In many ways, the beginning of your day has a strong influence on how the rest of your day will be spent. By planning out a morning routine and committedly following through with it you can start your day ready to overcome any obstacles with a driving motivation to be successful. In this article, you will learn some popular routines practiced by millionaires every morning that they attribute to their success.
Wake up early.
The first step, and for many the hardest, is starting your day early. The average millionaire wakes up every day between 6:00-7:00 am to start their morning routines. By waking up this early you are able to give yourself time to complete your routine without worrying about being late to work or pushing it off because you don’t have enough time.
Stay off your phone unless necessary.
Although we all face the temptation to wake up and roll over to check your phone, you should try to avoid using it at the start of your day unless absolutely necessary. When the first thing you do with your day is scroll through social media or do other mindless activities on your phone, you are structuring your mind to be relaxed and unfocused. If you want to begin your day in a productive manner, stay clear from unmindful activities, and instead focus your energy on what you want to accomplish for the day.
Plan your day.
Planning your day out is a great way to begin your morning. By predetermining what you want to set out to achieve for the day you will be able to be more time-productive and more motivated as your day goes on. Getting into the habit of planning your day out allows you to optimize your time during your day while also staying on top of everything that you want to accomplish.
Get a workout in.
Starting your day with a workout is proven to have both mental and physical health benefits. Whether you go to the gym, for a run, or even a quick home workout, it is a great way to get your blood flowing and wake you up to be ready for your day. Also, by working out right as you get up, you won’t have to worry about trying to fit your workout into a busy schedule and therefore be more consistent with your workouts.
Many of today’s millionaires include meditation in their morning routine and for good reason too. Meditation can be done in many ways such as mindfulness or focusing on a specific idea, thought, or phrase. Meditation is especially beneficial as part of a morning routine because it helps one increase calmness, focus, balance, and self-realization, while decreasing stress, anxiety, and negative emotions.