Research tells us that only 5% of people achieve their life goals, and that 95% are blind conformists. Doing things differently is one of the keys to success. So what do life's most successful people do before breakfast?
Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilising the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That's right, early rising is a common habit among life's most successful people. According to Forbes magazine, the most successful people do the following things before 08:00 in the morning ...
Most people that exercise daily exercise in the morning. Exercising before work gives you a boost of energy for the day and that deserved sense of accomplishment. Wake up early, and then wake up your body. This will give you that edge and prepare you for the day ahead.
Map out your day
Maximise your potential by mapping out your schedule for the day, as well as your goals and to dos. The morning is a good time for this as it is often one of the only quiet times a person gets throughout the day. The early hours foster easier reflection that helps when prioritising your activities. They also allow for uninterrupted problem solving when trying to fit everything into your timetable.
Eat a healthy breakfast
Take that extra time in the morning to fuel your body for the tasks ahead of it. It will help keep your mind on what's at hand and not your growling stomach. Not only is breakfast good for your physical health, it is also a good time to connect socially. Even five minutes of talking with your kids or spouse while eating a quick bowl of oats can boost your spirits before heading out the door.
These days we talk about our physical health ad nauseam, but sometimes our mental health gets overlooked. The morning is the perfect time to spend some quiet time inside your mind meditating or visualising. Take a moment to visualise the day ahead of you, focusing on the successes you will have. Even just a minute of visualisation and positive thinking can help improve your mood and outlook on your work load for the day.
Make your day top heavy
We all have that one item on our 'to do' list that we dread. It looms over you all day (or week) until you finally suck it up and do it after much procrastination. Here's an easy tip to save yourself the stress - do that least desirable task on your list first. Instead of anticipating the unpleasantness of it from that first coffee through to your lunch break, get it out of the way. The morning is the time when you are more rested and your energy levels are up. Therefore, you are better equipped to handle more difficult projects. And look at it this way, your day will get progressively easier, not the other way around. You will also free your mind to speed up your success. By the time your work day is ending, you're winding down with easier to dos and heading into your free time more relaxed.
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