What if I told you that your success was dependent on what you did every morning?
Unfortunately, for most people their morning looks like rush hour in New York City. You know what I am talking about:
- You're racing to take a shower.
- You're racing to make breakfast.
- You're racing to get the kids dressed.
- You're racing to get to work on time.
By adopting this type of morning routine, you become a slave to every urgency, emergency, and last minute issue, that comes up. So nothing you "planned" to get done -- gets done.
But what if I told you that small changes in your morning routine could help you have a more productive morning? Something as simple as waking up before 5AM to meditate or exercise or work on that eBook allows you to make an active choice to be more productive.
This is what my morning routine looks like:
- Wake up at 4-ish
- Make a cup of coffee
- Yoga -- 20 minutes
- Journal - Five Minute Journal
- Meditate -- 7 minutes
- Shave, shower, and get dressed
- Make breakfast for the boys, oatmeal with fresh fruits; for me
- Get my son ready for school
- Leave the house to drop off my son at school
- Spend the next 4 hours doing creative work
Following this morning schedule allows me to focus on work that is most important. In essence allowing me to be very productive in the morning.
In this infographic by Entrepreneur Magazine, they give you a guide to building a morning ritual. I suggest that you adopt one task at a time, until it becomes a habit before picking up another task.
I am a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. I also run an online business teaching high achievers to live a life of purpose. Every week, I send out an email newsletter with my latest articles, free tips on writing and creativity.