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In today’s post, I am going to be helping you have a successful day every day! It’s easier than it sounds.
Let’s face it. In order to have a successful day, we need to prepare for it.
I’ve recently reached a point in my life where I tell myself that I’m the only one who is responsible for my successes or failures, and I plan on making the best out of my days in order to reach my goals.
Sure, some days will go better than others and I will not be a millionaire overnight, nor will I lose 10 pounds in 2 days, but all we need to succeed are a strong mindset and some discipline, and my friend, we can do it together.
Setting yourself up for success is a daily grind, and if it seems hard to do at first, the more we do it, the more naturally it will come to us.
It all starts with how we structure our days, and below are my tips for having a successful and productive day.
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Wake up earlier
By far the best thing you can do for your well-being is having a sleep schedule where you’re up early and starting your day refreshed and sleeping at a decent hour at night.
In the mornings our brains are more alert, which means you are more likely to be productive during that time than any other time during the day. Train to wake yourself up 15 minutes earlier every couple of days until you reach a point where you are waking up between 5-6am.
That might sound awful, but our bodies are amazing and very capable of adjusting to new sleep patterns, as long as you consistently wake up earlier every day.
Visualize your day
Take a few minutes to think about how you want your day to go. What do you hope to accomplish today? Are there any goals you want to reach? A little visualization will help you manifest abundance into your day, so make sure you do this daily in order to slay your goals.
List your to-dos
This is where you basically do a brain dump of all the things you need to tackle today. From birthdays to phone calls, to work tasks, don’t leave anything off your list. This step will help you with your next one.
Plan your day
Probably my favorite part of my morning routine is writing in my planner. I like to write all my tasks starting with the most important ones which I prefer finishing first, and then I plan out the rest of my day.
One of my favorite things to do is to plan my day in my planner. I’ve had many planners over the years, but lately I’ve been using a Happy Planner and I absolutely love it. They’re much cheaper than some of the more famous planner brands but just as good!
Get to work
I like to set myself timers when I’m working on anything. Currently, I even have a timer for writing this blog post!
Having a timer helps me procrastinate less, as it gives me the added push of finishing the task in the allotted time frame.
So whether it is a couple of hours that you are giving yourself to work on something, or just a few minutes to finish something small off, timing yourself is going to help you immensely.
Plan for tomorrow
A successful day starts with planning for it the day before.
Small things like prepping your breakfast and lunch, picking out and steaming an outfit, and getting your bag and car keys ready and by the door the night before can add so much time to your mornings.
Whenever I skip this step I always end up regretting just because of how many extra steps I have to do in the mornings before getting out the door.
Reflect on your day
After work, think about how the day went. Think about what you accomplished that you are proud of, and what you need to work a bit more on. Be honest with yourself.
Not every day is going to be full of productivity; some days are going to be slower than others and that’s okay. The important thing here is to give yourself a pat on the back for the small successes you’ve achieved.
After a certain hour of the day, stop working, put down your phone and turn off Netflix.
Let your mind and eyes rest and take a bath, read a chapter of a book, or do a face mask. Do something you enjoy at the end of each day, no matter how small. If your idea of joy is drinking chamomile tea while watching your kids play, do just that.
Take the time to re-charge those batteries for tomorrow.
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Set your alarm for the next day (a few minutes early like we talked about), spray some lavender spray on your sheets and get comfortable.
What are some things you like to do to have a successful day? Leave them in the comments below!