Welcome back to part two of my series about daily rituals that will help you improve your health.
In part one of our SAVERS series, we covered the benefits of silence, affirmations, and visualizations (if you missed part one, I encourage you to go back and watch it here).
Here are the final three daily rituals that you should incorporate into your routine:
1. Exercise. I always start my day off with a morning workout. Until recently, I was going to the gym five or six times a week, but in our current climate, I’ve taken to running outdoors. Working out doesn’t have to be all about going to the gym—you can do cardio, yoga, pilates, running, or biking to get in your daily exercise routine. Increasing my heart rate and filling my lungs up with fresh oxygen invigorates and empowers me to take on the rest of my day with confidence, energy, and clarity.
2. Reading. I’m an avid reader, and I do my best to read approximately 10 pages a day—roughly 18 200-page books each year. You might have heard this saying before: “Readers are leaders, and learners are earners.” Research shows that the average CEO reads one book a week, while the average American reads only one book a year. Reading is the fast track to transforming any area of your life both personally and professionally. It’s one of the most immediate ways to acquire knowledge, ideas, and strategies that you can implement in your everyday life. Currently, I’m reading “Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones” by James Clear, and I highly recommend it to anyone working to improve their daily habits.
3. Scribing. Many experts have stated that by taking your thoughts out of your head and putting them into writing, you gain clarity about them. Document your insights, ideas, breakthroughs, realizations, and lessons learned. Learn from your past successes and failures, and learn to spot opportunities to promote personal growth and development. Writing also helps you prioritize your daily activities and reinforce your commitments in writing. I enjoy reflecting back on old journal entries to see what challenges I was facing, what commitments I was making, and how much I’ve grown since then.
If your daily decisions are so important, shouldn’t you be doing something to ensure that you’re making the best ones consistently? I think so, and that’s why I so strongly recommend implementing these SAVERS rituals into your daily routine.
If you have any questions or comments about these rituals and how they can improve your life, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to hear from you.