Success in running takes more than just one amazing run. It is the sum of thousands of minutes, kilometres and work before and after your runs.
It is the same with business, relationships and even as simple as cooking. You need to do other work to create an amazing result.
Whatever it is you want to work on you need a daily success plan, one that takes 15 to 20 minutes to implement so it is easy to remember to do and doesn’t leave you feeling frustrated that it’s eating into your time.
This is my daily success plan.
- Meditation – I use an app called Headspace and follow a 10 minute guided meditation.
- Gratitude journal – After meditating I write three things I am grateful for. Writing gratitudes helps you focus on the positives rather than get sucked into negativity and letting that consume you.
- Seven minute workout – I created my own five minute workout to get me feeling pumped up for the day. It’s two sets of the following: 20 jumping jacks, 20 press ups, 20 squats, 20 lunges, 30 second plank.
I try to fit this into the start of my day but it doesn’t always work out like that – for example I’m on holiday at the moment and our son is waking earlier than usual (and we’re sleeping in later than normal).
In these instances I try to get some me time when I can.
How does this help me to get ahead?
Recent studies show meditation and mindfulness can have a positive impact on stress, anxiety, focus, creativity and even relationships.
Neuroscientists found that, after just 11 combined hours of meditation, practitioners had structural changes in the part of the brain involved in monitoring focus and self-control.
There are many other benefits, give it a try and find out for yourself.
Gratitude journaling works because it slowly changes the way we perceive situations by adjusting what we focus on.
Gratitude improves emotional and physical health and it can result in more happiness, because you focus on what you have, rather than what you have not. We live in a society focussed on scarcity, instead of abundance.
My workout means I am not letting my body get sedentary. It’s a simple session that anyone can do in the smallest of spaces.
So what are you going to do to get you on the pathway to success?
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 5