Your attitude determines your strength. American author and entrepreneur Jack Canfield says:
“Successful people don’t just float up. To get there, you need focused-action, personal discipline, and a lot of energy every day to make things possible”.
Integrate these essential and straightforward habits into your routine to live a happier and more productive life:
•Stick to a morning routine
•Follow the 80/20 rule.
•Read as much as possible.
•Concentrate on one task
•Be more grateful
•Time for sports
•Master the art of listening
•Take a social media break.
•Invest in self-help
1.Stick to a morning routine
Find a habit that relaxes you in the morning:
Find something that makes you feel energetic and start your day with this habit. A healthy morning routine will help you start your day with positive and enthusiastic vibes. Start your day structured instead of rushing. It also helps eliminate stress and mental fatigue and increases your productivity.
2.Follow the 80/20 rule.
The 80/20 rule is also known as the Pareto principle; in every situation, 20% of the tasks deliver 80% results. With this method, you can maximize your productivity.
Spend most of your time and energy on specific tasks that have the most significant impact. Once you have done these tasks, you can concentrate on other things.
3.Read as much as possible.
Reading books not only helps gain more knowledge but also promotes your creativity. The immersive reading improves your focus and has a calming effect similar to meditation.
Reading before sleep can also improve sleep quality. Mainly, nonfiction is an excellent tool to:
•Broaden the horizon
•Develop new ideas
Besides, nonfiction offers practical advice and learning on how to cope with challenging situations using practical examples. We recommend enthusiast entrepreneurs to go through this article to know the parameters that drive entrepreneurs to success.
4.Focus on one task
Worldwide, only 2% of people can successfully perform multitasking. Although there is no harm in it, juggling multiple tasks limits your focus. It contributes to mental confusion by making it difficult for your brain to filter out irrelevant information.
A study by Stanford University found that multitasking can reduce efficiency and impair cognitive control. For this reason, you should try to concentrate on one task:
Make a list of things to do in a day. Start with the most important things and work through the list in order.
5.Be more grateful
We tend to get involved in the race and forget how fortunate we are. Practicing gratitude is an excellent way to:
•To create positivity
•Improve physical health
How can you maintain this healthy habit?
•Spare time for your family
•Before you go to sleep, remember at least one thing you should be thankful for every day
The more you value life’s little joys, the happier you will be.
“You are the mean of your five best friends,” said American author and entrepreneur Jim Rohn. That is why you should carefully consider who you are spending time with and remove any adverse relationships. Let go of people who demotivate you. Instead, be around those who uplift you and bring positivity in your life
7.Time for sports
Apart from improving your physical health, sports activity promotes creativity and improves cognitive skills. It is also an effective way to build endurance and recharge your batteries.
Moreover, exercise improves your mood as it increases the production of endorphins – hormones that act as natural antidepressants.
The art of listening enables us to maintain personal and professional relationships because listening is the essence of a productive conversation.
Pay attention to what others say and how they express their feelings. It will make others feel valued, but it will also help you understand them better and gain new perspectives.
Do not try to dominate the conversation or fake your attention. Listen to what others have to say and what they mean; also note non-verbal cues. The more you listen, the more you will learn.
9.Take a social media break.
The digital world has taken on almost every aspect of our lives. On average, each person has five social media accounts and spends at least 1 hour and 40 minutes on social media daily.
According to research, if you use social media a lot, you are more likely to develop depression. Take your time and reduce:
•Social media engagements
•Constantly checking your mobile
Turn off your phone and laptop for a few hours every day.
10. Invest in self-help
Take some time out to relax. It can work wonders for:
•Your mental health
Adhere to at least one of the following;
•Listen to music
•Learn a new skill
•Take a long bubble bath
•Prepare a good meal
No matter what drives you, developing these habits requires determination, patience, and constant effort.
Perhaps, it only takes a few weeks or more than a year – depending on your will. It does not matter how long it takes, build healthy habits, and do not give up.
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