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Maria Ali ✨

Shared March 5, 2017

#٣٦٥مقالا | ١٠٠

Conrad Carriker

Shared August 18, 2017

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”


Aristotle

Sanuj Shah

Shared February 5, 2018

Great productivity booster

Erdogan Cesmeli

Shared December 20, 2016

Many useful tips.

Steve Waugh

Shared January 25, 2017

Great article on productivity and life balance.

Z. Chris Charimari

Shared February 6, 2017

My friend Junior told me last night a new year starts in February. This should get your year off on the right note

Godiva Golding

Shared February 19, 2018

It lowers your reliance on willpower and motivation because, as Tynan, the author of Superhuman by Habit, says, habits are “action[s] that you take on a repeated basis with little or no required effort or thought.”

Iconoclast Lama

Shared May 25, 2017

For those few of us, who know they have a lot of scope of improvement.

Alián Rigñack Quevedo

Shared February 23, 2018

“Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.”

Bill Django

Shared March 23, 2017

"Start your days focused on YOU "

Reymarr Hijara

Shared January 9, 2016

Eat “productive” foods
We’ve talked about a number of things you can do to make your days more productive, but did you know that the foods you eat can help with this too? That’s right. The items you choose to consume each and every day can actually affect how well your brain functions, ultimately making it easier (or harder) for you to hit your goals.

Research has found that your brain operates optimally when you consume a very specific amount of glucose (25 grams, to be exact) in a form that is released slowly over time. Foods that fall into this category and have positive effects on your body and mind include:

Fish
Nuts
Seeds
Avocado
Blueberries
Raw carrots, and…most everyone’s favorite:
Dark chocolate

Eat foods like these and your body and your brain will thank you!

Joshwin Greene

Shared November 19, 2015

Great article

Steph Boivin

Shared February 2, 2017

Long mais tellement pertinent et inspirant.

Miroslav Valchev

Shared March 14, 2016

Good one

Fernanda Torres

Shared March 21, 2017

💗💗

Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.”

imono nakata

Shared June 17, 2017

Having no routine or structure is so much more draining mentally, physically, and emotionally than any routine could ever be!

Mariam Naguib

Shared January 19, 2017

I love this schtuff hurr hurr

Abdul Rahman AlKhanati

Shared February 9, 2017

Good list of habits. I especially like the advice on reading.

Pietro Nardelli

Shared March 28, 2017

"“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”"

Casey Lee

Shared April 7, 2018

“We

puss Smith

Shared December 9, 2015

good

Jessica Mita

Shared December 27, 2016

I want to be my best self

Dayne Barkley

Shared January 2, 2017

My morning routine came with a lot of resistance from my mind and body at first, but now it's a solid habit that is effortless!

Mark Zheng

Shared January 14, 2017

This is a awesome article

Vijay Abraham

Shared February 11, 2017

A must read for all who think they lack discipline in life.

Ron Andazola

Shared January 13, 2017

Spend

Gorkem Koc

Shared March 3, 2017

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit"

Cris Ramos

Shared March 9, 2017

Estou em uma missão pessoal de melhorar alguns hábitos, começando pela minha rotina matinal, o que implica em sérios desafios como acordar cedo (quem me conhece, pode imaginar a batalha...) // Procurando, se acha muita, mas muuuitas matérias sobre esta tema na internet, ou seja, há uma demanda forte no mercado e provavelmente nesta timeline ;) Dito isso, segue uma das que mais me chamou atenção, para quem quiser conferir. #cailevantacailevanta

Ieesh Kedawat

Shared April 16, 2017

Optimize your mind to max level of output!!Follow you routine with dedication and determination and lead yourself to royal road of success

Cosmin Rusu

Shared April 30, 2017

Cold showers was my first real habbit that I've actually sticked to. After reading this article I'm about to add meditation and Pomodoro to my daily routine. Great read 😊

Sir Henry Hannington

Shared January 3, 2018

:

Alexander Perepelitsyn

Shared February 3, 2018

Buffer

D H

Shared March 20, 2018

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Aristotle

Jaehong Lee

Shared March 19, 2018

practice visualization 10 minutes a day to “harness the power of your subconscious mind.”

