3 Easy Hacks to Practice Perseverance Each Day
We all face challenges on a regular basis and have times in our lives when it’s important to be able to persevere. However, it’s not something you want to practice when the going gets tough. Instead, it’s something you want to work on regularly so you’re good at persevering when you hit a rough patch.
It’s been 8 years since we opened our wellness centre, and the first 4 years were brutal. Worrying about cash flow and paying our expenses was a constant stressor, and negative thoughts filled up my brain, “What were we thinking when we decided to get into this business?”
However, each time I had to call on to my “Perseverance Muscle” and tell myself, “It will get better, just hang in there.”
The same thing occurred when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016.
Life will continue to throw you curveballs, are you going to persevere or give in?
Watch the video below that explains the following hacks:
Establish a Routine
A great way to get in the habit of perseverance is to start with a few simple tasks and then practicing them daily. I’m talking about a routine. Think about your day and your week and the tasks you have to do regularly. This could be at work or at home, or even better, both. Come up with a regular routine and get in the habit of following it without fail. Not only will it be great practice for perseverance, it will also make your life easier and help you get more done.
- Creating systems in my businesses kept me sane and created credibility.
- Continuing to work on my businesses offline as I recovered from breast cancer treatments, kept the momentum going so I wasn’t starting all over again.
- Planning my meals on Sundays keeps my weight and health (and my pocket) in check.
What routines can you establish at work and at home?
Make a To-Do List
For anything that doesn’t fall into your daily and weekly routines, create to-do lists. Start the night before and list anything and everything you need to get done the next day. Cross off the things you get done and do what you can to get through your list each day.
While finishing each task on your list isn’t always an option, don’t get in the habit of putting things off just because you don’t feel like doing them. Get done what you can and transfer the rest to tomorrow’s list.
To see how I plan my goals every 90-days, and chunk them down into weekly and daily tasks, check out my system with step-by-step instructions by clicking here.
If you’ve ever attended an exercise class or hired a personal trainer, you’ve noticed that the instructor or trainer pushes you hard and it’s tough, but you do your best and push through. In that fraction of a second, notice how you persevered despite the fact that you thought you couldn’t do it!
One advice my oncologist and radiation technologist kept on telling me while I was going through treatments was, “EXERCISE”! They kept on stressing it because it had medical benefits, but mentally every time I exercised, I felt stronger and more energized. I just knew I’d be able to get through anything.
Use the habit of getting some form of exercise each day as an “exercise” (pun intended) in perseverance. What a great way to multi-task and accomplish two important things at once. As an added bonus the exercise will help you stress less and increase your focus to get through your routine and your daily to-do list.
Which hack resonated with you?