Staying Consistent is the New Black

Tips for maintaining consistency even when life gets busy
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Published on May 2, 2024
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Five Tips To Keep You Consistent 

Achieving a consistent and productive lifestyle is about having a set of daily habits that work together. I’ve got five tips that can transform your daily routine and help you succeed. These tips will guide you toward setting goals that work with your schedule, rewarding yourself for your achievements, and automating your tasks. Remember that it's not just about crossing items off your to-do list, but about creating a routine that helps you conduct your daily life effortlessly. I’m here to reveal the secrets to staying consistent and turning your daily grind into a successful lifestyle!

1.Set long-term, semi-long term and short-term goals

(Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly goals)

One way to set and achieve goals is to break them down into different time intervals. You can start with daily goals, then move on to weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals. Seeing your progress in this way can help you visualize your journey towards achieving your goals. It's a practical approach that can help you stay motivated and track your progress over time.

2. Schedule daily tasks

Organize your day with scheduled tasks that flow smoothly from one to the next. Each task is connected, seamlessly transitioning into the next one. As you move through your day, the rhythm of your schedule will create a harmonious and productive routine, leaving you with a sense of satisfaction as you complete each task.

3. Have a physical check/to-do list

Unleash the power of the written word by crafting a Check List or To-Do List. I encourage your to put pen to paper because the instant gratification you will get from checking that one thing off your list could be a much-needed dopamine hit. Think of your to-do list as a roadmap for your day. Every time you tick off a task, you get a sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing you're making progress towards your goals. By the end of the day, you'll have a sense of accomplishment that comes from completing everything you set out to do.

4. Reward yourself upon the completion of certain tasks

Try turning your daily routine into a series of small victories. When you finish a task, take a moment to acknowledge it and feel good about what you've accomplished. By giving yourself credit for the things you do throughout the day, even the mundane tasks can feel more satisfying. Over time, this can help you build momentum and stay motivated to keep going.

The reason why you want to reward yourself upon the completion of set tasks is that you want to incentivize yourself by training your mind to work for things. It is also important to set boundaries. This means that you should NOT reward yourself for not completing a task. I know this sounds a little harsh, but just like you want to reinforce good behavior in pets by rewarding them, and denying them treats for bad behavior, you are to condition your mind to work hard for certain privileges. Just a note, this does not mean not allowing yourself to take the time to have a break or something to eat when you need it.

5. Reflect on your day before bed

As you wind down at the end of each day, it's important to take a few moments to reflect on how things went. Make a mental note about what went well, what didn't, and what you can do differently tomorrow. Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small, and learn from your mistakes. This daily reflection ritual can help you make progress toward your goals and improve yourself over time. By taking the time to evaluate your performance each day, you can make sure that you're moving in the right direction and making the most of your time spent working each day.


The importance of automating your tasks is that, although accomplishing one extra task is small progress on any given day, it counts for a lot over an extended period of time. The effect of automating your tasks is such that, over time, you find yourself handling those tasks without thinking as they become part of you! Therefore, the more tasks you can handle without thinking, the more your brain is free to focus on other tasks!

Finally, look out for your mental health by recognizing when you are experiencing a burnout in order to allow yourself time to recoup, refocus and readjust. It’s okay to slow down and enjoy the ride to success. Remember the magic is as much in the journey as it is at the destination.

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