Life will become better when you live disciplined and consciously practice it every hour, every minute.
The following 10 laws of time can help you form good habits in life.
1. Before speaking, think for half a minute
In life, many quarrels and misunderstandings come from the mouth. Many people are not malicious, but because of lack of thought, they have said things that should not be said.
Learning to speak is a way to not bring yourself into trouble. When you want to argue or judge someone, stop and think for half a minute to think about the best wording. Giving yourself a moment of silence before speaking is the wisest and kindest way you can treat yourself and others.
2. If you want to do something, do it in the first two minutes
Humans always have two streams of thought, “start now” or “later”. The “two minutes” law in psychology states that if you want to do something, you must do it within the next two minutes, otherwise it is very likely to be delayed or even stopped. Two minutes is a form of metaphor that emphasizes the importance of “immediately doing”.
Procrastination and waiting, are the two things that are most abrasive to human will, only action is the most effective cure for fear.
3. When you’re about to get angry, stop for 3 minutes
When a person is angry, reason is easily defeated. At this time people often say things that hurt others as well as themselves.
A real adult will know how to adjust emotions at the right time, face everything with a calm attitude. When you are aware and in control of your emotions, you can think clearly and creatively, manage stress, build confidence, and easily communicate well with others. But if you don’t control your emotions, you’ll be confused, isolated, and suspicious.
So, if you’re about to get angry, try to take a few deep breaths, then count from 0 to 100, until the anger subsides.
4. Spend 5 minutes recording spending
Managing daily expenses is not something everyone can do. Many couples work hard all year round, but when they look back, they don’t know where their money has gone.
There is a good habit people should follow: Keep a record of family expenses. Although electronic payments have become popular, keeping records will help you see clearly what is wasted or not in the right economic situation.
Learn how to list the bills you’ve spent in a day, then look at that to make reasonable adjustments.
5. Tired, meditate for 8 minutes
With the hustle and bustle of modern life, many times you will be tired, stressed, and anxious, leading to loss of appetite and insomnia. Sometimes the stress comes not from the nature of things but from your own thoughts.
Among these growing concerns, meditation is also often mentioned, alone or in combination with therapy, to effectively manage stress.
During meditation, you focus your attention on stillness, and at the same time remove the cluttered thoughts that cause stress and fatigue in the mind. Close your eyes, just feel your own breath and heartbeat. When the mind is purified, difficult, seemingly insurmountable situations can suddenly be viewed in a more positive, optimistic light.
6. Prepare 10 minutes in advance
Life always has surprises: red lights, accidents on the road, … and we can’t because of that to delay work, so we should prepare well in advance.
Go 10 minutes early, you won’t need to worry about being late; arrange the work 10 minutes in advance, you will finish it faster; arrive 10 minutes before the meeting, will leave a good impression on others…
Thanks to the preparation, you are ready to best respond to any situation. People will be in an active position, mastering the situation. From there, it is possible to ensure that there will be no mistakes or reduce errors to a minimum…
7. Summarize 15 minutes before going to bed
A scholar of the Ming Dynasty, China once said, every night before going to bed, he has a habit. If he makes a mistake today, he will drop a black bean into the jar on the left hand side. If that improves, he will return the pea to the pot on the right. Not long after that, the pot of beans on the right increased more and more.
In life, everyone makes mistakes. But the important thing is to correct and change through mistakes, not keep making the same mistakes. Every night, before going to bed, ask yourself: “What have I done today? What lessons have been learned?”. The insights you have gathered will become the stepping stone for your future.
8. Spend 30 minutes reading every day
Reading is the shortest path to self-improvement. No matter how busy you are, you should spend 30 minutes a day reading a book.
According to a study, most of the successful people in the world devote a certain amount of time each day to reading and this practice is maintained from a very young age. When reading becomes a habit, it proves that you are also improving day by day.
9. Exercise 40 minutes a day
Jogging for a month can reduce body weight and improve cardiopulmonary function in three months. After half a year, the body’s immunity also increases. If you persist for three years like that, your body and mind will have superior points compared to your peers.
In addition, exercise can open the mind and improve work efficiency. No exercise is useless in life. In the adult world, we easily become fat, lazy, and dull. But with regular practice, you can still become a better version of yourself.
10. Study 60 minutes a day
In the current era, if you are lazy and don’t study hard, you will sooner or later fall behind, unable to compete. Life is a process of constantly conquering oneself. Your current choices will determine who you will be ten years from now.
With the development of the Internet, it is not difficult for people to access knowledge, so there is no reason not to learn more. Investing in yourself is the way to stay competitive forever. No matter how small the change, it just needs to be accumulated, and there will be times when it becomes big.
Not only should we cultivate knowledge to become stronger and more powerful, but we should also improve our lives on a deeper level. Always keep learning, no matter where you are in your life or career.
Vy Trang (According to aboluowang)