7 Habits That Will Help You Lead A More Successful And Productive Life
With technology becoming smarter, our world has truly become a global village. We are better connected to people across continents and time zones. However, this also has its own downside. We are constantly racing against time, seldom have ‘me’ time, and are forever feeling fatigued. To top it all, we play a multitude of roles – employees, parents, siblings, children, friends, and colleagues – that need us to fulfill various professional, personal and social duties. All this builds up a lot of stress and drains us of energy. If you have been experiencing a lack of energy off-late, then it is time to wake up and incorporate some positive habits into your routine. These habits are simple to follow and revitalize your body, mind, and soul.
Here are 7 habits that will help you lead a more successful and productive life. Embrace these excellent habits to become a more enthusiastic and upbeat version of yourself.
Early to bed and early to rise
Mornings are a great way to start the day. Those few hours before the rest of the household wakes up can lead to a productive rest of the day. Most successful leaders wake up by 5 am to get a couple of hours to themselves. This time can be utilized for exercise, meditation, or planning out the day.
Likewise, it is important to wind down at a decent hour. Considering our busy lifestyles, it has become difficult to accomplish this feat, especially since many of us carry work home,are raising a family,or caring for our elders. However, you should target getting at least 6-7 hours of sleep. A good night’s sleep helps in the repair and restoration of our bodies and minds.
Our mind is constantly churning out thoughts and most often than not, we end up overthinking. Practicing mindfulness is one of the ways to ensure a successful and productive life. Recognize when your thoughts are getting off track and spend a few minutes in the present every day. Don't worry about what happened yesterday or what will happen in the future. Simply take a deep breath, feel your heartbeat, and observe your surroundings.
Categorize your tasks
Organizing your personal and professional chores into categories is a best practice regardless of whether you use a to-do list or a calendar tool. Plan your day around the things that must be completed first. Putting certain chores lower on your list of priorities will likely cause them to eventually slip into the irrelevant category. Initially, it can seem daunting as your brain is conditioned to think of every activity as urgent and important. However, with daily practice, it will get easier to categorize your tasks and lead to a more productive day.
Reach out for help
Most peoplefind it difficult to ask for assistance when they're in need. We have all grown up believingthat asking for assistance indicates weakness or lack of expertise. In actuality, the reverse is true. Asking for assistance demonstrates your initiative in problem-solving. Additionally, it will encourage you to collaborate with others on various initiatives. Even at home, it helps to delegate chores to children or take help from elders. This way you don’t feel stressed about juggling multiple roles.
“We are what we eat” goes a popular saying. As we race around the day trying to complete tasks, beat traffic, and meet friends, the one thing that gets the least attention is food. Most often than not, to save time, we end up snacking on junk food, eating at erratic times, or skipping meals altogether. However, fast food and other processed foods will only make you feel sluggish. Instead, add whole foods, fruits, salads,and vegetables to your meals. This will provide you with high energy to last you the entire day.
Reduce screen time
You spend a large part of the day in front of your screen. This leads to dryness of the eyes, incorrect posture, and even mental tiredness. Hence to have a successful and productive life, it is advisable to get off the screen at least one hour before bedtime. This time can be used to catch up with family members, soak in your thoughts or read a book.
Stretch your muscles
Exercise is the key to a healthier and more productive life. You could indulge in light exercise, intense weight training, yoga, walking, jogging, aerobics, pilates, zumba, or swimming. Whatever form you find convenient, it is advisable to include it in your daily schedule. 30-minutes of exercise releases endorphins in your body that will give you a feel-good factor for the rest of the day. Find that tiny bit of significance for yourself, whatever it may be, that motivates you to develop the daily exercise habit. It will significantly increase your level of productivity.
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