You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than other people’s priorities. Upon waking up, these significantly successful professionals don’t immediately check their email – they make it a point to claim the early hours of the day as their “me” time.
After all, these extraordinary people believe that if their priority needs to be done, then it has to be done first.
What do highly successful entrepreneurs and executives do upon waking up in the morning? Here are ten of them:
1. Wake up really early
Surely you know that time is an invaluable asset. Highly successful people take it up a notch by waking up at 5:30 am, 4:30 am and even 4:00 am. Not only will they have more control in their early hours, they’ll also have more opportunities to do things that matter to them.
Start with waking up 15 minutes earlier than your usual time. Then, gradually adjust.
2. Burn your calories
We don’t mean just the intense exercise regimen – you can simply do yoga, like Christies CEO Steve Murphy does. Exercise will not just make you think clearer, be healthier and scientifically happier, it allows you to combat stress as well.
Make time for exercise. An hour-long routine seems too daunting, so try running, dancing or even walking around the neighborhood for at least ten minutes.
3. Do an “Hour of Power”
Motivation doesn’t last forever, so you need to replenish yours regularly. Highly successful people know this, so they dedicate ample time to increase their supply. You’re more likely to continue accomplishing a task once you’re emotionally invested in it, right?
Spend thirty minutes listening to inspirational anecdotes and empowering quotes.
4. Jot down on your gratitude journal
Happiness is about wanting the things that you already have. By enumerating the blessings they’re grateful for, highly successful people become more open to optimism and inspiration and improve their outlook in life.
Everyday, write down at least one thing that you’re thankful for. Learn to count the small wins.