Early Morning Habits To Cultivate As Your Own
Start the morning off right and the rest of the day will follow suit. If you are leaving the house in a mad flurry leaving a trail of destruction in your wake, then you will enter the office in a state of chaos rather than organisation. If you rise and shine earlier in the morning and are prepared mentally and physically for the beginning of the day, then things will work out more in your favour.
Many successful entrepreneurs get up early so they can fit more into their day, and subsequently achieve excellent results because of their early morning endeavours. Think about some of the following early morning habits which can dramatically boost your workday efforts. Remember, greatness needs a plan. Therefore, map your mornings out, so you know exactly where you are headed.
Many business owners and creatives swear by an early morning exercise regime. Finding it difficult to get time to themselves at the end of the day, many take to waking up earlier to fit in their yoga, jogging, stretching or gym work to start the day energised. Exercise can help clear your mind of that early morning fog and can aid your concentration.
Prioritise your workload
Going through your day with intent is one of the best things you can do. Know what your biggest priorities are for the day and be prepared to tackle those early on. Once they are out of the way, then you can set about completing the rest of the to-do list. Always take the time to move in the direction of the goals, no matter how much ground you have covered.
Show your gratitude
Whatever form it happens to come in, always be grateful for what has happened and what will come. Whether you choose to meditate, write in a journal, brainstorm, or draw, show your gratitude through whatever means you see fit. Adding a bit of creativity to your day is essential to your self-care as is some quiet time for reflection.
Make time for breakfast
If you are the type of person who makes their coffee and runs out the door, then it may be time to rethink your habits. Starting the day with a healthy breakfast where you can scan the headlines or read the latest industry news can put you in the right frame of mind, even before you leave the house. Eating a balanced breakfast will ensure that your mind and body is fuelled well until lunchtime.
Postpone checking messages and social media
Quite often the first thing we do when we wake up is to check our messages and social media. However, consider making this less of a priority, so you are being proactive rather than reactive. Do what is important to you first thing in the morning over what your email inbox or personal message inbox may suggest.
There is no right or wrong way to start the day, although, with some practice, you will soon see for yourself what tends to act as a motivating force. Consistency in your morning routine will go a long way into providing results. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, having this alone time to carve out your day can be extremely beneficial.