Planning out the next day the night before not only makes your life easier, but it also frees up your time, energy, and decision-making the next day. This is especially important for women entrepreneurs. We need to make sure that we are present and focused when we work with our clients. They deserve our very best. However, when we’re frantic, disorganized, and stressed out, we are doing our clients a disservice. So, if you’re on a path to healthy living, consider prepping for the next day the night before.
When everything is ready for you – you know what you’re going to eat, drink, wear, and workout in, for example, you’re more likely to follow through on your commitments. Besides, because as humans we all have a limited amount of willpower and self-control each day, you want to use that energy on other things that come up in your day. Prepare for what you can each night and you’re more likely to have a successful day in more ways than you can imagine.
Transformation Tip: A part of preparing for the next day can consist of a final short journal time, perhaps before bed. Try the 3 “P’s” (Proud, Pat, and Pause): Write down one thing (big or small) that you were proud of yourself today, and then pat yourself on your back by pausing to let the great feeling of accomplishment sink in for 10-20 seconds.
In his book Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hansen says that if you pause 10-20 seconds to allow good events to sink in, it allows those positive emotions to become a part of you. Over time, this habit can rewire your brain to create lasting positive emotions inside of you. Keep in mind that every small success counts! For example, maybe you only took a few sips of your soda and threw the rest away when you normally drink the entire can. That’s a success! Now imagine getting into the habit of recording your daily wins in your journal and looking back one year from now at 365 successes you created!
I encourage you to prep for tomorrow tonight – literally tonight! Start with one small thing and then jump on over to my Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Women Entrepreneurs in Your 50s and let us know how it went for you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthywealthyandwisewomenentrepreneurs/
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