Are you struggling to stick to your goals, despite knowing how important they are?
The trouble may be a lack of routine. Routine gives accountability and stability to our lives, as well as helping us stick to and achieve important goals.
If you want to run a successful financial services firm and lead the life you’ve always dreamed of, consider these habits for success:
Keeping track of the going-ons of your daily life will allow you to effectively manage your time and identify where you may be mismanaging your time.
That includes personal appointments, business engagements, workouts and even family outings.
Create a bedtime and wake-up routine you can stick to. This includes a set dinner and bedtime, as well as wake-up call.
Aim to kick your day off on a strong start by doing something productive within the first hour of waking.
Your productivity momentum will gather steam and last throughout your day.
When people are pulling you in every direction, distracting you from your own responsibilities, it’s important to know when to say no.
If interruptions and distractions are happening every day, sometimes multiple times a day, you need to set boundaries.
Avoid the use of your phone, tablet, television or social media for purposes unrelated to the task at hand — including email notifications!
It can be so tempting to switch tabs when you receive a new email notification, but ultimately you’re doing yourself a disservice by repeatedly disengaging and reengaging your focus.
Multitasking is one of the biggest productivity misconceptions of all time. While it might feel like you’re accomplishing more, in fact you’re probably doing both tasks at half-measure.
If you become overwhelmed by the need to complete a task other than the one at-hand, take a step back and assess what is a priority and what is not.
Incorporating some flexibility into your routine will prepare you to deal with adversity and challenge, more so than expecting everything to always do exactly according to plan.
While your routine might be set in stone, the whole world does not revolve around it and things will come up.
You will always have the power to choose how you respond to setbacks. The questions is, will you view them as obstacles or opportunities?
Downtime is a necessity to routine. Don’t get so wrapped up in scheduling and planning that you miss out on the joys of life.
Set aside time on the weekends, Friday afternoons or midday pauses to simply let go of your routine and do what comes naturally.
Taking time off can help you:
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