Do you begin your day by getting up early? Most successful people from cryptocurrency movers and shakers to top athletes have a specific morning success routine.
Getting up early doesn’t guarantee you success but what you do with that time that can absolutely galvanize success into your day.
Will your day start off on the right foot or will the day suck the life out of you? A programmatically successful day is not haphazard, rather, it begins with a purposefully executed morning routine.
So what might your morning success routine look like?
Here are a few things to consider:
Prepare for your morning success routine by getting enough sleep.
Your ability to function and enjoy your day is directly linked to the quality and quantity of sleep you get.
A great morning routine is infinitely compromised by failing to get a good night’s sleep. Insufficient sleep is linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and a weakened immune system reduced ability to exercise critical thinking and objectivity.
You’re not doing yourself any favours by staying up late and compromising sleep. The body’s need for sleep is accumulative, and the missed hours add up and MUST be recovered – sooner or later it will catch up to you. The average person needs between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. Sleep is a mandatory precursor to a morning success routine.
Your wake up time.
Find your sweet spot wake up time; 6:30 a.m. seems to be a good time for many. Mine is 6:25 a.m., I like that extra five minutes by myself before I wake up my husband. For some, your wake up time might be predetermined by when you need to be at work, school or wherever you need to be, and it needs to allow enough time to a quality morning success routine.
What tends to happen, is a person will sleep to the last possible minute, with the only goal to make it out the door on time. Experiment with your wake up times, so you have some space to enjoy the morning.
Do something that energizes you
Many successful people will set some time out in the morning to feel relaxed, energized and motivated to take the day on. This might mean reading, working out, meditating or spending quality time with loved ones.
The morning success routine will help ground you and will help set the tone for the rest of your day.
Adapt your routine even when you’re away
It might be hard to keep a routine while you are away. When you can’t make it to the gym, a brisk walk around the block will help get you going.
Be kind to yourself
What happens if you can’t keep your routine? Missing a day here or there will not be the end of the world. What you do is get back to your routine as soon as practicable. Most people realize that missing a few days here and there is common, just as long as it doesn’t become a habit.
It is okay for someone to not be able to stick to his or her morning routine all the time. Just recognize when it does happen and move on as soon as possible.
Set yourself up with measurable, realistic, and achievable goals, and don’t get discouraged – keep pushing yourself past your comfort zone.
Before you know it, you will have a successful morning routine that will pay in dividends!
Sonia Rina Landry is a passionate entrepreneur, speaker, author, and personal development coach. She is an outspoken advocate of the free market economy and has helped countless clients identify their core values, envision and realize goals that resonate with those values. She oversees several businesses online and offline.