FAST LANE TO REACH HAPPINESS by NIKKI FOGDEN-MOORE
It’s called the 1 percent rule and in 14.4 minutes a day it could change your life for good.
Does it ever feel as if life is just speeding by and you’re running from one thing to the next without time to pause and regroup? Well, here’s some good news! I’m going to help you fast track the most important goals into action – and more importantly, show you how you can make 100 percent change in just 100 days.
Despite all the technology we have in our lives that are supposed to save time, it seems like people are more stressed and time poor than ever before.
So how can we get our mojo back without turning our life upside down?
The 1 per cent rule – 14.4 minutes of your day dedicated to your most important goal. I coach my clients that consistently and conviction for what you do is the key to success. Here are four simple ways you can use 1 percent of your day to achieve your goals and bring happy back.
1. Make a list of five key things that really make your heart sing and you have had on your goal list for longer than you can remember. Take a moment and choose one thing that is THE most important to you right now.
2. Then take your agenda and block out 14.4 minutes every day to dedicate towards something to do with this one goal or subject. It could be more cooking, spending time with your kids, doing yoga, reading or just being outside in the fresh air.
3. Make the agenda note transparent and truly visible. If you want to support others you then be clear about what’s important to you, and that this time is sacred. You can’t be interrupted, have meetings set or move it for anything other than a natural disaster. Plan ahead and ask for support if you need to shuffle things around.
4. Practice the 1 percent rule daily for 100 days. You are a reflection of your approach to health, mindset and wellbeing. If you want to be fitter, healthier and happier then you alone need to make this happen.
Making a goal a priority daily, and making time in your agenda will change your life and your mindset. Why does this work? Think of the amount of time you spend “negotiating” with yourself and talking your way out of doing what you truly love.
Seventy-five percent of conversations happen in our heads – why not use this time to be actively working on your goal and shut out the noise. Reap the rewards of achieving daily milestones. The biggest gains are often from the smallest steps. Put one foot in front of the other (or 14.4 minutes of your agenda aside) and recognise each day when you cross that time off your list as complete.
The feeling of satisfaction, personal achievement and ability to lead other by example will lift you up. Positivity breeds positivity, endorphins, pride and capability. Your body will reward you for being less stressed and more focused. A sense of achievement can relieve tension and reduce headaches that stem from concern and unresolved issues.
Replace the old habits with new ones 1 percent at a time. If you do this for 100 days you will be 100 percent better off than you are now. Go out there and start making it happen.