Ben Meer

Ben Meer



21 tiny habits that will transform your life in 6 months:

1. Make your bed Build momentum + set the tone for the day. Your future self will thank you. 2. Take an ‘internal shower’ Drink a full glass of water right away. 60% of your body is water. Replenish it.

Oh, you think these habits are too basic? “If [more] information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.” It’s not what you know, it’s what you do consistently.” —David Sivers Onwards.

3. Jump rope for 2 mins This will activate your mind + body. 4. Step outside Jump rope outdoors? Get 2-for-1. A healthy tide of cortisol is released when you step outside at daybreak, allowing you to become more alert. You'll reset your circadian rhythm.

5. Review your goals Remind yourself who you want to be. 14% who have goals are 10x more successful than those without goals. The 3% with written goals are 3x more successful than the 14%. 6. Read a passage Philosophy, religion, etc. I like ‘The Daily Stoic’ by Ryan Holiday.

Read philosophy (or scriptures) before you check your phone. Happiness is abundant by design, scarce by luck.

7. Water a plant Learn to take care of something other than yourself. Pets are great; plants are smaller-scale. All great legacies start small. 8. Take a 1-2 min cold shower Take a regular shower, turn the water cold for the last 1-2 mins. You’ll feel ON.

9. Send a good morning text Gm texts >>> Make someone’s day.

10. Hide your phone The best productivity app on your phone is called airplane mode (use it). 11. Score your day (like a movie) with music Music is a powerful mood enhancer. Almost everything is more enjoyable with music, right? So enjoy it. My go-to: Hans Zimmer.

12. Drink water before meals Uncomfortable fact: More people die in the U.S. from overfeeding than underfeeding. Drink a glass of water before your meals. You’ll feel fuller (and prevent overeating).

13. Write down tomorrow’s 3:3:3 plan • 3 hours on your most important project • 3 shorter tasks • 3 maintenance activities Defining a “productive day” is crucial. Or else you’ll never be at peace (even with excellent output). Learn more here:

14. End workday with a shutdown ritual Create a short shutdown ritual (hat-tip to Cal Newport). Close your lap, plug in the charger, spend 2 mins tidying your desk. Then say “shutdown”. Separating your life and work is key.

15. Journal 1 beautiful life moment Delicious tacos, presentation you crushed, a moment of inner peace. Write it down. Gratitude programs a mindset of abundance.

16. Lay out clothes for tomorrow Get exercise clothes ready for your 2 mins of jump rope (Habit #3). The best morning routine starts the night before. 17. Pack healthy snacks People are the worst version of themselves when they’re hungry. Fix that; pack healthy snacks for tmrw

18. Charge your phone outside of reach The morning alarm will spring you out of bed. And the day is on. 19. Do the dishes Dirty dishes spill over into other areas of your life + mindset. Bill Gates says dishes are core to his evening routine. It will calm your mind, too.

20. Practice 4-7-8 breathing Recently, I wrote a popular thread on the 4-7-8 Method. The breathing technique will help you alleviate stress and fall asleep fast. Check it out here:

21. Give your mind an overnight task Upon closing your eyes, give your mind a job. “How might I make an extra $1k each month?” Don’t try to solve it then; just release it to your subconscious (which will work on it overnight). Credit: LinkedIn founder, Reid Hoffman

Tl;DR 21 Tiny (But Mighty!) Habits —Morning— Make your bed Take an ‘internal shower’ Jump rope for 2 mins Step outside Review your goals Read a passage Water a plant Take a 1-2 min cold shower Send a gm text Hide your phone Score your day w/ music Drink water before meals

—Evening— Write tomorrow's 3:3:3 plan End workday w/ shutdown ritual Journal 1 beautiful life moment Lay out clothes for tomorrow Pack healthy snacks Do the dishes Charge your phone outside of reach Practice 4-7-8 breathing Give your mind an overnight task

The all-or-nothing mentality often leads to nothing at all. Today, start small. Pick 2-3 tiny habits from the list. Then stack more. Your tiny habits will compound into big results.

Those were 21 tiny habits that will transform your life in 6 months. All the habits take less than 3 mins, But each will have an outsized impact. Follow me @systemsunday for more threads on high-performance living. All systems go, Ben

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