Last week, I was down with fever for a couple of days. Nothing serious. I was just very exhausted the week before and I also slept very late for two nights in a row.
As I was reflecting, I realised I haven’t been eating enough fruits and vegetables. It’s a challenge for me to eat vegetables. Lol. Little thing. But I knew if I neglect this little habit of eating fruits and vegetables, it will take a toll in my body in the long run.
After attending the 6pm mass last week, I went to S&R to buy a juicer. Nope, this was not a spur of the moment decision. I’ve always wanted to buy a juicer but I just haven’t found the time to do so.
I bought a Hurom Juicer and since I bought it last week, I’ve been juicing fruits and vegetables for my breakfast. I drink about 700 ml pure juice of apples, carrots, cucumber, and oranges every morning. Little thing. But I know if I keep doing this, it will make me healthier and it will give me the energy I need to conduct my activities effectively.
Here’s a short video of the juicer. https://instagram.com/p/5yj93pr45b/?taken-by=sha_nacino
Indeed, little things matter.
There’s one more thing I was really happy about. I paid the Hurom Juicer in cash! Years ago, I couldn’t have done this. It would probably take me 12 months to pay this kind of juicer.
I shared in my books and blog posts that I was once buried in credit card debts. And then I decided to do the little things to improve my financial situation. I read books. I attended seminars. I sought mentors. I applied what I was learning. Slowly, but surely, I was able to zero out my debts, save, invest. I was also able to write books on financial management. Today, I run my own start-up company and pursue my passions in writing and public speaking full time.
And it all started when I did the little things that matter.
Little things done repeatedly over time will have a compounding effect. If it’s something good, it could change the course of your life for the better, forever. If it’s something bad, it could shatter your finances or your health.
What little good thing can you do as a habit in order to improve your life?
Let me share with you a partial list of the little things I do regularly.
- I listen to audio talks while I’m driving, while doing the dishes, or while I’m cleaning my room. On average, I probably spend at least two hours listening to educational talks every single day.
- I write everyday.
- I always pay in cash or debit card. I pay using my credit card only when it is more convenient to do so, but I always pay my credit card balance in full every month.
- I text my Papa everyday and say I love you to him everyday.
- I thank God everyday.
I want to add this.
- I drink pure calamansi juice and pure fruits and vegetables juice every morning, as much as possible. (This is a relatively new habit for me. I hope I’d be faithful to this habit for years!)
What’s on your list?
I wish you success and happiness!
PS. The Wealth in Money Conference is happening on August 22, 2015. During the conference, I will share with you how you can pursue your purpose and earn from it. You may register at http://www.instituteforintegrality.com/money/ Special Rate is only P1,497 until August 15, 2015!
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Sha Nacino is one of the most sought-after Filipino motivational speakers in the Philippines. She is the bestselling author of the books Money&Me, Mission Happiness, plus 7 other books. Sha is the founder of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge where she helps first time authors write their books. She also writes for Bo Sanchez's TrulyRichClub newsletters. She regularly gives talks on Personal Finance, Happiness, Purpose, Success Principles, etc. If you wish to invite Sha to speak in your company or events, visit shanacino.com or email her at email@example.com.