How to Live Your Best Life!
BY ALEK V // Reliable Strategies
Living Your Best Life
Let's talk about living your best life (and being your best self).
Aristotle once said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit.”
He was definitely onto something.
Success is a by-product of your habitual thoughts and behaviour.
To be your best self you need to know what you want and then develop habits that support you in moving towards it.
I've put together a list of ideas that you can use to live your best life.
I use them all and they work great.
Lets dive in...
Start Your Day Off Right
When you own your morning you win your day.
How do you usually start your day?
Do you dread getting out of bed or do you wake up motivated?
Building an empowering morning routine puts you in the right mindset to get stuff done.
When you feel better you do better.
When you do better you become better.
Include these into your own morning ritual;
1. Wake Up Earlier
Did you know that most successful people wake up early?
They have clear objectives and they value their time.
If you don't have something meaningful to get you out of bed early then you need to rethink your life.
It's time to make some new goals.
Laziness is unacceptable.
When you rise early and get moving your productivity shoots through the roof.
John D Rockefeller used to say “rise early, work hard, strike gold”.
He should know. Being born into abject poverty he went on to become the wealthiest man on earth.
Waking up early reinforces the mindset of purpose and productivity.
2. Have a Morning Ritual
Start your day with a ritual that empowers you and gets you focused.
Review your goals or write your thoughts.
Read something that stimulates your mind.
Practice meditation or visualisation.
Do these BEFORE you look at your phone.
If you have to check your phone before you even get out of bed you’re not in control of your life.
You are being controlled by it.
Morning rituals don't have to be complicated. Set aside 15-20 minutes.
During your morning ritual be totally immersed in yourself.
3. Eat a Good Breakfast
A good breakfast satisfies the nutritional needs of your body.
It's hard to stay focused and productive when you're hungry.
Eating good food regularly has miraculous effects.
A clear mind, more energy, better skin.
Don't stuff yourself with so much food you can't move.
Eat until you're not hungry, then stop.
Overeating leads to lethargy and laziness.
Super greens powder is also an option.
Mix it with water or juice and have it with your breakfast.
You get all the vital nutrients your body needs while detoxifying and revitalising at the same time.
Improve Your Mindset
Being your best self starts with having the right mindset.
Your attitude matters. Your perception becomes your reality.
Decide the most important things you need to get done the night before.
Set your objectives and micro goals.
When you wake up you're ready to go.
A winners mindset is built on confidence and self belief.
When you have it you don't have to force anything. Progress becomes effortless.
You just get it done.
Get Yourself in Shape
If you only choose one strategy from this list getting in shape should be it.
Nothing is more important than robust physical health.
A strong mind and body effects every area of your life in a positive way.
You need health and vitality to be your best self.
You don't need to be an elite athlete.
Just get in shape. It's a pre requisite to living your best life.
Laziness and lethargy are the enemies of success.
Do More of What You Love
Time is an asset. Invest it wisely. Don't waste your time.
Spend it doing what you enjoy.
Attaining success takes time and effort.
Decide what's important and put all your time into it.
You'll experience inevitable challenges and setbacks on the way.
If you don't have genuine interest in what you do you'll quit.
Love what you do and know why you’re doing it.
Your 'why' will be the motivator to finish what you started.
Have Good People in Your Life
Find people who reflect who you want to be and are living the life you want to live.
Good people make you feel good. Negative people make you feel negative.
Avoid toxic people. They drag you down and distract you from what's important.
Most have drama and problems they're more than happy to share with you.
They won't hesitate to infect you with toxic negativity.
Even if it's not their intention the result will be the same.
Negative people blame everything outside of themselves for their problems.
They can't see (or don't want to see) that they are the problem.
Seek out optimistic and successful people.
Who you spend your time with is who you will become.
Never Stop Challenging Yourself
Life get's chaotic. Embrace the chaos. Don't fight it.
See your problems as an opportunity to grow.
Alan Watts says when you release control you gain it.
You can use goals as a way to challenge yourself.
Even small challenges make your day more exciting.
Hit a few extra reps in the gym, Increase your productivity at work, Eat better today than you did yesterday.
Laugh and play with your kids more than you normally would.
Living life as your best self is the ultimate challenge.
Commit yourself to the challenge.
Plan Your Day in Advance
Pre planning your day gives you a clear blueprint to follow.
You don't have to think about it, you just follow your plan.
Revise your plan in the morning to give your brain a target to aim for.
Align your day with your top goals.
If your daily actions aren’t correlated with your top three goals why are you doing them?
There's always mundane tasks we have to do like grocery shopping and paying bills.
Get them done quickly then invest your time into your purpose and your goals.
Things to Remember About Living Your Best Life
Now it's your turn.
What changes do you need to make to be your best self?
What areas do you need to focus on to be able to live your best life?
Follow this blue print and start living your best life today ...
1. Wake up early
2. Have a morning ritual
3. Eat a good breakfast
4. Work on your mindset
5. Get in shape
6. Spend more time doing what interests you
7. Get around the right people
8. Challenge yourself
9. Always pre-plan your day the night before
Best Quotes About Living Your Best Life
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goeth
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” - Bruce Lee
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” - Henry Ford
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney
“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” - J.M. Power
“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” - Spanish Proverb