“I have retired, but if there’s anything that would kill me, it is to wake up in the morning and not knowing what to do”
One of the secrets of highly successful people is their morning habits, that is, how they begin their each and every day. They know that whatever they do in the morning sets the tone for the day and prepare their body and mind accordingly.
Morning rituals means doing specific things daily in the morning and making a habit of it. It is one of the most impactful things to become successful because it is said that a person, who wins the morning, wins the entire day. So, here is a list of 5 things that are good to follow as a part of your morning ritual:
1. Meditate-Spend some time with yourself!
The first thing most of the people do in the morning is browse through their smartphones, checking their social media or WhatsApp. It is important to spend a few moments with ourselves in silence. Meditation can act as a great way to connect with your mind and is a form of a brain-exercise. It helps give a great start to the day and makes the brain ready to perform at its peak. Alternatively, praying in the morning which is again a good way to relax and keeps your thoughts centered.
2. Get up and go for a run!
There are many scientific benefits of exercising in the morning. It clears your thinking and helps you to feel better. It increases your energy level for the entire day. This doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the gym every morning but activities like going on a run/jog or skipping rope. People like Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg, and Mark Zuckerberg, all prioritize fitness upon waking. people who regularly exercise are proven to be happier and more productive.
3. Affirm yourself!
Affirmation is a powerful technique used by many successful people. Affirmation is nothing but a positive statement that we say to ourselves again and again so that it gets into our subconscious mind. This causes the brain to think it is true and forms in the same way in reality as well. For example, if you continuously say to yourself that “I am a confident person”, again and again, you will actually start feeling confident. Hence it is important to assure yourself every morning. This can also be done by listening to something inspiring for example –self-help music or audiobooks.
Reading for 20 minutes inculcated as a practice, especially in the morning provides many benefits. It increases your knowledge, intelligence, and improves your personality and consequently helps you grow and develop. Reading self-help books, for example, helps you be more optimistic and face any problems you might face in the day. On the other hand, by reading non-fiction books you feed your mind high-quality content, which generates new ideas, and higher motivation that you benefit from throughout the rest of your day.
5. Jot down your plans and schedule.
Jot down your goals, plans, or schedule of the day. Some people make a to-do list in the morning which helps them schedule their day accordingly. Many highly successful people journal at the start of their day. Journaling is one of those simple habits that has a powerful effect on your performance. This also gives a self-assurance that you have achieved everything you had planned for the day!
For living a king-size life, it is very important to treat every day as a new opportunity and practice the morning rituals that help you get closer to your aims in life. Start your day stressed, unfocused and unproductive, and you’ll likely have a stressed, unfocused, and unproductive day. On the other hand, Starting it strong and you will have a productive, focused, and energetic day. The choice is yours!
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