2 Easy Steps To Fix Your Schedule & Crush Bad Habits

Crush Bad Habits

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Dreams aren’t accomplished all at one time.

There isn’t one action or one big course of action that leads to the achievement of your big goals and lofty dreams. Instead, dreams are built one day at a time. If you can string together successful day after successful day, success is inevitable.

We’re going to go over how you can implement your vision by taking this daily approach and training yourself to take action intuitively. You’re going to design the perfect day. Then you’re going to start living that day over and over until it becomes a HABIT.

When I say “design,” I really mean creating systems.

We want to turn each day into a machine that runs flawlessly, so let’s go through some activities that’ll help you design and implement your perfect day.

Mapping Out Your Day To Crush Bad Habits

Crush Bad Habits

In this activity, we’ll start putting together your perfect day by identifying the habits you need to change - and the small steps you can take to change them. By understanding your current habits, you can better control those habits and rewire your brain.

Let’s start by considering your morning routine. I’d be willing to bet that your mornings run like clockwork at this point. You get up, brush your teeth, take a shower, shave, get dressed, walk the dog, drive to work…

You’ve done this so many times that you could probably do it in your sleep.

While some of these habits are necessary, there are also habits throughout your day that aren’t useful—but you still do them unconsciously. These are the habits you’ll want to target and modify.

 

To start, write out your day. It doesn’t have to be this specific day – just what your typical day looks like. Really get into the detail - from your drive to work to your TV time after work.

For example:

  • 7:30 am - Wake up, hit snooze

  • 7:45 am - Hit snooze again

  • 8:00 am - Wake up, check phone

  • 8:10 am - Out of bed

  • 8:10-8:30 am - Eat breakfast

  • 8:30 am - 8:45 am - Get dressed
  • 9:00 am - Leave for work

  • 9:30 am - Arrive to office

  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am - Check email, social media, browse the internet

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Work

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch

  • 1:00 pm-2:00 pm - Meetings

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm - Work

  • 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Break

  • 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Work

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Drive home

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Cook and eat dinner

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Chores

  • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Watch TV/play video games

  • 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm - Shower

  • 11:30 pm - 12:00 am - Read

  • 12:00 am - Sleep

Looking at this hypothetical schedule, you can see this person doing both some good things and some things that could definitely be changed. For example, they’re able to outline their schedule in a way that each activity has its own block. Routine is an important part of building a successful day.

However, there’s also a lot of room for improvement. While you don’t have to completely cut out fun things like TV or video games, this person could definitely use two of those three hours on something a bit more productive. Maybe a workout. Maybe reading more. Maybe working on a course.

What should you do first? What should that look like? Where will you find the time?

What you need to do first is to attack the wasted energy.

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Stacking New Habits

Crush Bad Habits

Once you start to replace old habits with new ones, you’ll begin to build momentum. With each new habit, you’ll find yourself that much closer to success—and to creating the perfect day that will get you there

Building momentum and molding your perfect day is going to take some stacking.

What I mean by this is that you’ll want to get started small, then look at your next step and stack it on top of the first (easiest) step. Once you have a second step stacked, you can add a third and so on. Eventually, you’ll get to the point where your day is filled with small activities that will help you reach your overall goal.

Let’s consider what this may look like in practice. Let’s go back to the “writing a book” example above.

Your first step may be to cut out some TV time to get writing done. Try doing this for a couple of weeks to get used to the new schedule and habit. Once the habit is formed, you can stack another habit on top of it.

Let’s say that you listen to the news on the radio on the way to work—and it does nothing but bum you out. Instead, you could listen to a podcast or an audiobook on authorship, how to become a better writer and/or how to get published. Instead of becoming upset on your way to work, you’re learning how to better achieve your goals.

You also likely spend some time on social media. Instead of aimlessly scrolling through your newsfeed, weaponize this time. As a writer, you could start joining writing Facebook groups and workshops. You can also spend this time building your social media presence as an author (instead of just arguing with people or posting negative things about your day).

I want you to make healthy changes when you're considering where there's extra time in your day. You shouldn’t be skipping meals and cutting into your sleep schedule (unless you oversleep). Nobody told me that when I was younger (or at least I didn’t listen), and I almost died because of it. After falling deep into debt, working my butt off day and night to earn the money back and stressing every minute of it, I ended up in the hospital because my body just couldn’t take it.

You’ll have to make a lot of sacrifices on the road to becoming an entrepreneur, but don’t sacrifice your health in order to reach your goals! Your health is all you have, and you won’t be making any money at all if you don’t have your health.

Getting Started With Your Perfect Day

Crush Bad Habits

So, to create this perfect day, write out a general schedule of your current day, and be brutally honest. You won’t be able to capitalize on wasted time if you don’t identify the time you’re wasting.

From there, consider your goals and what it will take to reach those goals. Then, consider the lowest hanging fruit. What is the easiest thing that you can do to achieve your goals?

Replace one negative habit with this positive habit and practice this new habit daily. Then stack another habit. Keep track of what your day looks like and see how your habits are changing. Continue to identify spare time in your day that you’re wasting. Then, continue to stack until your day is full of positive habits.

Before you know it, you’ll be unconsciously going through your day accomplishing your goals by simply performing habits that are ingrained into your day—and who you are.

From there, you’ll have created your perfect day.

(Note: Ready to make your breakthrough? Check out Breakthrough Mastery, a course with our Lead Transformation coach, Jeremy Bellotti, to learn how to get exactly what you want out of life. You can find it here.)