5 Simple Morning Habits of Highly Successful People!
One thing I try to do is to read about the habits of successful people and try to incorporate some of them in my life. For example, Tony Robbins has his power hour, which is 20-minutes of quiet time; including some meditation or prayer, 20-minutes of personal development; reading, and finally 20-minutes of exercise. I don't follow this completely; my moring is generally 20-minutes of meditation followed by 30+ minutes of exercise. I do my personal development reading sometime during the day. If you Google habits of successful people, you'll get a list from 4 or more habits! In this post I'm going look at just five habits that I try and practice every day!Do you want to become more successful? Here are 5 habits highly successful people use! Click To Tweet
1. Wake up early!
This one is easy for me; I naturally wake up between 2:30 and 4:00 and never with an alarm. Highly successful people will train themselves to wake up just a little earlier. They know that just a little bit of extra time gives them an extra edge.
If you're not like me and you find it challenging to wake up earlier, you can slowly train yourself to do it. To get started, set your alarm clock for 30 minutes before you usually wake up. For example, if you're used to waking up at 7:00 AM, set your alarm clock for 6:30. This 30-minutes creates time for you to invest in yourself and set the intentions for the day.
I know for some, 30-minutes is just too much of a challenge. If that's the case, try 10-minutes earlier and increase the time gradually every week. Remember, every little bit helps!
2. Sit In Silence.
The way I work my morning is I get out of bed, use the bathroom, drink some water and brush my teeth. I then put on some shorts and a t-shirt and I'll sit and meditate. You can start with 3-5 minutes and focus on your breathing. Remind yourself that this is a great day and it will never happen again.
Take some time to ask yourself how today will be great; what do you need to do to make it so. When you go to bed tonight, what will have mattered to you? This is also a great time to use affirmations to remind yourself how you are growing.
Meditation can take different forms. Most days, I sit in silence, other days I'll listen to a guided meditation. For you, meditation may be in the form of prayer or chanting.
I have become a big fan of journaling, I write about it a lot! This time can count as part of your quiet time as you reflect on what you want to write about.
Most people will write out their to-do lists; highly successful people not only write out the to-do list, but they also will write out a “to-BE” list.
Write down 2-3 words for who you want to be, and then do a “deep dive” on each one. And then add in your to-do list; what would you need to do to move towards who you want to be?
I also like to use my journal to write out my affirmations, list some things that I'm proud of and 3-5 gratitudes. Which brings us to the next habit…
4. Practice Gratitude
This habit is powerful! Think of 3-5+ things that you are grateful for. These don't have to be big; they can be as simple as enjoying a sunrise or sunset or the fact you turn on the faucet and you get clean water! Or be grateful you can breathe without a machine.
Research shows that practicing gratitude actually changes your biochemistry. When you spend a few moments each day to list five things that you're grateful for, your reticular activating system will then notice things you can be grateful for all day long.
Gratitude is the frequency that's in tune with abundance. You will have a much more abundant day by tuning yourself to being grateful every morning!
I practice gratitude by using my morning pages in my journal! In my morning page, I write 3+ things I'm grateful for, 2+ things I'm proud of, a paragraph of what will make the day great, and finally my affirmations. By starting my day this way I'm always starting on a positive note!
5. Listen To Something Inspiring
Each of us has our own morning routine. For me, I get up, brush my teeth, meditate with some yoga, workout, shower and get breakfast. During that time, I normally will have something inspiring playing; it could be a guided meditation or some great uplifting music.
Listening to something inspiring doesn't mean you have to listen to a preacher or teacher or anything special. You can listen to music (mine is generally high-energy soft-rock), a favorite podcast or an audiobook. Listening to something that uplifts your results in an expanded vibration. So, not only will you have a vision for your day, but you'll also have a vibration to match.
Let's Try A 7-Day Experiment!
The examples listed above are just some of the powerful morning habits that highly successful people use in their daily routines. So if you'd love to get more done in less time and feel more alive, I invite you to participate in a seven-day experiment. You can choose just one of these habits or use all five of them!
Let's quickly recap the five morning habits of highly-successful people:
- Wake up early.
- Sit in silence for 3-5 minutes.
- Write in a journal.
- Practice gratitude.
- Listen to somthing inspiring.
If you could only incorporate one of these morning habits, which one would you choose to make part of your daily routine for the next week? What do you think would actually happend if you do?
Let me know what happens for you in the comments section below.
If you would like some help with these, let me know that in comments too!