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9 habits to change your future

Last week in our Leadership MasterClass, we asked our participants to share their most important life lesson to date. As a student of life-long learning, I'm always searching to find better ways to #getbetter, I'm always reading, watching and searching for new and unique content to share with you. Recently, I found a post on Instagram from a company called @BillionaireUnions from Miami Beach. In the post, they suggest that if you simply become addicted to these nine habits over the next six months , you won't recognize yourself at the end of 2023. Here are the nine habits:

Wake up at 5 a.m. — Waking up early means you're already ahead of everyone else. It gives you more time to work out, plan your day and be more productive. Write down your thoughts before you go to bed — Writing before bed will improve your quality of sleep. Write your goals for the next day, what you're grateful for and any negativity you may be carrying. Putting these things on paper gets them out of your head and allows you to sleep.

Learn an online skill 30 minutes a day — With the massive change and shift in the job market, learning something new every day keeps you current and employable.

Spend one hour a day exercising — To have good mental health, you have to be in good physical health. You define the activity — it doesn't need to be powerlifting or marathon running, maybe just take a walk.

Sit in silence for 10 minutes a day — Your mind is racing with hundreds of thoughts every minute. Sitting in silence allows you to clear your mind and be calm.

Create a consistent and proper sleep schedule — You know what the appropriate amount of sleep is, your body will tell you. Ensure that you can have it by:

a. No screen time two hours before bed.

b. No eating two hours before bed.

c. Make your room cooler.

d. Use blackout curtains if necessary.

Take a 30-minute walk in nature — This will help you get rid of anxiety, enhance your gratitude and improve your mood.

Read 20 pages per day — Reading strengthens your mind, increases focus, increases knowledge and enhances your self-confidence.

Drink water with every meal — Staying hydrated can be difficult in our busy schedules. The health and mental benefits of hydration are undeniable. We'd love to hear your strategies for being at the top of your game. These nine things seem simple enough. The key is to not just read or learn them, but do them.

Jeff Schmidt is the SVP of Professional Development. You can reach him at Jeff.Schmidt@RAB.com. You can all so connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Source: Jeff Schmidt, SVP of Professional Development, RAB