There are a million things that contribute to your success – your attitude, people skills, your ability to lead, listen, and take responsibility, likewise. Most of the highly successful people are less stressed, happier and more productive.
They know that their personal priorities are worth more than other people’s priorities. These attributes do not happen by accident or luck. They originate in habits, built a day at a time. And upon waking up, these significantly successful professionals don’t immediately check their email – they make it a point to claim the early hours of the day as their “most precious” time.
EHC brings you a list of what highly successful entrepreneurs and executives do upon waking up in the morning. Read and be amazed.
Very early to rise
Time is an invaluable asset. Highly successful people take it up a notch by waking up 4:30 am or even 4:00 am. Not only will they have more control in their early hours, they’ll also have more opportunities to do things that matter to them. You may start with waking up 15 minutes earlier than your usual time. Then, gradually adjust.
You don’t have to go for professional gym time, but can simply do yoga. Exercise will not just make you think clearer, be healthier and scientifically happier, it allows you to combat stress as well. It is important to make time for exercise. An hour-long routine seems too daunting, so try running, dancing or even walking around the neighborhood for at least ten minutes.
Motivation doesn’t last forever, so you need to replenish yours regularly. Highly successful people know this, so they dedicate ample time to increase their supply. You are more likely to continue accomplishing a task once you are emotionally invested in it. Spend thirty minutes listening to inspirational anecdotes and empowering quotes.
Write the gratitude journal
Happiness is about wanting the things that you already have. By listing out the blessings they are grateful for, highly successful people become more open to optimism and inspiration and improve their outlook in life. Write down daily at least one thing that you are thankful for. Learn to count the small wins.
The hardest task first
In the morning, the willpower of highly successful people is fresh and ready to go. So, this is the best time to take advantage of it – do your hardest task first. This way, you are more likely to get it done and you are more likely to finish it without other people barging in on you. Choose your hardest task and stick to completing it before you even get to eat breakfast.
Time with your partner
Use your morning hours to reconnect with your partner. Talk about your plans, your finances and even your beloved hobbies as a way to always be present in their lives. In the morning, highly successful people know that you will have more energy and more focus so making this a ritual is paramount. It might do wonders for your relationship too.
Plan and strategize
If you don’t take a few minutes of your time to map out the direction of your day, how will you know if you are headed towards the right direction? Take at least 10 minutes of your day to visualize your life goals, review your tasks for the day and allot schedules for breaks. It will help your day be more manageable and less stressful.
Spend a few minutes to say a prayer or to meditate to keep you relaxed. Remember, 90% of illnesses are stress-related, so forget the rush, enjoy a few silent moments with yourself. Focus on your breathing. You may even recite an empowering mantra during your routine.
Bond with your kids
If you have children, this is for you. In the morning, when there is less clutter in your mind and less stress in your system, make it a point to help them get dressed, cook a hearty breakfast and even talk to them about their dreams. After all, you are working so that your family will have a better time. Make time for your priorities.
No one plans on being mediocre, mediocrity happens when you do not plan. If you want to succeed, learn the habits that will make you successful and plan on living them out every day.