1. Start using a planner for your goals, to-do lists and calendars.
We love the Clover Fox Weekly Planner because it focuses on short and long-term goal setting and enforcing gratitude. At Pivot, we use the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), which focuses on everything from quarterly to 10-year goals. We also built gratitude into our core values, making this planner a great way to stay on track with your to-do list while also focusing on your values and the things that matter most.
2. Begin each day with time set aside for yourself.
Even if it means waking up thirty minutes earlier than you usually do, beginning the day with time for yourself is crucial for self-development. Make mornings sacred by working out, meditating or having a fulfilling breakfast. This time may even be used for planning or sorting out your day ahead. A book we recommend is Joy On Demand.
3. Reduce screen time.
This is self explanatory: we spend a majority of our day using technology so take time to step away from the screen and clear your mind.
4. Celebrate small victories.
When attempting to build new habits, we often lose motivation very quickly. As we begin to develop new skills and practices, we must reward ourselves along the way. Make your celebrations reasonable, and maintain discipline. If your goal is to eat healthier, don’t reward yourself with a tub of ice cream!
5. Take time to catch up with your family.
The distance that we’ve had from our families can take a severe toll on our mental health. Try to set aside time to schedule a phone call or zoom meeting to reach out to them. Let them know that you are grateful for their presence in your life. It will make their day and brighten their spirit – and in turn, brighten yours.
6. Improve your sleeping schedule.
Getting adequate rest is the sword to conquer the rest of your day. Getting to bed earlier and obtaining quality sleep is excellent for your mental health. Try using guided sleep meditation or reading a book before you fall asleep.