February 22, 2024

Miles Slaven

Market Disruption

What 15 Successful People Do Every Workday Morning

Introduction

We all know that mornings are important. They set the tone for the rest of your day, and if you’re not careful, one bad morning can turn into a string of bad days. But it’s often easier said than done to get yourself out of bed in the morning on time and ready to take on whatever challenges await — especially when life seems to be constantly throwing curveballs at us faster than we can handle them. That’s why we’ve put together this list of things successful people do every single morning:

They wake up early.

The first thing you do in the morning is set the tone for your day. If you wake up early and get things done, it’s going to be a much more productive day than if you don’t.

The reason why waking up early is so important is because it allows us time away from distractions, like social media and news feeds. The goal here isn’t just about getting more done–it’s also about focusing on what matters most: yourself! You should never feel rushed or stressed out when starting off each day with an hour or two of quiet reflection (this can include reading).

They plan their day out in advance.

Planning your day out in advance is a good way to get more done. It allows you to plan for any obstacles that might come up, and it helps you prioritize important tasks so that they get done on time.

It also helps avoid overworking yourself and procrastination, which are two things that can happen if we don’t have a plan laid out for us before we start working each morning.

They exercise first thing in the morning.

Exercising first thing in the morning is one of the best things you can do for your health, but it’s often hard to find time for it. The key is making sure you don’t skip it.

If you’re not already exercising, here are some reasons why starting now will benefit your workday:

  • Exercise boosts energy levels and reduces stress–two things that directly affect productivity at work. According to a study by Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy, “people who take breaks throughout their day and spend 15 minutes meditating or doing yoga before coming back have higher confidence levels than those who don’t.”

They read something motivational and inspiring before they do anything else

You can start your day off on the right foot by reading something motivational and inspiring. You don’t have to spend hours doing it, but even 10 minutes of reading in bed or in the bathroom will give you a boost for the rest of your day. Reading something motivational before work is especially helpful because it gets your mind right so that when you arrive at work, you’ll be ready for whatever comes at you.

If reading isn’t really your thing (or if there are just too many other things on your plate), try listening instead! Audio books are also great ways to start off each morning with inspiration and motivation–and they’re especially good if time is limited in some way (i.e., commuting).

They go to bed early.

Go to bed early enough to get a good night’s sleep.

Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your body and mind, which is why it’s so important to go to bed early enough that you get enough of it every night. You should be aiming for at least 7-8 hours of restful slumber each night, but if this isn’t working out for you or feels impossible with your schedule, try setting an alarm clock or using an app like Sleep Cycle (iOS/Android) or Sleep Time (iOS/Android). These apps track how long it takes for you fall asleep and wake up throughout the night; then they give recommendations based on those numbers about when would be best time for both activities–a great way not just ensure more restful naps but also avoid waking up feeling groggy in the morning!

They have a morning routine to set them up for success.

You might be surprised to learn that many of the world’s most successful people have a morning routine. It’s not just for them, though; it’s for you too!

When we do something consistently every day, our brains get used to it and can recognize what is expected from us. This makes it easier for us to focus on other things during the day than if we tried something new every morning. For example: if you go jogging every day at 5 am before work, then when it comes time for your jog in the evening after work or school has ended (or even on weekends), your brain will automatically think “Jog time!” without having thoughts like “I’m tired” or “This sucks!”

They avoid distractions in the morning as much as possible.

There are a few things you can do to avoid distractions in the morning. First and foremost, don’t check your email or social media first thing in the morning. You might think that if there are new messages waiting for you, they must be important–but this is rarely true. Most emails will wait until after breakfast anyway! If there are urgent messages that need immediate attention, they’ll come through again later on in your day when they’re less likely to interrupt another task (and keep you from getting distracted).

Secondly: turn off notifications on all devices except one phone (or computer). This means no buzzing phones or flashing lights until after lunchtime! You should also choose one device where notifications will be allowed throughout the day–for example, I use my laptop for work purposes only so that when I’m not working on it there aren’t any distractions like email coming through my browser window or Facebook notifications popping up every five seconds.

They have “no phones” time during their morning ritual.

You’ve probably heard of the term “no phones” time. It’s a strategy that many successful people use to get their day off on the right foot and avoid distractions, so they can focus on what matters most.

The idea behind this strategy is simple: You need a period of time during your morning ritual where you turn off all devices and just focus on yourself. This could be anything from 20 minutes to an hour (or more), depending on how much uninterrupted time you need to feel truly recharged before jumping into work mode again.

It may seem counterintuitive at first–how can turning off my phone help me focus? But when we’re constantly checking our phones throughout the day, even if it’s just for five minutes here or there, it adds up–and before we know it our attention has been divided into tiny little pieces instead of being singularly directed toward one thing at a time (like getting dressed).

They make sure their morning ritual is 100{b863a6bd8bb7bf417a957882dff2e3099fc2d2367da3e445e0ec93769bd9401c} positive and productive, no matter what that looks like for them personally — whether that’s meditation or journaling or some kind of workout or some combination of all three!

You can’t afford to waste even a minute of your morning. As you start your day, make sure you’re getting off on the right foot by making it 100{b863a6bd8bb7bf417a957882dff2e3099fc2d2367da3e445e0ec93769bd9401c} positive and productive. It doesn’t matter if this means meditating or journaling or some kind of workout or some combination of all three! The important thing is that you find something that works for you personally–and then stick with it every day.

The more consistent and routine-driven your morning ritual is, the more productive and focused it will feel (which is why so many successful people have routines). This means avoiding distractions like social media before checking email; making time for breakfast; setting aside time for exercise; etcetera — whatever works best for YOU personally!

This article contains helpful tips for getting more out of your mornings

  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Have a morning routine.
  • Avoid distractions and focus on one thing at a time, in order to be more productive during your day.
  • Set goals for yourself every day so that you can work towards them throughout your workday, which will help motivate you and keep you focused on what matters most to achieving those goals (i.e., getting things done).
  • Be positive!

Conclusion

We hope this article has inspired you to think about how your mornings can be more productive, positive and inspiring. If you’re looking for more tips on how to make the most of your day, check out our other articles on morning routines!