1. Start each day by being proactive, not reactive
We are often most stressed when we are in a reactive mode: Inbox open. Phone notifications on. We answer email after email and new ones keep coming in. We respond to request after request. We get into a compulsive, reactive spiral. And the worst part is that this compulsive mode seeps into . . .
Us humans have weak minds.
We stick to the status quo when we should be making a change.
We hardly ever change our minds, even when we're wrong.
We make terrible, and easily avoidable, financial choices.
And we're scared of sharks, even though 733X as many humans are killed by freshwater snails.
But it's not all bad news . . .
A lot of people have fitness resolutions for the New Year.
And most people make them WAY too ambitious.
It's really hard to start doing crossfit, or running, or yoga 3X per week, if previously:
- You rarely or sporadically did that thing.
- You don't have a specific program to follow.
- You haven't specifically scheduled it on your calendar . . .