All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All talk and no action makes Jack a dreamer boy.
Dreams stay as dreams if you do not wake up. The previous 2 steps were the easy parts where you only write down what your dreams and aspirations are and what are the equipments you need to assist you in attaining those goals.
Now comes the hard part—actually taking the initiative to make those changes and the starting out is always the hardest.
Wake up and tell yourself, ‘Today is going to be different, because I change my life’.
What are the things that you have written down on your To‐Do List?
Start doing them today.
Suppose to call someone? Well, pick up the phone and call now. Make small but definite changes in your life and you will be amazed at how much closer you are to your goals.
Here is a secret tip to a simple yet dramatic way of changing your life—live healthily.
The basis of success is plainly by having good health. After all, what is success if one cannot even enjoy the fruits of one’s accomplishments with a sickly body? There is no use in slogging your body and soul out if at the end of the day you are plagued with illnesses. Of course, there are those that just have bad health and just cannot help it. But if your body is in a good condition (or even if it is not), you should always make an effort to stay as healthy as possible. A healthy lifestyle is a good habit that will make it easier to achieve your goals.
For example, always wanted more time? Start waking up earlier!
We all live with 24 hours a day (unless you live on another planet), so how is it that some people are able to accomplish more than you within the same amount of time? Curb your habit of pressing the ‘snooze’ button whenever your alarm clock rings. Set a goal time for when you would want to wake up. Every subsequent week, set your alarm clock to ring 10 minutes earlier than your scheduled timing till you have finally reached your goal. Use that 10 extra minutes to read the newspaper, go out for a jog, or simply enjoy your breakfast instead of wolfing it down (or even totally forgoing it). A good sleeping cycle is important in keeping a sharp and energized mind prepared for the day’s activities.
Learn to eat healthily too. One way of doing that is to merely have proper meals at the relevant timings. Another suggestion is to have 5 to 6 smaller meals instead of the 3 big main meals. This prevents snacking in between meals. Also, try not to eat 3 hours before you sleep as the food may not be digested properly before you sleep. Studies have shown that food taken just before sleeping forces the body to use its energy on digestion instead of helping you recuperate from the day. This may make you feeling less energized when you wake up. If you do feel the urge to start snacking, try having something healthy like an apple or a handful of nuts. This is a great way of maintain of one’s figure.
One more excellent way to have good health is to exercise regularly!
The good thing about exercise is the vast array of different work outs that you can do to keep fit. From jogging to swimming or even going to the gym or just climbing up and down your stairs, there just so many ways of exercising. So decide on which exercise you would want to try and start working out.
Exercising not only keeps one fit, but it also energizes the mind. By exercising at least twice a week, it helps promotes psychological well‐being. And a keen mind is needed to fuel oneself into reaching their goals.
Turn your dreams into a reality.
Become the successful person you wish to be. All this cannot happen unless you are serious about achieving your dreams. Take risks and do not be afraid to stumble and fall.
Do not just breathe, eat, sleep, and aimlessly watch the days go by. Live life and make your life something worth living for. Be proud of the changes that you are making in your life and believe without a doubt that you are changing your life to be much better than it was before.
So start taking action. Dreams can only become reality if you dare to change.
Become a different person from the one you were yesterday.
Stop complaining about the poor circumstances you are in and your recurrent meetings with bad luck. Choices, not circumstances, determine your success. We do not have to pursue success, because once we start changing the way we live and work towards our goals, success will be attracted to us.
To be continued: