1. MAKE A LIST OF WORTH WATCHING MOVIES
How many must-watch movies do you have on your bucket list? There are plenty of movies that you can’t miss because of the valuable life lessons they teach you. Make a list of classic titles to watch in your downtime this summer. Grab some popcorn, a blanket, and snuggle on the sofa with your loved ones!
2. REMOVE DISTRACTIONS IN YOUR LIFE
Focus is the key to success. This summer, sit down with a pen and paper and pinpoint the hurdles that you’ve come across in your journey. These distractions are slowing down the progress of your success and keeping you away from your goal. Note down all the people and things that are costing your time and remove them from your life. My top tip? Pick up Essentialism – Declutter Your Life by Ingrid Björk on Amazon.
3. GET MOTIVATION FROM UNKNOWN PEOPLE
Did you know that the people around you influence your path in life? If you surround yourself with negative and unsuccessful people, you won’t achieve your goals. Start surrounding yourself with high-achievers who motivate and inspire you. If there isn’t anyone around you that fits this bracket, look online to find mentors.
Spend your summer time reading and watching the biographies of successful people. Get to know what worked for them and apply it in your life. These five weeks can be a turning point in your life. My quick tip? Hire a coach!
4. MAKE A MOTIVATIONAL MUSIC PLAYLIST
Energetic and meaningful music can touch your soul. How many times have you entered a gym and noticed people listening to music to get them through a tough workout? You can do the same for all aspects of your life. Make a motivational music playlist for the purpose you want to achieve and associate it with that purpose.
Every time you listen to it, you’ll remember your purpose and feel motivated to work towards your goal. This is a great technique that’s been used by successful people for decades.
5. LEARN TO ACCEPT FAILURES
Failure can be a significant setback, but the way you view that setback determines how you move forward. Every failure comes with an opportunity to learn and not repeat the same mistakes. Spend time online reading content that teaches you how to overcome shortcomings. This fun activity helps you analyze your past failures and note down the mistakes you’ve made so you don’t repeat them.
6. FRIENDLY COMPETITION
Competition is a great way to improve yourself with a reference point. However, the purpose of a competition should be to enhance your skill, not to let down others. Pick a family member or friend to compete with you in an activity like sports, analytical writing, etc.
This friendly competition will keep you motivated, and help you progress in your chosen activity.
7. REDUCE YOUR TO-DO LIST
You can’t do everything you set out to achieve in life as you have limited time and energy. Which is why you need to prioritize. Use your downtime to make a things-to-do list. Now mark each element according to its priority. Pick the highest priority thing and eliminate others.
Through this process, you’ll reduce your to-do list to the only one that’ll give clarity and focus. This will motivate you to spend all of your energy in one direction, which can significantly increase the chances of your success.
8. LEARN TO TAKE BREAKS
Procrastination is an evil habit, and it’s often the main reason your dream never becomes reality. The top reason for procrastination is the inability to take proper rests and breaks during the work, which can keep you going for a longer time.
During this summertime, try to develop a habit of working for 90 minutes then taking a break of 20 minutes. It will be hard, in the beginning, to retain consistency. However, with time, you’ll develop a strong habit that you can apply to every task you take on. You’ll soon be completing tasks at a much faster pace.
9. FIX TIME FOR EATING
Raise your hand if your busy routine gets in the way of good eating habits. When we’re preoccupied, healthy eating can take a back seat, leading us to grab quick fix unhealthy snacks and eat at irregular times.
Now’s the time to fix this problem and concentrate on your health. Make a plan for your diet and stick to it. Eat three square meals a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Avoid mindless snacking and replace junk food with healthy options. Seeing the results of your efforts will boost your motivation to do more.
10. WATCH HISTORY CHANNELS
Ditch the reality tv and movies on Netflix for history channels and documentaries. You can learn a lot about your own culture’s history and that of other civilizations. You’ll have some great conversation starters and you’ll expand your mind.
So there you have it! Which of these positive habits will you adopt this summer and beyond? Keep your eyes peeled for the penultimate part of our five-part series.