Here is a list of 10 must do things before 10 AM if you want to be successful and have a great day and a better life…
1. Be Grateful
Thank you is an excellent way to be grateful. Start out your day by reflecting on the many things you can be grateful for. For example, thanks for a roof over my head, thank you for my great job, thank you for a loving partner, and so on. Doing this each morning will make you more aware of your gratitude throughout each day, also making you much more resilient when challenges arise.
2. Set Your Goals
Before the day gets to plan your day around three goals you are aiming to accomplish. They should be a priority in your day. When you do things you planned to do, you feel more productive.
Meditating is a great way to keep you calm, and it only takes a few minutes out of your busy day. If meditating is interesting, then just try simple breathing exercises rather than checking emails.
Everyone wakes up a little on the stiff side, but stretching for a few short minutes each and every morning will improve circulation increase flexibility, and help to reduce stress throughout the day. It will also improve your posture, according to the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Everyone wakes up dehydrated because they haven’t had anything to eat or drink for several hours. Therefore, drink water first thing in the morning. According to Donna Gates, the author of The Body Ecology Diet, you should be drinking half of the recommended daily water intake by mid-morning. What!!! That’s right, it will flush the toxins out of your system and help you feel better, reducing headaches, and leaving you feeling less hungry so you can consume less calories.
6. Listen to Music
Some upbeat and fun music will help you wake up and provide you with positive energy for your entire day. Statistics prove that music makes you feel good, and there are many studies that indicate how music is capable of mood regulation and self-awareness. It can also make you more motivated, perform better, and sleep better too.
Smiling at yourself is excellent practice, and should be done upon waking. It will give you a positive effect and a better overall attitude throughout your day. Even if it starts out a little forced, good chemicals will be released in your body to make you feel better. Moreover, they say that smiling will make you appear more trustworthy and approachable, not to mention make you a better leader.
8. Don’t Procrastinate
Don’t procrastinate about cleaning up after yourself. Everyone’s life is busy, especially in the morning, which can lead you to leave your clothes lying on the floor, or let dishes in the sink. Just do it. First off, it’ll let you relax as soon as you walk into your home, since it’s neat and tidy way, procrastinating in this department can prevent you from realizing your highest potential.
9. Give Yourself Time
Setting the daily intentions is an excellent way to start the day, but it’s important to give yourself time to put out fires as they arise. This free time will make you more successful in achieving your goals, while providing a little bit of downtime, which is necessary, throughout your day.
10. A Final Word
Sometimes it’s hard to get everything done, so it’s always best to do what you least like to get it off the to do list. It makes it easier to do the other things that are easier and more pleasant. Following such a schedule will help you stay on track and feel better about who you are, your relationships, and your career.