Here are the practices that I have put in the place in the last 90 days that have made all of the difference in the World.
Focus on Breathing when facing a challenging situation - Whenever I get into a stressful situation, usually caused by a person pushing my buttons, I just focus on my breathing and do not react for at least 10 seconds. This has allowed me to gain back hours of day of productivity.
Why is that? Well, if I go down the rabbit whole of getting stressed and upset, then I am not productive and my energy is focused on the negative event as opposed to the positive things that I should be working on.
The Beatles - Getting Better -
Read and Implement What I Read - I have been an avid reader for a long time. However, the information that I read would go into my head and stay there. Now, I focus on reading a little bit less, but I focus on implementing what I just learned and implementing it very quickly.
I read the book - Ask and It is Given, by Jerry and Esther Hicks. At the back of the book, there are specific practices to implement. Now, as opposed to reading the stories and moving onto the next lesson, I implement the next day. Sometimes, I do not like to keep the implementation going, but I will try everything at least once.
Find Ways to Give and Give and Give - I seek out opportunities to give gifts and to be courteous to the people in my life. If I get a chance to do something for somebody else, then I seize that opportunity. I got the idea that I wanted to take my father in law to a basketball game tomorrow night. I could not find the tickets for tomorrow night. However, I did find tickets for 10 days from now and seized the opportunity to purchase those tickets instead of the other tickets.