Starting the day well is essential to ending it well. This is a statement many successful people agree on when interviewed and asked about their morning rituals or habits.
In this article we want to share 5 tips to apply in the morning that will help you start the day in the best possible way.
5 morning rituals for success
1. Wake up earlier, drink water and read a little
It takes a lot to get up early but once you get used to the new schedule it becomes easier to wake up in the morning. If we can get up a little earlier, we can dedicate a little time to ourselves and get much more productive days.
The first thing we should do when we wake up is drink water. While we are sleeping, our body continues to consume water and perspire through the skin. When we wake up we are a bit dehydrated and our brain needs to be well hydrated in order to function properly.
As soon as you get up, drink a good glass of water. If you prefer, you can also add a little lemon juice to your glass, since lemon has been shown to have numerous benefits when taken in the morning.
Once this is done you can spend half an hour of your time reading a little. Reading will help you clear your mind and relax before starting work. In addition, it is not necessary to highlight all the benefits of reading, but at least you will learn a little more each morning.
2. Disconnect from your mobile phone
Many people just wake up in the morning turn on their phones and start to check social networks, emails and other Apps on their smartphones.
This habit is not beneficial for your health. In the first place, it is harmful for your eyes to expose them as soon as you wake up to the light rays emitted by a screen. Second, it is easy to start procrastinating, wasting time on the phone forces us to reduce our time from other activities such as having breakfast or showering and causes us stress by having to complete these activities quickly in order to get to work on time.
The best thing to do is keep the phone out of reach until you have completed the rest of the tasks.
3. Plan your day
This is something that many people do at night but you can also do in the morning if you have enough time.
Before starting to work on your daily routine, it is interesting that you plan what your tasks will be for the day. In this way you will be able to carry out a more organized routine and at all times you will know what are the tasks that you must complete without forgetting any.
To-do lists are a great tool that not only helps you keep control of your obligations, but also motivates you to keep completing tasks. It is very gratifying to be able to cross off a task every time you complete it, it is a way to see your daily progression in a tangible way.
4. Go to work before
If you have a flexible schedule at work that allows you to finish when you finish with your goals, going to work earlier will be a great help.
In the mornings, when there are still few people in the office and you are freer of distractions, you can have big spikes in productivity that will allow you to get rid of much of the work even before your colleagues arrive.
Of course this requires getting up a little earlier each day, but on the other hand you can leave before the office and have free later to spend your free time.
5. Have a full breakfast
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but few know how much not eating breakfast correctly can affect our productivity.
There are many studies that show that those who eat breakfast in the morning perform better than those who do not. This is something that has been observed very well especially in young students, those who eat breakfast tend to obtain better academic performance on average than those who do not.
Cereals, fruits and dairy are the foods that you can not miss in your mornings.
These five morning rituals will help you start the day on the right foot, reach new heights of energy and productivity, and complete tasks in less time and dedicate more time to yourself. What are you waiting for to put them into practice?