THIS IS YOUR YEAR: 7 Daily Habits To Develop in New Year

New year, new you! With 2018 at our fingertips, now’s the time to start executing small daily habits, i.e. easily imitable behaviors of successful men and women, that can have big results. This doesn’t involve a laundry list of resolutions that will be feeding off dust in a few weeks, rather they are small everyday shifts in your lifestyle. If all seven of these daily habits seem pretty challenging and intimidating to you at first, begin with one or two and then keep growing.

Unleash your inner power by adopting these 7 tried-and-tested daily habits of successful people.

  1. Wake up at the same time every day

How does waking up at the same time every day matter? Well, think of your wake up time as the anchor to your day. Our bodies follow a circadian rhythm and this hugely depends on consistency. Like our relationships, our body also demands some devotion. There are many things that you do at about the same time each day, not the least of which is sleep. Fixing your wake up time sends signals to your body about when you should be awake and when you should be asleep.

  1. Meditate regularly

It’s imperative to take time out to relax your mind every day. Inhale and exhale, clear your mind of all the unwanted thoughts, and just be present in the now. Even a practice as simple as breathing peacefully with your eyes closed can count as meditation. You can also download a few useful meditation apps like ‘Headspace’ or ‘Buddhify’ to begin with guided meditations and then graduate to whatever works the best for you.

  1. Draft a personal mission statement

Like organizations, we humans also need to develop a precise mission statement that charts our way through life. Personal mission statements are a significant factor for leadership and personal development. They encourage you to think deeply and highly of your life, find its purpose, and recognize what is truly important to you. Personal mission statements also motivate you to elucidate and express as briefly as possible your genuine desires and goals. It imprints your beliefs and purposes in your mind so they become an indispensable part of you. Incorporation of your personal mission statement into your daily habits is also a way to keep your goals constantly in front of you.

  1. Make socializing a priority

We, humans, are social animals and therefore, we’re stimulated by social interactions. We’re wired to work best in social settings. A research published in Psychology Today actually approves that everyone feels happier when they socialize, even introverts. If small talk makes you uneasy, that’s okay. Indulge in meaningful conversations and stay with people that encourage you to practice healthy daily habits.

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  1. Recite affirmations daily

This is one of the most essential daily habits followed by all the successful people. Repeat 3-5 positive affirmations in the mirror each day. This will intensely start improving your relationship with yourself through Cognitive Based Therapy. These affirmations could be anything like- “You’re worthy of it”, “You are loved”, “You can be super successful” and so on.

  1. Find a workout buddy

Physical health is essential for mental health. One of the most effective daily habits of successful people is committing to their gym routine. Furthermore, you can lend some accountability to your workouts by finding a workout buddy who encourages you to exercise daily. Not only will workout be more fun with a friend, but it’ll make you reconsider all your lame excuses for following a sedentary lifestyle. Besides, you will have to explain yourself to another person every time you want to ditch a workout, which is actually more difficult than you think.

  1. Develop SMART action plans for your goals

Goals are really nothing if they’re not implemented. Making an action plan is the number one essential to effective goal setting, regardless of what your vision is. One of the daily habits of successful people is to break their plan down into baby steps and set a realistic deadline for each step. Decide how to measure your progress; these measurements will be your reality check. The next step is to define your investment. How much will each step cost, in terms of money, time, research and energy? What resources can you draw from and what extra resources will you need to obtain?

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Make sure that your plans are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, timely), and create your plan in a way that permits you to check your progress, track activity, and stay on top of deadlines.

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