What we do in the gym, during our workouts, has the power to impact our daily life. At the same time, what we do in our everyday life can sometimes affect how we feel and perform at the gym. Everything is related in some way, and sometimes to make improvements in any capacity, we have to take a close look at our daily habits.
Here are five habits recommended by Ben Bergeron that you stop doing now:
1. Hitting the Snooze Button
Start your day the right way. Even though it’s so tempting, what are you gaining from those extra few minutes of sleep? Instead, create the habit that you get up when your alarm goes off. If you know you’re going to hit the snooze button, you’re better off setting your alarm for when you actually get up rather than disrupting your sleep with a seven to nine minute snooze.
2. Giving in to Road Rage
Recognize what you have control over and what you don’t. Traffic is out of your control. The only thing you can control in this situation is how you respond. If you know you might hit traffic, leave a few minutes earlier or load up with a few podcasts to listen to in your car.
3. Showing Up Late
Showing up late to an appointment or work is saying that your time is more valuable than someone else’s. Everyone’s time is valuable, so be respectful of how your timeline affects other people. If you make plans to meet a friend for coffee at 11 am, then show up at 11 am.
4. Passing Judgement
Be aware of how you criticize others. You may think you’re being helpful and offering a suggestion. However, they may not see it that way. If you’re out in public and see a behavior that you disagree with, this doesn’t mean that it’s on you to criticize or pass judgment. Remember that you don’t have all the information in the situation, so it’s not up to you to criticize others.
5. Waiting for Perfect
If you wait until you’re ready or a situation is perfect, then you’re going to be waiting a long time. Don’t wait, jump. Anything you want to do, start. You’ll learn more by doing, and if you happen to make a few mistakes (which you will), then it’s okay.
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