3 Simple habits of successful and happy people

It is the little touches in life that can determine our happiness and success.

Wanting to be both successful and happy is a goal for many and it can be overwhelming trying to find ways to achieve it. Instead, focus on small everyday tasks that you can incorporate into your routine to help lead a life you love to wake up to.

Here are 3 habits that you can easily start including into your routine today.

1. Unplug at night

We all know that the benefits of a good night’s sleep are nearly endless so let’s add another one to the list. Sheryl Sandberg swears by her nightly ritual- and with her success, we can’t fault the logic. How does she do it? She unplugs at night. An hour before she plans on going to sleep she will switch off her electronics, including her phone! It’s time to stop using the phone alarm excuse. A good old-fashioned alarm clock will do the same job.

2. Understand the difference between busy and productive

There is a significant difference between being busy and being productive. Busy is when you are rushing through life and can leave you feeling unhappy and frazzled. Productivity, on the other hand, is expanding your horizons at a comfortable pace and achieving your tasks and goals. Sit down, look at your schedule and really think about what title suits your current lifestyle. Maybe it’s time for a change.

3. Start cultivating some resilience

Some psychologists say that resilience, not happiness, is the opposite of depression. People who are resilient know how to bounce back from failures. Life will inevitably bring some form of hardship, but those who are resilient know how to persevere through these tough times.

These are 3 simple things that you can start doing today to start leading a successful and happy life!

Jade  Byers Pointer

Jade Byers-Pointer is studying a Media and Communications degree at QUT. When she's not writing you can find her either chasing the sun somewhere at a beach or researching her next adventure. Proudly admitting to her out of control lipstick collection, she also loves travel, dogs, and the ocean. Passionate about all things football and shopping, if you get her talking about either you better be prepared for a long one.