I researched habits of highly successful people to discover how they achieve their winning goals. I read interviews with Richard Branson – entrepreneur, CEOs, athletes, politicians, inventors and authors.
I discovered their secret: Creating a morning routine and sticking with it. Studies prove willpower is the strongest in the morning, before exhaustion and other priorities get in your way. Adopt a STRONG morning ritual and you’ll start to see BIG results.
10 Habits of Highly Successful People
1. ‘START now’ says Richard Branson
Start when you’ve got the inspiration, the motivation and the passion. Start before you’re ready. START today. ‘Just get on and do It.’- Richard Branson.
2. Wake up really early
Time is your most valuable asset. Don’t waste it! Wake up at 5:30 am, 4:30 am or even 4:00 am. You’ll have more control in your early hours AND you’ll have more opportunities to do things that MATTER.
3. Exercise your Brain & Body
Exercise makes you think clearer, be healthier and scientifically happier, it allows you to combat stress as well. Make time for exercise every day. Try yoga, Pilates, swimming, running, dancing or even walking around the neighbourhood for at least ten minutes.
4. Do an Hour of Power … or even 10 minutes
Stay motivated with an Hour of Power. Highly successful people dedicate time listening to inspirational people. Who inspires you? Listen to them on You-tube ‘Ted Talks,’ read interviews, anecdotes and empowering quotes.
5. Jot down in your Gratitude Journal
Happiness is about appreciating the things you already have. Be Grateful: Successful people energize themselves with optimism, inspiration to improve their outlook in life. Every day, write down at least ONE thing you’re thankful for. Learn to count the small wins.
6. Ask yourself ONE important question!
‘If today was the LAST day of your life, would you still choose to do what you’re planning today?’ If the answer is NO… what do you really want to do today? Change something in your life!!
7. Eat that ‘frog’ first
What is your HARDEST task of the day? … Your Frog? Start that task first, early in the morning, even if is the most challenging. This way you’re MORE likely to get it done before Life tries to distract you. PS This really works- I’ve tried it!
8. Visualize, Plan and Strategize
Visualize your life goals, review your tasks for the day and allot schedules for breaks. It’ll help your day be more manageable and less stressful.
9. Meditate and clear your mind
Keep calm and let your inner peace guide you: spend a few minutes to say a prayer or meditate to keep you relaxed. Remember, 90% of illnesses are stress-related, so forget the rush, don’t dash and enjoy a few “hush” moments with yourself. Focus on your breathing. Recite an empowering mantra during your routine. What words EMPOWER you?
10. Go to Bed Early:
Getting the proper amount of sleep is critical to not only your mental health and creativity but to weight control. When your biorhythms are off, it wreaks havoc on your entire system. Getting the proper sleep your body needs sets you up for SUCCESS in everything else you want to achieve. So rest up, you have much to accomplish tomorrow!
Which Tip resonated with me the MOST?
7. Eat that ‘frog’ first … I’m trying my BEST to tackle my “hardest” task FIRST and not leaving it to last.
What about YOU?
What Successful habits resonate with you?
How will you become MORE Creative and MORE productive?
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Karen Tyrrell is an award-winning resilience author teacher and speaker. Karen is a survivor of parent-teacher bullying, PTSD and bipolar disorder. Her resilience memoirs Me & Her: A Memoir of Madness , Me & Him: a Guide to Recovery and empowering books for children, Bailey Beats the Blah and STOP the Bully are available from Digital Future Press, Amazon and selected book shops.