5 Habits that’s a must for Millennials in 2019
Christmas time is almost here, which can only mean one thing. The New Year is right around the corner. As we take inventory of all the people we are cutting off and leaving behind in 2018. It’s another thing that you must consider to reach new levels and achieve your goals in 2019.
You become what you do daily. And if you want to fear LESS so that you can do more in the New Year, here are a couple habits that you should start to practice.
It is easy to find things that aren’t going your way and fall down the black hole of complaining. Which usually opens up a can for a bad day.
“The traffic is bad”
“I can’t find a place to park”
“My project didn’t save”
“…this is the worse day ever!”
Instead, when you wake up begin to write down three things that you are thankful for. If you don’t think you have anything to be thankful for take a moment to reflect on some things that you may be taking for granted. One day, I wrote down how I was thankful that heat rises, because I stayed on the third floor and didn’t have to turn my heat on (cheaper electricity bill, AYE).
Implementing gratitude has some awesome benefits such as; you will sleep better, stronger immune system, easier to bounce back from disappointment, more confidence, and increase creativity, just to name a couple of things.
You know what sucks about being a Millennial? We are the most educated generation in the world. We have high expectations and under the impression that because we have all these degrees, we should make some decent amount of money after graduation. Then it happens. Rejection after rejection. It can become heart breaking. Instead of seeing ourselves as a failure, embrace it. Bounce back from it. Get up. Re-frame your failure and begin to see the opportunities.
Everything and everyone wants our attention. And if you are always distracted it is tough to be productive. Here are some tips to help you focus your attention:
Block time: Set 60-90 mins block time to dedicate solely what you are working on.
Lock-down phone: If you have an Iphone set App limits so you will be unable to access social media. You can also implement other productivity apps such as “Forest” that will prevent you from accessing other things during your set time.
Set boundaries: Let you friends and family know of your uninterrupted time, so they understand not to continue to text and call you.
Celebrate Small Wins
When I worked in sales for professional basketball, no one would be excited to that they sold Upper Level season tickets. The average was around $500, compared to the $3,000 and $8,000 you could’ve sold on average in the Lower Level, it was just a “little” package. Our manager would correct us, and reminded us that the $500 sell still contributes to our $35,000 goal. When you celebrate your small wins it allows you to build momentum to complete bigger task. Acknowledge them, get excited, tell others, and reward yourself every so often.
If you want to have a successful year, you have to do things that successful people do. Reading is one of them. Tom Corley conducted a study and found that 85% of successful people read two or more self improvement or educational books per month. It also allows you to improve in your writing skills, reduce stress, memory improvement, and an increase of focus.
These are just a couple habits that will allow you to attack your 2019 with confidence. What are some habits that you will start in the New Year? Leave it in the comments!