You can't alway control the events that occur each day, but you can control what you do next. In this episode, Dave and Jared share some proven methods and tips to help create a great day, everyday.
A lot of people allow themselves to be victims to their day. They don't know what their day is going to be like until it happens to them. It can be easy to think that you will have a bad day because you missed the bus, or because someone gave a 'look'. Has this happened to you or someone you know? It doesn't have to be this way. You can choose what comes next. You don't choose to miss your bus, but you can choose how you interpret missing your bus and what you do next.
Even in really difficult moments, you didn't choose for the event to happen, but you can control how you interpret it and what do you next. For example, you can choose to find good people to talk to and someone you ask for help. You can also choose to look forward with hope that things will get better.
The choices you make and the habits you keep create and determine who you are and who you become. Each and everyday, you make around 30,000 to 35,000 decisions. These choices determine who are being in this moment right now. Your mood, energy, and ability to focus right now was created by these choices and habits. For example, the amount of sleep you had last night, the foods you've eaten, the thoughts you believe, whether or not you exercise and the people you spend time with create you are being right now. You choose that.
One of our habits is to say to each other, 'Create a great day for yourself today'. This reminds us that we get to choose who we are being today, regardless of the events that come up.
Jared's is currently working teaching himself, spending time in mindfulness even just in small moments during the day, listening to more podcasts, and getting more positive influences in his life to help him create a great day for himself.
Dave's morning routine: glass of water first thing in the morning, the 7 minute workout (between 7 to 21 minutes) or go for a run, time in gratitude and thinking about what can I get excited about today, breakfast smoothy or an omelette, and listen to podcasts or audiobook in the car, and then mindful driving for the last 10 - 15 mins of the morning drive.
To help gain greater presence in the moment, remind yourself that no other moment matters as much as this moment right now. This is the only moment you can control, therefore it is the most important.
There is only one of you. There is no one else in this world like, and there never will be. That's not by accident, it's on purpose. The people in your life and anyone you meet to today, their world, their day will be a little better when you are at your best. They want and need you to be at your best. Your family and your future self deserves you to be at your best. This podcast will share many more proven methods, tips and strategies to help you do just that, to do you life even better.
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Your challenge for this: set a reminder in your phone that goes off each day that say, "Create a great day for yourself!". And, start thinking about your morning routine.
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