In our busy world, our lifestyles can be such that days, weeks and even months go past without us taking time to come up for air. When life is manic like that it pays to take a moment and remind yourself that every little bit counts.
Every thing we do, think and say has an impact on ourselves, others and the environment around us. Time is made up of tiny moments, each one of these moments creates a result. Do we really take notice of what we are creating? The concept of every little bit counts effects all areas of life.
At the beginning of the year we set goals and generally for the first few months we are great at staying focused on them. Then the pace of life, business and family demands seems to increase disproportionately and the focus on our goals and dreams takes a lower priority.
To avoid this happening, make it part of your daily routine to spend 10 minutes reviewing your goals. Rewrite them and ask yourself ‘What can I do today to bring me closer to making this a reality?’ The best way to achieve big things is by little steps. It doesn’t matter how small the step is because every little bit counts. One small thing every day equals 365 things in a year!
In times of turmoil remembering every little bit counts can be comforting. When things are becoming overwhelming, take a moment to sit and relax. Reflect on what you’ve achieved and what you are working towards. Notice how far you’ve come. Decide on the next few steps.
Breaking a big task into small tasks significantly reduces stress by allowing your brain to focus on the possible small steps instead of the seemingly impossible mass of work.
Another strategy for stressful times is to take 20 minutes out of your day to meditate. Meditation is an extremely relaxing and calming process. The deep breathing will calm your mind and help you centre yourself. After 20 minutes of allowing your mind to rest, you will be much more energized to handle the challenges in your day. For more information on meditation click on this link
Unfortunately every little bit of stress counts too, potentially causing disease, so the less stress the better for everyone. Make sure you take steps to manage it.
Whether at work or in your personal life, every little piece of communication counts towards building or damaging relationships. The trick is to be consciously aware of how you say things, not just what you are saying. This is why emails can be misconstrued. The tone of your communication has a huge impact on the result you get. A great book on relationships is ‘The five love languages’ by Gary Chapman, you can get this from our Books, CD's, DVD's
Like relationships, often team members can be taken for granted after a period of time. A little bit of thought into developing surprise and delight tactics goes a really long way to keeping a team happy. It doesn’t take much to smile at someone, pay a compliment or perform a random act of kindness. The impact you create far outweighs the effort. These are little things that count.
Our modern lifestyles have a huge effect on our environment. The world is coping less with our output of pollution. Again, every little bit counts. There are lots of things you can do to reduce the amount of waste in a day or save resources such as water and power.
Unfortunately our earth is not regenerating resources as quickly as we demand. Every little bit of effort to preserve our environment counts. There are lots of ways to do this. Click here to go to our fab environment page in Choose the 'Tude free stuff.
We are lucky enough to live in a modern western environment where there is abundance every where. We have more than enough of the basic things in life, so we are fortunate to be able to indulge in everyday luxuries. The great thing about living in a wealthy country is the more we get the more we are able to give. What contributions are you making to others in the world? Remember, every little bit counts, whether that’s food, companionship or finances.
At choose the ‘Tude we are all about inspiring people to make positive conscious choices in work and in life. We’ve developed a ‘Grati-Tude’ programme where $1 from every sale of our books goes to a worthy cause.
We also sponsor IHC to help people with disabilities live better lives. We are a small company with a big heart, and we understand every little bit counts!
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