There’s a ton of research around how setting habits can help us conserve energy because it reduces the number of decisions we have to make in a day. However, not all habits are created equal and so we’ve asked our community to tell us about the habits they have been most effective for them.

Hugo Valdez: Chef

The pursuit of evolution. I always wanted the next best skill. Whether it be a knife skill, cooking technique or flavor pairing. I always wanted to push myself past my own limits. My favorite saying is that you never know what a person is made of until you apply pressure Read more>>

Shantel Tatayana: Licensed Cosmetologist

I feel like punctuality helps me succeed…. A LOT! In the beauty field, there is a stigma with beauty professionals and their tendency to run behind as far as time. As for me, its very important for me that I run on a schedule and that I schedule myself accordingly so that my clients are gaining the experience that they are accustomed to. Read more>>

Tracie Herold: Strengths-based Therapist

• Be clear about the value behind the goal or task. What does it mean to you? • Think about the way you are talking to yourself. Ask yourself “Can I do X-Y-Z?” vs saying “I should do X-Y-Z”. “Should”-ing is a common way of thinking about how to start or get things done but it can also be shaming. “Can I” focuses on action; “I should” focuses on probability. Read more>>

Jermaine Moore: Content Creator and Natural Product Enthusiast

The main habit that has helped the most is consistency. I have a set day and time for my releases and have stuck to it. There may have been a time or two I missing my scheduled time or day but it’s rare. Read more>>

Ashley Edwards: Managing Partner, Palmer’s Restaurant

I am a strong believer in self care. I think the only way we can be our best selves, is by taking care of our bodies. I place a high premium on getting a good night sleep every night, working out every day, and putting clean food in my body. These habits have helped me to stay mentally and physically strong. Read more>>

Anwar Dougsiyeh: Lead organizer / event coordinator

A few habits that helped me succeed are 1. Getting up early
2. Knowing when to quit 3. Having a positive attitude 4. Surrounding yourself with positive people Read more>>

Nubia Adams: Holistic Herbalist, Artisan + Medicine Woman

Habits that I feel have helped me to succeed would be daily meditation, affirmations and visualization of the lifestyle I desire to lead. I write everything down on paper and always follow my inner compass, intuition, spiritual and ancestral guidance. Read more>>

Ashley Short: Pro Makeup Artist, Writer, Activist, and Creative

To be honest, I’m not the most disciplined person when it comes to a lot things in my life. I think people assume I have it all together and that I may follow this structured strategy for success but I don’t. A lot of the habits I have are things I’ve learned from others such as family, past experiences, school, etc. Read more>>