By now we have realized that being successful is not just about being lucky or having extremely high intelligence. We all have the potential to be successful and to achieve our goals. But, there are definitely some common characteristics that successful people have developed and put into practice daily. What may surprise you is that many of these routines have more to do with physical and emotional well-being than business. One of the major keys to successful living is avoiding burn-out. If you are burnt out, you will have nothing left to give to your business, your families or your ministry.
Exercise in the morning. It doesn’t have to be a full-blown work out! Walking or any form of light exercise will get the blood flowing and allow the circulation to prepare your body and mind for the day ahead.
Eat a healthy breakfast. Give your body and mind the fuel and stimulants that it needs to get you started on the road of productivity. A healthy breakfast will sustain your energy levels and help to avoid the fatigue crash caused by sugary and caffeine rich breakfasts. Have fun experimenting with cereal, fruits and juices and eat your way to productiveness.
Get up before the family. Having time to yourself before the day begins gives you the space to process your thoughts and feelings and deal with any negativity. You are then free to start your day with a burst of positive energy.
Wind down after work. Find a routine that works for you that will allow you to disengage from work. This may include making your to do list for the next day, writing in a journal, turning off your electronic devices or reading a book. Whatever you choose to do, give your mind a break and a time to rest and replenish from the stresses of the day.
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