Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to take an intensive course with Heidi Hope of Heidi Hope Photography and besides all of the wonderful photography related information, I was given, I was also given a lot of wonderful advice. One bit of advice that was given was from a book by —- called —-. In the book, — speaks about the importance of your morning routine. Did you know that 95% of people fail in anything 0_0. Only 5% succeed and the people who are the most successful have some kind of morning routine. Well I refuse to fail. I tell myself every morning “5%” to keep me motivated. To help in this, I have adopted a morning routine of my own. There are some specific things that you should incorporate into your morning routine to help your day flow. So tomorrow morning, get up at least 30 minutes early and do the following:
Have a Healthy Breakfast
We have all heard it. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is the meal that gives us the nutrients and energy we need to get us through the day. It also helps us to focus. Nothing like working hungry all day and waiting until lunch. Who can put their all into work when their mind is on food? I can’t. I get hangry very easily and no one wants to deal with that beast.
This is my favorite part of the routine. Grab your cup of coffee and read for a few minutes, take some time to meditate, or free write. Just get your mood ready for the day. No social media. Don’t overstimulate your brain. Visualize what your day is going to be like. Plan for positivity. If you’re a creative, this time will give your brain the chance to let go and make room for creativity.
My life struggle!! But working out in the morning really sets a tone for your day. You will feel refreshed and accomplished and ready to take on what the day brings.
Make Your To Do List
This is the best time to fully plan out your day. Put the hardest things at the top of your list and work your way done to the easiest. I know I love nothing better then to see things on my to do list crossed or checked off. It’s really fulfilling and having a daily to do list is a great way to keep your day in order and productive.
Do you find that waking up early and getting a good start to your day makes a difference? What are some of your morning practices?