How to Gain Clarity in Just Five Minutes a Day to Skyrocket Your Online Business and Your Happiness

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How to Gain Clarity in Just Five Minutes a Day and Skyrocket Your Business and Your Happiness

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Are you using them wisely?

A lot of people ask me what sort of habits I instill to stay motivated, remain on track, and keep focused toward achieving my goals. I truly believe that I am a naturally self-motivated person, as I mentioned in this video, however last year I was lucky enough to meet a lovely man by the name of UJ Ramdas who introduced me to The Five Minute Journal, and this made my habits even better.

Along with his friend Alex Ikonn, they created a book based built on the proven powers of positive psychology.

Now, the book itself is fairly simple. Their minimalist approach makes it a journal for even those who don’t normally like to write in journals.

As a woman on the go, I don’t have much time to dedicate to writing, which is why their 5 minute strategy is so appealing to me. I use the Five Minute Journal that I keep by my bed, or in my suitcase, and write these things down each morning:

  • 3 things I’m grateful for
  • 3 reasons why today is going to be amazing
  • 2 affirmations for the day

Then at night I open my journal and I write down:

  • 3 amazing things that happened today
  • 2 things that could have gone better

I think it’s important to note that the two things that could have gone better are actually written as positive statements, such as: “I am drinking 2L of water and going to bed before 11pm” rather than “I need to drink more water and get to bed earlier.”

Focusing on what we are capable of and what you’re going to do differently to get the results you want, is much more effective that focusing on the negative. This is the difference between professional athletes and us mere mortals.

So, do you have 5 minutes a day to invest in your future self? Practicing this method will help you set the intention for how you want your day to look, feel and be. You may even be surprised when you come back to your journal at night, just how many things you’ve written down that have come true in some shape or form!

Lesson: Choose your winning attitude daily (and check out the fiveminutejournal.com)

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • 5 things they have determined will make you stick with a habit and maintain it
  • Why the beginning and the end of the day are the best times to chart your progress.
  • How reflection is a really good way to help you improve your future.
  • How the power of positive thinking can help you attract what you want into your life.

Can’t see this video? Watch it on Youtube.

Tweet: Struggling to find new clients for your business? Watch this https://ctt.ec/Pb4O3+The beginning and the end of the day is the time when we want to think, evaluate and correct course. #TheFiveMinuteJournal

Check out these resources to help you further:

Check out chapter 2 of my Suitcase Entrepreneur Book to read more about how creating certain mindsets can free you from the constraints of conventional and allow you to live the life you’ve always wanted.

Share this video with one person who are grateful for, but don’t stop there. In the comment section below, tell me; What are you grateful for today?

 

  • Very interesting! these are little things that matter the most.

    • Yes indeed and the ones that take the least amount of time but make the most impact

  • Very interesting! these are little things that matter the most.

    • Yes indeed and the ones that take the least amount of time but make the most impact

  • Mark

    I just made my first journal entry today. 🙂

    I have to agree there is a positive influence from tracking positive things on a daily basis.
    For example, I don’t track it but two weeks ago, I was shocked to find that I weighed in at 215 lbs which is only 5 lbs over the ideal range for my size but it had been almost 20 years since I weighed that much and after switching my eating habits, monitoring my weight once a day, it was a positive feeling to realize I am inching closer to 200 (today was 204) so I made a note to remind myself that it is easy enough to maintain a good eating habit as long as I find healthy meals I enjoy eating.

  • I just made my first journal entry today. 🙂

    I have to agree there is a positive influence from tracking positive things on a daily basis.
    For example, I don’t track it but two weeks ago, I was shocked to find that I weighed in at 215 lbs which is only 5 lbs over the ideal range for my size but it had been almost 20 years since I weighed that much and after switching my eating habits, monitoring my weight once a day, it was a positive feeling to realize I am inching closer to 200 (today was 204) so I made a note to remind myself that it is easy enough to maintain a good eating habit as long as I find healthy meals I enjoy eating.

  • Natalie Branche

    I absolutely love to practice daily journaling. It brings clarity to my thoughts and helps to prioritize my goals. The best part is looking back on old entries. When you see you’ve achieved dreams you almost took for granted for forgot you had in the first place.

  • Natalie Branche

    I absolutely love to practice daily journaling. It brings clarity to my thoughts and helps to prioritize my goals. The best part is looking back on old entries. When you see you’ve achieved dreams you almost took for granted for forgot you had in the first place.

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