Good habits are the key to the success of many female entrepreneurs.
Good habits can lead to increased productivity and happiness, which in turn will lead to increased growth.
This post explore what is a habit, how habits are formed and 23 good habits that successful female entrepreneurs follow to help them achieve their goals and objectives.
According to Miriam-Webster Dictionary, a habit is a behaviour pattern that is acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic repetition exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance.
In simple terms, a habit is an action that you do, most of the time subconsciously.
Habits are often learnt behaviours, which means that they can be changed or adapted.
Good habits are formed through routines.
Repeating the habit is how habits are formed.
There is a three step process to forming a good habit. The process is:-
1 – There is usually a trigger or a cue that tells the brain that the action needs to occur.
2 – The second step in the process is the actual action or behaviour itself.
3 – The final step is the reward, celebration or recognition after the action has occurred. This makes the brain feel good, and then it remembers the trigger and action for the next time.
When forming a good habit, there are some simple steps that you can follow:-
1 – Start small
2 – Focus on one new small habit at a time
3 – Commit to the new habit for a minimum of 30 days
4 – Have a back-up plan for when there are obstacles or things in place that prevent you from completing your habit.
5 – Have an accountability partner so that someone can keep you on track
6 – Reward yourself for reaching 30 days.
We all have bad habits. Some tips to try and help kick those bad habits include:-
1 – Understand the bad habit, what triggers it and why you do it.
2 – Remove any temptations that you have that leads to the bad habit.
3 – Make the habit unpleasant.
4 – Replace the bad habit with a good habit.
5 – Be aware of situations that make lead to your bad habit occurring.
6 – Hold yourself accountable.
7 – Reward yourself for not falling into the bad habit.
1 – Get up at the same time each day.
2 – Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
3 – Get at least 8 hours sleep per night.
4 – Develop goals and objectives for yourself and your business.
5 – Get some exercise every day.
6 – Declutter regularly and donate to charity.
7 – Take time out to recharge your batteries.
8 – Network with people who are outside of your current industry.
9 – Stop screen time an hour before bedtime.
10 – Read more books.
11 – Make sure your financial affairs are in order.
12 – Ensure that you stand outside and look at the sky every day.
13 – Schedule time to check and respond to your emails each day.
14 – Create weekly meal plans.
15 – Find a mentor to learn from.
16 – Keep a list on your phone of all your good ideas and write them down as they come to you.
17 – Create a vision board and keep it in your office or work space.
18 – Remove toxic people from your life.
19 – Schedule time for spending time with friends and family.
20 – Learn how to accept compliments
21 – Find some inspirational people to follow.
22 – Find a good podcast to listen to regularly.
23 – Learn to have fun – laughter truly is the best medicine.
There you have it – 23 good habits of successful female entrepreneurs.
Do you already have some of these habits in place?
Or, is there any other good habits that you think should be on this list?