What Successful People Do In Their Morning Routine …
Have you ever been curious to know what people do in order to be so successful? What are their secrets or routines? If you are searching for the answers then this post is for you. The secret to having productive days is to start them right.
Successful people know that their priorities have more worth than anything else, and they believe in focusing on the first thing in the morning. They make the early hours of the day as their “me time”, which makes them feel happier, less stressed, and more productive. Therefore, you can say that the initial actions of the day are the foundation of extraordinary results. Here are the morning routines of several highly successful entrepreneurs that you may want to emulate:
MAKING THE TO DO LIST THE NIGHT BEFORE
Successful people prioritize their day and according to Barbara Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Group, making the to-do list the night before is the routine she follows. This helps her to figure out her priorities and to do the most important tasks before the day ends.
GETTING UP EARLY
It has been seen that highly successful people wake up from 4 to 5:30 am. This is because they know that time is an invaluable asset and waking up early will let them have control in the early hours. The extra time also provides them with opportunities to do the things that matter most. You can start by waking up 15 minutes before your normal time and then gradually add more minutes.
This doesn’t mean that you have to do an extreme exercise regiment instead you can do a simple yoga like the CEO, Guillaume Cerutti, of Christie’s, does. If you are a fan of some sport then you can do that like Tim Draper the founder of Venture Capitalist firm Draper Fisher who plays basketball first in the morning and then has breakfast. Exercise allows you to deal with stress while making you healthier, happier and allowing you to think clearer.
It’s vital that you take care of your mental health when you have to spend all day using your brain to its extreme capacity. A number of successful entrepreneurs get help from meditation. The CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, said in an article that using the meditation app assisted him in establishing a daily routine of meditation. He explains that it brings numerous benefits to his well-being.
HOUR OF POWER
Motivation is the key to everything that you do but it doesn’t last forever and you need to replenish it on a regular basis. Successful people are aware of this, this is the reason that they contribute ample time to improve their supply. This is important because you can only accomplish a task when you are invested in it emotionally. You should spend 30 minutes of your morning reading inspirational anecdotes or empowering quotes.
AVOID IMMEDIATELY REACHING FOR COFFEE
The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, revealed that his routine includes waking up at 5 am. He then does his exercise and meditation before he has his coffee. Though you may be tempted to reach for that amazing cup of coffee the minute you wake up, successful people understand that caffeine is not the best solution to starting up your day or to get going with immediately.
EATING A HEALTHY BREAKFAST
Richard Branson, who is the founder of the Virgin Group, is high achieving and has a great morning routine. He is known for providing attention to his eating habits. He said that he has museli, (a breakfast dish based on raw rolled oats), and fruits for breakfast. When you have less time in the morning, skipping breakfast is tempting. However, having a healthy breakfast means that you are providing your body with the fuels it needs to deal with the rigors of the day. There are many healthy options to chose. Fruits, whole grains, and oatmeals are some of the things that you can incorporate for a healthy breakfast.
Though you may think that selecting what you wear is not an important aspect of your morning routine it is. By eliminating stress about what you wear will make a difference in your overall performance for the rest of the day. Mark Zuckerberg is known for his dressed-down style of sweatshirt and jeans. He explains that he likes to save his energy for important decisions and likes to simplify his routine by wearing the same outfits every day. Many successful people enjoy this routine. Barack Obama’s suits and Steve Job’s turtlenecks are the same examples. Simplifying your wardrobe will help you a lot in the morning. You can also color-coordinate or mix and match so that you can quickly and easily select your outfit of the day.
CONNECTING WITH FAMILY
You can use the morning hours to reconnect with your family specifically with your partner. You can talk about your plans, your loveable hobbies or your finances as a reminder that they are present in your life. Successful people have more focus and more energy by making this a ritual. You can also set up a breakfast date with a friend or loved one at least one day a week. Another way to connect with friends or family is to participate in a light run or jog around the neighborhood. Quality time like this will do wonders for your relationship.
EATING THE FROG FIRST
This concept was given by the author Brian Tracy in his book “eat that frog”. This means that successful people have the highest willpower and are ready to do anything in the morning. So make the hardest task (the frog) the first thing to do on your agenda. Use this technique as a part of your morning routine to do away with all the hardest things in your life. These morning routines will help you to get your life in shape and you will be able to accomplish your tasks in a better way.
This is all a part of your self-care. Taking care and loving yourself should be important components of your daily life.