Habit is a behavioural pattern that is regularly repetitive. A habit might initially be triggered by a goal but, after some time the goal becomes less necessary and the habit becomes automatic. Making a habit of something takes commitment and diligence. Successful people have quite a number of habits that make them who they are. Those habits are what enhances their ability to succeed.
You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.John C Maxwell
10 Daily Habits of Successful People You Should Imbibe
1.Early to Bed, Early to Rise
Sleeping and waking early breeds a healthy body. A productive adult should get 7-9hours of sleep.
This is one of the daily habits of successful people and it gives room for efficiency and good performance of other daily habits of successful people below.
2. Starting the Day With Calm Music
Music is precious, it has a soothing way of putting one into a productive mood for the day.
Do you have a playlist of calm songs that gets you in a good groove? Play it!
3. Have a Workout Routine
Successful people have a daily habit of breaking sweat early in the morning- most accompany it with calm music. Waking up the muscles of the body and activating the parts of the brain that makes it productive in the morning involves going through stretches or cardio, or even both.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple works out first thing in the morning. He uses Apple Watch to track his time and he describes himself as a “fitness nut”.
4. Don’t Forget to Take Breakfast
The good news is that this is the best time to take large calories as you’ll need them to stay energized for the day. So, do not skip it. Remember, it is the vital meal of the day. Queen Elizabeth remembers knows this. She takes a cup of milk accompanied with fresh or dried fruit the next thing after she started her day with calm music.
5. Succesful People Take Care of Their Personal Hygiene
Successful people are high on personal care. This reminds me of Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, who made use of a concise word when asked what daily habit of his has had the largest positive impact. He went on to say “showering”, for some, that’s all it takes and for others, there are routines for body and skincare routine.
Book that face mask and the body massage appointment.
6. Meditation is Important Too
As a detox, meditation is a practice of channelling the mind to the present and away from the noise and complexity of life. It is calming the mind and places focus on things that are peaceful, present or happy.
It prepares one to tackle the day with ease and calmness. This is one of the daily habits of successful people that sets them ready for the day. Consuming motivational podcasts enhances meditation also.
7. Create a to-do-list
Setting up goals for oneself and creating a to-do list grows one into a successful person. Creating a list for the day or a time builds focus and thereby makes it easy to start the day with clarity.
8. Keep an Organized and Clean space
Asides from cleanliness being next to godliness, there is an ambience that comes with having an organized and clean space to work at. It refreshes the mind and body and one is more likely to have a productive day with all clutters cleared out.
9. Network and Network
There is a huge value in networking and exchanging ideas with people. Recent research says that successful people spend at least 2hours a day networking.
Nurture your relationships, never take them for granted.Tony Elumelu
In the same way, when you start your career, build your circle, seek to learn, don’t be afraid to understudy the experts and reach out to potential helpers and mentors and learn from them”
10. Create Time for Spontaneity
There are times things don’t go the way we want them to, it’s okay, they don’t always do. But what do you do when that happens to your plans?
Jeff Bezos recognizes the essentiality of having spontaneous time, he sees the need for unstructured time in his schedule. He understands how it affects every aspect of his life and he built it into his daily habit.
Sometimes, the best way to be productive is to schedule time for absolutely nothing at all.Jeff Bezos
This is in its entirety a great show of emotional intelligence.
You want to imitate Jeff Bezos, know this.
Whatever your daily habits are, remember to create time for spontaneity.
If you are looking for ways to imbibe successful people, this is it. Get ready to experience a successful life as you cultivate these habits. Which other ones do you know? Share them in the comments box.