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15 Things You Should Know in 5 Minutes That Will be Useful For The Rest of Your Life

15 Things You Should Know in 5 Minutes That Will be Useful For The Rest of Your Life

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You need clarity of purpose to succeed

You need clarity of purpose to succeed

Napoleon Hill once said that we must know what we want and we must have the strong desire to possess it.

Without a purpose, it’s easy to pursue things that you “think you should be doing”.

Learn something theoretical or practical

Learn something theoretical or practical

Nowadays, thanks to the internet, everyone can learn something new.

Listen to a podcast. Watch a TED video to understand a new concept. Read a book.

Push yourself mentally. And you will also get a wonderful sense of satisfaction from expanding your knowledge.

Get outside or spend time in nature

Get outside or spend time in nature

Spending time in nature has been found to reduce anxiety and boost brain performance. It also helps you age better and makes you happier.

Exercising or getting your heart rate up will always make you feel better

Exercising or getting your heart rate up will always make you feel better

Just do something that gets you active that you enjoy.

You’ll never regret an exercise no matter how short, especially if you make it a habit, but you might regret not doing it.

Make time to just think

Make time to just think

Spending time alone can help you get back in touch with your mind, feelings, emotions, thoughts and ideas.

The state of your mind determines everything. It pays to make time to pause, reflect, refresh and start over.

So find some minutes in your life to just think.

Evaluate your time commitments every month

Evaluate your time commitments every month

Aks yourself every month:

How do I spend my day? What things do I do, from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep? Are they all helping me achieve my long-term goals?

Redesign your schedule and focus on what brings out the best in you. Find ways to free up time for everything important to your progress and growth.

Organize your immediate environment

Organize your immediate environment

Get in the habit of cleaning one small thing at a time every day or week.

Try a little decluttering in specific areas each day. The process can calm your brain and reduce stress. Your ability to organize yourself has a major impact on your success.

Activate your curiosity

Activate your curiosity

Being curios can improve your life, skills and perception of life.

Also inquiring about things can make us less vulnerable to fake news.

Write something — anything but not on your phone, on paper

Write something — anything but not on your phone, on paper

Write a list of things to do, what you’ve accomplished, what you are learning or intend to learn.

Writing by hand improves your memory and increases your focus.

Limit your time on social media

Limit your time on social media

People spend an average of 2 hours and 24 minutes per day globally on social medias.

That's a lot of time we can use to do great work.

Don't spend an excessive amount of time on social media. Know when is the time to put your phone down.

Drink water as soon as you wake up, instead of coffee

Drink water as soon as you wake up, instead of coffee

The body gets dehydrated overnight. It gets worse in the morning.

Drinking a glass or two of water right when you wake up, is a good way to quickly rehydrate your body instead of coffee. 

Stop hanging out with people who hold you back

Stop hanging out with people who hold you back

Think about your relationships with people.

If there’s someone who’s a negative influence in your life, make a conscious decision to spend less time with them.

A consistent morning routine makes the rest of the day incredibly better

A consistent morning routine makes the rest of the day incredibly better

Plan your day the night before by identifying your most important tasks before you start work every morning.

In this way you'll save a lot of time.

In tough, difficult or uncertainty times, shift your perception  and be grateful for your situation

In tough, difficult or uncertainty times, shift your perception and be grateful for your situation

When you're in a difficult period, focus on the good things in life and the things that make you happy.

If we think about the bad things we'll see only those. So shift your focus to good things. 

Smart people learn from everyone and everything

Smart people learn from everyone and everything

Soak up the wisdom of others.

Everyone has something to say or to teach.

Open yourself to understand new or different ideas, perceptions, beliefs, values and new areas that are of interest to you.

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