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Schedule Your Daily Success or Accept Daily Defeat

Being a creature of habit is a good thing… if your habits are healthy. Are you a creature of the sofa or of the gym? I know which one I want to be!

People are nature’s number 1 creature of habit. We tend to get comfortable, stuck in our ways in fear of change. We like to hold on to old things in order to hold on to old memories… when usually they keep us from making new ones. Sometimes you got to bite the bullet and make a clean break from the past to start a new beginning.

Your Habits Rule You

In the moment, you don’t think to make a choice. Your brain and body rely on the habits you’ve created to know what to do next. Now, if this is true, you better make sure that your habits are good habits – as opposed to eating crisps in bed every night. That would fall under the “Bad Habits” category.

It’s understandable that we stick to our habits. Change activates fear, and fear triggers negative emotions that will stop us in our tracks.

What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

Make your good habits non-negotiable. Even if they’re not fully part of your life yet, live them, feel them, dream them, and when it finally becomes a non-negotiable, you’re already owning it!

At home, I exercise regularly, but I have to make a definitive, non-negotiable schedule for my exercise time. This appointment is like all others – it does not get cancelled. How can you schedule exercise into your day? If it’s important to you, you will find the way. If it’s not important to you, you will find an excuse. It really is that simple!

A Final Thought on Exercise…

People ask me all the time about the best time to exercise, and the answer is so simple: the best time to exercise is when you’ll actually do it. Some people like exercising in the morning, and some people feel better in the evening or during lunch. It doesn’t matter. Schedule it when you’ll actually do it.

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