The Chain of Habits

A wise man once said that habits are the ladder to success and excellence. Who doesn’t want to be successful and happy? Aren’t we all craving for achieving something in life? We all have ambitions right? So why not go ahead and do something which will help you in life?

First things first, there is no magical potion for affluence and for reaching heights. You have to work hard but as they say, hard work without any planning is simply a waste of time. You are spending your energy doing things which are not going to take you anywhere. Hard work has to be done smartly. You have to plan it all out in such a way that all your efforts help you, not exhaust you.

So that is why I’m here. Today, in this article I am going to help you out in planning your day in such a way that you are able to achieve you goals in the shortest time possible.

I’m sure you must have heard of the saying, ‘Well begun is half done.’ Well, these small tips and pieces of advice haven’t been passed down to us through our older generations just like that. There is a reason why people believe in this. You can go through several of interviews by successful and well-established people and to your surprise, you’ll notice a pattern in all of them. As you will go on to analyse what all things do these big sort CEOs and Directors of big well established MNCs do, you’ll realise that they all one thing in common and that is a good, well planned out and productive morning routine. Yes, a good morning routine is life changing and it can help you in a lot of ways.

Let me decode this for you. I’ll start by looking at what most people do, then I’ll move on to giving you the ideal routine and then we’ll talk about the benefits of one.

So, 90% of the people wake up quite late and when they do, they continue to lie in their beds and check their social media handles. After having done that, they go to the washroom, brush their teeth, get ready for work, grab something to eat and out they go, rushing to work. This routine is a disaster in making. You cannot continue with such a pattern hoping to get somewhere in life. I’ll tell you why.

Problems in this routine

  1. Waking up late already sets your body in panic and you are not able to concentrate. You cannot or let’s say, do not plan your day ahead in time which sets the ball of problems rolling for you.
  2. Then you go onto check your social media which is filled with negativity. You see your friends’ photographs, them partying out all night which makes you feel miserable and unwanted.
  3.  After this fiasco, you are most likely to be disinterested in getting g ready properly so you just put on whatever you see on top of the pile which will make your turn out at work horrible.
  4. Then finally, to top it all you do not have a good nutritious breakfast which hampers you health thus bringing this cycle of problems to a full circle.

So now let us look at what you should ideally be doing. Firstly try waking up on time- somewhere around 6 or 6:30 in the morning. Then immediately as your alarm goes off jump out of the bed and make it. Don’t hit the snooze button. Draw the curtains, unfold the blinds and let sunlight in your room. Now go to loo, freshen up, brush your teeth etc. Once you are done, have a glass of water. All this will take around 15mins. Now take time to choose a good outfit, get dressed, do your hair properly, polish your shoes etc and go to your kitchen to have a good nutritious meal. Take time to sit down and eat while reading the newspaper so you are aware of what’s happening around you and the world. Now finally, check your social media etc and you are good to go!