No not that one that’s a tin or draw full of screwdrivers and allen keys.
Or that immaculately organised workspace with a space and label for each tool.
Your own personal toolkit. The one that YOU have created to keep yourself in a good place.
Balanced, calm, productive and less reactive to life and open to possibilities?
Over the years of my self development journey I’ve created my own.
It’s not been a click of the fingers and its done. There’s been a lot of trial and error and little stop/start until they’ve become habits but now they are routines.
I don’t land 100% of it every day but mostly I do.
My commitment is to aim to achieve them daily but at the same time I show myself compassion if I don’t hit them if I’ve a good reason.
I’ll share them. Remember these are mine and they work for ME. You need to find your own but feel free to try as many of these you like for a month and see what happens.
Consistent wake up time within a 30 minute window.
A 10-15 minute meditation using the Balance app
A walk outdoors to get some daylight. Takes about 10 minutes.
Cold showering 2-4 minutes.
Low sugar breakfast with reduced caffeine coffee, pint of water and some vitamins and minerals
Sitting down to focus on work by 9:30am.
Journal to think about the day ahead, practice gratitude and celebrate wins.
Doing something creative at some point in the day. Writing, cooking or creating some music using loops typically.
Exercise at some point in the day. Could be a walk, run, swim, gym workout. Anything. Just move in a way that feels appealing that day.
Stopping electronics at least 30 minutes before bed.
No electronics in the bedroom
Journalling on the day and planning ahead for the next day.
Reading something fun or relaxing to wind down
Off to sleep within the same 30 minute window every night.
Further to all this I drink minimal caffeine to help balance my energy, avoid unpleasant side effects and help my sweet tooth ( I often want something sweet with a coffee! ).
I’ve stopped drinking alcohol. I never had a problem with my controlling my drinking. That wasn’t the driver for me but I did notice how even small amounts had effects on my energy and mental health for at least two days after. Just ONE drink was doing this. So I figured let’s cut that out entirely and see how it feels. It’s been over 4 months now and I don’t see me going back.
This is just how it looks now and I’m continuing to experiment and see how I can improve on it further.
I’ve created my day. I’ve figured out the things that have a negative and positive effect on my well being and worked out a way to implement them on a daily basis that works for ME.
There is no question my journey into self improvement and growth have helped shape this for me.
We have one body and one life to live it in.
You deserve to make the most of it.