If you focus on a daily routine for a healthy body and mind, you will be better off. Another routine to consider is the daily routine of successful people. We look at some of the traits and actions of successful people in this post.
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This may surprise many people, but really successful people often say they do not use an alarm clock. For example, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says he sleeps eight hours per night and never uses an alarm clock. Instead, he wakes naturally. Also, Oprah Winfrey reports that she has never set an alarm clock. Rather, she puts the number in her mind when she wants to wake up, which usually works.
The key to waking up without an alarm clock early is getting to bed on time and getting eight hours of rest. If you do these things, you will pick up a habit of successful people.
Getting coffee or soda first thing in the morning may seem logical. But doctors say drinking water is better. After you have not drunk for several hours, one or two glasses of water hydrate you and improve your metabolism and digestion.
Remember that water is one of the most important things to the body. Your tissues and organs depend on it for optimal function. The body loses plenty of water every day, so you need to drink a lot of it. One or two glasses of water every day energizes you for your day.
Exercise in the morning is a vital routine for many successful people to help them lose weight. Gwyneth Paltrow, for example, works out daily after reading her texts and emails. Bill Gates says he will multitask when he is on the treadmill in the morning by viewing DVDs.
Many other successful people say you need to be physically healthy to be successful. And being physically healthy leads to mental health.
Most of us grab our phones in the morning to catch up. However, experts say this often is not the best start to your day. Let’s say you read your work emails and texts in the early morning and get stressed. Is that the best way to get things going?
You should wait at least 30 minutes after you awaken to look at your phone. This helps you to ease into the day and select how you wish to feel. If you start with your Facebook friends in the morning, you could end up feeling the way they want you to feel.\
Breakfast is very important, and successful people usually eat a good one. Successful folks eat a breakfast high in protein to have a lot of energy as the day starts. Protein helps you avoid hunger pangs later on, which can lead to binging.
Also add healthy carbs and fruits and vegetables in the morning for even more energy.
We can be so wrapped up in our daily lives that we don’t take the time to focus on the future. Many successful people always think about their long-term goals and dreams. They do this by consuming positive, motivational content every day. Take 30 minutes in the morning and listen to a motivational talk in your industry. It can inspire you to achieve your long-term dreams.
It is easy to become overwhelmed by everything we need to do in our day. If you try to take on too many tasks, you can feel like you didn’t get enough done. This can make you feel bad about yourself. Successful people don’t do this. Every minute you spend thinking negatively about yourself brings you down and limits your success.
Instead, the night before, think of three things you want to get done the next day – the most important ones. Hit those tasks in the morning when you are fresh.
If other things pop up before completing them, remember that you can say no sometimes. Successful people know there are only so many seconds in a day, so you should focus on the tasks that you laid out the night before. If some other tasks can’t wait, consider delegating them to someone else.
The most successful people have the same daily time as we all do. They just choose to focus their limited time on things that bring success and positivity to their lives. If you try these things, you will be well on your way to becoming more successful!
Now that you know what successful people do, the next post covers an effective daily mobility routine.