For a better productivity
1. Be your own hero
Pretend to be your hero. Whenever you’re facing a challenging situation or an intimidating project, a new career leap, think about a legend in your industry or career.
2. Review; don’t get derailed
Do a few minute daily review at your workstation at the end of the day. Before you leave work, or before you wrap up your things at the end of the day, it hardly takes a few minutes.
3. The Blackout Hour
Turn off all notifications of your mobile for at least one long block of work time every day. Our brains are not appt for switching from one task to another.
4. Don’t be easily available
Respond to all invitations and opportunities with “I’ll check my schedule.” Stop the knee-jerk response that you give, whether it is negative or positive. Maybe you’re too quick to say no or maybe you’re a people-pleaser and you’re too quick to say yes, and find yourself over-booked and overwhelmed.
5. Think bob think!
Spend few minutes daily thinking about the paths that you will take and which you think will get you to achieve your career goals. This is the right kind of positive visualisation.
For better health
Drink a glass of water as the first intake in the morning. We often don’t get enough water for our system, and we often get so busy throughout the day that we don’t think about stopping somewhere to replenish our supply for water.
Park as far away as you can from your door. Fight the effects of a sedentary lifestyle by getting more steps into your day whenever you can.
3. Fruits ‘n veggies
Eat raw fruit or vegetables with every meal you have whether its breakfast or dinner.Say:
-A green side salad
-A slice of melon
Stand up and stretch every hour, on the hour. Trigger yourself with a beep on your phone, watch or computer. Sitting for extended time periods is a bad idea for both your body and your brain.
Carry a small bag of nuts everywhere you go. Something protein-rich will help stave off hunger as well as keeping you from getting to that ravenous point when you’ll eat anything in sight.
For better mental health
1. Ask open-ended questions.
Instead of throwing out questions just so you can insert your own opinion, ask bigger, better questions. Try to avoid asking questions that can be answered with a simple Yes or No. Try questions that triggers a thought process.
2. Keep enough supplies
Keep a tray of art and stationary supplies out on your table/desk/workstation. Don’t force yourself to clock in a certain number of minutes or productions.
3. Sit in silence for a few minutes every day.
We don’t have to call this meditation, because that might be a little too intimidating. You can rather call it introspection.
4. Start writing
Note down everything which is going in your mind on let it be for a few minutes at the end of the day. This is basically a brain dump in the easiest way possible.
5. Repeat a personal mantra to yourself when you hit stress points.
Make it something easy to remember that calms you and reminds you of the important things in life. This is a simple way to relax your brain and tell it how to respond to stress, basically it helps you to deal with stress giving situation.
For better relationships
In today’s world communication is made so easy. So call, text, or email one friend or family member a day. Staying in touch has never been easier.
2. Write a thank you note every week.
This can be an exercise solely for you.
This will not only make your bonds stronger but it will also raise your respect in the eyes of your colleagues, friends, and family.
3. End your night the right way
End your night with a word of thanks or encouragement. This is the kind of simple but effective habit that can be responsible making or breaking a lifelong relationship.
4. Think and speak
You should take a pause before you answer or respond to people. Train yourself to listen well, become a good listener, by giving yourself time to think up your response in that pause, not while the other person is talking.
5. Give yourself a timeout
Shit happens. You’re going to hit high when you feel stressed, frustrated, angry, or impatient. That’s totally okay because if you can give yourself a time-out then you can keep things in your perspective and you could even be able to control it.
For better community relations
1. Take a short walk around
Take a short walk around the block or street with a trash bag and pick up litter. This weekly or daily ritual will help you to be more aware of how you treat your daily environment affects your lifestyle, and you never know the effect it can cause to others.
2. Stop and say hi to your neighbors.
Make it a habit to do a little more than a nod or smile. It takes just a moment, whenever you see them out, to walk over and say hello.
3. Borrow before you buy for big purchases.
In the end its all about money. What if you make this a habit. It will save your money. Although It’s not always possible, why not try it? Save money and help the environment.
4. Set aside money for giving.
It can be a small amount. Really, Five to six hundred bucks won’t make any difference to you but it sure can make a big difference to someone. Out of every paycheck, or every month’s total income, put aside a small bit forgiving.
5. Keep your bike out where you can see it.
No, you don’t have to use it. Just put it out there, in front of you, where you can see it. Every day, when you run to the car and hop in.