Before I get out of bed each morning, I do a visualization exercise. I visualize the manifestation of one of my goals in as much detail as I can, creating such visual pictures in my mind that it feels totally real.
The one thing I do every day that makes my life better is practicing gratitude. Research has shown that a person can experience increased levels of optimism for up to six months simply by noting three things that make them grateful every day for three weeks. Practicing gratitude is key to achieving happiness in life and can also make us more successful.
I have written affirmations about who I want to become and the major life goals that I am working toward. In the morning, I recite these affirmations aloud, with emotion, to help start my day with the right focus, attitude, and mindset. This habit has made a significant difference in my energy, productivity, and quality of life.
Getting hugs and kisses from my daughter gets me through the day. She's going on five, and I'm aware of how fleeting it is. Also, I have a stressful job and don't see her much during the week, so it's the best thing.
— Linn Edwards, photographer
19. Drink a green protein smoothie
I drink a green protein smoothie every morning. Even if I eat terribly the rest of the day, I can feel good that I at least ate some veggies and did something good for my body. Plus, the protein boost is great for my work flow.