I’ve been doing a lot of thinking this week about positive habits that lead to success. I’m not saying I follow these 100% of the time. I’m definitely not perfect, and I’m definitely not at the point where I’ve achieved my all of goals. That being said, these 5 habits (and outlooks) have recently impacted my life for the positive.
1.Wake Up Early: A lot of us complain that we don’t have enough hours in a day to accomplish everything. For me, it was that I didn’t have enough time to workout or get a blog post up. Getting up at 5AM and hitting the gym right away completely changed my outlook the past month. I read an article recently from Business Insider that stated the most successful people all have one thing in common: they get up early. Now that I’ve been doing it, I know why. Once you accomplish something in the morning (while most people are still in bed) it gives you an overwhelming feeling of motivation and drive. You started off your day with an accomplishment, and you’re not going to let anything mess it up. So yes, the saying “the early bird gets the worm” is true, but the “worm” is the outlook that you are ready to take on anything. Oh, and listen to your mother and make your bed.
2. Exercise: This one goes hand-in-hand with waking up early. Coming from someone with anxiety, exercising is the best medicine. I’m no scientist, but they say exercising releases endorphins. If I remember anything from biology, I know that’s a good thing. If you’re trying to be a girl boss, you’re most likely hustling and that brings stress. This will help with that. Ps. I recommend boxing.
3. Don’t Accept Failure: This isn’t a habit, but an outlook. Failure only exists if you accept that you’ve failed. If you really think about it, what is failure? It’s deciding to give up – which is YOUR choice. You can always fix something. Change your strategy. Adapt when you see something is not working.
4. Speak Up For Yourself: I dealt with a lot of bullying in high school (I know that usually surprises people, but I did). Girls would do the worst things you could ever imagine to me, and I wouldn’t say a word. I look back on those years and can’t even identify with that person. That’s SO not me today. That being said, I think I’ve become self-advocating because of those tough years. I will NEVER sit back and not speak up for myself if I feel wronged. That applies to work, relationships, and any situation in life. Know your worth, communicate your worth, and people will have no choice but to see it.
5. Don’t Compare Yourself: With social media and the “perfect lives” that are portrayed on Instagram, it’s easy to start worrying that you’re not good enough. Especially with blogging, I found myself constantly comparing myself to other bloggers. Why did they get that collaboration opportunity and I didn’t? Why are they growing faster? I’ve tried to stop myself whenever I start thinking this way. The strongest women are ones that don’t let their own insecurities prevent them from celebrating other’s accomplishments.
That’s all I got today guys! Let me know if you want more personal posts like this (don’t worry, an outfit will always be included, too).
Much love. xx