Mornings aren’t always slow and relaxing for most of us. More often than not, a common scenario is hastily taking a sip of coffee, and then running out the front door with a toast hanging from the mouth. As fun and comedic as that may sound this kind of setup isn’t conducive for success.
If you want to invite success into your life, then you should have set up a morning routine. A morning routine that lets you prioritize yourself. Here’s how you can imitate the morning routines of successful entrepreneurs, individuals, and people in general!
Get a bit of your blood pumping by getting some exercise. Now, we’re not talking about some intense workout. Light exercises are more effective during the morning, so make it a point to make time for them. Simply walking around the neighborhood, running a bit, and dancing off those sleepy legs for about 10-20 minutes is more than enough to get you energized.
Write on Your “Gratitude Journal”
If you haven’t already made one, then it’s high time that you did. See, success and happiness is all about wanting the things that are already there. The things that you already have. Keeping track of the things that you should be grateful for will open you up to view life in an optimistic lens, therefore attracting improvement and inspiration.
Declutter and Calm Your Mind
Getting all riled up in the morning will not lead you (or attract) towards success. Keep in mind that 90% of ailments are stress-related, so stop rushing and dashing first, and allow yourself to enjoy the tranquility that mornings offer. Take moment to just sit down, relax, and focus on your breathing. Meditation is a part of the morning routines of successful entrepreneurs, and it really helps them relax and declutter.
Ask an Important Question
Amidst all that is happening in your life, don’t forget to ask yourself a very important question: “If today was the last day of my life, would I still want to do what I’m about to do today?” The answer to this question will direct you to the right path, and if you ever find yourself answering “no,” a couple of times in a week, then don’t be afraid to get out there and change something.
Get Up Very Eearly
The reason why you’d want to wake up early, is so you could give yourself some time to soak in the tranquility that mornings offer. This will also give you more control during the wee hours of the day, and give you the opportunity to do things that are important. You can start by getting up 15 minutes earlier than your routine, then slowly adjust from there.
Mornings is not a good time for anyone to be in “frenzy,” mode. It’s a time for silent moments, slow paces, and soaking in that peaceful gift of birds chirping. Morning routines of successful entrepreneurs are all based on making their mornings all about them (and their family), and yours should too.
Sharon Kaibel is a performance and productivity coach. Sharon helps business owners create the strategy, structure and systems to build and grow a profitable business. Join her Closed Facebook Group, the #ACHIEVERNETWORK for the community, resources and trainings to become an extraordinary achiever.