1) “Wake up and smell the roses” — Early!
Do you know who always wakes up at 7 a.m.? Elon musk. You might not like him, but there’s no denying that he’s one productive fellow. Learn to start your day early, you will be more productive
2) Morning meditation: The Zen of success
Popular culture has had a weird relationship with meditation in the last decade or so. Of course, we all know it’s an age-old Eastern practice with innumerable benefits for physical and mental health.
But it’s been so painfully overstated in recent years that it almost causes us to overlook it. When you see everyone ranting and raving about something, it can almost be off-putting.
Putting prejudice aside, let’s take a look at some of the scientifically proven benefits of meditation:
✅Enhanced emotional health
✅Better attention and cognitive control
3) Ditch the digital
It’s too easy to succumb to the seductive call of smartphones and gadgets when you open your eyes. You know what I’m talking about.According to statistics, 89% of Americans check their phones within the first 10 minutes of waking up. The first 10 minutes! Have you ever noticed how the news is always negative? What do you think it does to your brain to bombard yourself with that in your sensitive morning state?
4) Crafting a realistic to-do list
We’ve touched on the significance of an early start and the magic of morning meditation. How about planning your day? What should that look like?
While I want to tell you to reach for the stars, I don’t want you to end up feeling racked with guilt for not achieving all your dreams in a single day
5) The gift of gratitude
On that note, let’s talk about something simple but profound: gratitude. It’s a daily gift you can give yourself. Before you get swept away by the day’s demands, take a moment to think about the things you’re grateful for. Like meditation, the practice of gratitude is talked about to no end in pop culture. But it’s not just some hocus pocus spiritual nonsense — it’s linked to success!