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10 Lifestyle Hacks to Help You Become Happier, Healthier, and More Successful

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Many of us have self-destructive habits – and many times, their destructive nature is unbeknownst to us. We’ve outlined ten habits successful, happy, and healthy individuals practice in order to achieve a better life for themselves which you can implement into your own life.

 

1. Re-think your morning coffee.

Many of us feel we can’t function properly without our morning dose of caffeine, but new studies show we may perform better by cutting out the stimulant altogether.

As professionals, we shouldn’t look to external sources for motivation. Our drive and energy should come from within – something a hot cup of coffee can’t replace.

 

2. Pray or meditate throughout the day, every day.

If meditation isn’t already a staple of your daily routine, give it a try – you may be surprised by the results.

 

Meditation and prayer allow you to look deeper into your subconscious, allowing you to:

 

  • Find motivation
  • Evaluate your actions
  • Reflect on your day
  • Find clarity and focus

 

It’s not uncommon for successful, happy people to meditate morning, afternoon, and night.

 

3. Take time to read.

Reading is a staple of any successful entrepreneur’s schedule. By reading, you can get an inside look at some of the greatest minds in history. Books serve as a personal mentor – as if your role models are personally instructing you on how to chase your dream.

 

The more often you read, the better – but try to read at least one book a week.

 

4. Keep a daily journal.

Journaling has been around for centuries, and it offers a host of benefits to entrepreneurs. By keeping a journal, you can:

 

  • Reflect on your decisions
  • Manifest your goals more quickly
  • Clarify and outline your goals and your progress towards achieving them
  • Clear your emotions

 

Journaling doesn’t have to take more than a few minutes each day – usually five minutes is more than enough.

 

5. Actively check off items on your bucket list.

Your bucket list shouldn’t serve as a list of activities you wish to do right before you die – it should be a list of goals you wish to attain throughout your life. 

 

Stop pretending you’ll live forever and begin working on your bucket list.

 

6. Cut refined sugar from your diet.

Refined sugar is essentially poison to your mind and body. It contains no nutrients, and only serves to harm your body and disrupt your metabolism.

 

Cut refined sugar from your diet in order to see drastic changes in your overall health.

 

7. Fast from food and internet at least one per week.

As unbelievable as it may sound, fasting has many benefits for your body. By cutting out all food and caloric beverages from your diet for at least 24 hours per week, you’ll see improvements in your digestive system and improve mental clarity. 

 

Fasting from food has been around for centuries, but fasting from the internet is a new practice. Take one day out of the week to shut down your computer and stay away from the web. This will help you reconnect with yourself and those around, and help you re-focus on your goals.

 

8. Turn off the news channels.

Mainstream media is a business like any other, and they know what makes money: sensationalism. Studies show there are fewer deaths as the result of warfare and human action than ever before in history, but the mainstream media portrays the world as a place of doom and gloom.

 

Certainly, bad things happen all around the world, but you shouldn’t allow these events to interfere with your focus. Instead, look to Google News for carefully curated news stories which present balanced, accurate accounts of recent events.

 

9. Do something terrifying and do something kind every day.

As people, there are many things which can terrify us – from skydiving to something as simple as a phone call. We’re not saying you should go skydiving everyday, but you can do one small task which terrifies you – whether it be making a phone call, asking a question, or pitching an idea. By confronting your apprehensions, you’ll be surprised to see how much growth you can achieve.

 

In addition, do something kind for another individual everyday. Smile at everyone you meet, and take the time to help others.

 

10. Go to bed and wake up early, and get a healthy amount of sleep.

In high school, it may have been fun to stay up far past your bedtime, but as a professional, staying up until 4AM holds no benefit to your future. The most successful people in history were known to get up at the crack of dawn, and to this day most successful entrepreneurs go to bed and wake up early. This helps keep you focused, and gives you the entire day to achieve your goals.

 

Getting up early doesn’t mean you should cut out any of your much-needed sleep. Four hours of sleep does not provide your body and mind with the energy it needs to function, which can have serious impacts on your overall health and daily performance. Get at least seven hours of sleep each night to encourage:

 

  • Better memory.
  • Increased creativity.
  • Lower stress.
  • Better attention and focus.
  • Lower risk of depression.
  • Decrease risk of car accidents.

 

What are your tips for living a healthy, happy, and successful life? Which lifestyle choices have you made to improve your overall health, happiness, and performance? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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