Morning Habits of Successful People
Regardless if you jump out of bed at the first ray of sunshine or if you have a harder time getting started in the A.M, eventually we must muster up the strength to start our mornings. There are a million different ways to begin your day, but why not look at a few routines that successful people swear by?
Look at these tips and tricks to help you make the most of your mornings and start your day off right.
If it’s good enough for Oprah, why not try it Yourself?
Oprah Winfrey has successfully launched her own television network, magazine, and not to mention her daytime talk show that catapulted her into fame. Did you know that Oprah doesn’t set an alarm for herself in the morning?
Now, this may not work for everyone, but Oprah swears by not setting an alarm. She relies on her body’s natural clock to wake her (anywhere between 6 and 6:20AM) instead of a shrill alarm clock.
This may not seem like something that will work for you immediately, but once you train yourself to wake up early mornings your body will follow suit all on its own!
Even Facebook Executives Rely on a Good Night’s Sleep.
Running a company like Facebook is not an easy task. COO Sheryl Sandberg has figured out a way to make it easier to stay focused during the morning meeting. Get a good night’s sleep.
Even though she is part of the largest Social Network platform in the world, Sheryl will disconnect from technology by turning off her phone while she sleeps. She also works hard to keep light levels low and to relax before climbing under the covers.
Exercise Doesn’t Just Keep You in Shape!
We all know that daily exercise helps to keep us in shape and increase a healthy lifestyle. But did you know that people like Bill Gates exercise every morning? It’s not just about keeping your body strong, but Gates will multi task and read training books or watch business DVDs while he runs on his treadmill.
Exercise is a great way to jump start your day and get some pep in your step – all before coffee.
They Eat the Frog.
Mark Twain once said “eat a live frog every morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Successful people take on the worst task of their day first and can then focus on the rest of their day.
Knowing the worst of your day is done by early morning hours helps you to focus and concentrate on making the best of your other tasks.
They Journal Regularly.
Journaling isn’t just for writers or creative types. Getting your thoughts down on paper every day is a fantastic way to clear your head. Even when we feel that we are relaxed, most of the time our brains are still processing what happened during the day or what is going to happen the next morning.
Journaling gets your thoughts out and onto paper, lowering anxiety and allowing you to get a better night’s sleep.
Alternatively, you can journal bright and early in the morning to clear your thoughts and prepare for your day. There is no right or wrong way to journal. Remember, the point is to “brain dump” and get the thoughts out of your head and onto paper.
These are just a few ways that successful people start their mornings. Remember, each person is different, and trying out various routines is a great way to see what works (and what doesn’t) for you!