There’s a ton of research around how setting habits can help us conserve energy because it reduces the number of decisions we have to make in a day.  However, not all habits are created equal and so we’ve asked our community to tell us about the habits they have been most effective for them.

Tara Rasta | Doctor of Chiropractic

Presence & Loving kindness: I treat my patients with outmost respect and love. I Treat them like they are family members and let them know how much I truly care about them. I am able to be fully be present and listen to them without judgment. To love them unconditionally and hold space for them to grow and expand. Curiosity & seeking the most recent knowledge in my field so that I can help my patients with latest information and evidence based techniques so they can get the best results. Nourishing all my relationships with love & care. Daily meditation and gratitude practices. Radical acceptance of myself and others. Patience and knowing everything happens in divine timing Asking for help when I need & trusting the process. Read more>>

Fatima Farhan | Ceramist

LISTS!! So many lists. I have been a huge fan of lists, and I make lists of my lists. It’s the only way I can stay organized and stay sane. Also I feel making a list really calms the mind and helps me refocus on the things that are most important. I will make a general list, and then make a list of things in order of priority. The best part is crossing the completed items out! Read more>>

Justice Hall | Founder & Creative Seed Planter

I could credit many habits but, I’ll start with Peace and Honesty. I practice peace. Peace, one of the most underperform actions today. A Peace of mind / lifestyle allows me to work from a balanced perspective where I’m allowing all energies in, to transform, inspire or recycle. It’s where I’m directly connected, creating with the universe. I believe real art is self expressing. And the more transparent I am, the more peaceful, free’er I become. Which allows me the strength/power I need to be create. Exercising is also a practice/habit I frequent that brings an abundance of peace as well. Read more>>

Emily Keating Snyder | Fine Artist

As an artist I believe my mindset habits have helped me the most. There is so much messaging in the world that tells us art can’t really be a career or that you have to choose between creativity and stability, but that doesn’t have to be true. So reprogramming my mind to believe in success has been huge; habits like meditation, affirmations and just surrounding myself with examples of successful creatives whether it’s in person or even on Instagram. Read more>>

Massimo Cibelli | Digital Strategist

There are many habits that have helped me get to where I am today. I attribute it to the hours of unforced research – passionately studying what the great minds did in the past; reading their stories and putting them to practice. That is the most important part I would say. It is one thing to read advice and leave it on the desk, but to further it by actually putting those practices into play is where the magic begins. Read more>>

Virginia Hankins | Event Planner & Mermaid

Tenacity, resiliency, creativity, humanity, and courage. So many things are easier than starting a small business in the State of California! I think you have to be a bit crazy here, or just really love a big challenge! When hours are long and funds haven’t come in yet then tenacity is what you consume more than anything else. When markets change, pandemics hit, or the unexpected happens then your creativity in thinking of a way to survive and your ability to quickly change to be resilient will keep you in business. But neither of those things is really what makes your business work. At the end of the day, your humanity, the genuine care that you give to your clients and staff members, will be what keeps people coming back to you and your courage in doing what’s right, not necessarily what’s easy, will be what makes people respect you. Read more>>