As ambitious Career Girls, we really want to have it all and do it all! But realistically, we can’t transform overnight. Our goals and new habits will have to be spread out evenly throughout the year, or we’ll burn out by the end of January!
So we’ve narrowed down our lists to include five things amazingly successful women do (nearly) every day. Add these to your New Year’s Resolutions too and set yourself up for success in 2017!
1. Make time for a healthy breakfast
Yes, your mom was right – breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. We all make time for breakfast, but do we really know how important it is? Power women like Beyoncé, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Taylor Swift, and Hillary Clinton, all swear by their breakfasts every morning! And they don’t just grab a breakfast bar on the way out, you can guarantee their breakfasts consist of avocado on toast, grapefruit, granola, something wholesome and healthy.
So make 2017 the year you squeeze an extra 5-10 minutes into your morning routine to prepare a healthy breakfast.
2. Start to meditate
Making some time for the tiniest meditation practice can do wonders for your mind, body, and soul. Arianna Huffington and Oprah both meditate every day!
Even a 10-minute practice can do wonders for calming your mind. Download the Headspace app and try guided meditation, it’s the perfect antidote to a busy lifestyle. Meditating will give you time to slow your thoughts and space for greater inspiration and creativity!
3. Upgrade your morning water
Who doesn’t want to look as amazing as Gwyneth Paltrow? One thing she swears by is drinking hot water and lemon every day! The benefits of this drink are endless – it’s brilliant for first thing in the morning to warm up your digestive system. Swap your coffee for hot water and lemon, and start the day with a pint of water every day if you want better skin, digestion and to look eternally young!
4. Create a routine
If you compare many successful women’s daily routines, you’ll notice that they all have one thing in common: they wake up at the same time every day. It’s called a routine for a reason! Work out what time is best for you to get up and stick to it. If you want to start getting up earlier, slowly progress towards that by getting up 15 minutes earlier every day for a week at a time!
And give yourself some days off too – Sundays are definitely for lie-ins.
5. Write your intentions for the day
Arianna Huffington writes down her intentions for the day every morning. Lauren Conrad keeps a to-do list notebook by her bed so she can quickly scribble her goals for the day in the morning and evening! Treat yourself to a nice notebook for writing in daily intentions and goals, then cross them out as your day progresses. It gives you a really concrete sense of satisfaction!
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