focused on just one of those habits and adding it to my daily routine one at a time until I feel like it’s just something else I always do, like having a shower and brushing my teeth.

 

Fast forward a few months and these are all now things I do every day, or almost every day for things like yoga.

 

The best bit is I don’t feel like I’m cramming extra stuff in or feeling rushed – because of the nature of the habits I’ve added I feel more chill more of the time.

 

I find myself not wanting to watch Netflix as I’m really into a good book or want to do yoga and meditate.

 

Write out a list of some habits you’ve been wanting to add to your day.

 

Start by picking the quickest thing from the list and adding that to your day.

 

Set reminders in your phone if you need to, and put your phone on do not disturb so you don’t get distracted by notifications.

 

Once you feel like it’s just a normal part of your routine, add the next thing.

 

By stacking and compounding your habits, you’ll achieve so much more towards your goals.

 

How will your life, health, wealth, energy and relationships be in 1-5 years time if you compound positive daily habits?

 

There’s no better time to start than right now.

 

Comment below and let me know what your list looks like, and what habit you plan to start with.

 

Catcha on the flip side, where the goal setters and arse kickers hang out.

 

Much love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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