A Boss girl is a woman who believes in self growth, personal development and is in charge of her own narrative. She doesn’t go with the flow, but creates a life that she loves.
Becoming or a bosslady or a bossbabe (whatever you like to call it) is pretty simple, if you know where to begin.
And inculcating these habits is the perfect place to start. And if you want to be a bosslady, who goes after her dreams, believes in self improvement and growth, then read on as we take you through these habits.
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Getting up Early
Waking up early or waking up at 5 A.M. might seem overwhelming at first, but it is pretty simple. You just need to give your body some time to adjust to your new routine.
Waking up early is one of the habits that all successful women have in common. This extra time in your mornings allow you to take care of yourself and not rush to work.
Waking up at the same time everyday, is also great for your overall health, productivity and sleep quality. They key to waking up early however, is to sleep early.
And if you have trouble sleeping early, here is how to sleep better.
It is one of those super simple things that most people think are over-rated, but are actually not. Writing down your to-do list in the morning and setting your top 3 priorities for the day is a great way to start your day on a productive note.
It is best to write your to-do list the night before, so that in the morning you have a very clear idea of what your day looks like.
If you find it difficult to be productive while working from home, here are 21 hacks that will help you more productive at home.
And if you are looking for tools to be more productive and to organise your days/weeks or months better, I highly recommend trying out Bullet Journalling.
I have a Guide to Bullet Journalling for beginners, if you want to check it out. And here is how I use BUJO as a PRODUCTIVITY TOOL.
Manage your finances
Boss Babes know how to manage their finances. They do not depend on anyone else to do this for them. They educate themselves about personal finance and know which way of budgeting suit them best.
They also develop a habit of saving quite early in life and they know how to live below their means. They are in control of their finances and they know where their money goes.
If you want more help with personal finance, I highly recommend this simple budgeting method that is perfect for beginners. And here are the money habits of women who are never broke. You can start by implementing these money habits.
Here are the Money habits you need to adopt in 2020.
Make your health a priority
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that all successful people have this in common. They take care of themselves and make time for their health and wellness.
Working out or sweating it out is known to be a mood enhancer and it is important to do at least 30 minutes of exercises everyday. Apart from workouts, it is also important to fuel your body with clean, healthy, nutritious food.
And boss babes make it a habit to take care of their health and make it a priority. They know that they will always be busy, but they need to focus on their health to do the rest.
Make self care a priority
Unwinding after a long day at work is super important to keep yourself motivated and energised. And as much as you love the hustle culture and going after your goals, prioritising self care is important as well.
And if you don’t take these pauses and if you don’t prioritise these breaks from work to relax and rejuvenate, you will eventually burn out.
So make sure to take time out for yourself, away from your phone, away from social media, to recharge.
Stay organised & maintain a clutter free home
Clutter in your home is often directly related to clutter in your mind. You will see that when your home is cluttered, you will have difficulty in processing your thoughts clearly. You will find working towards your goals a little difficult and your goals a bit blurred.
Getting organised and decluttering your home and your work space is an amazing way to be more productive throughout the day. Here is our guide to decluttering your entire home.
Know how to say No
Knowing how to say NO without offending anyone is truly an art that only a few people know. And boss babes know that they don’t have to say yes to every opportunity that comes their way. They know that they can’t please everyone and that it’s okay to prioritise yourself.
They make time and say yes to things that matter to them the most. And they know how to set limits and boundaries for people and work.
Set smart Goals
Boss ladies set SMART goals and they know how to achieve them. It is rightly said that what gets measured gets managed and planning out your goals that are measurable and time bound is the perfect way to achieve these goals.
And before you say, “Oh I don’t need to write my goals down. Kids do that. I know what my goals are. I know hat I want from my life”. Let me tell you it has been proven in studies that people who take the time to write down their goals are more successful than people who don’t.
Do not try to do everything yourself
You can do anything but not everything
And if you are trying to do everything yourself and have trouble in giving control to someone else, you are just holding yourself back. Boss ladies know that they can’t focus on small repetitive tasks and that they are not worth their time. So they delegate these tasks to someone else.
They do not try to do everything themselves. This is especially important if you are running an online business and have hundreds of things to do. Knowing what can be outsourced is the key.
Systems over motivatioN
You will not always have the motivation to go to the gym or the motivation to cook yourself a healthy well balanced meal. That’s why it is so important to set systems in place. That’s why we focus so much on building morning and night routines.
Because when everything fails, these systems will keep you afloat. SO make sure to turn these habits into a routine and amke sure to stick to it.
If you are struggling to make a morning and night routine that works for you, here is everything you need to know.
In the long run, these habits and systems will help you rather than motivation.
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