Hello on a Tuesday! I hope everyone is off to a great start for the week!
We talk a lot about what the best habits are to make our lives better. ‘How do I become more productive?’, ‘How can I be happier?’ are some of the questions we hear and probably ask ourselves a lot (knowingly or subconsciously). Let’s do some brainstorming: if we were to choose one habit to be the best of them all, what would be the best habit that makes our lives better and happier? Time management? Waking up early? Exercising?
Time management is a strong candidate. It will definitely improve our productivity and will make us happier because we become productive. But at its core, it is somewhat in misalignment with the flow of nature because we are trying to bend (i.e. ‘manage’) time in the way we want rather than go with it. So, not that for me.
Waking up early? My happiest times have been when I was able to wake up around 5 and spend a few hours of me-time before I started the day. So, a strong candidate again for me. But waking up early on its own is not enough. We have to make use of the extra morning hours. That means this cannot be our savior single-handedly.
But what if we exercise when we wake up early? It makes it much better. Let’s also add reading to our morning hours. Great routine! But what if I do not have anything else to do or anyone to see during the day? Then, will we be happy just by waking up early and exercising? Seems like a no to me.
In my experience, I have come to learn that the best habit of all is to be content with what you have. We do not have perfect lives and will never will. Then, why not try to focus on what we already have?