Every new year offers the opportunity to reset. Let me share my resolutions on career, love and peace this 2018:
1. Wake up early in the morning – the world’s most successful people do.
The English business magnate of the Virgin Group of companies wake up at around 5 a.m. believing that doing so allows him to accomplish more during the day.
President Barack Obama wakes up early in the morning then exercises for 45 minutes before making big decisions in meetings right after.
2. Meditate upon waking up.
This makes a good headstart. For those who believe in a higher power, offer your day to your God and be thankful that you woke up. Breath and absorb the great energy He gives around you. This will only take one to two minutes.
Media powerhouse Oprah Winfrey is one of the many celebrities that starts her day with mediation. Winfrey teamed up with Deepak Chopra to host a 21-meditation challenge. The event helped thousands of people meditate to improve their personal well-being.
3. Gain more confidence.
Confidence can lead to meeting new people, attaining the things you deserve in life, getting the job you want, become a good leader or good example, making more money, and reaching your dreams.
4. Stay Postive.
Being more positive and finding ways to move past bad situations is a hard but important way to improve your life.
5. Pay off your debts and live simply.
I see millennials that are under debt or employees that have no more money before their salary arrives. Try living simply to have financial peace.
6. Touch your partner more often.
Hold hands. Kiss. The human touch is a love hack. It is a proven technique by psychologist Eli Finkel who says, “A love hack is a quick-and-dirty option that can take just a few minutes a month. It’s not going to give you a great marriage, but it can certainly improve things.”
I love this joke, “Galaw galaw bago pumanaw.” I say, “Galaw galaw baka pumanaw.” My cardiologist said when you reach 40 years old, you need to pump your heart by exercising and breaking into sweat for at least 30 minutes every day to prevent coming down with heart disease and cholesterol build up.
8. Sleep at least seven hours in a day.
Our bodies need sleep, just as it needs air and food to function at its best. During sleep, your body heals itself and restores its chemical balance. Missing out on the recommended seven to nine hours of shut-eye nightly does more than make you feel groggy and grumpy. The long term effects of sleep deprivation are real. It drains your mental abilities and puts your physical health at real risk. Science has linked poor slumber with all kinds of health problems, from weight gain, to weakened immune system to poor memory retention, heart problems and even weakened sex drive. Now we do not want that!
9. Offer quiet time during the day for yourself or for God.
My resolution now is never go to bed without connecting to my Maker.
10 Eat half, walk twice and love more.