The Power of a Productive Morning

Did you know that supercharging your morning routine can make a huge difference in your life? 

So many of us find that our days just run away from us. By the time you’ve gone to work, spent time with family or friends, and decompressed in the evening there’s just no time left for the things you planned for yourself. So, how can you break away from this monotony? 

Without waking up at 3am every morning, sacrificing your precious sleep. 

When we are born, and for our formative years, we are told that we can achieve anything. We’re assured that abundance is within our grasp. But then you grow up, and somehow lose that sense of abundance, possibility and end up settling for mediocrity. How can you get back to that child-like wonder about your future? And maximise your potential to create the level of success you’ve dreamed of? Well, I’m here to tell you that it is possible! 

What does your morning routine look like?

Feeling groggy from snoozing your alarm once too many, checking your emails while still in bed, absorbing the news (bad and good), rushing to have a quick coffee and dashing out of the door. Does this routine sound familiar? Repeat it enough, and it becomes the norm. Your routine. 

This perpetual stress only sets your day up to follow suit. How can you possibly be expected to perform at your best with the weight of the world on your shoulders before you’ve wiped the sleep from your eyes, or nourished yourself?

Research shows that the most successful people on the planet have perfected their morning routine. This can’t be a coincidence! 

I’m sure you’ve heard of how the billionaires spend their mornings. From Oprah’s daily ritual of waking up surrounded by as much nature as possible, to Bill Gates’ 5-minute scheduling method and reading, it’s clear that the morning is just bursting with potential. And while waking up without an alarm may be impossible, especially if you have a long morning commute, you can take at least some of their tips on board to improve your morning. 

Adding structure also adds clarity. And with clarity comes calm, tranquillity and productivity. Your stress levels will lower, and you’ll soon become aware of where in your life you’re settling for less than you deserve. You’ll start to align your life with your vision. How incredible is that?

Create a powerful morning ritual

The best part of all this is that you can start right now! (Well, tomorrow morning.) Yes, you’ll need to change some of your habits, but for the better, I’m sure you’ll agree. And it will absolutely be worth it.

Yes, it will start with waking up slightly earlier. I know, I promised you won’t wake up at 3am, and I stand by that promise! All you need is an extra 30 minutes or so to practice mindfulness. Giving yourself this little pocket of time is enough to radically improve your morning. You’d be surprised how much you can achieve in such a small window.

These are the steps I use every day to make sure I have a great day. They’re tips I’ve learned, tried and tested, and I know the power each part holds. 

  • Meditation – 10 minutes

Start your day with meditation – passive or active is perfectly fine, whatever works for you – to clear your mind. Calming your mind and body the moment you wake sets the tone for the rest of the day and allows you to focus on what really matters.

  • Affirmations – 5 minutes

Choose just a couple of affirmations that best represent your journey and its destination. Don’t worry about perfection here, just spend a little time coming up with them, and write them down. Then, each morning, spend 5 minutes reading them aloud. This is great for focusing your mind on what’s important to you, reconstructing your subconscious to home in on your goals. Repeating these affirmations will energise you and boost your confidence. Exactly what you need for the morning!

  • Practise gratitude – 5 minutes

After steps 1 & 2, pick up your journal and write down 10 things you’re grateful for. These can be as minor or monumental as you like, as long as you are truly grateful for them. By acknowledging and celebrating your wins, no matter how small, you’ll increase your positive energy and attract more success to your life. I’ve listened to hundreds of interviews where millionaires confirm that they practice gratitude every day. Gratitude is the power that opens the doors in front of you. Take 5 minutes and see where gratitude will take you.

  • Empowered reading – 5-10 minutes

Select a self-help book and learn at least one new idea to take on. This could be on personal or professional development, a new skill you want to discover, or one already love. If books aren’t your thing, watch a video on YouTube or listen to a podcast about your chosen subject instead. When you’re learning, you’re thriving. Just 5-10 minutes on this every morning is enough to bring you closer to your goals. As you learn something new every day and start implementing those ideas, you’ll find your confidence increases and you’ll start to feel better and better. Who could say no to that?

  • Exercise – 5-10 minutes

Lastly, stand up and spend another 5-10 minutes exercising. Now, this doesn’t have to be a sophisticated, structured work out. Simple movements to bring your heart rate up will help to generate energy, kick-start your metabolism, and increase your ability to be focused and alert. 

Your successful morning 

We all need a reminder now and then of who we are and why we make our choices. Small steps can have such a big impact in our lives. Following these steps will supercharge your morning and remind you just what you’re capable of. They certainly helped me!

Open your heart to abundance, show the universe you’re putting in the work each day, and good things will happen. 

Do you already practice any of these in your morning ritual? If so, which ones? If you don’t, which will you be taking on from tomorrow morning? Let me know in the comments or contact me here to begin your journey to the life of your dreams.

 

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