Author Jack Canfield’s quote, “Your habits will determine your future”, should be etched in every person’s mind daily.
There’s no denying the fact that we are a sum of our habits, and the trajectory of our lives are greatly affected by the habits we practice daily.
Below you’ll find 7 CRUCIAL success habits that you must adopt to achieve work-life success. They’re in no particular order, but each is as important as the other.
You’ve often heard people moan and say, “I’ve no time to exercise”, while they spend hours scrolling through social media or playing video games.
In order for you to have energy, strength and stamina, you must exercise 4-5 times a week. A training regimen of cardio and resistance training will do wonders for your health.
You’ll be less tired after work, have more energy when spending time with your family and your mood will be alleviated because exercise makes your body release dopamine which will make you feel good.
- Clean diet
A clean diet may not be as tasty as junk food, but you’ll feel much better and be healthier. You’ll have more mental clarity and energy when your body gets the nutrients it needs.
Once again, this will translate to increased productivity and your entire life will seem better when you feel better.
- Time to de-stress
We live in a hectic world with work pressures, family commitments and a myriad of other issues that constantly require your attention. It’s imperative that you take time to de-stress your mind.
That’ll mean doing something you enjoy for a while. It could be watching a comedy, getting a massage, playing a few video games… whatever. As long as it makes you feel happy and relaxed, engage in it about once or twice a week before you get overly stressed.
- Constant learning
Reading daily is a habit that many of the most successful people on the planet have. With constant learning, you’ll stay relevant in a world that’s constantly changing and highly competitive.
Improve your skills, be willing to try things out and be curious about life. You’ll be amazed at the opportunities that come your way, if you’ll only look.
Have a habit of constant learning. Be a student eager to learn. When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot. Be green.
Meditation has been proven to help calm your mind and has a plethora of other benefits. It’s free to do and with 60 days of daily practice, you’ll be good at it.
Initially, getting your thoughts under control may seem impossible. But the more you do it, the better you’ll get at it. You’ll become calmer and more focused.
This will impact all areas of your life positively.
- Sleep schedule
Go to bed at the same time daily and wake up at the same time too. Allow yourself 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Your body and mind need quality sleep to function optimally.
Millions of people struggle with sleep disorders because they don’t have a fixed sleep schedule. This is one of the best habits to have and it will help you do your best at work and improve your life considerably.
- First things first
To succeed in life, you need to do what matters. You’ll need to avoid procrastination and get the most difficult task out of the way every single day.
Just by focusing on completing the most important tasks (that most people tend to shirk), you’ll be doing what matters – and over time, you’ll achieve all your goals.
These 7 habits are not difficult to adopt, but they’ll make a world of difference when it comes to transforming your life. Make them a part of your lifestyle and you’ll never look back.
Until Next Time
Dominus Owen Markham