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Create 10 “Delicious” Daily Habits

This week’s strategy is particularly “yummy.” It’s all about building not 1…not 2…but 10 (yes, 10!) things to look forward to in your schedule every single day.

This week’s success strategy is particularly “yummy.” It’s all about building 10 delicious daily habits into your schedule. Now I have to give credit here…I used to talk to my clients about creating 10 plain old daily habits—until I took a course with Master Certified Coach Wendy Wein who introduced me to the “delicious” version of this exercise, which I’ve loved ever since.

So this exercise is all about making sure you have not 1…not 2…but 10 (yes, 10!) things to look forward to each and every day.

These habits could range anywhere from taking 15 minutes to meditate in the morning to going for a walk or run every afternoon, or from taking a bubble bath in the evening to falling asleep to the peaceful sound of the ocean with the assistance of a sleep machine.

I’ll even give you 3 examples from my personal list. I love using decadent bath and beauty products, so I have invested in top-quality products to use every morning so I can truly enjoy the process of getting ready. I also love to listen to books on CD during my commute, so I make sure I have an assortment to choose from in the car. Finally, I keep a success journal that I write in every night before I go to sleep, where I capture all of my wins for the day—everything I’m proud of and grateful for.

So that should give you an idea of some of the things that you could include…So would your list look like?

I’d like to challenge you to brainstorm 10 ways that you can pamper and treat yourself on a daily basis. And don’t forget: be sure to sprinkle them throughout the course of the day, so there’s always something coming up in your schedule to look forward to.

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harry balzonya July 10, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Thank you for this interesting success strategy, Dana. I too enjoy decadent bath products, but I can only afford 1 or 2 bars of soap each year. I make them last however by making sure I wash very infrequently. I also enjoy books on tape, mainly because I don't know how to read. And by books on tape, I mean eavesdropping on my neighbors through the wall. It's amazing some of things you can learn when you stop to listen to "books on tape". I would now like to share my top 10 things I look forward to every day: 1. Folgers in my cup 2. Riding the RIPTA bus 3. Holding up a cardboard sign at intersections 4. Searching trash receptacles for lightly used Folgers grounds 5. Meditating 6. Making children cry 7. Stealing change from old people 8. Pampering myself 9. Writing in my success journal 10. Falling asleep to the sound of rats chewing on cardboard
Lauren Costa July 10, 2012 at 09:10 PM
You forgot frequently leaving ridiculous comments on Coventry Patch. : )
Robin July 11, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I like this idea. I might have to start with 6 for now thats all I can think of. 1. Leisurly walk with dogs in morning 2. Meditate 3. Upbeat books - regular and on CD. 4. 1 decadent food item 5. Tend to and watch my garden grow 6. Recap blessing and highlights of my day in nightly journal
Dana D'Orsi July 15, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Those are great, Robin!!! Good luck!

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