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8 Simple Daily Habits that Will Make You Happy and Successful

by Alice Mackenzie

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What does it take to be happy and successful in life? We all want these two things, but we also know how elusive and hard to they could be to achieve.

Do we need a successful career and gorgeous partner to be eternally happy? Or maybe a new sports car? The latest smartphone? The most expensive yoga outfit? Happiness and success don't need to be fancy and complicated. If you want to live a happy and successful life, you just need to enjoy simple things. Want some help to achieve this? Incorporate these easy habits into your daily routine!


Get enough sleep

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Getting enough snooze time is important as it heals our body and refreshes our mind. A good 7-8 hours of sleep is always recommended. Have you tried sleeping at 3 am just to wake up at 6 am? You just feel cranky and irritable. That's because our body needs more time for it to reset and feel rejuvenated. A well-rested soul is a happy soul.

A good 8-hours sleep can certainly make you feel happy and rested. When you are well-rested, you are more focused and get to accomplish more things.


Wake up early

Just as getting enough sleep is important, waking up early is also necessary to achieve a happy and successful life. Have you heard the saying "the early bird catches the worm”? Well, it is popular because people have proven that waking up early helps to accomplish more things.

When you are not rushing through your way to work, you get to enjoy every moment from the time you wake up - the aromatic smell of coffee and the delicious breakfast, the friendly neighbor that greeted you good morning, the cute couple wearing a matching outfit in the subway.

So, instead of pushing the snooze button, rise up early and greet the sun with a happy spirit.


Create a to-do-list

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What’s the secret of successful people? They spend their day organized with the help of a to-do-list.

Yes, writing down the things you need to do for the day on a small post-it note can go a long way. This list will serve as your compass on how you go through the day. As you check off some things that you have accomplished, you feel relieved and proud of yourself.

Plus, having a to-do-list eliminates the possibility of forgetting some important tasks. Being organized and productive is a sure way to boost your morale and help you work better.


Show kindness

Nothing could explain the feeling that you get when you help other people. It’s a warm and fuzzy sensation that you can only get after showing kindness towards others. Make it a habit of giving, even without expecting to receive something in return.

People that are kind and helpful are always happier and more successful.


Spend time with the ones you love

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No man is an island.

No matter how successful, rich or strong-willed you are, you need to have a support group in order to enjoy this world. This support group can either be family or friends, someone that you can trust and count on.

Spending some time with your loved ones can certainly turn your bad day around. Your overall perspective on life is improved when you’re constantly surrounded by people that love you. Sharing some laughter, and even tears will make you a happier and a better person.


Accept the challenges

Not everything in life goes the way you planned it. There will always be challenges and problems that you have to overcome. Face them with a positive perspective. Embrace the challenges fully and consider them a test to make you a better and stronger person. It’s easier to overcome adversities when you are open-minded and adaptable.

So, whenever you feel there is something that’s blocking your way, shrug your shoulder off, face it with attitude and come out victorious.


Exercise regularly

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Having a regular exercise routine does not only help you achieve your ideal weight, it also makes you a happier person. Exercise releases happy chemicals into your brain. So, if you’re feeling blue, go outside and sweat yourself out. Exercise also helps to lower down your stress level and makes you feel energized.

No matter how busy your day is, allot at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. If you combine it with a healthy diet plan, you are on your way to a happier version of yourself. When you are in a positive mood constantly, you get to achieve and accomplish more things.


Believe in your abilities

You will not be able to achieve great things if you doubt yourself. You should be your number one fan. Believe in your abilities; trust yourself that you can do anything. When you set your heart on doing something and fully trust that you can do it, you can certainly do it.

Success and happiness are within your reach. Do these simple daily habits every day and you will be the happy and successful person that you want to be.

Did you know that yoga can also make you happier? Incorporate yoga into your daily routine and embrace the benefits that this practice brings to your body, mind and soul!

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