Winning at anything takes practice.
Just take a look at anyone who’s ever won anything in life and you will discover a set of behaviors practiced over time that led to success.
Whether you know it or not, you too have a morning routine.
But is there a way to determine which morning routine is “best?”
What behaviors do high achievers practice each morning that set them apart from those who aren’t?
While there are no set rules for what is “best” for each individual person, here are five things that are often found in the morning routines of successful people:
1. They wake up early.
High achievers understand the value of getting up early in the morning.
Because they are often early risers, successful people take full advantage of the opportunity to take care of themselves first before their day begins to ramp up.
They know full well the importance of investing in themselves before they are ever pulled on throughout the day to invest in the lives of others.
2. They drink plenty of water.
One of the most important things you can do to prepare your day for success is to drink plenty of water first thing in the morning.
Water helps to hydrate your mind and body and provides you with much needed energy right out of the gate.
3. They get their bodies moving.
For some people (including me), if mornings were the only option to get a workout in, they would never happen.
However, whether right or wrong, I do believe that it’s no coincidence that many top CEOs choose to exercise right at the start of their day.
While it’s certainly possible to consistently workout in the evening time, it usually takes much more discipline to do so because of the demands of the day.
It really is true what author Jim Rohn once said about our daily priorities: “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
4. They eat breakfast.
It’s widely known that breakfast is important because of the fuel it gives to our minds and our bodies, preparing us for the day ahead.
It’s no coincidence that breakfast is called the “most important meal of the day.”
Whatever you do, do not consistently skip breakfast!
Your body will thank you later!
5. They have a time to just get quiet.
Before the hustle and bustle of the day drains you of your best energy, it’s important to have a time to refresh and pour back into your spirit and soul.
Prayer, Bible reading, journaling are all healthy habits that when practiced during a time of morning stillness can lead to a healthier, happier you.
As you begin evaluating your own unique morning routine, if you’d like a little help keeping better track of it and becoming more intentional, be sure to check out a FREE digital app called HabitClock.
Whatever your routine, be intentional and purposeful at the start of each new day.
Because it really is true what they say–successful people choose to live life on purpose!