Meiyin Leong

Shared March 28, 2018

I particularly like the 3 questions to ask yourself...

Jessica :)

Shared January 20, 2017

Extensive but worth the read.

San Janratitikarn

Shared July 4, 2017

Your mind,Body and Spirit.

Deborah P

Shared October 31, 2017

Get positive: Start the day with a mantra
According to the Mayo Clinic, positive thinking helps manage stress and even improves your health.

“Today is going to be the best day ever!”

Deborah P

Shared October 31, 2017

Read a book (Even if it’s just a page)
Reading books offers many science-based benefits. Reading can boost your intelligence, increase your brainpower (for up to 5 days, according to research conducted by Emory University), and even strengthen your ability to empathize with other people. Reading has also been found to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s by more than double…all this while helping you feel more relaxed at the same time!

Deborah P

Shared October 31, 2017

Make yourself accountable: Enlist a partner or mentor
I have a mentor and I call him every day. Even if all I do is leave him a message, this one simple task holds me accountable. It also forces me to keep myself (and my mind) moving in a positive direction.

If you don’t currently have a mentor, then think about how you could go about getting one. Or at least find someone you trust who can be your accountability partner, someone to hold you to your word.

Deborah P

Shared October 31, 2017

Write: Prime yourself for creativity
Spending time writing every day helps you become a better communicator, improves your ability to recall important information, and it also enhances your creativity. Write in a diary format and you also have the added benefit of greater self-understanding.

Deborah P

Shared October 31, 2017

Make a daily to-do list
One great way to be fully prepared for the day ahead is to make a to-do list, just like Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank, Jim Koch, founder of Sam Adams, and Jim McCann, founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.

I plan up to six tasks that I want to complete during the day on mine and the reason this works is twofold.

Deborah P

Shared October 31, 2017

Keep your daily to-do list small so that it’s manageable and not overwhelming. A great “hack” to make sure you keep your lists simple is using a Post-It Note. The dimensions of a Post-It Note are perfect (typically 3″ X  3″) because the size constraint will force you to only write down the most important things that you have to do each day.

You can’t fit more than 6 items on a Post-It Note (unless you cheat and write REALLY small…but you won’t do this, right?) and these tasks should be your MITs (Most Important Tasks).

Plus, when you’re able to cross items off this list, it inspires you to keep going and accomplish even more!

Deborah P

Shared October 31, 2017

Taking regular breaks keeps you from getting bored and losing focus, increasing your brain’s function at the same time. It also forces you to reevaluate what you’re working on, ensuring that you’re going in the right direction.

I’ve found the Pomodoro Technique to be invaluable at helping me to keep my energy levels high and “forcing” me to take regular breaks. This revolutionary time management system is deceptively simple to learn, but life-changing when applied correctly.

Deborah P

Shared October 31, 2017

Breathe: Practice deep breathing
Of course, if you quit breathing you die…I’m talking about really breathing. 70% of your body’s toxins are released through your lungs and exhalation making the act of “full breathing” a natural and powerful detoxifier.

Peak-performance expert Tony Robbins recommends deep breathing as part of his Ten-Day Challenge. Three times a day you take 10 “power breaths” using a ratio of 1-4-2. For instance, if you inhale for 6 seconds, you will hold for 24 seconds, and exhale for 12 seconds.

