20 Habits that can nourish your Productivity and Health and Happiness and Prosperity

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When we use our time during the day productively we feel like we have contributed something to our world and used our lives in an effective way.

To live effectively over the years I have compiled many different tips on how to nourish my own health, happiness and prosperity. I hope you find the same value I have received from using these ideas.

One
Space
Work on a Clutter Free desk in a Distraction Free Room

Two
Time
Take a break every 50 minutes to move around to reduce tension, get outside in fresh air to bring in more oxygen to those hungry cells.

Three
Eat
Take the time to eat a nutrient dense breakfast that includes protein to keep your blood sugar stable.

Four
Breath
Take the time to get outside for at least 20 minutes each day to breath free air. Avoid polluted areas and soak in some Sunshine when possible (but not when it is too hot!)

Five
Plan
Know the activities you want to focus on tomorrow before tomorrow. Do your to do list the night before. Review this article.

Six
Focus
Focus on the projects each day that are the most important for you to help you reach your short and long term goals. Remember the 4 D’s.

Seven
Work
The schedule of your work day should not take away from your time to relax with family and friends. Let you mind relax so it has time to generate some earth shattering ideas.

Eight
Hydrate
Make sure you drink water throughout the day and not at meal times. You need to keep your body hydrated to keep your mind clear and your stress low. Make sure you have one of these on your desk.

Nine
Stand
Do not sit or stand all day at work. Make sure you alternate to reduce stress on your back and help you maintain a healthy posture. Check out adjustable standing sitting desks.

Ten
Eyes
Rest your eyes by taking them away from the computer screen (if you use a computer) and during the rest period focus on objects far away to prevent your eye muscles getting too stuck in one position. Keep your eyes moist.

Eleven
Feet
Make sure you invest in a good pair of shoes that you wear each day. Feet are often neglected by many people.

Twelve
Ears
Protect your ears by not listening to loud sounds that can damage your hearing. A great friend of mine lost most of his hearing from listening to music very loud in the car when he was not so young.

Thirteen
Share
Take the time to share your concerns with someone close to you and return the favour. It is one of the best ways to prevent tension from building up inside of us.

Fourteen
Forgive
Remember that no one will ever be the way you want them to be so forgive them for the behaviour that was not what you expected of them.

Fifteen
Grow
Take the time each day to read, listen or watch something that is going to nourish your mind. Choose something outside your typical field of interest at least once a week. You never know the idea it can spark.

Sixteen
Love
Remember to take the time at least once a day to send a positive written note, email, text, video or some sort of communication to someone you know. Be the sunshine in someone else’s day.

Seventeen
Unplug
Make sure you make the habit of disconnection from digital technology for at least an hour once a day. For many people this is challenging. You can always set a reminder on our phone to tell you it is time to reconnect.

Eighteen
Silence
Make sure you spend at least 5 to 10 minutes in complete silence before you go to bed to help you mind become less stimulated.

Nineteen
Sleep
To sleep better place yourself in a dark room, make sure you are not cold and not hot plus practice going to sleep with positive thoughts roaming through your mind.

Twenty
The 5 G experience
Take the time as you go to sleep to find 5 experiences you had that day that you are grateful for. If you can only find 3 then remember as Oprah Winfrey says ‘count the fact that you can breath in and breath out as 2 more to make the five’.

Twenty habits can be a lot to integrate into anyone’s life rapidly. I have worked many of these into my life over many years.

I recommend you pick one, just one and master it then pick another.

Enjoy the journey,
David