A habit is any behavioral 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. What are the daily habits of successful people?

Successful people have quite many 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

On that note, let’s discuss the 9 daily habits of successful people.

7 Daily Habits Of Successful People You Should Learn

1. Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy.

Benjamin Franklin

Sleeping and waking early breeds a healthy body. A productive adult should get 7-9hours of sleep. You can read how you can improve your sleeping pattern here.

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. Workout Routine

Successful people have a daily habit of breaking sweat early in the morning, and 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 an Apple Watch to track his time and he self describes himself as a “fitness nut”. Learn this daily habit, and see how you progress.

3. Do Not Skip 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 knows this. She takes a cup of milk accompanied with fresh or dried fruit next thing after she started her day with calm music. 

4. Take Personal Hygiene Seriously

Successful people are high on personal care and this reminds me of Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, who responded with simply; “showering” when asked what daily habit of his has had the largest positive impact. For some, that’s all it takes and for others, there are routines for body and skincare routine. Get that face mask and the body massage appointment. 

5. Learn To Meditate

As a detox, meditation is a practice of channeling the mind to the present and away from the noise and complexity of life. It is calming the mind and placing 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. Check here for a list of 20 Motivational podcasts you should listen to.

6. 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, all while ensuring you stay productive throughout the day.

You can check here for other tips that increase your productivity.

7. Keep An Organized And Clean Space 

Asides from cleanliness being next to godliness, there is an ambiance 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.

Read: How My Journey Into Minimalism Changed My Life

8. Networking Is Vital

There is a huge value in networking and exchanging ideas with people. Recent research has shown that successful people spend at least 6 1/2 a week networking.

Tony Elumelu in one of his talks with the youth, said, “ Nurture your relationships, never take them for granted. 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.”

Related: This Is Why You Need A Mentor

9. 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, in it’s entirety, is 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. 

These are the 9 daily habits of successful people everyone should learn and imitate? Did I leave something out? Or do you find any of these helpful? Tell me in the comments box.

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