Set your mornings up for success
How we set the tone first thing in the morning sets up the rest of our day. Having a morning routine is a great way to poise your day for success.
Instead of grabbing our smart phones and checking our emails, the news, etc – which often sets up triggers and sends our mind in a negative spiral – follow the 20/20/20 rule by leadership expert Robin Sharma. This is a powerful adage followed by many successful people which says to spend 20 minutes in morning being mindful/meditation, journaling (reflect), 20 mins exercising (move) and 20 mins learning or reading something new or inspirational (grow). This ‘me time’ in the morning helps set the tone of your day and by compounding by the end of the year you are a healthier and happier person.
Another useful thing to do in the morning is to segment and see how you want your day to unfold instead of mindlessly going through the business of the day and being exhausted at the end of the day with little accomplished.
A useful thing to do is come up with the top 3 priorities for the day. Think of 3 things which will propel you toward your long term goals and try to do them earlier in the day. These daily actions add up to create the success you want in your life.
- Avoid grabbing smartphone/electronic gadget first thing in the morning
- Spend time exercising (move), reading (grow) and meditating (reflect) in the morning
- Segment intend and plan your day so you feel more in control
- Plan the top 3 actions for the day which will propel you in the direction of your long term goals