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Four 5-minute habits that will instantly inject energy into your day

Alex Mathers
4 min readJun 10


You are what you repeatedly do.

So by taking actions, even tiny ones that develop your identity as a responsible doer of things, you will be lifted.

You will train yourself to look outwards and upwards to new possibilities.

Here are some quick daily habits that will propel you:

Visualise an exciting future.

Sit down and let your breathing slow and your mind still.

Have the intention of arriving at mind visions that are enlivening and truly speak to you.

Don’t feel the need to force anything.

See what a purposeful meditation session can provide for you. You might be surprised at what shows up when you give your personal thinking a rest for a moment.

Maybe you see yourself, like I do, living on a ranch or farm somewhere rural. Or you envision surfing waves somewhere beautiful. Or you’re teaching children.

Allow these visions to bring a sense of purpose, excitement and optimism to your subsequent actions.

It’s less about the material aspect here and more about infusing your being with the nutritious energy of possibility.

Read a few pages for ONE idea.

They say that CEOs read an average of 60 books per year.

The very concept can be overwhelming.

How many ideas are contained within all those books? Might a CEO benefit from just one idea if it was executed well?

You bet they would.

So worry less about the sheer volume and variety of information in hundreds of books, and focus on reading for a single idea or insight.

It need only take a couple of pages in a book or you could read articles.

When you’re looking for one idea that sparks interest, you will notice it. Your reading process will become much more concentrated and intentional. You’re looking for that ONE spark.

Once you find it, write it down.



Alex Mathers

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