“The early bird gets the worm”
I have heard that it’s not much fun to rise early, or should I say very early. However research is rarely wrong. Not a morning person? Well, according to Forbes “Love it or hate it, utilising the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle”.
So why don’t more people start their day in the right way? Poor time management, late nights, too much to do…. the reasons run on. But early mornings are often touted as the most beautiful time of day and getting up early could actually set the pace and tone for the rest of your day.
Why? Well apparently numerous influential thought leaders and CEOs get up early and follow some great habits to get themselves ready for the day (so maybe we could learn something from them?). The top five listed habits quoted by these successful people are:
Yes, it’s been said loads of times! But a quick workout at the beginning of the day can give you energy and improve your mood (which often carries through the day).
Map out your day
Think about what your goals are for the day. This time in the morning is often the only peaceful time you will get without any interruptions and putting in a little planning can help your day run a little smoother.
Eat a healthy breakfast
A good breakfast ensures no growling stomach half way through the morning (and one less thing to worry about). It puts a person in a good mood and helps improve your outlook on the day. It is also a great time to chat to your family and do a bit of bonding and set the tone for their day too.
The mental version of staying healthy. Think about your day and the success you are going to have. Spend a couple of minutes in your head. See yourself walking tall!
Make your Day Top Heavy
Do the most unpleasant tasks first. Get them out of the way so you don’t have to have them looming over you all day. That leaves the things you enjoy for the rest of the day.
So if this has touched a heart string for you, you will know that perhaps it’s time to consider changing your routine up a little.
Remember, the early bird gets the worm.