“The first hour drives the day.” — Henry Ward Beecher
All my life, I have found these words of Henry Ward Beecher (first heard about 15 years ago) to be absolutely true.
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How you spend your morning is important. And not just for the rest of the day, but for the life we want to live.
And I believe this applies to everyone, regardless of their season of life, current role, or future ambitions.
Whether you want to be an intentional parent, an ambitious CEO, a diligent student, or a creative artist, recognizing opportunities in the morning can go a long way toward achieving your goals. Helpful.
The decisions you make in the morning set the course for the day.
My morning routine hasn’t changed for the last two years. Starts around 6am. The first thing I do on weekdays is go to the gym. Prioritize your health and self-care and set yourself up for the day. Then have a healthy breakfast, followed by a personal time of devotion, meditation and quiet solitude.
For me, I have found that these three actions set my body, mind, and spirit in the right place for the day ahead.
My “work day” usually starts at 9am. And my first project is almost always the most important task I need to accomplish that day. For example today I am writing this article. (It’s 10:20 am as I write this sentence).
None of the times listed here are critical. I like to get up at 6 in the morning and always wanted to be, so I worked hard to be an early riser. But don’t get the point of this article wrong. I’m not saying everyone needs to get up early. Each person’s body clock is set slightly differently.
I’m here to say, if you want to be that person, number one The version of yourself that does the most good for the most people starts with intentional action in the morning.
Intention at the beginning of each day sets the tone for the day and life. Because if you command in the morning, you can conquer the day.
Your morning routine will be different than mine.
Build something that works for you and your goals.
Here are some tips to make the most of your mornings, regardless of how you structure them.
1. Try to get up at the same time every day (at least on weekdays).
Consistency is key to establishing a routine. Waking up at different times every day makes it very difficult to establish a morning routine.
Plus, choosing when to wake up is the first action you take to control your day.
Waking up at the same time helps your body establish a steady rhythm. improve overall sleep quality.
2. Prioritize physical health.
Find a routine that works for you. However, we strongly encourage you to prioritize your physical health at some point along the way.
Whether you’re exercising or eating a healthy, energizing breakfast, taking care of your body in the morning is essential. Your physical body is your instrument for making a difference in the world.
3. Plan your day the night before.
Knowing what’s on your agenda when you wake up in the morning can help you get to work more efficiently without the fatigue of early morning decision-making. It also helps you know what you plan to accomplish for the day when you get out of bed in the morning.
I always recommend 3-item to-do list.
4. Find time for self-reflection and meditation.
A moment of calm before a storm that day can do wonders for your mental health. And it helps you go into the day with a more positive and focused mindset.
For me, this is a spiritual practice consisting of religious reading, meditation and prayer. But, of course, finding time for self-reflection and meditation is important for everyone, regardless of religious or non-believing background.
5. What to wear for the day.
Even if you’re working from home, getting dressed can send a signal to your brain that it’s time to get serious.
This is a psychological trick that can help you be more productive. Additionally, research done on the subject shows that being prepared can: Increase Happiness and Mood.
6. Tackle the most important tasks first.
“Eat a frog” is a saying many people use when it comes to time management. As is often said,Accomplish the most difficult tasks first in the day.”
But in fact the meaning of the word is not. Brian Tracy, who wrote the book, describes it this way:Accomplish your most important missions.”
In the morning I try to accomplish the most important things I have to do for the day. Sometimes that can be the hardest task, but not always.
You can prioritize (and even schedule) the most important work by working on it first.
A successful day doesn’t necessarily mean removing the most items from your to-do list. A successful day right Something off the to-do list.
The importance of how you spend your mornings cannot be overemphasized.
It’s not just routine. It’s about intentionally shaping your day and life.
No matter what role you play in the world, how you spend your mornings will affect the efficiency of the work you choose to do.
Mornings are important, so cherish them.
The ship of your life needs a captain at the helm.