The majority of successful and high-profile business executives have morning routines. This includes those from the modern day such as Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss to those from the past including Benjamin Franklin and Beethoven. Let’s review the benefits of beginning a morning routine and a few simple things you can start to do today.
Benefits of a Morning Routine
Here are just a few of the benefits of having a well-planned morning routine.
Sets the Pace for the Day
Starting your day off in the right way is going to set the tone, pace, and energy for the rest of the day. If you hit the snooze button several times, rush your way through getting ready, and end up in rush hour traffic, you’ll feel like you’re in a constant race for the rest of the day. A morning routine doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wake up before the sun. It means waking up with purpose and with intention to have things go your way.
This isn’t some passed down hearsay; studies show that morning people are more likely to be cooperative, driven, and productive. You know running a business and achieving results are built on hard work and persistence; do you think it’s a coincidence that some of the most successful people are wide awake before others had their alarms sound? Getting up early is only half the battle; having a successful morning routine can ensure you accomplish everything you need to with time for yourself at the end of the day.
Allows You to Enjoy the Night
A morning routine can help you tick off each item on your daily task list, allowing you to come home and enjoy your night. Being a workaholic is admirable, but well-planned rest time is a necessity to continuing your winning streak at the office.
Things to Do in a Morning Routine
Ready to start your own morning routine? The following recommendations can be found in the morning routines of the most successful people in business:
Blasting yourself with a cold shower first thing in the morning has been shown to ignite focus and alertness while improving your mood.
Meditation can provide a variety of health benefits but it’s especially popular for alleviating anxiety and focusing the mind in the present moment.
A morning journal allows you to put your thoughts on paper. It’s also a way to express what you’re grateful for so you can enter your day feeling positive.
The spoken word can be powerful as those who practice positive affirmations can attest to. Studies show that using positive affirmation, especially during your morning routine, can increase feelings of self-esteem, confidence, and gratefulness.
Review Goal and Check List
How will you ever get to where you want to be if you don’t know where you’re going? Reviewing your goals, no matter how big or small, each morning (and before bed too) can have a dramatically positive impact on your motivation to achieve them.
Do You Have Your Own Morning Routine?
What are some of the ways you begin your day? Have you noticed any benefits since starting your morning routine? Tell me about it in the comments below!