Every morning when you wake up, you have a choice to make and that choice will determine the rest of your day.
Let me explain.
Whether it be checking emails, scrolling through social media or just popping to Starbucks before the work day begins to grab a cheap coffee.
Most busy people I come across are simply waking up every morning reacting to things instead of focusing on themselves first.
They don’t realise what it’s truly costing them.
Aside from packing on a few pounds and feeling stressed out all the time, it can really put a damper on your production at work which can cause you to lose out on money or miss
out on an important opportunity.
Well, consider that if you start every day by focusing on yourself first, then you will have the ability to create time and remain calm in the midst of all the chaos.
Because, when you start your day off by reacting to things, you are no longer in control.
You are left at the mercy of what others have planned for you, and, usually, what they have planned for you, does not serve you very much and will certainly not take you in the direction you want to go.
But, all is not lost.
There’s a method behind fixing this morning madness that will allow you to drop those unwanted pounds and conquer the day ahead.
It’s called habit stacking and will give you the ability to start your day with POWER.
Start with YOU.
This can be easier said than done.
But your mission here is to stop being reactive to things.
Checking email, scrolling through social media, responding to text messages etc…
All of this kind of activity straight away leaves you powerless.
To access true power every day, consider making the first hour of every day just for you.
Does that mean waking up earlier? It might.
But I can tell you right now, you won’t be able to show up at your best, unless you take some non-negotiable ‘you’ time.
This could be exercising (which I’ll explain below), studying any kind of reading material that can better you and those around you, or meditating (just simply sitting in silence for 10 minutes focusing on breathing…seriously!)
Starting with you first allows you to protect your own personal confidence, so no matter what kind of hell you may or may not go through that day, you’ll have the edge over everyone else.
For your Body it’s simple.
Start off the day with a brisk walk or light workout to get your energy levels up.
Afterwards have a home made greens smoothie and some fish oil.
Keep it simple for now.
Even if you’re not looking to lose a ton of weight, just by doing this in the morning first will give you the energy and focus you need to take on the day.
In too much pain to workout right away?
Don’t worry, start your day with 5 minutes of a solid stretching and mobility routine which will allow you to free up any pain or tightness you might have in certain areas of your body.
Take Hold of Your Mindset.
The moment we get out of bed our minds are usually filled with chaos.
Doing some form of meditation will help this.
Now, before you disregard this, hear me out.
I’m not talking hippie stuff here, this is meditation for producers.
Leading to less stress, more power, and more production.
All you need is 5 to 10 minutes of sitting in silence to calm your thoughts.
If you want to step things up a notch then consider using a free app called ‘Headspace’. No weird chanting or sitting Indian style on a pillow is necessary.
So there you have it.
Just a few ways to start your day with power so you can be the one to run your day instead of having it run you.
If you’re fed up with the way things are, you value your time and you’re ready to take on any situation with confidence and power