It doesn’t matter how talented someone is, their success will always be accompanied by sought after tricks of the trade, which we will be exploring today.
We are looking into some morning habits of high performers, the things they get up to as soon as they wake up.
And no, it’s not 2 litres of coffee before leaving the house.
Over the years, morning ‘hacks’ have been passed along like Chinese whispers and implemented into our lives for our own successes.
But at the end of the day, we are all individuals, what works for someone else, might not work for you.
Let’s start with a 10 minute state of absolute silence.
In the digital world we live in, how easy is it to pick your phone up whilst half asleep and scroll Twitter while your brain wakes up? Too easy.
Leave the notifications for 10 minutes and create a still environment. Sitting with your thoughts will help your mind uncover thoughts and ideas you may not have had if your mind was otherwise distracted.
During your meditational state, it’s a good idea to think about your goals.
Reaffirm to yourself what your goals are. Remind yourself just how important they are and what exactly it is you’re going to do to reach your targets.
This will instil the motivation and determination you need to beat the day, before you’ve even left your bedroom.
Now it’s time to get some blood flowing.
Whether, its stretching, yoga or a full blown 30 minute HIIT class, exercise could be your best morning asset.
Why? Your probably know why and you’ve most likely told yourself that you want to get up early and go for a run before work but never actually done it. I’d know, I’m a sucker for that too.
No distractions, happy hormones, healthy body and a better night sleep. Your overall well-being will improve massively.
So the next point depends how much time you have, because quite frankly we are not all morning people and if you are doing the points above you might be pushed for time.
I’ll give you to good options; Reading or Audible.
So, if you have the time to read 5 pages of a book before your commute or before you crack on with work, I would highly recommend doing it.
Obviously, don’t sit and read chapter after chapter, but 5 pages a day will mean roughly 12 whole books by the end of the year… Exactly.
But, audible can be a good option too. For me, I always listen to a podcast in the car, which is around a 10 minutes long and provides real value to my role as a marketeer.
Both of these options will get your mind ticking and allow you to upskill, without any of the hard graft.
These are some of the best ways to learn more information, a good warmup for your mind, and creates healthy habits.
Now, we’re at our desks and raring to go. But this next task is to ensure that you keep on track throughout the day.
Writing it down on paper.
Getting your notebook out and writing out exactly what you want to do in the day will help you stay positive, focused and more productive throughout the day.
You probably will have already done this at some point and I guarantee you have managed your time more effectively.
There’s plenty of software to help you with this too, me and my team use Clickup.
I mean, there are plenty of things to go at there. I’d recommend implementing one of these at a time until your comfortable enough to add more in.
Let us know how you get on and what effects these had on your work life!
#morning #habits #success