While there's no doubt big goals and larger-picture things are incredibly important, it's the little things that keep us going on the day-to-day. Have you ever found yourself wondering what successful people do every day that you're missing out on? Read on for the seven exercises to keep you strong, successful, and moving.
1.Always be completely transparent.
Sometimes it can feel really hard not to indulge in what appears to be a harmless white lie. Yet the problem with white lies is that they add up--and they add up really quickly. The more honest and vulnerable you are with those around you, the truer you are to yourself. Not only are your intentions clear to those you work with--you'll never be questioned about your motives.
2. Wake up really early.
Although some of us are night owls rather than early birds, it's been proven that peak productivity is definitely in the early morning. Force yourself to complete a couple of tasks while sipping on your morning coffee. Your long-term success will come.
3. Keep petty change.
All money is money, even if we tend to forget that. Spending $5 here or $3 there may not seem like a big deal, but keep in mind that things--whether we like it or not--always add up.
4. Eat well.
Your body is a reflection of your perceived self-worth--so be sure you're treating it well. If you feed your body nutritious foods, greens, and lean protein, you'll feel great. And your productivity will reflect that.
5. Don't touch your phone.
Have at least one hour a day when you don't go on your phone. These days, we're all so addicted to this little box of glass and wire that, sometimes, we lose sight of the splendor around us. Put your phone down. Your real-life experiences will amplify.
6. Set realistic goals.
Don't overload yourself or multitask to extremes. We all have things we know we can do, and we feel amazing when we complete them. Focus on those--don't drown yourself.
7. Ask for help.
Even though many of us are too shy to admit it when we can't take on all the work ourselves, there may be times when it's no longer reasonable to do everything. In those moments, reach out to those you trust for help. Your tired, stressed nerves will feel blessed.