Successful people seem to have it all. You envy them for their money, their car, their clothing and so on. But successful people didn't wake up one morning with the maserati out front. Success happens over time (unless it was passed down from elder generations). But let's say, for this purpose we are talking about people who have built their own successes. Achieving a goal, making a certain income, even having the relationship you want are all things you must work for. As I've read many times, it seems to be the small daily habits that add up to the big picture.
When it comes to health and fitness, the same rule applies. There is a reason why meal prepping and daily workouts are a "thing". If you only had to do it one day a week for it work, everyone would. It is in your small daily habits of deciding to go a little longer in your workout, or to pick the fish and vegetables dish over the burger. I researched some of the habits claimed to help become more successful, to better understand. Here are a few;
1. Get up an hour earlier - Research has shown early risers are more optomistic and conscientious. Also getting up an hour earlier allows you to get that workout in before work, or enjoy your cup of tea before the kids are up. Every bit counts.
2. Eat Breakfast - Fuel your body for your day. Don't just sip on a protein shake, enjoy a wholesome breakfast to have more energy for your day. Even if it means waking up an hour early to do so (1.)
3. Pack snacks - Smart snacking. Your body needs fuel to keep going. Pack smart snacks to keep in your car or on the go to keep your mind sharp and prevent your blood sugar from dropping.
4. Go to bed early - Getting the proper amount of sleep is vital for mental health and weight control. If you are lacking sleep, the next day you will probably be lacking focus. When lacking focus you're off your game, and can lead to bad eating habits.
1. Step outside your comfort zone - Stepping outside your comfort zone allows new things to happen. If you are constantly doing what is comfortable, most things won't change.
2. Focus on the big picture - It is easy to to be doing and forget to be building and creating. Always keep yourself in mind. You are the big picture and are building this success for yourself, so don't lose sight.
3. Never stop learning - Once formal education is completed, most people stop learning. Allow yourself time weekly to research what you are interested in, or something you know nothing about and would like to know more. If you are not growing, you are dying.
1. Letting go of your past - Learn the lessons of you past so they don't restrict you from future opportunities. Your past can be toxic and holding on to problems can hold you back from positively moving forward.
2. Complete your tasks - It doesn't matter how big, or how small. Complete your tasks. It is satisfying to cross it off your list, you are getting done what is necessary and gives you more time to focus on other things if your tasks are done.