The early birds will inherit the earth.
Being an effective early riser isn’t just about waking up before everyone else.
It’s about putting yourself in a positive mindset and getting important things done before everyone else.
This isn’t a morning ritual per se, but it’s a habit that’s definitely conducive to a productive morning routine.
So make sure to set yourself up for a successful morning by creating a game plan the night before.
In a poll of 20 executives 90% said they wake up before 6 a.m. on weekdays.
By starting your day with exercise, you’ll prevent yourself from putting it off.
The quiet hours of the morning can be the ideal time to focus on an important work project without being interrupted.
What’s more, spending time on it at the beginning of the day ensures that it gets your attention before others — kids, employees, bosses — use it up.
Your side project is easy to skip when you’ve been in meetings all day, are tired and hungry, and have to figure out what’s for dinner.
That’s why many successful people put in an hour or so on their personal projects before they officially start their days.
Life can get crazy.
It’s often hard to find any moments to spare in your busy schedule.
If you’re always rushing around in the morning, it’s difficult to imagine being able to spare any time to have a quiet moment.
But practising mindfulness isn’t a waste of time.
Try to reserve a few minutes for silent contemplation at the start of every day.
You can use those peaceful moments to pray, meditate, envision your future success, or reflect on what you’re grateful for — whatever works for you.
That short pause can put you in a great mindset for the rest of the day.