So you have habits, some good some bad. But there are certain habits you need to implement if you want success.
Your habits can make or break your day. Imagine getting up late, only drinking soda, and spending your entire evening watching TV. You’re bound to have a bad day, especially if these things are habitual. You can create a set of habits that will all but ensure that you consistently have a great day.
Some of the most effective habits to reach that goal might surprise you!
Your habits shape the quality of your day:
- Get up on time. Once you’re running late, it seems like you never get caught back up. One of most important steps to having a good day is to start the day on time. Ensure that you have enough time to do what needs to be done before work.
- Drink only water for as long as possible. After sleeping all night, you’re dehydrated. Give your body some water! Water is good for you, so limit your beverages to just water for as long as you can hold out. Wean your body off caffeine and sugared drinks. Water isn’t very exciting to drink, but you’ll feel and perform better.
- Communicate with one new person. That person might become your client, friend, employee, employer, spouse, or best friend. Your life doesn’t change much if the people in your life never change. When you practice meeting with new people it builds up your courage and also your people skills.
- Exercise. Daily exercise is a great idea, but few people do it reliably. Think smaller. A daily walk provides excellent health benefits and relaxes your mind and body. It won’t take long before you look forward to your daily walk. I often break my workouts up into two separate workouts to ensure I am still getting the time in without feeling overwhelmed.
- Stay positive. Keep positive thoughts in your mind and you’ll have better days. Your thoughts influence your perceptions. When you think and feel positively, good things happen.
- Learn something new. Read a book, research topics on the internet, or peruse cultural or scientific attractions.
- Be prepared. Make a list of your most important tasks to do the following day. There’s no reason to waste the first few hours of your day trying to get your bearings. You’ll be getting things done while everyone else is still dazed and confused.
- Rest. Get enough sleep. Your brain and body require a certain amount of sleep each night. Try to have a set time you go to bed each night. It’s tough to have a good day when you’re exhausted.
How many of these habits do you currently have?
Pick one that you can begin adding this week.
Next week pick another and keep adding until they are all apart of your day.
Introduce a few helpful habits into your daily routine and note the effect on your life.