When I tell people I spend 2-3 hours every day on personal growth, they typically gasp and say "I will NEVER have time to do that!" I used to ride along in that boat, but it started with a 5 minute journaling practice and as my goals got clearer, the importance + priority of these tasks grew. If you want to reach your potential, you've got to dial in your energy. That means setting a special time just for your own growth. Each morning, I do just that, and it sets me up for success for the rest of the day! Journaling, meditating, sleep tracking, bio-hacking, nutrition, and language acquisition are just a few parts of my daily routine.
There's a method to my madness, it's called Blissipline. It's a little something I learned from my friendly neighborhood Philosopher, Brian Johnson.
But what the heck does it mean? Here's my definition:
The synergy of Discipline & Bliss: When a person is committed to performing a daily routine for the dualistic purpose of personal growth & happiness.
Isn't that nice?
When you mix a bit of fun with the things that you have to get done, you're more able to complete them. That's where blissiplines come in. It's when you do the things that are good for you AND the act of doing it makes you happy. THAT'S BLISSIPLINE! If you're still wondering what constitutes a task as blissipline worthy, they're the things that your ideal self would do (or not do) on a day-to-day basis. Wish you'd practiced meditation? That can be your blissipline! Learn a language? Sure! Cut out refined foods? Yup! Gratitude Journal? Exercise? Organize? Yes and yes! The more specific and measurable the better!
Gamefy it! The moment you turn the have to's or the need to's into want to's or choose to's, you will begin to see things differently. You feel empowered and more in control! Who doesn't want that?
Start taking action on those daily tasks and work towards those goals. Then be mindful of the happiness you feel after completing it each time! Do a celebratory happy dance, or pat yourself on the back! Just make sure you're having fun. You'll be well on your way to a life of bliss.
P.S. Alright. So, what's ONE blissipline that you know you want to start? You ready to commit? Let me know!
P.P.S If you want help planning your blissiplines or goals, hit me up! I'd love to have a quick chat about the best practices that I've found and how to apply them to your lifestyle to kickstart your personal grow + be happy while you do it! Set up a chat with me here :)
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