Ever feel like you need a vacation from vacation? Maybe you ate too much, didn’t exercise enough, and feel run down and overwhelmed by all the things you didn’t get to? I hear this all the time and have to say I used to feel the same…but not anymore. I’ve created a system to stay on track and lock in healthy, productive habits, even during vacations and busy times when I’m not in my normal routine…Today, I want to share my best practices with you…
It’s proven – if you want to improve your fitness, weight, health, mindset, and productivity, you must TRACK them. Here are the top 5 areas to focus on for overall better habits…
5 Areas to Track for Better Health, Fitness & Mindset
#1: Food & Water Intake
If you want to consistently stick to healthier eating habits to the point where you’re making a lifestyle change (instead of a temporary change), track it! Keep note of what you eat AND drink, so you can identify roadblocks and eliminate bad habits. Adequate water intake is SO IMPORTANT and often overlooked. Aim to consume at least three 25 ounce bottles of water per day. I track this by filling up my insulated bottles the night before, so I can take them with me wherever I go, and I check each one off in my SmartLife PUSH Journal when I finish it.
I recommend doing some type of activity every single day. It doesn’t have to be an hour long, hardcore workout every time – just do SOMETHING to get moving each day…and track it. Schedule your type of workout and the time of each one each day of the week. That way, you have wiggle room when life gets in the way, and you’ll be guaranteed to get some type of workout in most days of the week. But in all my time of research I’ve found your workouts must be scheduled and specific. I make sure I pencil mine in my journal a week in advance.
You’ve heard me say it before: happiness is a CHOICE. You can make a positive mindset a habit by starting each day listing something you’re grateful for. I do this in my SmartLife PUSH Journal each day before making my schedule. Even if it’s the tiniest thing (like fake eyelashes), there’s always something to be grateful for, and writing it down automatically shifts your mindset.
Not getting an adequate amount of sleep has such a profound effect on our health. Our weight, hormones, metabolism, immune system and so much more are affected when we don’t get enough. It’s easy to set a goal to “get more sleep”; however, putting this into practice is harder said than done…unless you track it! I included this as an area to track daily in my SmartLife PUSH Journal because of its significance. I simple have journal users take note of approximately when they went to sleep and their wakeup time each day, so they can have a clear understanding of how much sleep they’re getting and if they need to prioritize this in their schedule.
Want to get more done? Again, you must track your activity! In my SmartLife PUSH Journals, I take users through the following steps that you can do, too. In short, here are the steps:
- Create a master brainstorm list of EVERYTHING you need to get done in order to reach your goal.
- Break tasks down into 10-20 minute tasks.
- Each day, pull 2-3 of those tasks from your master list and put them on your to-do list for that day.
- Focus on getting these 2-3 tasks done FIRST before moving on to other random to-do’s.
We’re just skimming the surface here! If you want the full story and the exact system I use watch the video on this page. This is so much easier than trying to do it all yourself…and it’s tested and proven! Plus, there’s free shipping on SmartLife PUSH Journals 90 Day Packs within the Continental U.S. until August 25th…IF we don’t sell out of inventory before then. Grab your favorite color combo now before they’re gone, and you’ll get free shipping at checkout!