There are many people out there are motivated, driven, and successful. Have you ever wondered why, how, and what these people do to maintain and balance their schedules and lives to ensure a productive and efficient day? Everyone is different in their own ways in that everyone does different things in the morning. I’ve talked to a few people who I think are successful and tried to align some of their morning routines to mine. While doing so, I ended up noticing that there’s quite a few common habits among successful people.
1. Give Yourself some Extra Time In The Morning
By waking up a few minutes earlier than normal will give you that little extra time to take a breather. You don’t want to wake up and feel rushed to get yourself dressed, brushing your teeth, making that coffee, etc. Those few extra minutes are GOLDEN because you can take your time to get things done. In fact, by doing things in a relaxed manner, you’ll have a less likely chance of forgetting or missing something.
2. Keep Yourself Up To Date With Current Events
Current events are always on the top things ALL successful people do in the morning. Current events can be daily news, stocks, company news, etc. Regardless of what it is, current events are always a conversation starter and most likely something you’ll hear around the water cooler at work. Knowing your current events is your ticket to joining the social group.
3. Brew Yourself Some Coffee or Tea
Coffee or Tea is a great addition to your morning because it helps give your body that shock of caffeine to wake your body up. If coffee or tea isn’t something you prefer then perhaps make something else that you can sip on.
4. Eat A Nutritious Breakfast
You know the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That saying is definitely true because after sleeping for 7-8 hours you body hasn’t had anything to eat. Your body needs that fuel to help jumpstart that productive day of yours so make sure you get yourself a HEALTHY breakfast not something that’s filled with sugar and fat. I may suggest some fruits, yogurt, cereal, eggs, wheat toast, oatmeal, etc.
5. Prioritize Your Tasks For The Day
Everyday is a new day and there’s always plenty of tasks and meetings that go on. If you spend a few minutes of your morning and prioritize what needs to be done you’ll end up getting more done than expected. By doing so, at the end of the day you will definitely feel much more accomplished.
6. Picture Your Perfect Morning
Every morning you should just think about what a perfect morning/day looks like. Always start off your day with some optimism versus pessimism. Why start off with negative thoughts when it does nothing but brings your mood down?
7. Dress For Success
Making sure you are well dressed is a huge confidence booster. If you wear clothes that are wrinkly or old it just makes you feel like a less than average person. You want to make yourself feel real confident by making sure your clothes are well organized, matched, and crisp. I’m not saying that you have to go out and buy all the brand new clothes. Just keep your clothes well pressed and ironed and you should feel great.
8. Give A Kiss To Your Significant Kids
There’s nothing better than showing how much you care toward your significant other and/or kids. In fact, you cant overdo this one because it makes the other person feel loved and makes you feel great for making them feel loved.
9. Take a Few Moments For A Deep Breath
Take some time in the morning and take a deep breath and relax before you start your day. This will help you start off fresh with a clear and goal oriented mind. Start off your day with some optimism!
Exercise is extremely important whether you decide to do it in the morning or at night. You should never skip out on doing that 30 minute session at the gym. If you do workout in the morning it helps give your body that extra boost of energy to push through the day. If you can’t possibly exercise in the morning due to your schedule then make sure you do it at the end of the day.
Conclusion: Everyone has their own routine and habit but the suggestions above are normally things that successful people have already incorporated in their day. If there are things that you don’t already do that I’ve listed above give it out a try!