by Pavlina Toren | Featured Contributor
Ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? I know the feeling, I feel like that a lot of the time. There always seems to be so much to do, so much to accomplish. We all want to have success whether it is in our work life or personal life. Whatever it is that you’re after, start now. It doesn’t matter where you are; now is the best time to start. Here are my 5 daily habits to help you achieve success.
If you want to develop a productive routine for your day, you need to make the most of your mornings. Getting an early start to your day means that you are setting up your intentions for the day. The mornings where everyone is still sleeping are my favorite, I have more time to plan out my day, check my to-do list.
Having a healthy morning ritual is something that I talk about often because it’s something that has made a HUGE difference for me in how I handle stress and my day-to-day tasks. I always try to get my workout in first thing in the morning. This means that I always start the day on a positive note and that just sets my mood for the day.
ESTABLISH A ROUTINE + KEEP A SCHEDULE
By prioritizing certain aspects of your life and creating a routine, you’ll get things done in a stress-free environment. Creating a routine is crucial, and everybody has their own version of a routine. The key is establishing a good routine. By coming up with a routine you’re setting yourself up for success. You won’t have to find time to do what’s important- as you create your routine, that time will be there.
I always think I am good at multitasking, but the reality is I need to work on it. You might think that you’re getting a lot more done by multitasking, but chances are you’re not as efficient as when focusing only on one thing. It’s a pretty simple concept, when doing three things at once, you cannot give any of them 100% of your attention.Here’s something to remember: being busy, and being productive are two different things.
KEEP A JOURNAL
To keep track of your progress, document your success- however small or big it might be, write down your goals, quotes that inspire you, things that you’re grateful for. Success is usually a result of hard, consistent work.
Remember that changing habits is (almost never) easy. It’s a simple concept- take a habit, replace it with a new one. Don’t try to change everything at once- you’ll feel overwhelmed and frustrated.
Pavlina Toren, Digital Influencer, Blogger and the creative mind behind CupcakesAndLife.com
Pavlina is a Vancouver based lifestyle blogger who spends her time with her family, staying in shape and blogging about her favourite topics. Pavlina pours her heart and soul into every endeavour. With infectious energy and creativity her passion for travel, fitness, fashion, beauty and life is expressed at CupcakesAndLife.com.