Design your Patterns

Hey You,

In the Matters of You, Habits.

Funny thing about us humans.  .  .  Our instincts, the things we fear, keep us safe and out of danger.  Our fears also keep a strangle hold on getting us to make the changes we should make in our life.

You see you wake up every day and you will do about exactly what you did before as long as what you did yesterday didn’t bring you harm and that normalcy can turn it complacency real quick.

We have to grind against the gravity of “keep things the same” and understand that our instinct to find and follow a pattern, and that could be holding us back.  We need to make sure we are designing these patterns, these rituals to make us better.

How you eat,  how you sleep,  how you exercise and most important how you learn.  .  .  These are all patterns that we can change and improve to make us better.

Here are some of mine that I have changed to help me.

  1.  I eat my largest meal of the day at breakfast and progressively eat lighter as the day progresses with my lightest meal at dinner.
  2.  I get 10.000 steps in every day which means If I wasn’t active I jump on the treadmill at the end of the day.
  3.   In the car I listen to audible downloaded books so my car becomes a classroom for continued learning.
  4.   I exercise  in 90 day cycles  4 to 5 days a week alternating.

I have plenty of patterns I am working on changing, but these are the ones that have made me better because I have designed them with intention.


Tony Scelzo is the voice of HealthStatus and our blog You Matters. He is the author of Belay Your Day, a daily guide to Hack Life and The Ultimate Tech Start-Up Manual. He is business coach to over 150 businesses, a consultant and entrepreneur that has founded 4 businesses and been on 9 business teams. A self proclaimed self improvement junky, he has read over 500 books on the subject of mental health and personal wellness. Over the 10 years of training and coaching he has become obsessed with the simple ways to “hack” life for the good. Simple short-cuts to live better.

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