Four Science – Backed Habits to Make You More Successful
Number 1: Make fewer decisions. From the moment we wake up, our mind is making decisions. Over the course of a year, those millions of decisions can pile up and result in decision fatigue, the point at which you’re so tired of decision that you stop giving each decision the attention it deserves. By reducing the number of choices you have to make each day, you can limit the negative side effects of decision fatigue.
Number 2: Make time for mindfulness. Yoga has become one of the fastest growing trends in North America. One study highlighted the impacts of yoga on high-stress employees: Those who picked up a yoga habit saw a reduction in perceived stress and an improvement in sleep quality.
Number 3: Focus on one task at a time. Multitasking is a dangerous habit that can cause more harm than good. In fact, a study conducted at Stanford University found multitasking makes you less productive than you would be if you decided to do a single task. Furthermore, the study found individuals who multitask cannot pay attention, recall information or switch tasks as quickly and effectively as someone who finishes one job at a time.
Number 4: Listen to rock or hip-hop while working. In a study, researchers found that high-powered music makes people feel more empowered and in control.
It is not easy to adopt new habits. If you can take just one of these habits and make it your own, it’s likely that you will begin to notice immediate changes and improvements in your life.
Be aware of the habits you embrace and stay committed to achieving your goals. Success happens because you wake up every single day, embrace a series of habits and take the small steps you need to turn your big dreams into realities.
From the article: 4 Science-Backed Habits to Make You More Successful by Ross Simmonds – March 8, 2017 – SUCCESS Magazine
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