4 Morning Routines For Perfect Day
You might think that the best way to improve your morning routine is to purchase an easy to use coffee machine with all the latest tech incorporated in it. There is some merit in this, due to the jolt to the system that caffeine can provide, not to mention the delicious taste and sense of a morning ritual. Here are also some other tips which you may not have considered before.
1. Start the night before
It might sound counterintuitive, but it’s best to start your morning routine the night before. By having all your breakfast things laid out, clothes laid out, bag and coat prepared, you can have a smooth start the following morning, bringing potential hassles and panic to near zero. If everything goes smoothly your mind can thus be freed to focus upon other things, and not just those things that are business-related. You can start to preview and review today and yesterday so that you can take a measured approach throughout the day as a whole.
2. Be the early bird
It’s not just having everything prepared, but starting early that counts. There are numerous examples of famous people, from Jack Dorsey to Barack Obama, who get up at the crack of dawn or even before it, in order to maximize the day. Anything from exercising to reading to having a full, slow breakfast can be accomplished before other folk have even stumbled out of bed (from your lovely mattress). Of course, this doesn’t happen all by itself, and planning is required. But it’s not rocket science.
3. Front load
When it comes to the bigger picture, you need time to prioritize, strategize, and get the bigger thinking done early on in the day, regardless of which field of work happen you’re in. The higher up the ladder you get, the bigger the decisions you’ll likely have to make, and all too often the more frequent the interruptions tend to be. If you can get into work really early on a regular basis, you’ll be giving your brain its best chance of getting those big calls right. You will also perhaps feel good about leaving work on time, or even early if you accomplish your day’s goals.
4. Mind your mind
We are not just robots, so devoting a portion of your early morning quiet time to is a valuable and enriching thing to do. Silent contemplation, prayer, meditation, even walking, can have therapeutic benefits. These precious moments can remind you that you do not just live to work but you work to live and that there are bigger things than office politics, promotions, meetings and profit margins. Strangely, though, it is those who exude calmness and mindfulness who tend to get ahead, so by setting mental space aside from the rat race you’re more likely to end up at the front of the pack in the end.