5 popular habits of happy & successful people

5 popular habits of happy & successful people

via PickTheBrain by Jason Demakis

Does your life flow effortlessly, or do you find yourself in an overwhelming mess thinking “There aren’t enough hours in the day!” on a daily basis?

Is your happiness and fulfillment a constant, or does it appear to wax and wane like the phases of the moon?

How many of these habits do you share in common with people who are instead experiencing both happiness and success on a daily basis?

5. They Utilize Time Management

You can only do so many things in a 24 hour period (including sleep!), so it’s infinitely important to prioritize your activities so you can achieve the results you’re after.

Successful people intuitively understand and appreciate the value of their time, as well as the time of others.

If your goal is to lose weight or get yourself in shape – yet you place a higher priority on updating your Facebook status, or playing one more round of Call of Duty – not much is going to change for you.

However, if you’re able to manage your time and create a “space” to workout on a daily basis, then your routine is virtually unaffected, and you can still do everything else that you’d be doing anyway.

This is the subtle power of time management; it’s not about sacrificing, but optimizing.

Most people waste so much time, they’d probably be amazed at how much they could actually get done in a single day. That is, if they didn’t allow themselves to turn on the TV for a few, or just check their Facebook or email one more time before heading out…

4. They Prioritize Their Health

Successful people understand how artificial fillers and other ingredients affect their overall health in the longterm, and strive to make intelligent, healthy choices in regards to what their body is digesting/processing.

There’s no getting around it; low quality food actually temporarily lowers your consciousness. Things like MSG and partially hydrogenated oils are fillers used to add flavor and texture (and a long shelf life), but are absolutely disastrous to just about every fiber of your body.

Heart disease and diabetes are diagnosed much more frequently than they should be, with the number one culprit almost always being poor diet and exercise.

Even if you have a hereditary disposition to such things, you can greatly minimize your risk by becoming conscious of what you’re eating. Good meals aren’t hard to prepare, and you can cook enough for an entire week all at once to save yourself time (see what I did there?)!

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