Last time I made you aware that you might be wasting time unconsciously…
That you are the result of your daily actions.
I gave you an example of what you could try to make a plan. (we are going to dive deeper on those 10 steps soon, so stay tuned)
I said that it is very simple to take charge of your day… but very hard to have the discipline to stay the course.
But most importantly, I stressed that if you are intentional with your time and do what matters to YOU, you win.
At the very end I introduced the term your daily MD’s. Your daily micro-decisions… and this is what I want to talk about today.
These are NOT big life decisions like… What college you are going to attend or getting married.
Micro-decisions are the daily choices you make AFTER conscious and intentional consideration of what matters to you. If you are more aware of them, they help you to take control of your thinking and as a result you can make better decisions. Decisions that put you closer to your goals.
We make these MD’s in every aspect of our life. These decisions affect our health, our relationships, our finances, our work, our quality of life… and the list keeps going.
As you can imagine, there are many examples, but I am going to list and breakdown 3 of them that just popped to my mind.
MD #1 – The time you are going to wake up.
There is no secret to the fact that the earlier you wake up, the more you can get accomplished. Its simple, you just have more time to do stuff.
You have the choice to wake up early and follow the plan of what you are going to accomplish that morning… or not. Some people rather sleep (or stay in bed) to the very last minute they have calculated to be just enough to get ready for their routine. I bet you would agree that the latter is very rushed and impractical if you really want to have a productive morning. Not to mention, it just sets the wrong tune for your day.
There is a great book about mornings that I highly recommend. Its called The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod. This book is so good that it sparked a movement. It certainly changed how I view and do mornings.
MD #2 – What you are going to eat.
This is an obvious one, but often overlooked.
As you know, what we eat has tremendous effects on how we feel, how we perform, how we look… etc.
Being conscious of what we eat will allow us to make better choices so that we can feel better, perform better, look better.
In this case, I encourage you to make the choice that puts you closer to your health goal. Whatever that may be.
MD #3 – What are you going to do when you get home.
This one makes me very happy. In my pursuit to be an intentional husband and father, I give this MD a lot of thought; specially during the “work week”.
Most people work Monday through Friday, 8-5… and, in my opinion, this leaves for very little time spent with our loved ones… so we have to make the best out the time we do have. Being conscious about this allows me to give them my full attention and strengthens our relationship.
The take away.
Bottom line is that if we raise our awareness of the choices we are making during the day, we will be making better decisions, getting closer to our goals and enriching our relationships.
Now… its tough to be always conscious of all the choices we are making. But hey, if it was easy, everyone would be conquering their day. I know you want to, so give a try and let me know how it goes.
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