Perfecting your Early Morning Routine
What if I told you that something as simple as your morning routine may have implications on your professional success. The most accomplished of individuals perform their early mornings rituals almost exclusively. Drawing inspiration from Apple founder Steve Jobs, in which he asked himself, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do?”. If the answer was a no for too many days in a row, he knew he’d have to change something. Its never too late to start, so we thought we’d provide some suggestions to help with that morning routine of yours.
Take charge of your day and wake up earlier. Richard Branson wakes up at 5am every morning to spend time with his family and exercise, putting him in a good frame of mind before work. Now this may be too early for you, but the benefits of waking up first in your household allows solitude for your morning. When the alarm goes off, no snoozing, its time to get up. It may even help if you start waking up each day incrementally earlier than the day before.
Before you head straight for a cup of coffee, have a glass of cold water first. Rehydrating your body before a big day at the office will help your focus. From here, have a light read. It can be the paper or simply just a few pages of a book. It will help wake up the mind and might even inspire you. Review your day over a healthy breakfast, being the most important meal of the day, this is essential. Your morning routine should involve avoiding any technology - it might even mean that you have to switch off your phone once your alarm goes off.
Of course, engaging in a physical activity before you head into the nine to five grind is beneficial in many ways. It helps with controlling weight, improves mood, promotes better sleep and boosts your energy. It can be a walk through the park or a session at the gym with a fellow co-worker. Subsequently have a cold shower to wake yourself up even further.These guidelines will provide a good foundation for your new early morning routine. Hopefully, you will start to notice an improvement in your overall productivity at work and a happy wellbeing. It is encouraged that you experiment with your schedule and discover which works best for you.