Welcome to episode 100 of the Peak Performance Podcast (formerly Anchored)! We are excited to reach this milestone! This week we discuss some of the issues facing our members; being grateful for what we have or are presented with AND breaking the negative habit loops that prevent us from doing what we know is right, or what we want to be doing.
The world around us continues to be in flux which has a ripple effect on a LOT of things – our moods, our routines, our health. But there are things we can do to combat the uncertainty and upheaval of our “normal”.
- Practice mindfulness and be present.
It is so easy to always be rushing to the “next thing” or go from putting out one fire to another. Make sure you are taking time to slow down and appreciate what you have around you. Even if it is for a minute a day, it will help.
2. Find a new routine.
We get it, everything has been thrown off. Maybe you’re working form home or your kids are home during the day – it’s just not the same as it was. That’s ok. Every day (or week) take time to plan, do your very best to follow that plan, and then take time to evaluate how it all went. If you need to, rewrite your plan – that’s ok too!
3. Define your goals and action steps to get there.
It great to have goals, but do you know how to accomplish them? Let’s say you want to get to the gym 3 days a week. You can’t just say, “I’m going to try to get to the gym 3 days a week.” You need to determine the small steps that will get you there: what days, what time of day, etc.
4. Know that there are multiple routes to the same destination.
Having a plan is place is wonderful and necessary. But if something doesn’t work out recognize that it will be alright. There is more than 1 right way to get to where you want to be; you just need to figure out what works best in this moment.
Books mentioned in this podcast:
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear