This marks a monumental occasion, for the first time during this entire challenge and also spanning some time in August, I will writing about self-development and growth from a more practical perspective. And what better way to discuss these topics than looking at habits that you can implement. After all, success stems from your daily routine.
So many of us forget that success isn’t possible overnight, unless you create a revolutionary, or just plain awful viral video. But even then your chances are still pretty slim. It isn’t one huge chunk of victory that creates success, but rather clumping all the small wins into something big, gradually.
Day 17: daily habits for success.
Now this isn’t the first time I’ve made a schpeel about daily routines or habits of success, but I do find that lots of things don’t work for everyone, and that some of the habits I mention, may not work for you. But that doesn’t mean something won’t, you’ve got to trial and error and venture out, create your own experiments to find what works for you.
Habit #1: Create a few routines. So many of us stick to two, or sometimes just one routine, and that is the infamous morning/night routines. This isn’t difficult at all to establish, since there are many articles and YouTube videos depicting many of habits you can do within these routines. Eating a healthy meal, meditating, keeping active, reading, are all but a few. But have you considered creating a self-care routine or routine for getting work done? All you really need are specific and clear events to tick off leading into a bigger goal, such as being more cared for or knocking off huge important tasks. Just avoid the deep hole of micro-management, it creates more harm than good.
Habit #2: Have one/two/three priority goals for the day. You might be thinking, I already have a few things I accomplish everyday anyway, what’s the point? But are those goals all-important (pending work/life tasks or a new hobby/side-hustle) or are they mundane and preventing you from completing the higher priory tasks? If you find yourself feeling unproductive or unsatisfied at the end of the day, despite completing a huge number of tasks, re-consider your focus, are those tasks really necessary? Could they be batched or scheduled for later?
Habit #3: Constantly get out of your comfort zone. Okay, maybe not constantly, I agree, we all need a sense of stability and security within our everyday lives. Yet even then that creates boredom, and boredom leads to lower levels of life satisfaction and you’re more likely to not follow routine. If this happens, switch up your daily routines, try a habit in a different part of the day, or consider adopting new ones entirely, there really is no limit on exploring these.
Habit #4: Create your own space. This, coming from an introverted person like myself is so incredibly important, having your own space both physically and mentally allows you to not just recharge your batteries but also reflect on life, on friendships/relationships, on your happiness, on your life goals/purpose. There is so much use for time that would otherwise be spent scrolling through social media or watching reality TV. Whether your space be in your bedroom/living room/kitchen or even garden, utilize it in a way to deeply connect with yourself.
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