Think you have to be a morning person to be successful? Think again. Sure, "early bird gets the worm", but how effectively you spend your a.m. time matters. That means putting some good habits in place—and before you know it, you'll be that morning person who looks forward to hopping out of bed each day. Keep reading for five morning rituals that will help set you up for success!
Set Daily Expectations
First things first, game plan! Your favorite football team doesn't just run out on the field and wing it. They've got a strategy in place and plays that help set them up for success. Set aside 10-15 minutes of your morning to write down your daily goals. Setting these expectations for yourself allows you to mentally prepare for the day. Not a to do list kind of person? Saying these goals out loud even helps!
Tackle the Most Challenging Task First
The best recipe for success is to throw procrastination out the door and get proactive my friends. Tackling the most challenging task of your day first is always a good idea. Have you ever had one of those days where you felt like you were SO busy but didn't accomplish anything? The weight of a big task can make those smaller, easier ones feel super daunting, too.
Get a Move On
You know that phrase "a body in motion stays in motion"? It can absolutely be a challenge to get up and exercise every day, but especially when you're feeling sluggish, a quick workout can zap those morning blues. Not in the mood for a workout? Try a dance party to a short playlist instead!
Just as it's a good idea to set expectations for ourselves each day, it's also important to understand and appreciate why we are fulfilling those expectations. Creating a mantra that supports your passion fuels daily motivation and can help avoid burn out.
A clear space means a clear mind. Whether you work from home, in an office setting, in a studio, kitchen, shop, etc., dedicating time to tidy up the spaces we live and work in boosts energy, motivation and drive. Make this a part of your morning routine and I guarantee you'll feel a whole lot more inspired and ambitious.