Daily Hacks To Crush Your Day Before it Crushes You
If you're a rational human being who wakes up every morning wanting more in life there are ways to hack your day to achieve as such.
We wake up and immediately get bombarded by other peoples' needs and wants. These external stimuli build and build until we find ourselves alone (or hopefully next to the warm body of a lover) filled with an overwhelming vault of thoughts.
We need to manage our intent and what we consume daily in order to realize our true potential.
It's important to remember when considering these hacks to look through a wide lens. What are you striving for? What is even getting you up in the morning and knocking your ass out into that deep sleep? Everyone has that muse their following.
1. Become Habitual in the Daily Grind:
"Macro, Patience. Micro, Speed." -Gary Vanerchuk
This idea sets the stage for everything that comes after.
It can be easy to lose sight of the big picture, especially if we don't have productive habits in place to keep us driving down the road we need to travel.
Human beings are a product of their habits- both good and bad. Set yourself up with a day-in, day-out routine that will build up to the greater purpose.
2. Meditate In the Morning and before you go to Sleep:
"In meditation we can watch the itch instead of scratch it." -Ram Dass
We shower to keep our body clean. Meditate to keep your mind clean. This practice allows you to dive internally twice daily and observe what needs to be accomplished each day.
Further reading on the benefits of meditation can be found here.
3. Read Something New Everyday:
"The more that you read, the more things you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss
It doesn't matter how you do it; however, read every day. Pick up a credible newspaper (though not always recommended). Buy a book and keep it on you. Find an informative blog.
Picking up new topics to explore and offer to other people. You don't always know where those offerings can take you.
4. Exercise the Body:
"A Strong body makes the mind strong." -Thomas Jefferson
There is a symbiotic relationship with the body and mind. Think about it. When you go for a run, do you experience anxiety? Probably not. Exercise also enhances flow of blood and oxygen through the body and to the brain.
Who wouldn't want more blood and oxygen to the brain?
5. Create a To-Do List before you go to sleep:
"Success is never getting to the bottom of your to-do list." -Marissa Mayer
Everyday you should have a new set of tasks to accomplish. This isn't saying you need grandiose, mountain-high achievements on a daily basis, but you should be getting 1% better everyday.
With that in mind you make micro progress everyday while making macro strides when compounded over a long stretch of time.