Rituals to Live By

Hey You,

In the Matters of You, Rituals.

Whether you know it or not you live your life by rituals.  .  .   You wake up and if you are like 92% of Americans you reach for your phone.  .  Check your e-mail and then look at Facebook and then turn on the television and worse yet the news.

This might be the worst way to condition your mind we can come up with, but an overwhelming majority of this country has fallen into it.

The first three hours of your day are when your mind is its most productive.   It is when you can solve your big problems, be the most creative and make the most dynamic decisions.

So starting this ritual with time sucks like e-mail, Facebook and TV is a bad investment.   Plus getting bombarded with the negative repartee of  social and the constant negativity of news it just a bad way to set your day up and puts your mind in bad state to use is most productive time.

Here is better Ritual to live by when you Wake Up:

  1. Set your Alarm on your Phone and put it in the Bathroom
  2. Get up with your Alarm.  .  .   Never hit snooze.   Ever.

(If you start back to sleep you will begin a new sleep cycle and spend your entire morning groggy)

  1. Get a cup of coffee (or better yet, a big glass of water)
  2. Write down your big goals
  3. Write down the two things you need to do to accomplish those goals
  4. Eat a Good Breakfast
  5. Now Swing for the Fence

Do one thing that is a huge action towards your Big Goals.  .  .   If is in business call your biggest prospect.  .  . If it is finding a relationship join a dating site or schedule an event in your calendar.   If it is a career or raise you are looking for call your boss ask for a sit down.

Start your day, Swing for the Fence every day.  .  and watch your life change.


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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