If you want to be successful and healthy in life, you have to think like successful people.
Success begins each morning with a set of empowering morning rituals.
Most people start the day off reactive — hitting the snooze button, scrolling through social media while lying in bed, and waiting until the last minute to get ready.
This leads to being rushed and flustered. Instead of starting the day on your terms, you are simply reacting to your environment.
In reality, the mornings should be peaceful, positive, and set you up to win the day. People like Tony Robbins, Oprah, and Grant Cardone credit a ton of their success to winning their mornings.
Here’s you can easily implement them in your life.
7 Morning Rituals of the Most Successful People
Start doing these seven-morning rituals and success is virtually guaranteed.
1. Wake Up Earlier
Did you know that the 90% of executives wake up before 6 am on weekdays?
If you want to make the most of your day, waking up early is the most important step in winning your mornings. If you sleep in and hit the snooze, it’s easy to chase the day without ever catching up.
As Richard Whately said, “Lose an hour in the morning and you will be hunting for it all day.”
Instead, make sure you get enough sleep (between 6-8 hours) and wake up when your alarm goes off. This will allow you to wake up with energy and give you time to use the other morning routine success rituals.
2. Take a Digital Detox
Once the day gets started avoiding technology is almost impossible. But the fact is that the majority of people are addicted to technology.
Use your morning as a time to take a “digital detox.”
Quit wasting your morning scrolling through your news feeds. As best selling author Mel Robbins said, “Do you think Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates is lying in bed looking at social media!?”
Of course not, but that’s how so many people start their day. I know because that’s exactly what I used to do. Wake up, lay in bed and mindlessly scroll through Instagram and Facebook.
It puts you in a reactive state instead of proactive where you spend time creating not consuming. Plus, how much good stuff will come from social media in the morning? More pointless selfies, politics, and Instagram celebs won’t help change your life.
Instead, make it a habit to spend 30-60 minutes creating or consuming instead of scrolling away. This could mean reading a book or writing every morning in a journal.
3. Focus on Your Health
The mornings are the time to focus on your health and well being. The most successful people in the world focus on exercise and quality nutrition every morning.
Don’t procrastinate your physical fitness by putting it off until later. Often times you will get tied up at work or need to meet a client and not be able to make it.
Instead, plan out what you will do the night before. Here are some good ideas:
- Workout with a friend
- Join a running club
- Go on a long walk with your dog
- Do at home workout or yoga
- Prep your meals for the day
- Eat a high protein breakfast
Remember, health is wealth. Waking up early allows you to spend time working on your mind and body.
4. Spend Time Working on You
Do you ever notice once the day gets going you never have much time to yourself? With work, kids, friends, and other commitments it might feel impossible to squeeze in any personal time.
But waking up early can help you intentionally carve out time for your own well being.
This time is all about you. Not your spouse, kids, work emails, or things around the house. This time should be all about your own growth, energy, and development.
By putting yourself first you get to start each day with a clean slate and not let yesterday affect today. Plus, the better you are, the better you will be to your family, friends, and people at work. Spend 10-15 minutes doing one of these activities:
Start a Mindfulness Practice
Tim Ferriss published a book, “Tools of Titans” where interviews some of the most successful people in the world from all industries. From billionaire CEO’s to Olympic athletes to world-class entrepreneurs. The one thing they almost all had in common?
A daily mindfulness practice.
Whether it’s meditation or mindfulness, 80% or more had some sort of morning ritual. The benefits are nearly endless and it’s a great way to start the day clear, focused, and intentional. A great way to get started is with a mindfulness app which will guide you throughout the process.
Write In A Journal
A journal is your vessel to create your future before it happens. Journalling lets you get what’s in your head out to gain clarity on your biggest goals, dreams, and problems in life.
Review Your Goals
How many times have you set a goal only to forget about them a day or a week later? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
As the legendary motivational speaker, Les Brown said, “Review your goals twice each day. Morning and night.”
Even if you spend one minute reviewing your biggest goals you are constantly reminding yourself of what you are trying to achieve! This alone will help you get closer to achieving any goal you set.
5. Read or Watch Something Positive
The world is filled with negative news on TV and social media. Sometimes it seems like everything is going wrong in the world. But don’t let negative news fool you, there is plenty of positive events in the world.
But news networks take advantage of negative because your brain is always looking for what is wrong. It’s because it’s primary role is your survival.
That’s why negative news is so addicting. Instead of tuning it, start the first 60 minutes of your day focused on positive or inspirational content.
Act like successful people and control what you put into your mind before you enter the world for the day.
6. Learn Something New
Successful people are voracious readers, they love to consume new information and find ways to apply to their lives. The average CEO reads one book per week while the average person reads one per year!
When Warren Buffett and Bill Gates were once asked if they could have any superpower, what would it be? They both replied, “Speed reading.”
At the time, they were the two richest humans alive worth over 130 billion dollars! And yet, their superpower wouldn’t be anything else … that is how much they value reading!
Learn something new each morning by reading, listening to podcasts or watching informational videos. Check out my recommended books to get started.
7. Do The Hard Stuff First
As Robert Allen said, “The fundamental level of success is doing the hard things first. If you go for the feared thing first then the rest of the day is easy.”
Each morning, do the hardest thing first. It could be a long run, a tough call at work or a project you’ve been putting off.
Doing the hard stuff first sets you up for success. Once you do it, you’ll build confidence and momentum that will continue to build the rest of the day.
How to Take Action on the Morning Routines of Successful People
How many of these morning rituals are you doing?
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How to Start a Morning Routine and Change Your Life
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