Everybody has 24 hours but it’s how those hours are used that can bring one to success. Success will not come out of your countless hours of watching Netflix or the thousands of minutes you have spent looking at funny pictures on the Internet. Nothing will come out of these things because success needs to build upon something, anything. As Tony Robbins said, “Progress is optional,” “but you have to take action to get it” (Jack Canfield).
For those of you who are stuck on how to break out of this limbo, who don’t have any particular goals or aspirations, and are lost on what to do with their lives, here are some really easy suggestions on where to begin your journey.
1. Unsubscribe from Netflix, or at the very least, delete the app
Yes, there are hours and hours of epic and moving television that you absolutely need to catch up on, but those shows aren’t going away. You have plenty of time to catch up later. Chase after your dreams now and then Netflix will be waiting for you at the finish line.
2. Get up early in the mornings
It doesn’t have to be as early as 6 or 7 a.m., 9 or 10 a.m. will do just fine, although the earlier you can wake up the better. Just knowing that you have a full day ahead of you can have you feeling slightly more ambitious and ready to do productive things.
3. Treat yourself to a healthy breakfast
Think of it as feeding your brain, not just your stomach. In order to be productive and work correctly, your brain needs the right nutrients and energy to get working. Even a couple of eggs with a slice of toast should do the trick. A little caffeine from a light cup of tea wouldn’t hurt either.
4. Have a checklist of things to get done
Being able to check things off will leave a satisfied feeling with every mark. There’s no point in being productive if you can’t feel productive either. Do whatever you can to keep yourself motivated — a checklist is just the beginning.
5. Reward yourself
This doesn’t mean going back to your Netflix ways — no, that would just break the cycle. At the end of the day, you should treat yourself to something better. Having your favorite dish is one way of doing it. After all your hard work, you deserve a break where you can just enjoy and appreciate yourself for who you are and what you’ve done. Then tomorrow, you can start again. It can only get easier from here. Then before you know it, you’ll finally be on your way to success. Good luck!
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