Daily Habits of Highly Successful People That We Could Learn From
Posted by Adam Jelic on
Ever wondered what it would be like to say, make it on the Forbes list? What if we told you that you could do it too, all in exchange for a few lifestyle changes?
We all have our mundane routines we just can’t seem to let go of. But here are some trade secrets from the crème of the crop themselves in their road to success.
Try stepping out of your comfort zone while integrating one or two of these habits into your daily routine and watch in awe as your life transforms!
Wake up Early (and Don’t Hit Snooze)
It’s true, the early bird really does get the worm. Rising early gives you time to prepare for your day and incorporate other activities, such as journaling, exercising, or other self-care practices that help get you ready for your day!
Begin with a Focus On Tranquillity and Fitness
Don’t reach for your phone first thing; instead, give your mind and body about 30 minutes to wake up first. Listen to calming music and nature sounds instead.
You could also try to develop some kind of workout routine, even if it’s just a walk or some gentle yoga, to reset your body. Keep in mind to eat a healthy breakfast that incorporates your macronutrients (protein, grains, and fats) as well as some fruits, veggies, and vitamins.
Try using a goal planner to decide on a few (no more than three) top tasks to accomplish each day. Use it to track your day-to-day development. The 2021 diary will allow you to stay focused on some goals that you want to meet throughout the year.
Watch Who You Listen to
This goes for digital content as well as face-to-face interactions. Try to read, listen to, and watch motivational content to help keep you dreaming in the short and long terms. Try to surround yourself with people who inspire you and are optimistic. It will rub off on you.
Take some time each day to stay on top of news, trends, and developments in your industry. This way, you can make sure that your own work is fresh, and being in the know can help you feel (and be) more competent.
Carve Out Time
In order to accomplish your goals, you need to find uninterrupted time to work on your own tasks. Open-door policies are great, but not if they come at the expense of your own productivity and ability to lead. Schedule work time the way that you schedule meetings and use a journal planner if you think that it will help.
Don’t forget to make time for yourself. Your relationship with yourself is the most important, so take the time you need on your own to recharge.
At various points throughout the day, straighten up your desk or workspace. Don’t leave lunch containers out and throw away trash as it accumulates. Designate a spot for everything and keep items in their place. A tidy environment reflects a tidy mind!
We love our goal diggers but the hustle and grind aren’t all there is to life. Before you know it, you’ve been sitting for hours on end. Make sure that you take time to get up and walk around, stay hydrated, stretch those tense muscles, or whatever else you need to do to refresh. Don’t be afraid to do a little mindless scrolling to give your mind a break.
Take Care of Your Body Throughout the Day
On that note, make sure that you’re practicing some basic and important habits to care for yourself well. Eat a nutritious lunch, take a brief stroll outside for your daily dose of vitamin D, and move about throughout the day.
Whether it’s chatting with co-workers or grabbing dinner and drinks with your mates after work, interacting with others is critical to both your mental and emotional health. As social beings, humans are wired to seek out and depend on relationships, so get to attending those piled up messages and calls!
Practice Spirituality and Self-Care
How a person chooses to do this can be as unique as the person themselves. But regardless of the how-to’s, it’s critically important. Here are a few ideas to try out and see if they stick:
- Meditate or pray.
- Indulge in self-care rituals, such as face masks or bath soaks.
- Start a gratitude practice.
- Buy a journal and write in it every day.
- Spend time in nature.
Whatever you choose to do, it should leave you feeling connected to yourself, the world, and just generally centred with a smile on your face.
Get a Good Night’s Rest with Good Sleep Hygiene
Think of sleep as your body’s chance to shut down and recharge in preparation for the day ahead. Without adequate sleep, you’ll feel sluggish when working, and be less optimistic and energised. Prioritise bedtime to catch at least seven hours of z’s each night and pay attention to your wake cycles; if your alarm jolts you from a deep sleep, you’re likely not getting enough sleep.
Be Patient with Yourself
Working on you is the journey of life itself, so take this list one item at a time and do what you can. Before you know it, you’ll be working more efficiently and feeling more confident than ever. At Migoals, we produce beautifully designed goal-setting and personal development stationery. View our range of empowering planning tools that has aided so many in achieving their goals!