I’ve always lived unapologetically and have never been a fan of rules however I understand the need for them. Some rules are meant to be broken while other rules help guide you to towards the right direction.
Here are 5 simple rules that changed my life:
Also known as the Pareto Principle, I use this formula as a foundation in everything from habits, spending, diet, relationships, business, sales, expectations, etc. This rule suggests: 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results.
Mel Robbin 5-4-3-2-1
Stressed, overthinking, hesitating, ruminating, negative thoughts… I countdown 5-4-3-2-1 and that thought instantly goes away. As Mel says, “hesitation is the kiss of death. You might hesitate for a just nanosecond, but that’s all it takes. That one small hesitation triggers a mental system that’s designed to stop you. And it happens in less than — you guessed it — five seconds.”
Warren Buffet 5/25
List 25 things you want to do in life, keep the top 5, and cross everything else out. Time is money, burn out isn’t the goal. This is where prioritizing comes in handy!
5 minute Daily Habits
Commit to at least five minutes a day for something you love, or any habits you want to cultivate. It can be a book you wanted to read or even a workout. There is no such thing as no time because we make the time. Taking your time to do things consistently forms habits, and these mini-actions will be hard-wired into your brain. And once you start… there’s a high chance you’ll keep on going!
90min Work Blocks
I aim to do a few blocks of deep, focussed work in 90 minute time blocks for max productivity. Based on ultradian rhythms (or the rest-activity cycle), science says that our brain can last for 90 minutes at optimal levels before losing steam, after which it needs a roughly 20 minute break. These ultradian rhythms help to account for the ebb and flow of our energy throughout the day.