Do your daily habits help you grow your business?
As part of the mastermind group we recently joined, Janine and I have been challenged to establish a daily habit – a routine that helps us get set for our working day.
The purpose of this is to set aside regular time to focus on the bigger picture, re-connect with our goals, and consciously develop a mindset that will set us up for an awesome day of work (and play) EVERY DAY!
Having done a slightly loose version of this for a while now, I understand the benefits and I so fully believe in the power of meditation and daily practice in boosting business performance, managing stress and developing mindset, that I want to share!!!
Daily routine, you time, daily practice, meditation, business planning, strategic focusing, zen….call it what you will but do you do it???
Why would you bother with this…. what are the benefits?
There are several benefits to creating and maintaining a strong daily practice:
you maintain daily focus on your goals (short and long term, work and personal)
great for stress management – you are putting yourself first!
ensures you develop and maintain a great mindset
ultimately will boost your business performance
OK – but what would I actually do?
There are really no rules around what you do – ultimately the goal is to create strong focus and a mindset of success so whatever you come across that will help you to attain this focus and mindset is great.
If you're after some suggestions, you could: meditate, do yoga, read over a colourful and inspiring version of your business plan and goals, set an intention for the day, breathing exercises, run through 10 things (or more) that you are grateful for, reconnect with your vision for your business and imagine what it feels like to have attained this for your reality……
How long should I take?
Again, totally up to you. Take as long as you have / want / need. Perhaps start off with just a few minutes – if you try to take half an hour every day straight off, you may feel overwhelmed and it could be easy to put the whole thing into the too hard basket. So start with 5 minutes and see what works for you!
Remember – the point is not how long you spend, but simply that you take some time out.
Could daily practice really help with stress management and boost my business performance?
Only one way to find out!
I could talk about this till I'm blue in the face, but if you are interested in managing stress and creating work life balance and want to boost your business performance then I challenge you to take 5 minutes EVERY morning to establish a daily practice.
Here's what I (Jo) commit to doing every morning:
15 minutes of yoga, followed by top 10 things I'm grateful for. I then read over our business vision and goals and set one clear intention for the day that I write up and keep at my work station.
In addition, I'm working on good end-of-day practices too, to ensure I switch off and can leave work behind and move into other life!
I'd love to hear:
what do you think? Do you believe that having a daily practice can help with work life balance, stress, business performance?
Do you have a regular daily practice? If so, what do you do?
What could you commit to doing for a week or 2 (they do say it takes 30 days to create a habit – so you could try a month) to really give this a go and see the impact on your business and your life!!!