NMA Radio: The Most Important Daily Habits

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The easiest things to do are also the easiest things to not do.  — Jim Rohn

When most of us wake up each morning, we’re immediately faced with the perpetual list of to-dos. The whirlwind. Those urgent activities that demand your time: take the kids to school, answer emails, make phone calls, drive to work …

The problem is that often, we get so caught up in the urgent that we neglect the important.

What’s the difference? While the urgent activities need to be handled now, the important activities aren’t screaming to be done this minute. Nothing blows up if you don’t do them.

But the important hold tremendous power to shape our days positively. These are the habits that lead to physical and mental health. Happiness. Gratitude. Energy.

The crazy part? Most important habits take just a few minutes to complete, but still get brushed aside. Easy to do, but so easy to not do.

In today’s episode, Doug and I discuss our most important daily habits, why we fight so hard to keep them, and how you can establish beneficial habits of your own to start honoring the important.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • Why the morning is the best time for most habits
  • The one habit Matt values the most
  • Daily writing and brain dumps
  • Gentle movements as a way to fight aging
  • The power of visualization
  • Urgent versus important
  • How to establish your own important habits

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  1. Hi guys! I love your podcast. Thank you for entertaining me during my runs 🙂 I want to review your podcast on iTunes but I can’t figure out how! I would give you 5 stars. Thanks for all the work.

  2. Juliana Meyers says:

    I love your podcasts so much! I listen to them while running, it really helps me stay focused. I’m starting training for my first triathlon soon and this blog in general has been a huge part of making that decision. See you next podcast!

  3. Hey!
    (sorry for my bad english…)
    I just finished to listen this postcast, and.. found the motivation to start theses habits that I wanted to do every day! Your dialogue motivated me a lot!
    Now I just have to find the habits I really want to do, and.. just start doing it! 🙂
    That was my first podcast I ever listened and I find it very cool, that’s, like you said, very valuable time! 🙂
    I just cooked while listening this…! it was cool! A big THANKS to you guys!
    Peace on you! 🙂

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