Your daily rituals ultimately determine the quality of your life. Happy and successful people do certain things each day and they do those things consistently. This is great news because you can take their strategies and appreciate the same results! A few small changes really can transform your life!  

It’s important to remember however, that the odds of successfully making a change are much higher when that change is incremental. Patience is required. Instead of focusing on big changes, consider starting small by making a few minor adjustments.


These EFFECTIVE HABITS result in a more productive life:

1. Make yourself a priority. 

We’ve all been taught to worry about others. Self-sacrifice is viewed as altruistic and noble. But you’re important, too! Give your emotional and physical health the attention it deserves. Only then will you be in a good position to help yourself and others.

2. Set one or more goals each day. 

Without an objective for the day, it’s easy to lose direction and be less accomplished. When you wake up with a purpose, you are more motivated and energized for the day. Achieving your goals will give you a feeling of accomplishment at the end of each day.

3. Communicate effectively. 

Both personal and professional relationships flourish when you communicate well with others. Conversely, poor communication creates misunderstanding and unhappiness. By having effective interactions, you ensure that you understand others and they understand you.

4. Get enough sleep. 

Studies have consistently shown that getting a minimum of seven hours of sleep is critical. Research shows that with adequate sleep, people perform better on mental and physical tasks.

5. Meditate. 

A few minutes of meditation each day can provide significant results. Meditating relaxes the body and clears the mind, giving you a total body break. This exercise for your mental muscles can improve cognition and lower stress.

6. Spend quality time with loved ones. 

Prioritizing relationships and meaningful time with those that are most important to you is rewarding both physically and emotionally. Instead of spending time in front of the TV, interacting positively with others will make you happier and provide the motivation necessary to reach higher levels of success.

7. Learn something new each day. 

Imagine how much you’d know in five years if you learned something new each day! Learn something that’s both interesting and useful to your future improves your sense of self by adding to your personal growth. This can also make you more effective in the workplace.

8. Be grateful. 

It’s easy to take for granted how much you already have. Spend a few minutes each day and make a list of all the things that fill you with gratitude. You will be amazed at how long your list is! Focusing on what you have instead of what you don’t have will enhance your mood and make it easy to move forward.

9. Use time effectively. 

Time is the one thing you can’t get back. Whether you’re a millionaire or starving artist, every person has 24 hours available to them each day. The most successful people use that time effectively. Whether working or having fun, strive to make your hours as productive as possible.

10. Exercise each day. 

Exercise is not only critical for your physical health, it is just as necessary for your mental and emotional health as well. It helps you de-stress and unwind. Carve out time in your day for at least 30 minutes of physical activity. Be consistent and scheduled and you will reap the proven benefits.


You see? It’s that easy to start feeling better and accomplish more! By adding positive daily rituals into your routine, you can improve the quality of your days and transform your life. Small changes can bring big results over time. Develop effective habits that guarantee a better mood and greater success!

 What are some effective habits you perform to keep you at the top of your game? Comment below!


  1. Marcia Lee says:

    Great blog. I would add #11 Be true to your authentic self. You know you are doing this when you feel good about that chore or deed or conversation – even if it didn’t yield exactly what you wanted. You know that you did not betray you!

    • Smile says:

      Yes, Marcia, living authentically is not defined by the doing of it, but the being of it. You get to be you even if the outcome of a situation isn’t exactly what you had hoped for. You get to choose how you want to address the outcome and move forward from there. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Simon says:

    Am grateful for this lessons
    What kept me on top of my game is when I listen to great people or red books full os wisdom like this it keeps me going

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