Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen.
A popular topic in today’s world is all about being better. We want to have a better career, a better house, a better car, better health and overall be a better person that can bring something great to this world. It’s crazy to think that our smallest habits are what actually builds us up to be better in any of those areas or in anything that we want to improve on. So, what can you begin to work on today and build upon to be a better version of yourself? As silly as it may sound, it all begins with y our mornings. Do you o wn your mornings? Are you the type of person that always needs to have something “pressing” in order to get up a decent hour to start attacking your tasks? Or are you the type that needs an alarm, but hits snooze at least a couple of times before surrendering? Even if you are the person that uses an alarm, gets up early and gets things done, there may be something that you can still implement! If you own your mornings, you can own all of the other aspects of your life and that results in a very happy YOU.
Here are 3 things you can begin to do to make a change:
The first thing on the list in order to start owning your mornings is yes, waking up early! Why is this so important? Waking up early can vary for everyone according to their jobs ( some may work
different hours of the day/night) regardless, on the off days or even in that same schedule that you have you can be more strict on how much time you get to spend in bed. This particular step comes down to discipline. You need to tell your body what to do and soon it will just start doing it without too much force. Another key thing in helping you get up early is having the next day planned out because this will serve as encouragement and p urpose to you. If you have a purpose in mind you will have no problem waking up another day and doing the most to bring that to life. Your tasks should not only include big projects for work, but “little” yet very important things like having a healthy breakfast, giving yourself at least 15 to 30 minutes of exercise, and moments of relaxation “me time” like meditating to clear your mind. Ultimately, all of these things will amount to what kind of energy and attitude you will have for the rest of your day.
When that alarm goes off get yourself out of bed right away! This is the first decision that you are making in the day: to get up and get moving. You will build persistence over time and you will be bigger than your excuses. You are persistently beating the feelings that stop you from getting up.
Number 2 is hydrate!
Ladies you should be drinking at least 2 liters a day and men you should be drinking at least 3 liters a day. Don't worry, you don’t have to drink a whole couple of liters all at once, but this will get you started and make your body happy! Keep in mind that water in an essential nutrient that your body can't produce on its own through metabolism like other nutrients, so you won’t have enough unless you have the proper intake. Drinking water in the morning rehydrates your body after hours of sleep and can help curve the cravings for unhealthy sugars and salts throughout your day. Hydrating first thing in the morning:
● Increases your alertness: dehydration often shows up as fatigue and low energy.
● Boosts your immune system & helps fight sickness: water helps detox and flush out
● Jump starts your metabolism: carbs and proteins are metabolized and transported by way
of water throughout your body. This helps with your overall diet. Don’t underestimate the power of water.
Once you are hydrated and have a clear mind, take time to s et intentions andr evisit your goals.Why did you get up this morning? Why are you choosing to figure out the best way to get the most out of your day? Why are you here reading this? Easy, because one of your goals is to gain better control of your time and energy! It is the best to revisit , revise and write down current or new goals when you have a fresh mind and fresh energy. If there are easy and quick things that you can do today
or in the mornings, then do them. Tell yourself what you will do, what you can do, and make it happen!
● Know what you want to achieve
● Set clear deadlines and have a method of measurement to track your progress
● Hold yourself accountable or check-in with the person that is holding you
● Remember to break big goals down
Embrace the feeling of checking off the goals that you are accomplishing!
You have the power to decide whether or not you will have a good day every single day.It’s a mentality and your own personal battleground. It is very important that you get yourself in a routine to get in control of yourself and in control of your day. Begin by controlling how you start your mornings. Be intentional, grateful and positive when waking up every day. Soon you will master the art of owning your morning!