This newsletter was originally sent on October 28, 2021.
Did you notice? ‘Instant Impact’ has a slightly new look this week, now incorporating the pop of orange seen on the cover of my book, You Deserve This Sh!t.
Speaking of the book, if you’ve read the book and enjoyed it, reviews on Amazon go a long way and help me raise a glass of wine in celebration.
I would appreciate you taking the time to post an honest review (hopefully I scored 5 stars in your eyes) so you can become apart of this book reaching more people that need the help.
Thanks for reading this week!
The longest-running Harvard study set out to answer a question: Why do some people experience more happiness than others? They hoped the study would reveal clues to leading healthy and happy lives. But they got more than they wanted.
The study found that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg; this is where it gets eye-opening: Taking care of your body is essential, but tending to your relationships is self-care too.
Surround yourself with positive people, and you’ll likely see improvements in the quality of life and your happiness.
Self-confidence is a mindset more than anything else. If you lack self-confidence, you often need to work on the ecosystem in your head and not how well you perform specific tasks or skills. Your performance will follow suit.
If you struggle using your time effectively, there are simple actions you can take to help you get more done. These are impactful strategies I use every day that allow me to check off my to-do list:
1) No social media or phone use for the first 3 hours of waking up: This allows me to get important morning routine activities done that set my head on straight before I open myself up to the distractions of the day.
2) No phone in the office or work area: I’ll admit it: I’m guilty of aimlessly using my phone if it’s within reach, and maybe you are too. Removing your phone from where you need to focus is an easy way to break the bad habit. Prime your environment to succeed.
3) Let your household know when you’re off limits: If you don’t tell your family, spouse, or roommates you need to focus, they won’t know they shouldn’t barge in your work area and tell you about their weekend plans. I’m off limits when I write, and I let my fiancé know that. It works 10/10 times.
When you spend time learning more about yourself, you give yourself an opportunity to open yourself up to more life.