Habits you should adopt

This post on assertiveness was originally posted on April 2014

Additional note: It’s interesting to go back through my old posts to see how my writing has changed, reading it can be a bit embarrassing but I guess it shows I have changed and evolved…


Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much of nothing, others spend free time on interesting hobbies, improving themselves and developing skills that they can use later in life.

Here are the five habits you should be doing:

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Use SMART objectives to achieve your goals

The most common about approach to setting successful goals are usually the best and I am sure that you have heard of SMART objectives.

But I don’t like to assume – if you have been hiding under a rock, here is what they mean:

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Simplify your goals – Do, Doing and Done

I admit, I probably enjoy planning my goals a bit too much.  Sometimes I feel like I do too much planning and need to just get on with it.

So I welcome ways that make planning goals easier.

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How to set goals

selfAs I start off goal setting month, the best place to start is from the beginning, as I show how I set goals.  If you have never done this before get a sheet of paper and write down what you want to achieve.

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It’s Friday! Wear a pocket square.

I love suits.

But this time last year I got the best bit of fashion advice – wear a suit with a pocket square.

So I bought one

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I really liked the look of it.  It added a bit of extra colour and gave the impression that a serious effort had been made.

The only time I have worn them previously is at weddings and I realised – I looked quite good in all the photos.  Was it the pocket square?

Before I had time to consider the answer I bought another one.

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Then I got another and another and another.  Soon my draw was full of pocket squares of various colours and design.

Pocket squares make sense if your budget is limited.  The suit is a big investment  – but the pocket square keeps that same suit looking fresh.

You can even coordinate it with a tie.

Anyway still don’t believe how good pocket squares are gents?

Why don’t you ask this guy?

Image: David Beckham Meets Fans At H&M In Beijing

 

 

Or this one?

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Or James Bond?

James Bond

I rest my case.

So if you’re going out this weekend put on the suit and fold in a pocket square.  You will look awesome and stand out from all the other deadbeats

Fix my bike and cycle more often

I set some post mid year resolutions because I wanted to get my self-improvement goals back on track after a slump. I detail how I will go about achieving my goal using SMART objectives, with a contingency plan for if I am not able to do this

Why have I set this?

Before I learnt to drive I used to cycle amongst my gym schedule.  It was really good and covered my cardio.  When I bought my car I stopped and then I kept having problems with punctures – due to my white-collar up bringing I am hopeless at any technical issues – I didn’t even realise bikes had different valves until I bought an inner tube that did not fit the valve.  Since then the bike has stayed in the garage unused. Continue reading “Fix my bike and cycle more often”

Rehab my injuries and get back my fitness/motivation

I set some post mid year resolutions because I wanted to get my self-improvement goals back on track after a slump.  I detail how I will go about achieving my goal using SMART objectives, with a contingency plan for if I am not able to do this

Why have I set this?

The last two months have been terrible for the gym.  As I now have a girlfriend I have indulged in poor lifestyle choices – eating sugary foods, drinking alcohol and having late nights.  My energy has feels and I have a few injuries – so what am I going to do? Continue reading “Rehab my injuries and get back my fitness/motivation”