About a year ago I purchased a set of resistant fitness bands online. The idea was with my busy travel schedule I could easily fit them in my suitcase and do a 15 to 20 minute workout in the hotel room prior to speaking.
That small decision has been a great investment in fitness and health. I can pop on some upbeat Pandora radio and get a nice workout to start my day. It got me thinking of a number of small things I can do that make a big difference in the quality and effectiveness of my life and leadership.
Here's my "small things" list I wrote in my journal that can make a big difference for me and you:
- Put soft music on in the morning for the first hour
- Meditate for five minutes between 5 AM and 6 AM
- Pray for my family by name
- Write out my "vital three" for the day
- Drink one big glass of water in the first hour
- Walk 20 minutes
- Reduce sugar
- Eliminate processed foods
- Greet people with a smile
- Listen to an audiobook
- Make the bed in the morning
- Write in my journal daily
- Make sure my office is organized and clean
- Reach out to one new client a day
- Unplug after 7 PM
- Be present with loved ones
- Give thanks at the close of each day and say "Good morning, Lord "when I awake
What would you add to your small list to make a big difference?
The legacy you leave is the life you lead… Those small daily decisions in the end make a big impact.
Here's to positive habits!
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