We all have lots of tasks to tackle in a day, and we only have a certain number of hours to accomplish them. Sometimes the thought of getting everything done might hinder us from being productive. Our minds become cluttered, and we don’t know which task to get to first. Oprah Winfrey is a big advocate of helping her audience become “still,” to stay focused and think about what the best next move is, while not getting overwhelmed.

Here are my top five daily rituals which help me feel accomplished and successful every day.

Be grateful

Wake up to a brand new day ahead of you to share with loved ones. Appreciate the fact that you have the ability and strength to pursue your passions and remember to be thankful for everything you already have.

Be kind to yourself

It’s easy to get lost in negative or sad thoughts. To get out of this mindset, reframe your thinking. We are not always aware of our thoughts, so saying positive affirmations creates a conscious shift of our thinking. Positive affirmations subconsciously work to help you develop positive thoughts and slowly get rid of the negative talk altogether.

Here’s a list of positive affirmations to guide you:
I am confident, and I love my life.
I am open to receive health, love and abundance.
Everything comes easily to me.
I’m a money magnet.
I attract nurturing and positive people.

Get in touch with nature
Sun Salutation

Take a few deep breaths while outdoors and connect with your surroundings. Feel the air and listen to the birds chirping. I incorporate the sun salutation yoga pose with this ritual. Check out pose video here.

Make a list

Write down things you must accomplish during the day from most important to least. Make sure you finish one before moving on to the next. Cross out each item to maximize the satisfaction of getting things done.

Take a break

Stop what you’re doing for a 5-10 minute break. Release stress and rejuvenate before getting back to your day.

Remember, you can still have a successful day without completing everything. As long as you do enough to stay on track, you will have the necessary momentum to set up the next day for success.

By Rosalidia Dubon

You can read this article in our Summer 2019 issue