7 Well-Known Daily Habits of Successful Women You May Not Be Practicing
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We admire successful women who seem to have it all together.
You know the ones: always look great, high achievers, goal setters.
We want to be like them.
Are you on the road to personal success?
Let these 7 daily habits guide you to your best life.
Put them to use today and start seeing beautiful results in your day-to-day life.
7 Success Habits To Include in Your Daily Routine
1. Early To Bed, Early To Rise
We’ll spare you the quotes from numerous experts on how important adequate rest is for future success.
You already know how important it is.
You’re probably already working on it.
Just remember: the key to waking up earlier is going to bed earlier, not depriving yourself of sleep.
Set an alarm, put away your devices, and tuck in as early as you can manage.
2. Create A Plan For Your Day (And Follow Through!)
If you wake up each day and move through it taking things as they come without having some kind of plan, your life will largely be determined by external factors and circumstances that have little or nothing to do with what you want your life to be.
You won’t ever achieve a life you want by living that way.
The incredibly sad thing is that that is exactly how far too many people live their lives.
Then we’re perplexed and disappointed when things don’t work out as we’d like.
While you’re preparing to go to bed early (see #1 above), go ahead and plan your tomorrow.
Keep things simple by just focusing on the next 24 hours.
Create a worksheet of the hours in your day (set to 30-minute increments) and fill in your most pressing tasks and appointments (the things you must do).
From there, determine what you’d like to accomplish. Out of bed by 6 AM?
Need to call your sister to catch up? Pen in 20 minutes.
Need to get through an audio course? Schedule listening time during your commute.
Then for the important part: stick to your plan!
3. Be Realistic
With that being said, it’s important not to get too overzealous.
Not even Oprah can do it all, every single day.
Be careful not to over-schedule yourself, or expect yourself to go from snooze-button-six-times to 4:30 AM wake-up calls overnight.
Show some self-compassion and be honest about what you’re capable of and willing to do, then frame your goals around that.
4. Exercise Mindfully
In a similar vein with the sleeping thing: successful women exercise.
Yeah, I know.
Sucks, doesn’t it.
But they don’t wake up at 4:30 AM to walk aimlessly on a treadmill for 20 minutes before work.
To get the full benefits for body, mind, and spirit, workout 30 minutes to truly challenge yourself.
Change things up by lifting weights, doing a fast-paced HIIT workout, or taking a boot camp to get a real energy boost to power through your successful woman to-do list.
5. Tackle The Biggest To-Do First
Have to make a phone call you’re dreading?
Do it first thing in the morning (when you’re fresh from that mindful exercise.)
You’ll feel accomplished after getting it out of the way.
After that, the rest of your day is smooth sailing.
6. Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness
Successful women know they can’t do it all, all the time.
They take time out of their day to reflect upon and to celebrate all the things they can do while reminding themselves that their humanity is so beautiful.
Try using a meditation app, affirmations or journaling to make peace with your day and remind yourself how blessed you truly are.
7. Speak Success Into Existence
We’re not suggesting you recite a bunch of crazy mumbo-jumbo.
But please know that your words do have power.
Simply update your vocabulary to reflect the success you want to have, whether you’ve reached it yet or not.
Take the word “can’t” out of your vocabulary, as well as the word “problem” and the phrases “I should”, “I’ll try”, “but” and “I have to”.
Begin using words and phrases like “I choose”, I will”, “I intend”, “I want to”, “opportunity” or “challenge” and one that might surprise you…”no”.
If your sentence makes you feel unsuccessful, maybe you should reconsider.
Even simply repeating your goals to yourself each day can help empower you to make them happen.
So there you have them,
7 Popular Habits Of Successful Women
you can use each day to move toward your own success.
If this post was helpful to you, let me know in the comments. Then please think about who you know that needs to read this and would be encouraged and benefit from this information in their personal journey, and share this message with them. Thanks!
Kimberly Clay is the founder and creative force behind What She Say. She’s a business professional, writer and editor who’s been creating and managing digital content for nearly twenty years. Her work is now focused in the areas of self-improvement and personal development, and she is passionate about helping other individuals, especially women, to find a path for living their best life.
Hi Kim, thank you for this post. I feel so inspired and I think I need to get myself a planner right away. Can’t wait to read a bunch of your other posts!
I’m happy you are inspired by the post and encourage you to get a planner. Being inspired is good, but the only way to achieve the things we’re inspired about is to make a plan and then work it. The inspiration has to translate to action! I wish you MUCH success in working to accomplish what you desire. Please bookmark the blog so that you can read future posts, and feel free to email me if I can help in any way.
To Your Success!
I loved this article. I have printed it and posted it on my board to look at every morning!!! Thank you!
Hi Lurenna! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and found the information helpful. It’s the little steps (when added together) that can really bring about the changes that we seek.
Wishing you MUCH success!
These are so so powerful! I love the change in vocabulary, it changes your whole perspective.
Yes it does change your perspective. Many of us fail to recognize the power of the conversation going on in our heads and the power of the words we speak into existence. Changing just those two things can completely change the way we live our lives!
Love all of these. Great reminders! Early mornings are so key for me. No distractions and you get twice as much done. Such a great way to start the day!
Thanks Kimberly for this post! My biggest struggle has been being realistic, so this reminder was needed 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you found the information helpful. We all can use a reminder every now and then to help keep us “on track”. 🙂
Wishing you the best!
I actually already practice some of these tips! I really need to do some type of exercise in the morning before work. I know it’s better than 2-3 cups of coffee (I love my coffee lol). I’m going to have to start working on that. Great post!
Thanks for stopping by! Good for you! That means you have a head start! You’re not alone in the challenge with exercise. I struggle with that myself. I hope you’ve been encouraged to begin to tackle it though. It’s so important and affects so many other areas of your life, so it’s certainly worth the effort. Let me know how it goes.
Wishing you the best!