Deborah P

Shared October 31, 2017

Research has found that your brain operates optimally when you consume a very specific amount of glucose (25 grams, to be exact) in a form that is released slowly over time. Foods that fall into this category and have positive effects on your body and mind include:

Fish
Nuts
Seeds
Avocado
Blueberries
Raw carrots, and…most everyone’s favorite:
Dark chocolate

Deborah P

Shared October 31, 2017

Drink more water: 9-13 cups a day

Deborah P

Shared November 2, 2017

Exercise doesn’t have to mean an hour long grueling workout session. Take a 10-20 minute walk. Do yoga, stretches, or dance around your living room.

Deborah P

Shared November 2, 2017

Find a well of inspiration
Inspiration and motivation can come from many places—books, music, podcasts, videos, emails, other people. All you have to do is find the one or ones that resonate most with you and commit to engaging with them. Daily.

Deborah P

Shared November 2, 2017

Practice gratitude: Write what you’re thankful for
If you woke up tomorrow and only had the things you were thankful for today, what would you have?

By spending time each day expressing gratitude for all of the blessings in your life, you do two things. First, you recognize that even though things may not be exactly as you’d like, you are fortunate to have what you do. Second, the more blessings you are thankful for, the more you draw in or attract. It’s like they multiply.

Deborah P

Shared November 2, 2017

Give to others
There is something extremely satisfying about helping those around you. It doesn’t have to be huge acts of service either. Something as simple as opening the door for someone or giving a stranger (or loved one) a genuine compliment has the ability to make a huge impact on their day…and yours.

Make it a goal to do something good for someone each day…and the smile on your face will be as big as the one on theirs.

Anh Nông Thị Vân

Shared March 21, 2016

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Anh Nông Thị Vân

Shared March 21, 2016

habits are “action[s] that you take on a repeated basis with little or no required effort or thought.”

Anh Nông Thị Vân

Shared March 21, 2016

Jim Rohn once said, “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

Vũ Khiêm Phạm

Shared December 16, 2016

saved

Lenin Goud

Shared January 5, 2017


Jennifer Horton

Shared January 20, 2017

Love

Jonny Farrow

Shared January 21, 2017

defines

Riyanka Saikia

Shared January 27, 2017

Read it and follow its

Coin Runner

Shared January 29, 2017

Pretty important

Joseph Coulter

Shared February 4, 2017

This app will have a good time for me

Kerby Alzate

Shared February 5, 2017

"excuses- easy lies we tell ourselves to cover up our failures.”

excuses as “easy lies we tell ourselves to cover up our failures.”

Kerby Alzate

Shared February 5, 2017

Having no routine or structure is so much more draining mentally, physically, and emotionally than any routine could ever be!

Deepansh Dayal

Shared February 5, 2017

Ultimate

I would like to follow these steps!

Petra Wetzel

Shared February 6, 2017

You find everything Heer

pan zhang

Shared February 8, 2017

Tasks

Buka .

Shared February 9, 2017

👌


This type of

alejandro bc

Shared February 17, 2017

If you woke up tomorrow and only had the things you were thankful for today, what would you have?

Eric Bernardo

Shared February 21, 2017

💋🐠💋

ashwath n

Shared March 1, 2017

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Davia Casillas

Shared March 5, 2017

Improve

Tony Sky

Shared March 5, 2017

"“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”"

Shivom Gary

Shared March 12, 2017

Must read

fathi azmi

Shared March 12, 2017

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Here’s something really important to remember: what works for someone else, might not work for you. That’s why it’s important to pick the activities that resonate most with you, the ones that push you to become the best you that you are capable of being…and to keep doing those.

Brian Johnson

Shared March 14, 2017

Lots of great tidbits for bettering yourself

Jan

Shared March 19, 2017

"perfect "

Shruthi A

Shared March 22, 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS.

Amy Zhang

Shared March 27, 2017

Woke up after poking a big alligator in the eye (scary dream!). Tried to calm my mind down by reading. Lots of good practical tips including wakes up at 5am everyday. Looks at my clock now. Someone is telling me something? 😝👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Jenniffer Taveras

Shared April 5, 2017

Nice to try!

