Do you know that whatever you do today matters? In fact, your daily habits are a determining factor in how successful you become. So before you let your hours drift away into a myriad of little things, wake up to the real purpose of your life. Success means progress. Take the first step here, now, today. So in this article, we’re going to cover some 7 boss lady habits you should develop today.
1. Sleep like a Queen
When you think about your health, what comes to mind? It must be eating healthy, drinking water, exercising and resting. However, many campus ladies often forget the importance of sleeping. Getting good sleep is about making your health a priority. Our bodies run best when we sleep well, so put away your phone, make a hot cup of tea, and light a candle to help you relax. 7-8 hours of sleep each night will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the next day.
2. Wake up Ready!
With good sleep comes a relaxed and ready mind. Always remember that if you’re thinking about what you’re going to achieve when you wake up – it’s already too late. So here’s your challenge: Write your to-do lists the night before. In the morning, one of the first things that crosses your mind is what you have planned for the day. But the goal is to get those plans out of your head and on paper the night before. Because when you have your to-do list ready in the morning, you’re already prepared to kick start your day.
3. Repeat Positive Affirmations
Always remember that you are your number one fan and positive affirmations help you cheer yourself. Repeat 3-5 positive affirmations in the mirror each day. This will begin improving your relationship with yourself through CBT, aka Cognitive Based Therapy. Repeating positive affirmations is also a key habit of confident people. An affirmation example could be, “You are great. You are smart. You are enough.” If you don’t know what to say, make a list of all the things you like about yourself. Next time you’re feeling particularly accomplished, refer to those in times of self-doubt.
4. Make Networking a Habit
Upwardly mobile people don’t let opportunities to network slip through their fingers. Opportunities like HER SEMINAR enable you to meet and interact with people you would have otherwise never met. It’s tough to land your first job or an attachment if you know no one in your industry. So make it a point to network with people at all levels while still on campus. Oh, and that campus event that everyone is not interested in? Don’t skip out on it. Opportunity knocks at the most unexpected times.
5. Set SMART Goals
You’re a boss lady and you get stuff done. Goals are an important factor in your success. Most of us have two lives: the lives we live and the lives we are capable of living. But not every goal is created equal. You should create SMART goals. SMART is an acronym that means: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound. Your goals must be all of these things. If you’ve never read a goal setting book, I recommend picking up a book called the 12 week year. The book teaches you how to get more done in 12 weeks than most people do in 12 months.
6. Make a Budget…and Stick to it!
The money we get in college may be very little but remember if we can effectively manage the little responsibilities, then we will be better placed to handle even bigger responsibilities. Many students often make a budget but the challenge comes with following it to the latter. The saying goes – a budget is you telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went. Making and sticking to the budget is the epitome of self-control on campus.
7. Increase your Vocabulary
Communication is important. It’s one of the most unmistakable traits of successful women. While some women are naturally charming and transformative, many of us aren’t. Try subscribing to Merriam Webster’s Word of the Day notifications. To take it one step more advanced, try writing a sentence with the word of the day in it. Also make it a habit to read a book every week or every two weeks on topical issues. This will keep you informed and your vocabulary enriched.
Always stay curious. A boss lady is always continuing her education – and not through the traditional college education you might think. Whether it’s Podcasts or books, commit to learning something new each week.