Psst! Want to know the secret to success?
Well, it turns out there’s no one magic bullet. But there are some common habits that most successful people swear by, that you might want to adopt into your life. Read on!
Organise, organise, organise!
Success needs a system! Taking time to organise and time-manage yourself – via regular weekly routines, daily to-do lists or physical organisation systems in the home – will save you stacks of time, and help you feel a sense of achievement each and every day. This has the added benefit of keeping you motivated to stay on track.
Set clear goals
A goal of ‘I’m going to lose weight’, or ‘I’m going to save more money’ is rarely a successful one. Instead, setting smaller, more achievable and actually measurable goals will help you clarify exactly what you want and how you’re going to get there – think goals like ‘I’m going to commit to 30 minutes of walking every morning this week’ or ‘I’m going to put 5% of my weekly pay into this savings account for the next month’.
Breaking down a goal into many smaller tasks will also make it feel far more achievable, allowing you to celebrate little wins along the way.
Even successful people need a little down time! In fact, taking time to stop and relax is a super important key to success. As well as protecting you from dreaded exhaustion and burnout, relaxation breeds reflection, allowing you to look back on goals, routines and priorities and tweak them where needed.
Get up early
Those who say they’re not morning people just haven’t tried an early morning routine yet! A healthy, measured, low-stress morning sets a tone of success for the whole day.
Rather than scrambling to get yourself fed, showered and out the door in 10 minutes, getting up a little earlier allows you to slow things down, get organised and make good and healthy decisions straight off the bat.
In a world where we’re constantly chasing after the things we want, reflecting on what we already have becomes so incredibly powerful. In fact, there’s an increasing body of research that supports gratitude’s potential to physically change our brains, lowering stress and anxiety and boosting happiness.
You can start small, like taking just two minutes each day to think about three things you’re grateful for. Trust us, this moment of thanks will open your heart to all the success and greatness waiting for you.