What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Do you go for a jog? Have breakfast? Workout at the gym? It’s important to use your morning wisely because it sets the pace for your entire day. If you start your day off on the wrong foot, you may not have a productive day and may end up wasting most of your time on tasks that won’t help you build yourself up for success.
1. They wake up early
Highly-successful people like Benjamin Franklin, Ernest Hemmingway, Howard Schulz (CEO of Starbucks) and Tim Cook wake up as early as 4am. That means they‘re up and already planning their day out whilst their competitors are in bed and dreaming away.
2. The plan what to do first
Many successful people use their morning to plan and review their goals and strategies. They have clarity and this clarity helps them master their work that they unleash.
3. They write in their gratitude journal
By tallying the blessings they are most grateful for, successful people become more optimistic and open to inspiration and positive outlook on life. They take time each morning to list at least one thing they’re thankful for; even the little ones count.
4. They treat each day as if it were the last
Successful people ask themselves, “If today was the last day here on earth, what would I want to do?” It’s a hard-hitting question that gets you right where you want yourself to be. If you keep putting the task off, then go out there and change things. You’ll never know when you will have a chance to do it next.
5. They have breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A breakfast is not something that you put in your mouth as you walk out the door. That signals eating on the whim. Rather, wake up early and take the time to prepare your meal and enjoy it before starting your day.
6. They meditate
According to the Huffington Post, meditation helps lower stress levels, improve cognitive functioning, creative thinking and productivity, and can even improve your physical health. Because of this, many corporate leaders are finding that meditation helps them deal with the stress and pace of their high-pressure roles.
7. They avoid checking emails and going on computer right away.
About Alex Noudelman
Alex Noudelman is an educator, coach and Digital Marketing Manager with over 5 years of experience. Alex enjoys and strives to motivate others to better themselves professionally and on a personal note. Feel free to contact him if you have any questions or would like a specific topic covered.