SAMWEL JAIROS

Shared April 5, 2017

GOOD EVENING

Susan French

Shared April 13, 2017

Hypnotherapy and Success Coaching helps you to achieve your goals and dreams. #bookfreeconsult

Brian Miller

Shared April 14, 2017

"Aristotle"

Imran Munshi

Shared May 2, 2017

excellent post..loved it. i will start doing.

Laura 09

Shared June 9, 2017

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit

Laura 09

Shared June 9, 2017

action[s] that you take on a repeated basis with little or no required effort or thought.

Laura 09

Shared June 9, 2017

Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.

Laura 09

Shared June 9, 2017

what works for someone else, might not work for you

Laura 09

Shared June 9, 2017

Today is going to be the best day ever!

Laura 09

Shared June 9, 2017

Either you run the day or the day runs you

John Valhalla

Shared June 9, 2017

well worth the time I spent to read it, and then some...

Philip Murray

Shared July 8, 2017

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Steve Romain

Shared July 17, 2017

A groovy little read

Jeremy Lee 剑指江湖

Shared July 21, 2017

Good to know

Artem Barsukov

Shared July 23, 2017

Having no routine or structure is so much more draining mentally, physically, and emotionally than any routine could ever be!

Artem Barsukov

Shared July 23, 2017

Here’s something really important to remember: what works for someone else, might not work for you

Omotola Obisesan

Shared July 27, 2017

really helpful

James Morgan

Shared July 28, 2017

Being

Ex Tech Solution

Shared July 29, 2017

very well written

Ayan Das

Shared September 3, 2017

Awesome

Mihali MacMavro

Shared September 19, 2017

So much concentrated useful experience and wisdom for you to digest and consider!!

Jonny

Shared September 20, 2017

I have a few apps on my phone that I read daily to inspire and motivate me. They keep me centered and grounded, giving me a more stable mental foundation.

Aleksandra

Shared September 27, 2017

“Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.”

SOLOMON JOLLY

Shared October 18, 2017

routine

Andrew Dag

Shared October 19, 2017

What makes a day good or bad isn’t the events that occur, but rather your response to them

Andrew Dag

Shared October 21, 2017

In Choose Yourself, Altucher defines excuses as “easy lies we tell ourselves to cover up our failures.”

Andrew Dag

Shared October 21, 2017

In Choose Yourself, Altucher defines excuses as “easy lies we tell ourselves to cover up our failures.”

Yashika Goidani

Shared November 1, 2017

truly great 🙂
hard to commit🤔🙂

samuel akomolafe

Shared November 6, 2017

change ur routine ....

David Andrews

Shared November 6, 2017

Always be positive,and keep smiling.

Mohammed Khaled Atala

Shared November 11, 2017

The final, from the end; greatest

Ultimate

Peter Gotta

Shared November 15, 2017

I think Martin Luther said to be properly free, you need to be properly bound. It occurred to me that a good life routine is doing just that

George Bruer

Shared November 16, 2017

To Starting the day off good...

Baška Kosaruková

Shared November 19, 2017

Be proactive: Don’t check your email first!
When you wake up in the morning, do you immediately check your email or social media accounts? If so, you’re starting your day off in reactive mode instead of proactive.

Bogdan Costia

Shared November 26, 2017

You have to bookmark this :-).

ירדן בן-בסט

Shared November 27, 2017

Don’t be afraid to try new habits and see how they work for you. If they leave you feeling energized and inspired, keep doing them…if they don’t, keep trying new ones until you find ones that do.

Lyle Mills

Shared December 1, 2017

Absolutely love this #successguide. If you want to become the best version of yourself it starts with adopting #healthy habits.

Moises Osorio

Shared December 3, 2017

5:30pm – meet up with someone for coffee or networking
7pm: spend time with my family, come up with 10 ideas and learn something new.
9:30pm – floss (this was actually my first real habit), review my day, say nighttime affirmations, give thanks again
10pm – lights out…sleep.
Don’t Be Afraid to Mess Up; Just Start!

