Last year I did a lot of research on successful people’s daily routines. As an aspiring millionaire I wanted to know what it takes to be successful. I wanted to know what I am doing right and what I am doing wrong. As I searched for answers, I pretty much came across repeated information, which made me feel like I should be doing every single one of these tasks. These are some of the frequent habits that I came across while researching.
- Wake up Early (Most mentioned waking up at 5:00am)
- Meditate after you wake up.
- Read for at least 30 minutes a day (preferably self-help and how-to books).
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.
- Practice Self-Control with what you eat. Eat Healthy and don’t overindulge.
- Journaling. Write in your journal every day.
- Learn a skill. (Never stop learning)
- Manifesting. Visualize the life you want and where you want to be.
- Work Hard on your dreams. (Work AT LEAST 12 Hours a day, 6 days a week that first year.)
- Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.
One thing that surprised me was the journaling. I didn’t know that a lot of millionaires would write in their journals every day. That is something that I am currently trying to incorporate in my daily routine. I got into the habit of doing most of these last year until I ran out of gas in December. I really want to get a good routine down pat and try my best this year. One thing that I realized last year is that I am not working hard enough. I was putting in hours every day, but not nearly enough as I should. As I mentioned in a previous post, most millionaires have stated that they worked 14-18 hours a day (6 days a week) on their dreams during that first year. They recommend not working less than 12 hours. On average I was treating my dream as a part-time job, while I should be treating my dreams as if it was a full-time job plus overtime.
Last year my schedule was up and down. Some days I got up anywhere in between 3am to 7am, and other days I got up after 10am. I used to be a night owl, so I was glad that I was getting up earlier than usual, but I just wished I was a little more consistent with the time. I read a lot of articles, but when it comes to books, I am usually reading fiction. I definitely want to make it a priority to read more books that will help me achieve my goals and just improve all around. The majority of millionaires read around 2 books a month. I can finish a fiction book in a day when I’m in the zone. I just need to put the same energy into books that will help me towards my goals.
A lot of articles that I came across mentioned learning a skill. It can be a tool to help you, or it can be a simple hobby. One thing I’ve been learning off and on for years is learning a language. Last year was the first time I consistently worked on this on my own time. Before, it was only during high school and my first two years in college. I never took it as serious as I am taking it now. I hope that one day in the future I will be fluent in multiple languages. I am also learning leadership skills by taking advantage of the free classes that were offered during the pandemic. When I am finished, I will share my experience in a future post.
I’m not going to pressure myself with trying to do everything at once. I realized the best way to tackle things is to start with one task and ease the rest in gradually until it becomes a habit, even though the new year makes it tempting to want to dive in right away. Last month I slowed down on my exercising and my diet got thrown out the window as I was overloading on sugar. December is always a hard month to diet. I probably gained everything I lost. I want that to be the first habit I tackle. As I learned last year, when my diet is in check everything else seems easier.
What are you thinking about adding to your daily routine? Which habits have worked for you so far? Let me know in the comment section below! I would love to hear your thoughts. 😉