022_SMALL VICTORIES

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Minimalism & Intentional Living

Start with the little things.

The tiny, seemingly meaningless tasks in your life that you have immediate control over.

Not only do these small victories help reinforce habit change, they also build a routine that is simple and easy to stick to that can make you feel better all day long.

So, what’s the first step to feeling this way? What’s the first thing I need to do to feel better all day long, build strong habits and create a solid morning routine you ask? No pills, no supplements, no hotline numbers needed.

First, you need to start. You can’t expect anything to change if you never start.

Start with something that you can easily control, like whether your bed gets made or not. Simple, right?

You wake up and instead of throwing the blankets across the bed, letting them lay in a crumpled mess, just take thirty seconds and adjust them. Something as simple as this may not seem like anything worthwhile, but the action of enabling something within your control is significant.

It sets the mood for the day. Right away, you’ve started with a small victory simply by making your bed. Who’d-a-thought it would be that easy?

If you want to push it even further, don’t hit snooze on your alarm clock. Waking up when you’re supposed to, the first time without any coaxing into the day is yet another form of victory. Even choosing to wake up earlier each day, by fifteen minutes, is a victory.

By setting a positive mood for the rest of the day with simple and easy to do tasks, it builds up a positive mindset. Afterall, these small victories are the easiest to obtain and maintain.

Obtain.

Maintain.

These two elements are crucial, and as you learn to let go of bad habits, they become much easier to attain.

I ask you to try it, see how something as easy as making your bed can affect your mindset for the rest of the day.

I think you’ll be surprised at the results.

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