In writing about 5 to 10 things that he does almost every day to stay successful, Stephen Hopson of Adversity University tagged me. Aaron of Today is that Day started the project, and I tag the next set of bloggers at the end of this post.
I love books and the knowledge they present. Have to exercise the brain cells, which I also do by completing a Sudoku puzzle.
2. Interact meaningfully with my family.
Time flies. I don’t want to reflect on my life and think, “I wish I had spent more time with my kids when they were toddlers, in grade school … ” I want to enjoy every age — sure there are rough years, but there’s always something good. My daughter, who is 13, acts like a typical teen. But we’ve enjoyed a good discussion and her bat mitzvah.
Pump the heart and strength the muscles.
4. Follow routine.
I go to bed and wake up almost the exact time every day. I make sure I get eight hours of sleep as I don’t function well on anything under seven hours. Routine keeps things in check and ensures you get what you need done. For instance, I start my day by doing my required blogging. It’s something that I know I need to do and I get to check it off my list giving my day a great start. I also keep marketing my business no matter how much work I have.
5. Do something fun.
My latest thing is playing and reviewing games. Games aren’t timewasters. When you enjoy something — it’s good for you. Some games require thinking, logic, and planning ahead. All great tools for exercising the mind. I also play mahjongg with friends a couple of times a month.
It’s my profession. Writing lots and often ensures I keep up the writing skills and everything that goes with writing.
7. Study goals.
I have set goals and think about them, so when I take action — I’m getting closer to reaching them.
8. Appreciate my family and my life.
I volunteer, appreciate my children’s health and who they are, remember those who struggle to find food and a roof over their heads.
9. Respond to email within 24 hours.
Since the email is my primary means of communicating at a distance, I aim to return them quickly so people know I’m dependable.
10. Stay organized.
I don’t function well in a messy environment. So I’m an organized freak (not to Monk’s degree) — not always a good thing especially when you have three kids. I like everything to have a place, but it isn’t always possible to quickly figure it out.
Tagging the following bloggers:
Christine of Big Pink Cookie
Mike of Writing White Papers