Morning routines are important, especially since they set the tone for the entire day. Every successful woman has built a routine in the morning because your day begins the moment you wake up, and it’s important to feel your best. Preparing beforehand and taking care of yourself will have a huge impact on everything you do, which is why you should set the alarm a little earlier. Here are 10 things successful women do before 9 A.M.
Wake Up Earlier
To avoid stressful and rushed mornings, try waking up a little earlier every day until you have at least 30 minutes of time in the morning to do nothing but chill. By taking some time before sprinting out the door every morning, you can give yourself some time to breathe. Going to bed 5 or 10 minutes earlier each night can help you wake up every morning feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.
Your body gets thirsty when it goes six to nine hours without water. Your brain also requires water in order to function at its best, so when you get up in the morning, the first thing you should do is drink a glass of water. Try keeping it near your bed so you can drink some water in the morning instead of going straight to the coffeemaker.
Nourish their body
As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure to have a filling and nourishing breakfast. A lot of people, including me, can’t eat a lot of food in the morning, so eating a little and often helps make sure that you are keeping your energy up throughout the day. Drinking tea is also a great way to start your morning that also aids digestion, drink enough liquids, and can moderate your appetite. Try eating small healthy meals throughout the day and drink tea, and not only will you feel energized early on, but you will also feel healthy, alert, and ready to have a successful day.
Especially in the morning, it can be hard to not hit snooze and keep sleeping for the extra 30 minutes or hour, but working out can be an amazing start to a productive day. It doesn’t even have to be a workout; even just some yoga or going for a walk can help get your blood flowing, reduce stress, and boost your mood. Having time for yourself free from distractions is the perfect thing to start a successful day.
Prep for the day
Creating a to-do list can not only help plan your day out but also allow your brain to be focused on exactly what needs to be done that day, instead of being worried about the unnecessary, drastically reducing your stress. By glancing at your calendar or to-do list, you can get a quick sense of what your day looks like and know what exactly takes the most time and that you need to prioritize.
To be successful in the long run, you have to make a commitment to learning. In any field that you want to pursue, there is never a point when you have learned enough. Learning keeps your mind open to new things that come along, allowing you to adapt and conquer quickly and gracefully. So every day, try to spend a little time learning something. Whether it’s just reading the newspaper, listening to a podcast on your way to work, or some study time on a particular area of interest, continue educating yourself.
Plan One Step towards a Long-Term Goal
Always be thinking about a future goal that you want to accomplish and consciously take steps to achieve it. Don’t leave it on the back burner for months or years; think about one thing that you could do today towards that goal, however big or small it may be. From doing some research on the internet about the upcoming project or starting a savings account, taking conscious and tangible steps every day toward your goal is a step in the right direction to start off your morning.
Make the Bed
In a study done at CNBC, the habit of making your bed every day has been correlated to increased productivity throughout the day. Many people also say that seeing a clean bed in the morning helps put themselves in a better mood. This simple task takes about 5 minutes and can immensely help you feel better and more put together in the morning, which is the perfect start to a successful and productive day.
Take a Moment for Yourself
The pressure is always on to have a successful day but to make sure that you start the day right, try to quiet your mind and get ready for the day ahead. Whether this means meditation, an intense cardio workout, or just a few deep breaths in front of the bathroom mirror, having moments to yourself to make sure you are calm to think through the stress and make better decisions is very important to start the day right.
An Act of Kindness
When you’re stepping out of the house to head to work or even to run some errands, try to find a way to perform a random act of kindness. Even something as simple as letting someone go in front of you who’s always in a rush can make someone’s day. By positively impacting the world around you, even in small ways, is the perfect way to start your day.