Our life is largely determined by factors that we are barley aware of, those automatic actions that we repeat day in and day out. Having a set routine to start your day has many benefits. So here are my five actions to start a productive day!
1: Get your mind & body ready
As soon as you get out of bed drink some water. Drinking water right after you wake up kick starts your body. The water helps flush out your system and rehydrates you. Your brain tissue is about 75% water so when you are not hydrated your brain cannot function as well. Then get your body moving. When you get your workout done in the morning, you have started your day on the right track. Even if you don’t accomplish anything else the rest of the day, you can feel good that you took the time and maintained your health. I also find that it is a great way to actively meditate. I find lots of clarity on my mourning runs.
2: Personal Development
3: Fuel your body
Your body is your temple. What you put into your body is the fuel it has to burn. There are millions of diet plans out there; I am not a doctor or a nutritionist so I will not even try to tell you what to do. The only advice I will give is to experiment. Everyone is different and you must find what works best for you. *A shortcut to your experiments is getting your DNA sequenced. To get that ball rolling click here
4: Review and decide your schedule for the day
Look over your previous day and determine what are the most pressing matters and schedule those first. Tracking your performance is a great way to bring to light where you can improve and what you spend most of your time on. Take a look at this article to get some ideas of what to track. If you want a premade data tracker read this article.
5: Feared things first.
Just like it sounds. Set aside time to accomplish the things you fear first. Most of the time those issues that you fear so much are not so bad once you start working on them. They will only get worse the longer you put them off. Tackle the biggest issues or most difficult tasks first.
Implementing positive actions into your morning routine will greatly benefit your life. If you want to see a detailed outline of my morning routine shoot me an email by clicking here and I can help you create your own morning routine. If you just want to understand how you form and how to alter a habit, The power of habit is a good article to read.