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3 Simple Habits of Successful People

Being successful is something that everyone (or at least, most people) aspire to be, especially when you own your own business or are in the commerce industry. You constantly have people that are more successful than you, that you look up to, that you idolize. It’s inspiring, and all of us would die to know, how do they do it? How do they become successful and I can’t? What’s the difference between us?

We’ll we’re here to unpack all of that and provide you with some simple habits that are used by highly successful people, that will get you into the success mindset.

Make your bed every morning

This is one that most parents engrave into our young, impressionable minds very early on. “Make your bed and clean your room” seemed to be something like a right of passage when becoming a parent. Unfortunately for all us kids, they did have a point, as painful as it is to say.

Making your bed each day is a way to get your day started on a productive note. It also is a way of ensuring that your space remains organized and clean, and you don’t have to come home to disarray at the end of a work day. Essentially, this calms your mind and promotes a more restful sleep.

When it comes to setting yourself up for success with this habit, we have a few tips:

  • Keep it simple. Quit the 30 throw pillows and double duvet blankets. Use a simple blanket/comforter/duvet, 2-4 pillows and a top sheet if you wish. This way the task seems less daunting when morning comes.

  • Wake up five minutes earlier. No making your bed won’t take an entire five minutes, but it does help. You’ll be surprised how much more time you have and how less stressed you are. Five minutes can seem like 30, especially for people who dread mornings.

  • Practice seven days a week. If you only plan on making your bed during business days, it will be harder to establish the habit. It takes 21 days (at least) to create a habit, and implementing breaks in between that will only draw out the process.

Cut out distractions

Phones are great, but they sure do limit our productivity. We recommend avoiding looking at your phone for the first hour of your morning, or at least as long as possible.

Another helpful tip is to turn off your phone or put it on airplane mode when you’re working. This way you are undisturbed by incoming text messages, Instagram notifications or the allure of scrolling through a feed.

If you are someone that requires white noise or the calming effect of background music to tune out distractions and work efficiently, then it’s helpful to turn on a radio or listen to music from your laptop. If these options are not available, you can always turn on a playlist on your phone and have it on do not disturb at the same time.

You’ll notice quickly how cutting out distractions can improve your productivity and cut down on how long it takes you to complete tasks.

Say thanks… or something like that

Practicing gratitude is something that seems to be a lost practice. It is a way that we can maintain humbleness while also grounding ourselves through the good times and the bad.

People practice gratitude in different ways. Whether you opt for journaling, meditation or words of affirmation (or some other unique way). The fact of the matter is that you are making an effort to be grateful of your situation, while also taking time for yourself and for your goals. This value of self and of success is something that is revered by successful people and has been long practiced.

If you’re the type of person that believes in manifestation, than this practice with suit you even more so. You’re literally thanking yourself for being so successful or making it through a tough day. You’re acknowledging that you overcame something, and taking note of how that works towards your own goals. This is what manifests and motivates you to work harder, stay committed to yourself and to your goals, and in turn, become a successful person.

Of course, this practice of gratitude isn’t limited to only your career or business life, but you can also consider areas of your personal life too. New relationships, overcoming challenges in your health or making an effort to achieve your personal goals are all things to be considered and something you can also be thankful for. It’s important to focus on what is important, and use that as a starting point.


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