What if we want to cultivate habits that benefit us as professionals and as people?
December is the perfect month to see friends, eat your fill, toast, exchange gifts, and meet up with our families. But it is also the ideal time of year for Think about our habits and, in general, the way we chose to live our lives.
The reality is that entrepreneurs often put their personal life in the background and prioritize everything related to their work. Likewise, they tend to fall into a vicious circle that prevents them from growing and leaving their comfort zone.
What if we wanted to cultivate habits that not only benefit us as professionals but also as people? These are 12 goals business owners (and everyone in this world) should do. And of course stick to it.
1. Be less dependent on your cell phone. Yes, we are modern and busy people and we need to be available 24/7 … or maybe not? Next year it would be good for us to learn to free ourselves from the tyranny of our smartphone and limit ourselves to using it when absolutely necessary. Let’s learn again to enjoy real life and the people around us.
2. Do something that benefits our environment. Support a cause you believe in: you can allocate a percentage of your income to a foundation, volunteer at a foundation or – even better! – create one from scratch. Give back to the world what it gave you.
3. Take refresher courses. You may be an expert in your field, but if you settle for it, you will be lost. Remember that the world changes every day. If you don’t get on the train and keep up to date, sooner or later you will be left behind in the race. Sign up for courses, take classes from home, and talk to experts who will expand your panorama.
4. Reading. You’re so busy that day that you can’t find a second to sit and read … right? Trust us: this is nothing more than an excuse. Try to read at least 10 minutes a day. Choose a fun and interesting book that is difficult to read.
5. Live with less stress. Your physical and mental health should be a priority. No board of directors, sales, position or company is worth more. Make it a goal not to have more work on your back than you can handle without affecting your wellbeing.
6. Spend more time with us. Let us cherish the time we devote to our hobbies exercising, resting and being with our friends, just as we cherish the hours we devote to work. Time for yourself should never be time.
7. Start meditating. Taking a few minutes to meditate is synonymous with finding an oasis of calm in the midst of chaos. Meditate for at least five minutes a day; Wake up a little earlier and do it before your day starts. Also, take a moment to breathe and reconnect with yourself before going to sleep.
8. Learn to say “no”. If we counted all the times when we agreed to do something we really didn’t want, the number might go up to thousands. Learning to set boundaries means learning to respect ourselves and getting others to respect us.
9. Learn something completely new. Make sure that this learning has nothing to do with your work experience. You can learn a new language, take cooking classes, become an expert in gardening … the possibilities are limitless.
10. Be responsible. Let’s make sure that everything we do – including our business decisions – respects our values, those of other people and the environment. Let’s avoid acting without considering the consequences.
11. Stay away from negative people. The saying goes, “Tell me who you hang out with and I’ll tell you who you are,” and that couldn’t be more true. The people around you, both close to you and those far away, have a major impact on your mood and outlook on life. Surrounding yourself with positive people who inspire you to improve is a matter of first necessity.
12. Don’t be so picky about yourself. Allow yourself to fail. Realize your limits. Understand that you don’t have to prove anything to anyone that the only important thing is to find a point of balance that will allow you to be happy.