Saturday, February 7, 2015

3 Daily Power Habits - To Practice Before the End of Each New Day

I write quite a bit about how our lives are determined by the choices we make each New Day!

Our consistent choices and routines become habits - good or bad. Developing and maintaining good habits is a constant goal of mine. The way we start our day and the way we end it matters!

Following I will share 3 daily habits that I believe give us the power to be our best.  These habits are best practiced before going to bed each night.  

(1)  I have shared the gratitude habit with you before - before bed, simply write or reflect on 3 things that went well for you that day, things you are thankful for.  Before you know it, this habit helps you to really appreciate people and life.  One thing I have discovered, you cannot be happy and unthankful at the same time.  Happy, joyous people practice gratitude!

(2) Do not go to sleep angry. Nothing robs your peace of mind like unresolved anger. Sometimes it's not possible to resolve a problem that is causing the anger, but this may help:

Journal your feelings and the desire to release yourself from the pain,
Remind yourself to accept what you cannot control and change only what you can,
Tell yourself that you will not give away your power and strength to whatever or whomever has triggered the anger within you
Release the situation/person to a power greater than yourself (if you're a person of faith, pray and give it to God).

(3) This one is my personal favorite that I learned from John Maxwell.  I have practiced power habit #1 for so long that my gratitude list becomes endless.  Habit #3 has really challenged me and helped me to continue to grow and change,  So here it is:

At the end of each day, ask yourself:  What did I learn today?

It can be anything at all.  Nothing is too simple.  The point is to reflect and gain insight.  This is how we learn and change so we can be our best.

Following are a few things I recorded that I have learned:

= > Reaping negative consequences can do one of two things in a person:  it can break them and they will take responsibility for their actions and make changes OR they will become hardened, prideful and bitter

= > Work in your strength zones if you ever want to be happy and  fulfilled and feel successful.

= > Show people appreciation for their best efforts.  Criticism and complaints make you want to do less and give less to them.  It shuts down your joy in giving.

= > When you smile at a complete stranger, it stretches you out of your comfort zone and communicates love and kindness. The feelings somehow stay with you for awhile. You may even be pleasantly surprised by their response.

I hope these power habits have inspired you to end each new day well and be ready for another new day expecting good things for your life!

I encourage you to stay in the power habit of daily self-improvement and live your life to your maximum potential,  Krystal

Copyright 2015 Maximum Potential, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.  Written by Krystal Kuehn

Krystal Kuehn, MA, LPC, LLP, NCC is a licensed professional counselor, international best-selling author, teacher, and musician. She specializes in helping people live their best life now, reach their full potential, overcome barriers, heal from their past, and develop a lifestyle of health, happiness, and love. Krystal is the cofounder of and

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