Habits of Successful People Before 8 a.m. March 23 2017, 0 Comments
The main difference between successful people and everyone else is the way they utilise their time. There are only so many hours in a day, but successful people know how to make the most of them. They will be up early and getting to work before their colleagues have even rolled out of bed. So what does it take to be a successful person before 8am?
1. Set your alarm clock at the other side of the room
By using a real alarm clock or leaving your phone over the other side of the room you force yourself to get up out of bed to turn it off rather then pressing snooze over and over again. Removing the temptation to give yourself ‘just 5 more minutes’ could gain you extra productive time in the morning.
2. Take some time to relax
Successful people don’t (all) get out of bed and head straight for their laptops; they understand the importance of reducing stress and relaxing. You could do this by enjoying a cup of coffee or reading the newspaper before getting started with the day. Rituals like this will enable you to clear your head and get yourself in the right frame of mind for the day.
3. Set out your clothes the night before
Choosing your clothes the night before and laying them out ready gives you one less thing to think about when you've just woken up. You can concentrate of what you have to do today, rather than stressing about black tie or blue.
4. Fit in a workout
Successful people prioritize workouts as it is scientifically proven to get those endorphins racing. Endorphins are happy drugs that your brain produces in certain circumstances, and one of them is exercise. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a sweaty workout, it could just be a gentle few minutes on an exercise bike, a short jog or a yoga session. Find what works best for you.
5. Read something you enjoy
As we mentioned earlier, successful people tend to read first thing in the morning. They don’t watch TV and they don’t catch up on work emails. Reading gets the brain working and improves comprehension. But reading something boring or negative, like an email from your boss, sets a bad tone for the day. Consider starting the day with something that interests you or something that you can learn from, like a book or the financial news etc.
These small changes will keep you healthy and productive and ensure that everyday gets off to a good start. You don't have to implement them all at once, minor changes implemented gradually will help you to adjust to your new morning routine.