1 Second Every Day: Life-Changing New Year’s Habit — Life Long Lessons
Learn how to change your life with this New Year’s Habit. Do you remember the first time you saw your favorite movie? What and how the movie made you feel? Now, you might be thinking, “what do these two questions have to do with how I can change my life?”
Well, movies have a way of captivating our attention and many of us still remember our favorite movies. And, it also serves as a great drumroll introduction to the best tool you can use this year: 1 second every day.
1 Second every day? Yes, 1 second every day. Sound familiar? Not so familiar?
Let me tell you what it means and how you can use it and incorporate it into your routine as quickly and easily as possible. We all enjoy looking at our memories from the past, whether it is via photo albums, scrapbooks, or on the Photo app on our phones.
We enjoy spending time remembering the past to see how we can improve in the future. I am a firm believer that in order to move forward we must look back. We should become more aware of what we can improve on.
I also believe that we are living in an era where watching Netflix movies is much easier than creating one, but I do know that many of us would benefit from a change. The reason the 1 second every day is so powerful is because it makes you change your way of thinking, and eventually your way of living.
No way, tell me more. Step One
A new way of living, that’s what the 1 second every day taught me, and you can learn it too! Of course, like all good things in life, you need to be equipped with the right tools.
Feel safe that you will only be asked for one simple tool, that I am certain most of you already have: a camera. Now, it does not need to be a fancy camera or anything of the sort. Really.
All you need is to unlock your phone and go to the camera app we all have pre-installed on our phones. Now what is step two?
Next up, you will need to install an app that will let you edit videos. One of my favorite ones to use is completely free and you can download it on the App Store, called iMovie.
If not, there is another app I really recommend for anyone who tends to have full storage on their phone, called 1SE. The one I am using at the moment out of those two apps is 1SE, and I am using the free version without paying any extra money whatsoever. It is incredible and I recommend it 100%.
One of the best things about 1SE is that it will basically do all of the editing for you, but that brings me to step number three and the final step of them all. You will need to actually do the 1 second every day.
Now that you are fully equipped with the right tools to begin on this journey, you will need to be let into the secret formula. You need to film or record 1 second every day for an entire year.
You might think that it is too easy, that anyone could do it and that you are up for the challenge. Well, let me tell you that there will be some days that it might be hard to film because not all days are rainbows and butterflies.
What I can assure you, is that at the end of the year, you will look back at your memories and be certain that you lived your best life. You would have created a masterpiece, an inspirational video.
At the end of the year, you will find a surprise and you will experience the true power of how small moments add up to big ideas you had never thought of before.
If you could record one second of your life for as long as you could, when you were 50 you could look back at the video that would be 5 hours long. That’s like watching two movies on Netflix, unless you are watching The Hobbit, in which case it would be less.
In the end, it would be like a movie of your life from your lens and your perspective. No one will be able to replicate such a movie, and you will be an inspiration to others.
You might even find yourself surrounding yourself with new challenges and embracing the unknown.
If you would like to learn more about how to incorporate new habits, read this article here.
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Originally published at http://longlifelessons.com on February 8, 2021.