Your life has a rhythm. There’s a flow to the way you move through the day which includes certain things you always do, things like brushing your teeth, showering, wearing a seat belt, etc… It doesn’t matter if you’re in the middle of a crisis or on a long vacation…you do these things. I like to call them non-negotiables.
You always do them because they’re important. You’ve made them a priority. My list of non-negotiables includes an early workout, a shower, brushing my teeth, flossing, drinking lots of water and eating lots of fruits and vegetables. I might compromise on sleep once in a while and I eat too many sweets more often than I’d like to admit but I don’t compromise when it comes to my list of non-negotiables. They’re the foundation of my rhythm.
I’ve learned that when my rhythm supports me, I feel centered, giving me more energy for everything and everyone else. When I’m centered I also carry less stress and feel happier…consistently happier.
So think about the non-negotiables in your life. What do you always do? Do your habits support you? Are you a priority in your life? Remember, no one will value your time more than you do.
Sustainable happiness comes from creating a healthy rhythm.