One of the biggest advantages of having Charter Spectrum cable packages is the vast line-up of channels offered. From entertainment to documentaries to fitness, I can find it all. Just the other day I saw a documentary with a very interesting premise. It discussed certain habits that are consistent in successful people across the board. It also suggested that emulating these habits can have a noticeable effect on an individual. In this blog, I’m sharing 5 of those habits here so that you may (or may not) benefit too:
1. Get an Early Start
The first most noticeable habit of most successful people is that they wake up at 6AM or earlier. This inspires them to be more productive and get an hour or two of work done before others are even awake. Early mornings are the best time to get work done because of fewer distractions keeping you from getting stuff done. It’s also the time when your mind is at its freshest and ready to execute even difficult tasks. Consider getting up earlier if you’re having trouble being productive or getting work done on time.
2. Work Out
Another habit that should be adopted is an early workout. Many successful people swear by the benefits of working a sweat at the start of the day. Not only does it release endorphins to keep you feeling good, but it also wakes up the mind faster. A solid workout in the morning gets you ready for a long and productive day ahead. Consider joining a gym, an aerobics class or a yoga class that starts before 8AM. If you prefer working out at home, that is also a valid option. The main theme here is to fit in an hour of exercise at the start of the day to keep you feeling fresh and ready for your daily schedule.
3. Plan Out the Day Ahead
Once you have woken up and worked out, it’s time to meticulously plan out your day. Most successful people use the clarity from exercise to make a schedule or to-do list of the day’s tasks. A plan helps you feel in control of the day and also helps with productivity. Once you have the day planned out, you can attend to your tasks in order and accomplish most (if not all) of them if you stick to the schedule. Consider making schedules for yourself every morning and prioritizing your tasks in order of importance. You will find it really boosts your productivity for the day.
4. Fill Up on Breakfast
Successful people are known to have king size, healthy breakfasts to give them energy for the day. We have all been told by our mothers at some point not to leave the house on an empty stomach. But according to the documentary, the extra nutrients absorbed in a big breakfast boost brain activity and energy. So if you usually eat junk food while rushing to the office, you may want to switch to a bigger, healthier breakfast. Since you’ll be waking up early following the above habits, you’ll have time to prepare and eat a substantial breakfast. Consider energy rich foods like fresh fruits, eggs and enriched cereals for your first meal of the day.
This is a stage usually reserved for the end of the day. Many successful people give themselves a thorough evaluation against what they accomplish that day. This allows them to gauge where and what needs improvement to make their days even more productive. Remember, nobody knows you as well as you know yourself. Be objective while assessing your behavior and reactions to different stimuli you encounter during the day. If you find you’re stressing too much over your day, try to figure out ways to better manage your workload. If you feel you are getting too little done, try to manage tasks more efficiently. Life is a process of constant improvement. By evaluating yourself regularly, you are opening up room for improvement that may change your life.
Successful people like Margaret Thatcher, Steve Jobs and Disney CEO, Robert Iger did not wander into success by chance. The path to success is long and hard. It requires you to step outside your comfort zone and make sacrifices. So forget about using your Spectrum internet connection for gaming sessions or online streaming. Use it for more productive things, like discovering self-improvement hacks and productivity tips. Use all the tools at your disposal to make yourself the best version of who you are