Wake up really early: Like, really early. I’m talking 4am, 5am, 5:30am. I can’t think of a single successful person that doesn’t wake up after 5:30am.
Successful people also set their alarm clock for the same time every morning. Remember willpower? Overcoming your sleepiness at 4:30am is a great example of this. It’s also scientifically proven that waking up earlier reduces your caffeine depending, improves alertness, sharpens your focus, improves your mood, and helps you with better job performance. While sleeping in is great every once in a while, setting a daily alarm will help you in the long run.
Meditate: Starting your morning with meditation has dozens of benefits. The act of meditating causes the pituitary gland in your brain to secrete endorphins that are associated with positive emotions and experiences. Successful people focus on positivity and never lose sight of their goals. Meditating will help combat negativity, anxiety, “busy mind” syndrome, and more.
Be Grateful: Tony Robbins has a full guide on how he starts his morning. Can you guess what that is? Being grateful.
The reason I picked gratitude is because when you’re grateful you can’t be angry. And when you’re grateful you can’t be fearful.Tony Robbins
One thing I aim to do every day is looking in the mirror and picking out a few things that I love about myself. Whether it be physical or mental, I repeat these things before going out into the world. I do the same thing with how I want my day to go, I especially love to journal these notes so I can look back. Happy, fun, easy-going, etc. There are so many ways you can plan out your day, minus a to-do list! Set your day up for success.
Workout: A regular workout routine is great for your physical and mental health. Not only can it help you sleep better, but it would have a huge (positive) impact on your skin, mindset, weight control, and more. Working out isn’t just about staying fit or losing calories, it’s also about investing the time to improve in yourself.
Eat your frog first: Write down your to-do’s and find your “frog”. Your frog is your hardest, most time-consuming task. Your mind is typically fresh and ready to go in the morning, so eat your frog first.
Robbins suggests slowing down your breathing and thinking of 3 things that you are grateful for that morning. Spend 1-2 minutes on each thing.