Setting yourself up to win takes intention. Successful people adopt patterns of behavior that help them realize their dreams.
No matter what your goal is, you need structure and consistency to reach it.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when starting their body transformation journey is failing to create daily routines.
Setting yourself up for success is not about huge changes, it is about consistent daily habits. What you do day in and day out will determine the heights you can reach.
To bring your dreams to life, you must set yourself up to win.
The Importance of Daily Routines
Simply put, routines are sequences of actions that you repeat. Walking the dog after work is a routine. Cleaning up after dinner is a routine. Dimming the lights and reading before bed is a routine.
Routines are not always good, but they are powerful.
Crafting beneficial routines helps us stay on track with our goals. The top benefits of having daily routines include:
Habits, Routines, and Rituals
These are all connected, but they are each separate parts of setting yourself up to win.
The Power of Routines
Routines are powerful for winners. Routines combine habits, which puts our brain into an automatic state. When we have beneficial habits, we do not need to rely on willpower.
Consider the notion of working out. Without any habits or routines, you have to decide to work out every day. You must find the motivation, the time, and the willpower to consciously determine that you will work out. When left to willpower and motivation, even the best people will fail to reach their goals.
Instead, you can make working out part of your daily routines by always working out around the same time and stacking the action of working out with other habits. For example, if you have the time to work out in the morning, make it part of your morning routine. Maybe you wake up, eat, clean up, change into workout clothes, fill your water, and head to your workout. The order and exact steps of your routine will depend on your lifestyle and preferences, but the basic idea is to create a routine that includes the daily action (i.e working out) that you must perform as part of your goal.
Turn Routines to Rituals
The attitude behind your action differentiates a routine from a ritual. Rituals are viewed as meaningful and connected with purpose, but they do not have to be spiritual. Focus on engaging with the experience, not just checking it off your list.
The best way to transform a routine into a ritual is to apply mindfulness. Slow down. Think about the senses and emotions you are engaged in. Instead of rushing through the shower and mentally reviewing your to-do list the entire time, focus on the feeling of the water hitting your skin and allow your thoughts to flow smoothly.
How to Create Beneficial Rituals
There is a lot of conflicting information about what rituals are best, and when you should do what. While some concepts, like working out first thing in the morning, have scientific backing, the most important thing is to develop rituals that work for your goals, preferences, and lifestyle. The steps for creating rituals that stick are:
Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating your rituals:
Talk to 100 successful people and their rituals can all look different. However, there are a few you’re likely to hear over and over. Here are a few habits to consider incorporating into your daily rituals that will help you in setting yourself up to win:
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