6 Daily habits for success

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What is it that you’re after in life?

However you choose to define success, whatever it is that you hope to accomplish, keep in mind that success isn’t something that happens overnight. Success happens every day, when you take small steps, grow and improve on daily basis.

Whatever it is that you’re after, start now.

MORNING RITUAL

Having a healthy morning ritual is something that I talk about a lot in these types of posts, but that’s because it’s something that has made a HUGE difference for me and how I handle stress and my day-to-day tasks. Every morning, as I get up early, I drink my green tea, I write in my gratitude journal, I set my intentions for the day and I tell myself that “today is going to be an amazing day.” This means that I [almost] always go to work with a smile on my face, I always feel upbeat and am ready to take on the day. I’ll be honest and say that mornings weren’t always my favorite time of day and when I started doing things like practicing gratitude daily, writing a journal- it felt a bit silly- now I can’t imagine my life without those things. Create a morning ritual for yourself that will help you feel positive and inspired, every day.

ESTABLISH A ROUTINE

I couldn’t live without a routine and scheduling my time. I prioritize certain aspects of my life and love creating a balance- this helps me get things done in a stress-free environment. Not every one person is the same, so my routine might be a lot different from yours, but the point is that creating it is very important. I get asked all the time how do I manage to work full-time and blog as often as I do, and the key is establishing a routine. By coming up with a routine, you’re setting yourself up for success- you work on your goals during the same time each day and as you get used to your routine, you will accomplish your goals faster. You won’t have to “find” time- as you create your routine, that time will be there.

MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS

You might think you’re good at multitasking, but chances are you’re probably not. Researchers at Stanford University found that those of us who regularly use several streams of electronic information cannot control our memory, pay attention or switch from one job to another as well as those who work on one task at a time. You might think that you’re getting a lot more done by multitasking, but chances are you’re not as efficient as when focusing only on one thing. I also noticed that when trying to multitask at work (especially in an office environment) I waste time doing things like proofreading, double-checking my work and confirming that I actually did what I was supposed to- like writing a an appeal while also helping out a co-worker and talking to a client on the phone- when doing three things at once, I cannot give any of them 100% of attention.

SET DAILY GOALS

It doesn’t have to be anything big, just small, daily goals. Your goals might involve health, home, self-improvement or they can also be work-related- small goals facilitate progress. Setting big, ambitious goals is great, but focusing on accomplishing those small, daily goals will keep you from feeling overwhelmed or disappointed when experiencing a setback. Break down your “big” goals into smaller ones and take baby steps. Ask yourself, “what can I do today, that will bring me closer to my goals?”

RISE EARLY

If you want to develop a productive routine for your day, you need to make the best of your mornings. Getting an early start to your day means that you are setting up your intentions for the day to come; you won’t be in a rush and you won’t feel stressed, knowing that you are on time and on schedule. You will have more time to plan out your day, organize yourself and check your to-do list.

KEEP A JOURNAL

To keep track of your progress, document your success- however small or it big it might be, write down your goals, quotes that inspire you, things that you’re grateful for. When you’re after something you want, it doesn’t always come to you overnight and success is usually a result of hard, consistent work. There will be days when you will feel discouraged and this is why keeping a journal is so important- writing down things that you’re grateful for is an instant mood booster. It’s easy to think “I will be happy when I get a better job” or “I will be happy when I finally start a family”, “I will be happy when my business finally takes off”- someone who lives with this kind of attitude, will never truly be happy because there will always be another “I will be happy when…” Keeping a journal will help you stay present and appreciate your life NOW.beauty-and-lifestyle-blog

As I say time and time again, success, or being successful means  different things to different people. For some of you, it might be finishing school, for others it might be starting a family, getting promoted to a better position at work, getting healthy and fit,  or staring your own business. Whatever it is that you’re after, remember to stay determined and never give up.

Don’t concern yourself with what everyone else is doing; surround yourself with positive people and keep going- no matter what.

  • Nameless Gap

    Great post! I think setting daily goals really help me stay a lot more organised and get everything done on time :)
    Paula | http://www.namelessgap.blogspot. com

  • Elaine

    loved this post, I’m going to try and get up earlier and get more done x

    Elaine – someofmyfavouritethings.com

  • Totally agree! Especially with establishing a routine. You do things just like brushing your teeth, making a cup of coffee etc. With routine you also know you are going to do something, not thinking “maybe I’ll do it”.

  • Emerald

    Lovely post! I really need to start keeping a journal!

    emerald | Life By Emerald

  • Having a routine helps so much! Since i got into a routine i feel so much more organised and i feel i am able to deal with things alot better.
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    Having a routine is so much help & I swear by writing everything down and having a journal. X

    http://www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

  • missgetaway

    Loved this! Having a rountine helps me so much! Especially when coming home from travelling (like now) it’s extremely important for me to force myself back into the routine in order to be productive and actually get shit done!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

  • Rising early would definitely help me, I really should aim to do this one!

