How were you going to achieve a super successful day when you flopped your bed right at the start of the day?
3. Give Yourself an Early Dose of Positivity
I will not be able to help you if you wake up with a defeatist mindset – actually, no one can! It is important to drink some cups of positivity when you start your day.
It is not dumb reciting positive affirmations and visualizing a cheerful day ahead. This is a mental trick to nudge your mind to be excited for the day ahead.
We said a dose of positivity – but not an overdose. You must yet be realistic as you reflect through your day. What are the resources – time and personnel – available for you on that day. How can you best optimized them to achieve the bulk of the to-do tasks for that day?
Such positivity diced with realistic reflection not only gets you psychologically pumped for the day but also gives you that much-needed clarity to run through your day smoothly.
4. No, you are not doing without some exercise
Were you rushing off to the dining table just yet? Come on, you need to get some workout. Few things positively transform your days as much as a refreshing morning exercise.
Morning exercise does more than getting your muscles popping out. It has been proven to enhance blood circulation, strengthening your body, and releasing a helpful bunch of endorphins.
It is a known fact that morning exercises improve your metabolism. Even upon the termination of your exercise, your body burns calories in a process tagged Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumptions (EPOC). This is particularly helpful before breakfast.
More than that, morning exercise clears the head, efficient in combating anxiety and depression. Scared of hitting the gym and all those dumbbells in the morning?
No problem, no one was forcing you to a high-intensity workout in the morning. Simpler exercises like walking, jogging, biking, or even yoga would perfectly do.
In fact, Howard Schulz, CEO of Starbucks, bikes in the morning, while Jack Dorsey of Twitter is a huge fan of morning jogs.
5. Eat a Nice, Healthy Breakfast
Come on, how on earth was I going to talk about the best morning routines and ignore breakfast? Just like you need fuel in your car in the morning to drive out, so does your body need fuel to burn across the day.
This is just what your breakfast does. Your breakfast must be healthy and in the right portions to keep you alert and energetic. It is advised that you stay away from breakfasts with high sugar and fat content.
Sure, I will be more than happy to help you with the healthiest breakfast ideas. You can try out eggs, oatmeal, Greek yogurt, berries, protein shake, fruits, and yes, coffee!
These are some of the most effective – and yes, proven – morning habits to achieve a remarkably successful day. Consciously apply to starting your day with these routines, and you will thank me every day before you sleep at night.