It’s important for me to let you know that this isn’t what my daily routine looked like at the beginning…not even close. I was happy to just be doing one of these things on a daily basis! No, this has been a constant process of experimentation, optimization and change…it’s not always easy but it’s so worth it.


It’s okay to “let yourself be sloppy” when it comes to creating new habits. In other words, be specific in what you want, but also keep the flexibility necessary to work within in your lifestyle and schedule so your habits actually stick.

Start small.The American Psychological Association suggests that “to improve your success, [you need to] focus on one goal or change at a time.”

One of my favorite examples of starting small to get big results comes from author John Grisham. Want to know what his goal was when he first started writing?



ONE PAGE PER DAY. That’s it. Sometimes writing that one page would take 10 minutes…sometimes an hour. Many times he would write for two hours before he had to turn to his “day job” as a lawyer.

“The alarm clock would go off at 5, and I’d jump in the shower. My office was 5 minutes away. And I had to be at my desk, at my office, with the first cup of coffee, a legal pad and write the first word at 5:30, five days a week.”

It took Grisham three years to finish his first novel (“A Time to Kill”)…and since getting it published in 1988, he has gone on to write one book per year…selling more than 300 million copies worldwide and amassing a net worth of over $200 million! All of that started with one page per day…

Never discount the power of consistenly taking small, deliberate actions and the compound effect this can have on your life.

Even one positive habit done daily can be the basis for major change in your life. Just start. In the words of the late Jim Rohn,


Over to You

What does your daily routine include? What do you do to be the best you mentally, physically, and spiritually?

Don’t have a daily routine? That’s okay too!

Let us know what you are going to start with…or where you need help. After looking through these ideas, which ones could you implement so you can become the best you?

I’m looking forward to hearing and learning from all of you in the comments below!

Want to go further? I put together a special bonus area for Buffer readers with an eBook version of this post, a daily habit builder worksheet and a guide with 40 powerful morning habits!

Manav Shukla

Shared December 5, 2017

Nice information..... loved it....👍🏻

Jose Carlos Vitorazo

Shared December 16, 2017

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Jose Carlos Vitorazo

Shared December 16, 2017

?sd

Chazin Ballagan

Shared December 20, 2017

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

Jaylen Dabney

Shared December 26, 2017

you is right ok thank the right thing ok

merve karaca

Shared January 7, 2018

considered

merve karaca

Shared January 7, 2018

subconscious

myarkwardpatadopand Hi

Shared January 8, 2018

Cool

Jasmeet Singh Arora

Shared January 14, 2018

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Chris Franklin

Shared January 21, 2018

definitely worth a reas

Esra Karahan

Shared January 26, 2018

“Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.”

Esra Karahan

Shared January 26, 2018

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Esra Karahan

Shared January 26, 2018

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

Esra Karahan

Shared January 28, 2018

Altucher defines excuses as “easy lies we tell ourselves to cover up our failures.”

Mohammad Javad Tavakkoli

Shared January 28, 2018

hi

yasir arfat

Shared March 6, 2018

Recommended 👍🏻

Dave Aucremann

Shared March 19, 2018

“Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.”

Kasper Lyskjær

Shared April 7, 2018

Great read - very inspirational!

Angela Petelos

Shared April 7, 2018

I’m currently on a personal pursuit of incorporating beneficial habits to life and daily routine and enhance a d grow myself.
I love the following quote by Brian Tracy that this article states: “Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.”

Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.”

Айдар Мадияров

Shared 2 days ago

Sounds good. Let it be the rule of my life

Brian Tracy says, “Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.”

Айдар Мадияров

Shared 2 days ago

Sounds good. Let it be the rule of my life

As Brian Tracy says, “Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.”

Chaturon Itthiprapakul

Shared December 27, 2015

2016 goals

Sreejith M.S

Shared August 15, 2017

“Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.”