I don’t believe there’s a single person on this Earth who doesn’t want to have a great day, every day.
Myself, like the mass majority of people, have lived my life on default mode, until a few years ago when I realized that there are other states of mind that can be induced quite easy
There are many states of mind in which a person can find itself, however, they can be all separated into two big groups, and those are:
- good states of mind
- bad states of mind
You may ask why “states of mind”?
Because if you are in the right state of mind, nothing and no one can touch or harm you in any way.
We are talking about that state of peace, joy, and gratefulness where it doesn’t matter what you do, or where you are- you are just happy.
So in order to have a great day, every day, I follow these steps:
1) I am grateful.
This is the very first thought I have when I wake, and I am always thankful to be alive, healthy, to have a home, a beautiful girlfriend next to me, and so on.
I actually made it a ritual, where for the first 30 minutes (as long as I brush my teeth and have a shower) I am thankful for everything I have in my life.
Just that, puts me in a state of mind where I’m feeling blessed and at peace, regardless of how busy or stressful my day looks ahead.
I can not stress enough how important is to be grateful for what you already have and how beneficial is for you to see the big picture in life, even when things don’t look that good.
Try to remind yourself during the day to be grateful for the actions that you are engaged in, and in time make it your default state of mind.
2) I meditate.
I have been practicing different forms of meditation since 2009 and really swap between them every now and then.
Finally, I ended up doing a kind of meditation that works just fine for me, however, I would suggest trying more than one kind and see which works better for you.
Why is meditation important?
Because it silences your mind.We have about 60.000 thoughts crossing our mind every day and that is stressful enough.
Meditation implies focusing on your breath/heart beats/inner body so that your thoughts run somewhere in the background.
You will then find silence and peace, and that is one of the most valuable “commodities” of our modern lifestyle.
In time the benefits of meditation will be seen in every aspect of your life: relationships, work, family, physical and mental health.
NOTE: a book that I find it to be very useful is “Meditation within Eternity” by Eric Pepin
3) I workout
The first Latin expression I came across when I was a kid, was: “Mens sana in corpore sano” meaning ” Healthy mind in healthy body”, and it’s still to this day, one of my core rules.
I tried a few sports in my youth and since I was 20 years old, hit the gym at least 3 times per week.
However, the best results I had so far were with my last program, which I started almost half year ago.
The funny thing is, it doesn’t require going to gym or working out until exhaustion( like I used to do in the past)
It’s called “calisthenics” and it’s basically doing exercises with your own body weight: like crunches, pull-ups, squats, push-ups.
The best part is that I don’t do it more than 30 minutes per day and I can do it in my own living room in the morning, listening to my favorite music.
The catch is that you have to do it every day and preferably with no or small breaks between the exercises.
But the results can be amazing, especially if you double it with a good diet.
My advice is to make it a lifestyle rather than just a temporary workout
However, if you are in need of losing weight fast and get ripped, I suggest the training called “Insanity” made by Shaun T.
4) I Listen to good music
Usually, I combine listening to music with visualizing, because this enhances both of them, making the latter produce better results (at least in my case).
Music is one of the quickest ways to get in a good mood and you should use is it as a weapon against stress.
The best way to do this is to have an anti-stress folder already made on your phone or laptop with the songs that you know will touch your soul and get you in that place of inner-peace.
Also, it’s good to start your day with a few good songs from that folder because that will set the mood for the rest of the day.
The same is advisable for ending a day, with the note that while you listen to your music, you should remember only the good things from that day and focus just on them.
5) I read at least 30 minutes before going to bed
I changed reading for watching TV or scrolling on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram a while ago and the fruits of that are starting to show up.
Besides the primary advantages of this (switching to good rather than bad messages), you get to read what other great people thought, and in time you will start thinking like them, thus changing your whole perspective on life and eventually changing your actual lifestyle.
It seems that the human brain can not distinguish between reading a book and listening to a live conversation.
In other words, it is the same for your brain to read a book by Shakespeare or to actually speak with him.
On the topic that you choose, you will develop a rich vocabulary in time, and that might help you in your business, in your personal life, or just make a good communicator out of you.
Every successful man or woman read on a daily basis and consider reading one of their top habits.(just as an example, Bill Gates said that he read two books per week for the last 20 years).
To become a giant you have to stay on their shoulders first and listen to them.
So I really hope my personal 5 tips were of value to you and will help you to have a great day, every day
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