Daily Routine of Successful People
Have you ever heard someone say the way you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day? Well, it’s true! Start your day with a morning routine for success and happiness that will last you the entire day.
Often when successful people are interviewed and asked questions about their highest achievements, they usually accredit a lot of their success to their daily routine.
Having a daily routine, good or bad, affects us in more ways than we know.
Whether you are someone who sits and watches tv all day or someone who reads books to grow in a certain area, you are where you are because of your routine.
Successful people adopt habits that program their mind and body to perform in a particular way to reach their highest potential.
Those habits are embedded into their daily routine allowing them to reach their goals in shorter periods.
Successful people create routines that are realistic and attainable and can also fit within their day. The best practices of successful people are seamlessly placed within the day, so it seems more normal and less like an annoying chore.
Many successful people, however, stress the importance of having a daily morning routine to boost energy, productivity, and mental clarity.
Why having a Morning Routine is Important?
As stated before, the first portion of your day is the most important and sets the overall mood for the rest day.
Getting up on the “wrong side of the bed” usually turns into a spiral effect of negative things happening systemically one after the other.
But that’s not all, what if I told you getting up on the “right side of the bed” has the same systematic effect more positively.
Creating a morning routine has the potential to boost your daily effectiveness and maximize proficiency; assisting all the “successful cards” to fall in your favor. Here’s the deal:
Energy Boost: Successful people who have created a morning routine feel more awake and alert throughout the day.
Alertness is the first step to success because you become more aware of your day instead of just slipping through like most people.
Productivity: Morning Routines can increase your productivity. I for one feel like I get more done when I strategically plan out my mornings.
Productivity is also important because how can you become successful if you aren’t getting anything done.
Mental Clarity: Mental Clarity is very important and plays a huge role in your success. Success is easier achieved when you have clarity and a clear vision.
Mornings are perfect for getting mental clarity because there are fewer distractions in the morning allowing you to gain more focus.
Think about it, wouldn’t things be less difficult if we could have more energy, increased productivity, and more mental clarity? Absolutely! Let’s discuss the best morning routine for success.
Best Morning Routine for Success
Wake Up Early
I am an advocate for waking up early! Waking up early in the morning drastically reduces distractions and increases cognitive learning.
Rise early to start your day and become fully engaged at whatever task you’re on; lessening the invasive “brain farts” we typically run into during the day.
Read Bible/ Prayer
The bible is full of instruction on business and principles for success. One book in particular that seems to get a lot of attention in the world of business is the book of Proverbs.
Proverbs instruct wisdom, finances, and even lifestyle.
Another method in starting your morning is beginning with prayer. Prayer is talking to God ( or the higher power, whichever you believe). I like to talk to God just as I would my earthly father.
There is no need for large words and drawn-out prayers because he already knows what we need.
Contrary to what some may say, prayer and meditation are not the same things. Prayer is communication with God, while meditation is an act of listening to God.
Throughout our day God is constantly speaking to us, but we don’t usually hear Him unless we are focused on Him. Meditation in the morning is a perfect way to start your day, as you will get insight from your higher self.
Exercise for 30 minutes
Get Moving! Exercise in the morning is such a refreshing way to start the day. It helps to keep you more alert and to relieve any stress before you get your day started.
15- 30 minutes is more than enough time in the morning to give your body a total energy boost.
Write a To-do List
A To-Do List is another important key to your morning routine. Take time in the morning to write down the most important task for the day.
A lot of people like to write their to-do list the night before, but I realized that writing things out in the morning helps task to stay fresh on my mind, making them more likely to get done.
Eat a Healthy Meal
Food is Fuel. Breakfast is the first meal of the day making it the most important meal you should eat. After a long night’s sleep, this is the meal where you break-fast.
When eating breakfast try choosing more healthy foods like oatmeal, fruit, veggies, and eggs. Things like meat and potatoes aren’t the best things to eat first thing in the morning, because they slow down your energy source.
Read a Self Development Book for 5 minutes
Nowadays people don’t read much like they use to. Reading is still very fundamental and it helps you to focus, get better sleep, and increase memory.
Choose a book in the field you wish to become an expert on and read for 5 to 10 minutes every morning. Over time you will be surprised how much reading can impact your daily life.
Check out this article on your brain when you read.
Listen to Uplifting Music
One of my absolute favorite things to do in the morning is listening to uplifting music. Music is such a powerful tool in the morning because music can have a huge influence on your mood. For example, many people listen to earth sounds at night to help induce sleep and clear their minds.
In the morning, I love listening to music that sets my mood for the day. Here is what I listen to in the morning:
How long should your morning routine be?
Your Morning Routine should last about 2 hours. I know I know, two hours seem like a long time and you’d probably have to wake up way earlier than you’d like. But here’s the deal, the first two hours of your day are crucial to becoming successful.
Most people go to work for 8 hours a day, only to come home and work for another 4 hours before the kids are put to sleep.
I for one have found night-time is one the hardest times to create new habits; social media being a huge distraction and not to mention being exhausted.
Research has shown that our brains are at their best first thing in the morning. More brainpower means less strenuous work later in the day when I need energy the most.
Start Your Day Like This
If you want to be successful, create a morning routine that influences the life you want to live.
Whether you desire to be more healthy, get organized, or expand your knowledge in a specific area; your success starts with a daily morning routine.
Wake up early, create your to-do list, and get moving toward the best days you’ve ever had. Use this list to create a routine that perfectly fits within your daily life.