Do you weave in and out of traffic, while speeding 15 miles over the speed limit, texting away on your smartphone. You park but don’t bother putting money in the meter. You run across a busy street, not looking both ways. You take it for granted, that your home and work life will turn out okay.
It’s great to be optimistic, happy go lucky, but success isn’t exactly falling on your lap either. There comes a point of time in life, where there’s a mind shift that needs to occur, where living a carefree life, becomes more serious. This transformation occurs once you become more aware, more conscientious on a daily basis.
The sooner the better, since those who are mindful of everyday living, are known to live longer, earn more, have better relationships, have higher influence among their peers, and commit fewer crimes.
Mindful people are more likely to be managers, lead companies, and experience long-term success. So the key becomes to master mindful conscientiousness.
Make it a priority in your daily life, to master everything that you do, this by prioritizing your life to become more detailed, polished. Finish everything that you start. Once becoming conscientious, you’ll avoid behaviors that are damaging.
Never Shop On Impulse
Those who are mindful, anticipate what they need to buy beforehand. They know the consequences of what they buy, so they shop carefully. It’s called a budget.
They’ll rarely exceed their credit limit, not miss a bill payment, or dare cheat on their taxes. They won’t make an unplanned purchase on impulse, by getting seduced by marketing tactics. So the next time you’re tempted, mindfully stop yourself and ask if you really need it.
Always Write Things Down
Mindful people know that they won’t always remember everything, so they’ll write important dates, ideas, or things to do, down.
What writing things down does is makes it a commitment, a contract, and you’re more than likely to act on it. So always have pen and paper handy.
Never think, Oh, I need to remember “that,” never trust yourself. Always write things down, send an email or text to yourself as a reminder.
Be Conscientious Of Your Body
Mindful people stand up straight. What their posture does, is reflects their attitude. They’re showing they’re aware of themselves, and care how others’ perceive them. How they physically present themselves, correlates with their mindset.
It begins with how you “show up,” on a daily basis. How you appear at home, work, or socially. What’s known is that how you present yourself, projects how you feel.
Bad posture like slouching, makes you appear stressed, afraid and sad. That’s not how you want to come across.
Mindful Of Health
Mindful people know small details add up, that every minute matters. Mindful people have lower risks of obesity, as they’ll manage their diet daily. They’re more likely to maintain their health, than those with lower levels of conscientiousness.
Less conscientious people watch more television, oversleep, and are more likely to engage in risky health-related behaviors, like smoking and excess drinking.
Mindful people command good health, this because they’ll do exactly what their doctor tells them, instead of choosing to binge on the things they know are bad for them. They take deliberate scheduled steps, to improve their well-being.
Always Keep Promises
Conscientious mindful people are always dependable. If they say they’ll do something or be somewhere, they’ll keep their promise and always be on time, and never late.
They’ll rarely cancel, or miss appointments. This is why conscientious people, are known to be honest and dependable.
Not breaking promises, needs a complete understanding beforehand, on what they’’re committing to. So before saying “yes” to everything, make sure that you could deliver as promised. Upholding your commitments, builds integrity.
Mindful people have grit. They’ll continue to solve a problem, even after failing. They’ll work extra hard, until everything’s done right. Conscientious people consistently execute better than others, while displaying passion and perseverance.
What having grit involves is having interest in the subject matter, having a desire to learn, and the capacity to deliver, with pleasure. They have purpose and conviction, that what they do on a daily basis, is meaningful and beneficial to everyone.
Those who are conscientious will always pick up after their dog, even if no one is watching. What they display without a fault, is a high degree of autonomy, along with an internal focused control.
What they’ll do is take complete responsibility, if things go wrong in their work or life, and then fix it. They have a policy of always being responsible for everything they do, which gives them high levels of satisfaction.
What mindful people will always do, is pay attention to everything that they do, this to the point they’re able to anticipate problems before they appear.
What they’re able to do is sidestep stress and agony, that they’d otherwise create for themselves. They spend a lot of their time realizing, the cause and effect of how and why things happen.
They know problems won’t solve themselves. Small issues can become big issues, so they’ll save themselves the stress, by keeping on top of the details.
Becoming More Mindful
For those who may be struggling to adapt themselves to the real world, it begins by becoming more mindful of everything that they do, on a daily basis. This translates into being a successful happy adult.
Start small, as the transition doesn’t need to be radical. Begin by having a healthy breakfast, drive defensively, pay your bills on time. It’s never too late to start, as what’s known is that once you become more mindful, the benefits lasts a lifetime.