But good habits are most certainly something we do have the power to harness to help us reach our potential.
Here are five easy hacks successful women do daily, says US lifestyle site Well+Good.
Add them to your routine and that job promotion may be more reachable than you first thought.
1. Write down your intentions
“A good intention nurtures your consciousness and has the power to significantly raise your awareness,” says Chandresh Bhardwaj, a Los Angeles-based spiritual teacher. “When you set an intention, you don’t have to worry about your actions. A righteous intention creates a righteous action.” So it’s not surprising that, in addition to meditating and exercising, writing out your intentions can be good for your soul—and your to-do list.
2. Drink hot water with lemon in the morning
Everyone from Cate Blanchett to Jennifer Aniston starts her day with this simple yet cleansing elixir. The ancient Ayurvedic technique acts as a detox for your body so you start off with a clean slate. It also serves as a refreshing pick-me-up.
3. Pack snacks for the day
Hunger is the enemy of successful women. To combat it, bring nuts or nutrition bars (the good kind) with you so you can stay fuelled. Molly Sims likes to pack a bag of raw almonds. “They’re loaded with health benefits and keep me charged and full,” she says. “For snacking on the go, it helps to have the correct portions of your preferred snack pre-bagged and ready; it helps me not overindulge or skip meals.”
4. Find A Morning Fitness Crew
If you slowly reduce your snooze habit and schedule in a morning workout, you’ll feel better prepared to take on the day. And if you have a group of friends expecting you to show up for that 7 a.m. boot camp, you’ll be even more motivated to get out of bed.
5. Get Plenty Of Sleep
If you don’t believe the increasing number of scientific studies on the importance of a good night’s sleep (eight hours is ideal), try turning in a little earlier tonight and see how you feel the next day. Ensuring that you power down and hit the hay at a decent bedtime is key for waking up energised and ready to seize the (work) day.