A solid morning routine is crucial if you want to be successful. Without morning routines, you can go a full 24 hours unmotivated, attracting bad people, getting upset over small things, depressed, and so much more. That’s not a good way to hustle.
Everyone is different, so you have to try different things. I figured the best people to borrow morning routines from are the most successful people in the world. Why not? They are allowed the same 24 hours as you.
So what are they doing right that most people are getting wrong? It all starts in the morning. Here are a few pieces that will help you put yours together.
Drink 16oz of water, right after you wake up
“It fires up your metabolism. Drinking a large, cool glass of water after you wake up has been shown to fire up your metabolism by a whopping 24% for 90 minutes!” – A Life Of Productivity
“The reason I picked gratitude is because when you’re grateful you can’t be angry,” – Tony Robbins
“A big part of my morning ritual is about what I don’t do: When I wake up, I don’t start the day by looking at my smartphone. Instead, once I’m awake, I take a minute to breathe deeply, be grateful, and set my intention for the day.” – Arianna Huffington
Wake up early like a Navy SEAL
“Discipline starts every day when the first alarm clock goes off in the morning” – Retired Navy SEAL commander Jocko Willink
Write 10 ideas down a day, and become an idea machine
“Ideas are the currency of life. Not money. Money gets depleted until you go broke. But good ideas buy you good experiences, buy you better ideas, buy you better experiences, buy you more time, save your life. Financial wealth is a side effect of the “runner’s high” of your idea muscle.” – James Altucher
“You give yourself important space to reflect, before diving headfirst into another long day of work.” – Mandela Schumacher-Hodge
Set goals for the day
“I set my goals for the week on Monday morning and set the two-to-three major to-dos every day at 7 a.m. When my day gets hectic (as it always does), I can always circle back to my two-to-three to-dos and refocus.” – Dan Murphy, VP business development at Import.io
Ahem, by the way, I can help you with that.
I hope this helps you with your morning routines. I put together a short brief cheat sheet that you can print out and keep near you for reassurance. It’s mostly based on what I have personally learned from the morning routines of inspirational leaders and successful people. Every day I do something that enhances me:
I have noticed that every successful entrepreneur I interview or read about has one or all of the four covered ever AM. Just join my newsletter below, and you will get it automatically sent to you as a thank you. Feel free to add any routines you like to use in the comments below. Good luck!