By: Coach Brett
Ive heard time and time again from many great athletes, successful celebrities, and multi millionaire entrepreneurs that when interviewed and asked about reaching their success, what contributions they made during the process and would care to share. Nine out of ten of them I guarantee will admit to having a regular, habitual morning routine among wakening before officially starting their day. After years of doing just the bare minimum in the morning, leaving just enough time wake up, shower, get dressed and to get to either work or school, I’ve committed to make a change. As of recent, I look at my mornings as opportunities to gather momentum in response to my productivity, and carry that throughout the rest of my day.
With the help of Tim Ferris, a Millionaire Entrepreneur, My current morning routine consists of:
Making my bed.
Something so simple is so over-looked. Theres two types of people in this world, ones that make their beds and ones that don’t. It’s an opportunity to complete a task early, gives you a sense of fulfillment and a sense of pride. Accomplishing the first task of the day will move you forward into plenty more.
10 Pushups and then a Cold Shower
The pushups wake me up and light up my nervous system and put me in a mood that sets the tone for the day.
The cold shower is a challenge no doubt, Im still adjusting to it as I type this. However, facing and conquering a challenge early on in the day is also a tactic I take to set the tone early in order to win the rest of the day.
Writing my 5 Minute Journal or My Morning Pages over Coffee or Pre workout
I grab my notebook and pen, date the page, what time I woke up that morning, and my current weight.
If I’m writing my 5 Minute Journal it is prompts that answer the following:
I am grateful for.. 1__________ 2______________ 3_____________
What would make today great 1__________ 2___________ 3__________
Daily Affirmations 1_________2____________3_____________
following each day I go back to this page at night and fill out:
3 amazing things that happened today 1____________2_____________3_________
How could I have made today better? 1__________2____________3____________
For the amount of time I’ve been sticking to this morning routine my days have certainly felt like they’ve been going a lot better. Better moods, an eagerness to be productive, and an increased sense of urgency to make some POWER MOVES.