Your morning can be that make or break time that sets you up for a good or a terrible day
Most of the highly successful people in the world are less stressed, happier and more productive. The reason behind this is because they understand their priorities and they stick to the rules that they have set up for their lives.
They understand completely that their priorities are worth more than other people’s priorities, it a bit harsh I know, but this is a recipe to a happier and productive life.
All the successful people have one thing in common and it’s the fact that they all have a morning rituals. There are different definitions of the word ritual but the one most basic idea behind this is having a set of things that you do every morning to make for a creative and productive day ahead.
So here are a few things that most successful people have set up as morning rituals that can help change your life.
1. Wake up early.
Most people prefer to work late because of the quietness that the night offers. But if you shifted the night time to morning, it could have a noticeable change into your life. Waking up early in the morning not only makes you have more control of your early morning hours, it also gives you more opportunities to do the things that matter to you most.
The most notable importance of waking up early is that it is the foundation to all the other morning rituals.
2. Drink lemon water
Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is the perfect way to get your body going. It is important to have the water as warm so that it’s not shock to your system. There are more benefits to having lemon water the first thing when you wake up, first being that after you have been asleep for 8 hours, your body did not get any sort of hydration and it’s important to start up the flow of water again.
You do not want to go along with your day, having breakfast and other beverages and not addressing your bodies need for water.
3. Burn calories
Exercise is one of the amazing things to make as part of a morning ritual. Not only does it make you think clearer, be healthier and it’s scientifically proven that exercise makes you happier and helps combat stress. This does not mean intense work out. It could be simple workout regimens like stretches or yoga, walking, dancing… A 10 minute inclusion of any of these to your morning ritual could make a lot of difference in your life.
This is about celebrate the small wins. Jotting down the achievements that you have right now could tap into your optimism and inspiration and improve your outlook of life. Every morning you can write down one think that you are thankful of, learn to those small wins.
5. Listening to uplifting music/ audiobooks
Uplifting music can have a direct impact on our mood especially in the morning. It charges us emotionally and tunes us into a more positive outlook of the day ahead. Most people wake up to music or listen to music as they commute to work. An audio book on the other hand will give you motivation and inspiration.
When it comes to either uplifting music or audiobooks, the best thing is that you can adjust them to the kind of day that you want to have. Pumped up tunes for a high spirited day or mellow for a stressful day. Music has power and what better way to take advantage of this than to include it in your morning ritual.
6. Writing down your top 3’s of the day.
Because of our busy lives, a lot of stuff falls through the cracks on a daily basis. To help stop this from happening you should list the three most important things you really want to get done in the day, and above all else, make sure they get done.
Once you establish the habit of getting the most important three things of the day done, you’ll be able to build up confidence and go for bigger and bigger things.
7. Affirm your goals by writing them down
This is more or less the same as writing down your top 3’s but there is a big difference between the two. Writing down your most important tasks of the day is a way to have a concrete structure of action to follow.
Affirming your goals, on the other hand, is a very powerful way of crystallizing your vision and goals in life into your everyday mental space.
Writing down or doodling your goals on a piece of paper helps you externalize those goals by giving them form. In return they are reflected back in your subconscious mind thus reinforcing them and integrating them more wholly.