Loaded question.

Of course they are!

However, we need to make up our own minds up on this one.

Over the last 30yrs of running my own busy practices, there are 3 keys that stand out for me and they’ve made the biggest difference.

Here they are – 1. I’ve ditched my to-do list, because the longer that list grows, the more tetchy I can feel. What I’ve discovered is when I get clear about what my specific priorities are (it might be that simply have one priority for that day), then the most important things will end up getting crossed off of that list (that no longer exists.)¹

Getting clear about what is it that I need to prioritise today seems to help the rest fall into place. I can remember when I first came across this hack, I thought ‘who am I kidding? This is not going to work!’

However, I was wrong. It does.

2, Really absorbing and accepting that 20% of what I am doing produces 80% of my results. Basically, it comes down to being a super detective to identify which is the 20% that I am doing that’s producing the biggest returns for my time.

3. (which actually is the first thing) = Clarifying the way I choose to set up my day– Believe it or not, once upon a time more than 3 decades ago, I wasn’t feeling too great, and there was a time that I found it challenging to get out of bed as I was feeling so low.

Of course, a lot’s changed in my life since then, not least quitting alcohol and cigarettes, eating healthier food, enjoying nourishing relationships, creating a better sleep hygiene routine and hence sleeping pattern (if you’re thinking – like I did – that this means how clean we are when we go to bed, it’s worth finding out more!)

These days I really do feel like bouncing out of bed and asking myself several questions in the morning, including ‘what I am most appreciative of, what am I most grateful for, and who am I most grateful for in my life? (Big thanks to Tony Robbins for helping me with this one).

Next is oil pulling, and then I’m out of the door, either walking on the beach with a dear friend or hiking in the woods. Once summer comes, I’ll be swimming, and I’m looking to get into bike riding too. Every other day I head into our gym.

I’m curious – are you setting up your day in the best way for you? Where is it that you’re investing most of your time when it comes to getting the best results? And which activities are producing the biggest results for you?

Until I see you on this week’s #aLivewithFi have a fabulous week!

¹Seemingly, when it comes to productivity, less is more…


9 Habits Of Productive People


Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.

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