Hey girl heyyyyyyyy💖👯♀️
It’s Monday! Which means a fresh new week! Let’s kick it off with a little chat about—
Daily Habits for Happiness and Success😍
SO many of us waste time trying to buy happiness when it doesn’t cost a cent. We wish and dream of a day when we are able to afford certain things to make us feel happy and successful, like a new home, exotic vacations, etc 🛍
But here’s the REAL DEAL— Happiness and success do not come from tangible things. It's a consciousness, a progression in your personal and professional life. Happiness and success come when you are achieving your goals and living in your purpose to create a better life and biz. 💯
So how do you get there?
You can start with getting rid of the habits that hold you back, and developing new ones that help you get more done during the day, slay your deadlines, and be able to crawl in bed at night with a smile on your face because everything's headed in the right direction.
We all have the same 24 hours as Beyoncé. ⏰
Your life is happening. Whether or not you're in control. Every day that you wake up and go to bed is 24 hours of time that's come and gone. What all are you accomplishing in your 24 hours? 🤷🏻♀️
Some babes go to bed with no real sense of accomplishment, and some babes go to bed knowing that what they accomplished that day will bring them happiness and help create the life and biz they dream of. The difference in these two is that one lets life drive her, and the other drives her own life. 🙄
Every day that you wake up is a day that you can control whether or not you're happy - whether or not you're going to be successful. It begins with a plan. What are you going to do today to take steps that create your life? 💁🏻♀️
What steps are you taking to be successful?
If you don't know what steps to take, then you have no course of action. If that sounds like something you've struggled with, its important to learn how to account for your future.
Start by planning ahead for what you want - and making it happen.
You can plan ahead each day for how you're going to spend your time— even your free time (and you should have free time, so put it in the plan)!📖
Planning ahead is one thing that the world's most successful babes have in common. They don't just fly by the seat of their pants and let things just occur - they CREATE the kind of life that they want to live. 🔥
Create Your Reality of Your Dreams
Visualization leads to Realization. Visualize what it is that you want. When you use visualization, you keep your focus. This works to keep you motivated. (Studies have shown that motivated people are happier and less stressed than those who aren't. )😍
You'll be able to find happiness - even when things go wrong - if whatever steps you're taking focus on seeing your dreams come true. Close your eyes and visualize you decorating your new home, seeing your bank account with a specific amount of money in it, or welcoming your new clients or customers!
Using your imagination will help you start living the role of the life you want to be in. But you don't want to stay chained to disappointment for what hasn't manifested yet.
Being appreciative of your current situation and where you're heading is important, too. Be grateful for the things and the opportunities that come your way that allow you to chase after what you want.
If you have good health that allows you to do what you want to do, be thankful for that. Whenever opportunities come along, recognize them for what they are, a step toward the future you want.
Even when obstacles pop up, appreciate them. Because obstacles mean that you're moving forward & that you're taking action to make the life and biz of your dreams a reality.
Find a Daily Challenge📆
When you challenge yourself in any area of your life, you end up growing. If you stick to what you already know and you only do the things you know you're good at, you stay stuck.
Choose an area of your life to challenge yourself in (and make sure that you cover each of them). For example, in the area of exercise, challenge yourself to do more than you thought you could with your workout.🧘🏻♀️
Maybe instead of doing 30 minutes of walking each day, you shoot for 45 minutes. You'll gain a sense of accomplishment that will make you feel both happy and successful.
Try a new food - something that's outside of your comfort zone. This broadens your horizons and can help you learn about other cultures. Maybe you find happiness in cooking, so this can bring your family together, too. 🍔
Learn something new. People that continually grow in knowledge challenge their brain. This can be a new language, book, or skill. It could be something like taking a dance lesson or visiting a place that moves you, shakes up your life, and gives you a deeper perspective. 📘
Revive a “failure”. Every single person in the world has a failure of some kind in their life. They tried something and it didn't work. They didn’t accomplish a goal. Look back at something that you tried and really wanted but gave up on. Sometimes the passing of time can add fresh ideas and a better understanding of why the failure happened.
When you look back over your life at something that failed, it could be that you just weren't prepared for that success. When you challenge yourself to be an "overcomer," you'll find a sense of happiness when you complete each task.
Finishing things is one of the keys to success. It's especially rewarding when you go back to something you previously failed at. Remember, it took many tries before the lightbulb finally worked! 💡
Make It a Point to Give Every Day Your All💯
We all have areas of life that we hold back in. Maybe it comes out of fear of looking stupid, or fear of failure. But being and doing your best every single day is the key to success.
Challenging yourself and raising your standards will bring a new level of success! Even if it's just working around your house, don't settle for "good enough." Keep going - and even if you have to start the task all over again, work hard to make it right.
