We made a simple list of seven things you do every day when you wake up to ensure you have a good day ahead of you. We know it sounds a little ambitious but hear us out—this isn’t as hard as it might seem and will go a long way towards making sure that you’re hitting the ground running every day.
If you’re not used to having a morning routine, it might be tough at first—but the payoffs are great.
Why is it important to start your day intentionally? It’s simple: the busier you are, the harder it will be to fit in exercise or meditation. We all know people who seem superhuman—they’re the ones who manage to somehow take care of their family, workout, and still get in an hour for themselves each day.
The early bird gets the worm—or at least moves out of the starting gate with a lead. If you can, try waking up half an hour earlier than usual so that you have time to focus on yourself.
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It might seem like a lot (and that’s because it is) but it gives you at least some control over your life instead of letting others control it for you—like those emails that come zipping into your inbox the moment you turn on your phone.
When we wake up and we haven’t yet forced ourselves to commit to anything, we’re much more open and willing than when we’ve already committed to several hours worth of meetings and emails. So if you can get in the habit of doing even a little bit each day—even if it’s just jotting down a few notes to yourself—you’ll be in much better shape going forward.