Habits to Increase Productivity While Staying Balanced
What do your habits say about you? Do they embody the healthy and well life you want to live? You have the power to change the outcome of each day, and your success and well-being depend on it. By incorporating these simple, yet powerful habits you can set yourself on a path towards living a fulfilling life.
If you incorporate even just a few of these life-hacking tips into your daily routine, you can greatly change the outcome of your day. These tried and true methods of self-improvement have worked wonders for many of the world's most innovative game-changers, including Coach Christopher Sommer of GymnasticBodies.
Get a head start on the competition and incorporate these five essential habits today to change your life tomorrow.
Habit 1: A Healthy Body Breeds A Happy Mind
This first habit may seem like common sense to you, but many people overlook the importance of maintaining a strong, healthy body. Your mind and your body are linked together as a network of systems that heavily rely on one another. Think of your body as your vehicle and your mind as the engine that powers it. One will be of no use to you without the other.
It’s no mystery that this connection between mind and body requires keeping a regular exercise routine and eating a well-balanced diet rich in lean protein, fruits and veggies, and of course healthy fats. Coach Sommer, realizes the importance of fueling your body for elite performance and has worked extensively with nutrition guru Jeff Serven to bring you the most practical and effective nutritional programs available. GB Thrive is a “no-nonsense” approach to setting solid nutritional habits so you are able to and stick with it.
Habit 2: Create A Daily Routine And Stick To It
We can’t stress the importance of creating and following, a set routine on a daily basis. Setting routines helps put your brain into autopilot, which in turn allows you to focus on the important things in your day. You’ll be able to manage your schedule more effectively while also saving prime real estate in your mind.
There’s no reason to make your routine complicated. In fact, most of you already follow some form of daily rituals, or at least we hope you do. When you first wake up in the morning you use the restroom, brush your teeth, wash your face, eat breakfast, and go to work. It’s almost automatic. Why not set things the things you already do on autopilot, so you can get a handle on adding more healthy ones to the mix?
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Habit 3: Focus on ONLY One Task at a Time
In a world obsessed with instant gratification, we tend to value getting what we want at the push of a button. This same mentality seeps right into the way we approach our productive tasks. By working on multiple things and once we can accomplish more work in a shorter period of time, right? This is a common belief that leads to the gratification of quantity over quality.
While it may sound contradictory to what society wants you to believe, focusing on ONE task at a time is the fastest way to accomplish your work faster. As a by-product of your efforts, you will create the highest quality of work. Much like the founding principle of our courses, striving for “quality over quantity” will lead to greater productivity and effectiveness.
Habit 4: Take A Mini-Vacation Every Now and Again
Just as your muscles need some time to recover, so does your brain. After you complete a major task, feel free to take a break and let your mind recharge for a little while. Take a walk outside, open your laptop and get a quick GymnasticBodies workout in or sit and meditate for a few minutes. When you are done with your mini-vacation you will feel refreshed and ready to focus on the next task at hand.
Habit 5: Practice Positive Thinking
We could all learn a lesson from The Little Engine That Could. The mantra, “I think I can, I think I can” speaks a world of truth that can change the outcome of your day. If there is one habit mentioned in this post that can have an immediate impact on your life, it would most definitely be this one. The power of optimistic thinking is the key to start the engine of change. Without it, you will remain stalled in life.
Some helpful tips to incorporate these habits into your daily routine is to write them down on a sticky or in your calendar. Set reminders on your phone. Follow through with your commitments. As with anything in life, setting new habits takes time and practice, but if you can follow through you are guaranteed to lead a happier, healthier life.
Creating new habits can get tricky sometimes. Let your GymnasticBodies training balance your schedule so you can live the life you want to live.