Yesterday I started working on my eating and exercising habits. I feel it is time to commit more seriously to myself and ‘run’ those extra miles that I have been avoiding. Plus, I’m craving some sort of life transformation, and is there any better moment than now?
So I did a quick search, because there is no need to reinvent the wheel, and I found a couple of habits that are said to be part of the routine of multiple entrepreneurs. I think the most important thing about these habits is not exactly what you will get from them individually but the transformative energy you will generate while pursuing them.
Wake up earlier
Through all these years, I have never been able to wake up ‘that’ early (#5amclub). I do try it often but I always fail – the temptation to hit the snooze button is bigger than my expectations from the previous day. However, I have been able to wake up around 6am, so I will use that time reference to start with.
Every time I set my mind to workout every day it doesn’t work. In the beginning, the idea sounds great but sooner or later it becomes too overwhelming. Since I’m at a beginner stage again, I will limit myself to walk at least 5 times a week and then review my workout goals later so I can start adding strength exercises to my routine. I will also write my workout commitments on my calendar, as if they were a work-related commitment.
Meditation is really important and I can confirm all the good benefits you can get from doing it. I do need to practise either meditation or any other contemplative practise in order to be calmer and less reactive, so my aim is to start meditating for 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening.