Make your day successful from the moment you open your eyes.
The way you start your day would usually be the main determinant of the mood and way you are going to go along your daily tasks at work and home. So here are the steps of the ideal morning routine that I strive to accomplish at the beginning of my day:
- Early rising with the sun at 6 am. Our biological clocks are meant to work to their optimum during the daytime. In addition, people tend to be more creative and have stronger reserves of willpower to go about hard tasks. This reserve gradually diminishes with the passage of your day.
- Make your bed as the first small accomplishment for the day would boost your motivation and get the ball rolling.
- Immediately get outside for a 15-20 minute Aerobic exercise/Cardio of either running, swimming or cycling followed by a quick stretch. During your exercise listen to your favourite podcast/audiobook so that you can get that grey matter between your ears working as well as trying to learn and think on the particular subject.
- Once back home enjoy a 10-15 minutes practice of meditation/yoga of your choice. Calming the mind and focusing on what matters in the morning can increase your productivity throughout the day.
- Take a cold shower or Scottish shower as this will help you build your determination and willpower.
- A couple of affirmations in the mirror while you brush your teeth.
- Write in your journal on any thoughts, let the worries out and express gratitude for what you have.
- Have a hearty breakfast while listening to your favourite music. With your breakfast drink a lot of water with lemon, load up on protein with a protein shake or smoothie and vitamins such as Fish Oil and Vitamin D. Don’t forget a spoon of coconut oil.
- Have your attire for the day prepared the night before, dress up and get out there to CRUSH your day.
This is an ideal routine so making all these steps would mean that you completely blazed the morning, but even doing 3, 4 or 5 of them would mean that you are going to get a head start of your day and get more work done with less effort.