  • The journal is super important! I love to write the things that I want to accomplish and the reasons of why I’m grateful and happy right now. Also I think that if you start your morning like you do, you can’t never fail! haha

    http://www.blossomikebana.com

  • Nikola Hessová

    Such a great post! I ordered few days ago Doller – it is a monthly planner which also helping to set you goals. Can’t wait for it ’cause Im that multitasking person and really – Im not good at it😅 And I always set my goals from day to day, hour by hour..It is so overhelming…My full time job, blogging, Instagram, and now I started my YT channel..Am I fool? 😅 How can I run all these things together…and I’m not even talking about my diet and fitness goals…uhh😅

    • Thank you so much Nikola! I know how everything can get overwhelming, trust me! Ooo no you’re not at a fool at all haha:) I think if something is important enough to you, you will always find time to do it :) I need to get back on track with my fitness goals too haha just waiting for the weather to finally warm up :D

  • I am such a creature of habit, routine is essential for me. It’s always fun to take a break, but if I’m out of my routine for too long I have trouble staying on track. Getting up earlier is advice i know I should take- but probably never will- HA

    • Oh so am I! Whenever I’m having a bad day, I absolutely have to stick to my routine, otherwise I just feel miserable haha ;)

  • I love early mornings, I always feel so productive by getting up ridiculously early for my job. Plus it always nice to watch the world wake up! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  • Having a routine is really good ! It helps me to be less stress and more productive
    Alexandra
    http://littlefrenchblog.blogspot.fr

  • I really couldn’t have thanked you more for this post, it was incredibly helpful and I guarantee you, I’ll be taking these on board ♥
    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

  • I try my best to wake up early but sometimes, it doesn’t really work out, haha. I definitely need a morning ritual. Thanks so much for this amazing post!

    http://www.llindatt.blogspot.com

  • Absolutely true, establishing a routine is vital to become successful. Finally, I have managed to be a morning person and it feels so nice and reviving plus the entire tasks of the day are so much easier to handle. Love your tips always. :)

    Chaste &
    Beautiful

  • I love all these tips! I have started clearing my workspace when I’m trying to get something done to minimise distractions. I’m so much more productive. Thanks for sharing these xx

  • The Sunday Mode

    This was a really inspiring post. I’ve created a little morning ritual for myself as well where I exercise first thing and then plan out my day. I find whenever I don’t do my little ritual my whole day is thrown off and I’m usually always in a bad mood.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  • Just reading this makes me feel more calm. Having a morning routine makes all the difference for me, especially because I truly thrive on routine. I can handle getting thrown curveballs in my day so much better when I’ve had consistency and healthy introverted time in my morning. When you’re a college student who is a full time blogger and also part time employee, you never know what your day may entail. Thanks for encouraging me to make the most of my morning time :)

    Cass
    http://www.lifewithcass.com

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    Inspiring! Love your post. :)

    xx

    Mademoiselle Coconath

    http://mllecoconath.com

  • I’m good about my morning routine, but once 12pm hits it’s chaos and my day depends on what the baby’s mood is that day. Sometimes he naps 3 hours, sometimes he naps for only 20 minutes. I need to get better at the schedule. Love these posts from you!

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

  • More amazing tips! I’m all about the routine. It might be boring to some, but it really works for me. Without a routine and planning I’d be all over the place and that’s bad news for me. I definitely get way more accomplished that way. Now if only I could say I was always in a good mood lol.

  • I need to set up a morning routine like yours to start my day off right. Just need to figure out how I can go to bed earlier so I can wake up before my little one. Amazing inspiration tips as always x

    Beauty with charm

  • Great tips! I need to go to bed early and wake up earlier! I always seem to sleep in and keep pressing snooze on my alarm until I take a quick nap after waking up haha! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

  • Brilliant tips, I have recently set myself a morning routine which has helped so much

    jenna | Beauty And The Style

  • Getting up early to make the most of your day is very important imo, especially if you’re like me and are most productive in the AM.

  • Something I tell myself or think whenever I can is, “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” That alone is enough to brighten my attitude because who doesn’t like wonderful things? It also make me work harder to make those wonderful things happen. :)

    Loved this post, thank you!

    http://www.novojun.com

  • Felicia

    I enjoyed skimming these tips! Thanks for your work! Check out my blog at feliciadawnoostra.weebly.com

  • I really like your girl talk and lifestyle posts. They’re really great and inspiring. Looking forward to reading more about it.

  • The are such useful tips – thank you for sharing! :)
    – Ambar x
    http://www.herlittleloves.blogspot.com

  • Zara

    What a lovely positive article! I define success as being happy. I feel successful if I am happy with my life, and I am 99% of the time. Of course there is always room for improvement but happiness, I believe, is the best measure of success in life.

  • Danielle Fairhurst

    Love this article! Such a positive angle too, these things actually feel achievable, not the usual, “become a millionaire overnight” kind of “tips”. Definitely going to try and build some of these things into my life and routines

    Dani | brighteyedandbewildered.com | flourishingfreelancer.com