Currently 2014 is standing with us. But will it be standing with us all year-long? That is the challenge most of us feel in the middle of the year. Like everybody else, my only motto this year is to be better in every sense of my lifestyle from my family, work to personal. 2013 was fantastic for me because I was able to be consistent in keeping many things I wanted to do. Now, I want to raise the level. But before that, let me share about my 3 habits from last year that I am taking along this year.
- 8 Hours Sleep: When I sleep good, I feel good. Everyday I sleep for 8 hours and when life throws a challenge I complete my sleep on weekends with 10 to 12 hours, which happens very rare. One thing I want to add here is that I have one more habit with this habit which is to never press snooze button on alarm. You must wake up when you need to. Stick to alarm clock. It starts your day on a positive note. First half an hour of the day is the most important part of the day. Kick start your day, kickstart your life. Daily without fail.
- Have a Hobby: This is big and beautiful. Hobbies are part of you, never neglect. I had the passion for reading since my teenage years but I have never read more that 3 books in a year. In 2013, I read 58 books and I still don’t believe that I have done that. It is a revelation for me. This year I am gonna read better books. If not 52, it would not be less that 30. What is your hobby? If you have one, dedicate this year to it. If you don’t have one. Think about it by 5th Jan and start your new hobby from Monday. Trust me, you’ll be a happier person.
- Tracking Finances: We spend money like blinds. We never know where is it going? We want more and more but we never track the money we have right now. Finances are crucial in life. It makes or breaks your happiness index. Track your spending everyday and soon you will get control. I have made a template in NUMBERS, you can make on that too or you can a simple excel sheet. Trust me, if feels really good.
As you are reading this, you may feel that this is very simple or you might say that you already knew that. The good thing is that we know everything, the bad thing is that we never do things. Let us shine in 2014 and be better than yesterday.
It is all about ‘Being Better.’