Mornings are important. Whether or not you’re a morning person, waking up on the right side of the bed and getting off to a great start definitely shapes your day. And, with the exception of things like getting a flat tire on the way to work, having a great day often starts usually starts with you. There are a slew of articles out there about what successful do, especially in the morning. We thought we’d share a few of our favorite things we know successful people do with a Growth Coach twist…
Wake Up Early: Waking up early is an important thing for successful people. Time is just too precious to spend your morning in bed hitting the snooze button. If you’re not a morning person, the next item on the list might help…
Get Moving: Before your day starts, get your exercise in. This is really two-fold because it not only gets your blood moving and helps you get moving, but it also frees up that time later in your day. If you find yourself unmotivated, try laying out your workout clothes the night before so it’s ready to go. Or look for someone you enjoy more than going to the gym – with all of the variety of exercise videos and games out there, there’s bound to be something you can bring yourself to try.
Tackle an Important Task: After you’ve gone for that morning run and enjoyed a healthy breakfast, tackle an important task. Whether it’s professional or personal, there’s bound to a pending job that’s been weighing on your mind. Now that you’re awake and ready to take on the world, that task might look a bit less daunting and, if you’re able to finish it, will take some of the stress out of your day.
Connect with Family: Mornings can be hectic, but if you’re able to spend a little time reconnecting with your spouse or eating breakfast with your family, you should. With after-school activities, work meetings, grocery shopping, chores and errands, finding those few moments can be tough some days. Spending that morning time to spend with the people you love can help you start the day with a smile.
Create a Plan: Whether it’s for the day or for the week, creating a strategy, plan or to-do list for how to spend your time can make a real difference in your day. In our workshops, we ask people to create 90 day goals. While those goals are important to work toward, it all starts with small, daily or weekly steps. Before you start work tomorrow, sit down and think about what you want to accomplish, what you absolutely need to get done for the day and what tasks you might be able to delegate or complete on a less busy week. Having a plan will help you stay on task and be more productive.
If you’re having trouble taking on any of these morning tasks, maybe it’s time to talk to your local Growth Coach. Whether you’re interested in group workshops or individual training, our Strategic Mindset Process can help you win your days back while being a successful at work. Request your free consultation here: http://www.thegrowthcoach.com/talk-with-a-coach.aspx.