It's no secret that we get better at the things we focus on daily. It's easy to make excuses for not focusing on the things we want.
I didn't have time. Work got in the way. I was tired.
The problem with making excuses not to do the things we love is that we continue to do the things we don't. If you do the same things every day and expect your life to change into one you enjoy more, you have to start changing the things you do consistently.
Here are three things I make sure to do each and every day.
1. Learn Something
I am constantly consuming information.
Whether I'm learning something related to SEO or digital marketing, working through a course on some new thing I'm interested in, or feeding my Spanish-learning habit with Duolingo lessons or videos, I am feeding my need to learn.
Whatever I'm learning, it's something I'm interested in and something that can help me take the next step in my adventure.
I work out 4-5 days per week and on my rest days I make sure to do something active like take a walk or do some yard work.
I've been very overweight in my life and losing that weight taught me a lot about myself. I know how important it is to have a baseline of activity for bothy my body and my mind.
Keeping myself active assures that I have the ability to physically handle pretty much whatever comes my way so I don't have to say no to things I want to do.
Writing is a practice that comes with lots of benefits.
To write something, you have to think about it. That's the best benefit in my opinion. Making myself write every day makes me a better thinker and I see those benefits come to fruition throughout my life.
It also helps me organize my thoughts and feelings in a way that makes me more aware of myself. I am more able to diagnose why I think or feel something and am less prone to falling into stress because of it.