Most of self-development books will motivate you to wake up early in the morning to be able to dedicate 1 hour to practices that most of successful people exercise on daily basis. I have summarised them into this article:
1. Stop snoozing an alarm button.
When you snooze the alarm button, you let yourself and a new day know that this new day is not welcome. Instead, open your eyes and greet the day as the best day in your life.
To help you wake up, try alarms with sun simulation like the one on the picture below which is Philips HF3500/60 Wake-Up Light . They also have a version with 2 natural sounds like birds singing instead of irritating beeping 🙂
2. Hydrate yourself with a glass of water as during nights we dehydrate
Try to drink lukewarm water with a piece of lemon. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, it washes away toxins and balances your body’s pH levels.
3. Practice purposeful silence/meditate as it will help you fight stress
Even 5 minutes of purposeful silence can be beneficial. If you don’t know how to meditate or your thoughts are too chaotic, try guided meditations. I myself use Simply Being app which is available both on Android and iOS. It is easy to use and the voice is very calming.
4. Visualise and repeat affirmations to set the right energy vibration that will attract all that you want into your life. That’s the law of attraction 😉
Consider that you should visualise correctly: not imagining things somewhere in the future but imagining that you already live your dream or already have something you want. If you want to learn more about visualisation, read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne .
5. Eat protein breakfast
Eating protein breakfast you will get more nutrition and energy than with a carb one. For example eggs are loaded with protein and vitamin D, plus hard-to-get choline, a nutrient that may curb anxiety and boost memory.
6. Exercise! It will give you energy, drive and better focus
Here is a set of exercises to do at home. If you can’t do all of them, at least start from something. Try to do at least 5 mins a day and keep on going. Once you accustom to it, you will feel that you need it to feel better.
7. Read personal development books
Morning is the best time to set your mind onto a right frequency and books can help you with that. Of course it is difficult to find time for reading in the morning, so I propose to listen to books on your way to work. After reading/listening find time to write down main points of the book you read.
8. Plan your day
When you have a plan you feel more dedicated to actioning on it and you also feel more organised and more efficient. You can use either notepads, or a notebook or online apps..whatever suits you best. I myself use Google Calendar for short term plans/tasks and Google Keep for longer term plans which is very simple in use.
It seems like a lot of things to do in the morning, so don’t push it to hard in the beginning not to burn out. Start slowly and dedicate around 10 minutes each morning to the whole routine, that’s 1.4 mins per task. It is not much but believe me it can make a difference and pull you deeper into routine which is going to have a positive impact on your life.
Source of inspiration: Miracle morning by Hal Elrod
Article by: Anna Boroshok