13 Girl Boss Habits That’ll Make You Successful

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The first question is who is a girl boss? For me, a girl boss or lady boss is a self-motivated lady that strives to take control of her life and business. If you want to succeed, improve and be productive in life there are some changes, steps, and habits you need to start developing. That is why we will be talking about 13 girl boss habits you need to start implementing if you want to succeed.

Just like every habit is formed when you continue doing it, you also have to cultivate these girl boss habits. It won’t be easy but the most important thing is taking the baby steps and start. So let’s dive into the 13 girl boss habits.

13 Girl Boss Habits That’ll Make You Successful

1. They Get Enough Sleep

Enough sleep:Girl boss habits

No matter how hard you work, your body needs to rest. If you are a Christian you are aware that even God rested on the seventh day.

So sleeping is very important, studies show that an adult needs 7- 9hours of sleep a day although it doesn’t work for everyone.

When we sleep our body recharges back and gets our brain ready and pumping for the next day.

Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.”

Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

2. They Wake Up Early

One of the habits of successful people is waking up early so if you want to be a girl boss you have to follow them.

I know most people that wake up early like 5 am, but don’t put that rule that you must be up by 5 am. If your job allows you to sleep in you can wake by 6 or 7 am but if you work a 9-5 pm job that may vary.

Before you are able to start waking up early, you have to work on your night routine it helps set your tone for the next day. You don’t expect to sleep by 3 am and wake up by 6 am feeling energized, that is a big no.

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3. They Avoid Procrastination

If you want to be a girl boss you have to be ready to beat procrastination. I know sometimes we procrastinate because of self-doubt, we feel we are going to fail.

But you have to know that no success comes without failure, when you fail you fight to pass that and move on.

Many successful people always say they failed several times but the fact they were able to continue working hard they achieved their goals. A way you can tackle procrastination is by breaking a big task into smaller easy tasks.

Science shows us that you can only focus on one thing 45 minutes to 1 hour at a time. So set a timer and finish the first small task then switch to another one.

If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.

Norman Vincent Peale

4. They Learn To Say No

Being a girl boss comes with been disciplined, you have to set your boundaries with people. Also, you don’t have to be a people pleaser.

Whenever things are not convenient for you just politely say it, so let’s say you have lots of work planned out and your friends invite you for a drink.

You should be able to politely tell them RAIN CHECK. Not being a people pleaser is important for your mental health.

Related Post: How To Set Boundaries And Stop People Pleasing

5. They Plan And Set Goals

Planning and Setting goals: Girl boss habits

Have you heard of this saying by Benjamin Franklin ” if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”? So if you want to succeed you have to make plans that will help you achieve the goals you set for yourself. Planning helps you in managing your time better and you won’t miss important dates.

Every night, take a few minutes and plan how your next day will be, write out your to-do list, and set 3 important tasks that if you achieve you will feel happy.

This helps you to be very productive and when you wake up you already know what’s happening for the day.

6. They Learn Something New

If you want to be a boss lady, you should be willing to be better than yesterday, learn new things, educate yourself. Whether it is learning a new language, watching an inspiring TED talk, or listening to a podcast.

If you need help with your business reach out to people that already making it, and if there is a course or book to buy then buy it.

You have to invest in yourself, if you also want to learn a new skill you can check skillshare they have great courses.

There is a lot of information out there that can help you level up, so don’t be afraid to take the opportunity.

7. They Are Smart With Their Finances

Your finances are very important, you have to live within your means. You should learn how to budget and not overspend. Giving yourself a monthly budget helps you manage your money.

I know some people feel that girl bosses are women with expensive things like clothes, cars and they are always spending money.

But that is what the internet makes us feel and that is not real. A girl boss is always smart with money, although occasionally you can treat yourself.

We are halfway through the 13 girl boss habits you need to be successful and I hope you are learning new habits?

8. They Reduce Social Media Time

Following with I said about social media, you have to reduce your social media time. If you have not noticed social media can be toxic, everyone is trying to create the perfect image.

It can make you feel bad and even lead to depression if you don’t take your time, your mental health is very important.

One funny thing is when you are on social media you just keep scrolling without realizing the time you have spent.

This is not a productive task if you want to be a girl boss. So you can take a day off maybe or just reduce the times you scroll through it daily.

9. They Stay Organize And Clutter-Free

Organised desk

Organizing your life is key to being a girl boss, try as much as possible to always keep your environment tidy and clutter-free.

A cluttered surroundings equal a cluttered mind, I don’t know about you but for me when my house or office is untidy I can’t be productive.

Try to have a place for everything so it will be easy when you want to put it away. You don’t have to spend hours cleaning your home every day.

What you do instead, every day, give yourself 10-20 minutes to do a little tidy around the house, and when the timer goes off stop. You will be surprised how much you accomplished and how tidy your home or office looks.

10. They Spend Time With Like-Minded People

You are a collection of the five people you spent your time with. If you are spending time with people that have no goals, don’t work hard, and are always negative, you will start adopting their habits and lifestyle. Slowly but surely their bad energy will rub off on you.

But if you spend time with goal-getter, people that are hard-working and love to hustle, people that want to achieve great things in life.

Their good energy will motivate and inspire you to reach for your dreams.

11. They Practice Affirmations

Affirmation is an act of talking and convincing yourself that what you are saying is true, you use them to challenge negative thoughts.

Affirmations help you boost your mood, increase your confidence and even improve your mental health.

Take a few minutes each day, look at the mirror, smile and talk to yourself. You can repeat 3- 6 positive affirmations, here are some affirmation examples:

  • I’m gifted with and surrounded by amazing friends and family;
  • I opt to rise above negative feelings and ditch negative thoughts;
  • I am resilient, strong, and brave, and I can’t be destroyed;
  • Nobody but me decides how I feel;

Check out some positive affirmations

12. They Network With Others

Take charge of your business and network, tell people, go to events that will land you your potential clients.

Do not ever be shy to talk about your business or hand people your business cards. You never know where opportunities may come from.

Networking is all about building relationships because as a girl boss you can’t work on your own, you need the help of other bosses like you. So put yourself out there and make things happen.

13. They Take Self-Care Seriously

I know there is this hashtag trend called #selfcaresunday, but don’t take it for granted, key into it. As a girl boss, you need to take the time off to relax, unwind and take care of yourself.

So take few minutes a day or a Sunday to practice self-care, whatever you love doing that brings joy to you.

Some of the benefits of self-care:

  • Improve your physical health
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Boost your self-esteem
  • Protects your mental health etc.


So there you have it the 13 girl boss habits that will make you successful. Don’t forget that when you start practicing these habits they form part of you and you would love yourself more.

Tell me which of these habits you are practicing and would love to start practicing in the comment box.

Hope this post was helpful for you?



13 Girl boss habits that will make you successful


  1. 9th August 2021 / 7:17 PM

    Great habits to follow! Nice job, thanks for sharing. I really like the one about they know how to say NO! This is a hard one to learn and follow!

    • ogeenyi
      10th August 2021 / 10:21 AM

      Thanks, Pat I am happy you like the tips I gave, and yes saying no is really hard, I still struggle with it.

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