But remember - there is a difference in doing a task right and being a perfectionist.
You can give your all with work and in personal relationships, and when you see the difference between doing enough and doing as much as you can, it will shock you at how better things are when you actually try hard and give things your all! 🔥
Be fully present in everything you do every single day. Refuse to let yourself go through life on autopilot. (You can tell if you're on autopilot if you finish doing something, but you can't remember parts about doing the task.)
Your body was there working, but your mind was already off on something else. When you're fully present, it can give you an appreciation for what you're doing and for what you have.
Some people call this mindfulness. You leave multi tasking behind and focus on one thing at a time - one conversation, one meal, one project, etc. It helps you maximize your effort and emerge with better results than if you didn't try as hard.
Stop Working When It's Time to Stop
Remember that your life is a series of seconds, minutes and hours each day. It's important to work hard because this contributes to your happiness and success. There's nothing wrong with being the kind of person who works hard. 🔥
But if you're working so many hours and you have such big projects on your shoulders that the line between work and your free time is blurred, it's time to take a step back.
There's a reason that taking time off work is important. This helps you recharge your batteries and helps you relax and not lose sight of the big picture of your life. Work is only a portion of your life. There are other aspects to it. When you allow work to take over, it throws everything else out of balance. This is one of the reasons that babes tend to start to eat unhealthy meals when they're working too hard.
They get too tired or too stressed to take the time to prepare a healthy meal. It's easier to grab whatever is convenient. If they took the time to de-stress, they would be making healthier decisions that would serve their work better. 🙄
You'll be happier if you set work boundaries. People that have a definitive line between their work and off time are far more successful. When you take time off, you can actually improve your slay.
Not doing this will lead to unhappiness, poor health, stress and can negatively affect your relationships. Besides, you need to enjoy the fruits of your labor, and having a set quitting time will enable you to make plans for that!
Protect Your Sleep Time😴
Seeking happiness and success - especially if you're trying to build a business - can impact your sleep. You might already know the importance of getting the sleep that your body needs.
But what you might not know is that when you skip out on getting enough sleep, you are sabotaging yourself.
Losing sleep leads to feelings of unhappiness, anxiety and irritability.
Plus, when you don't get the sleep that your body needs, it leads to a loss of productivity. You will begin to slow down physically and mentally because your body just can't function at top performance when it doesn't have the right amount of sleep.
(& One way to tell if you're getting the right amount of sleep for your body can be judged by how you feel in the mornings. If you wake up and you feel refreshed, that's a sign that you're getting enough sleep. )
If you’re feeling drained or sluggish— you’re not getting enough. Getting enough sleep replaces the energy stores that you drained during the day. If you fail to refill that, then you're running on a deficit the next day.
Sometimes the unhappiness in our personal lives or the work stress can prevent a good night's sleep. It's a vicious cycle, because a lack of sleep contributes to the same issues.
If you're not sleeping enough, start by examining your sleep habits. At you getting to bed early enough? Are you sleeping in a cool room with no distractions? Is your bedding comfortable?
Dress For Success Every Day👗
The way that you dress affects your self-esteem and can make you feel less confident. Wearing clothes that are slouchy, and unflattering can affect your happiness.You may even feel anxious or depressed.
The clothing that you wear presents an image to the world - but the most important image is the one that you see. If you're someone who struggles with self-esteem and confidence issues, wearing clothes that will make you feel GOOD will help!
Just try it—Wear a pair of worn out sweatpants and a baggy shirt out in public. Don't take the time to style your hair. Then go out wearing a nice outfit with your hair attractively styled.
You'll notice a difference in the way that you walk and in the way that you act. When you dress like it doesn't matter, it will change how you see yourself. But more than that, it changes how you'll handle what you have to do that day.
You won't feel your sharpest because the clothes affect you mentally. (You don't have to spend a lot of money to dress for success.) What a lot of people don't realize is that dressing for success isn't just referring to looking the part.
It's all has to do with how you FEEL too.
When you dress for success, you feel happier. You feel like a success and then your actions will follow those feelings. Make it a habit every day to dress in clothes that make you feel good about yourself. 👠
If you're working online and showing up on a video, or meeting with people in person, “dressing for success” can help present a more professional persona, which can boost your sales, in turn - making you happier!
So now that you have these tips— don’t try to implement a bunch of new daily habits all at once. Build slowly. It takes awhile for a new habit to take root, so don't beat yourself up if you're slow to implement them on a routine basis.
It may take a few weeks to create and set your new habits, but soon you'll start to notice amazing changes and that will motivate you to continue each and every day. 🔥
What are some of your favorite daily habits to creating a happy and successful life and biz?!