Have you noticed that waking up early in the morning through an organized morning routine sets a positive tone for your day? Do you know that you get more than 24 hours in a day just by getting up a little bit early enough through an organized morning routine.
You can maximize the powers of morning by designing your morning routine. Even if you are a night person, you can develop into a morning person This idea requires mental discipline and willpower. When you do this, it will boost your productivity and efficiency.
Are you into business? Do you wish you should have done much more during the day? Are you constantly pushing your to do list every other day? Sometimes, it may seem like there are never enough hours in the day but tapping into the power of morning, a time of day when there are less demands, might be the key to increasing your productivity and efficiency.
Before now, I wanted to always be at the top of my game but the results I desired in a day wasn’t meeting my expectations. My day wasn’t as I wanted, I usually had a feeling of having to rush to get things done and less “me” time. until I discovered the power of waking up early enough in the morning.
Now, I am at the top of my game and in control of the output I desire in a day. Waking up early in the morning really makes a huge difference for me.
Why get up early enough? Here are a few benefits of getting out of bed early enough.
You are less likely to get distracted in the morning.An Entrepreneur’s day fills up pretty fast. If you wait until the afternoon or evening to do something meaningful for yourself such as exercising or reading, you’re likely to push the to-do list the next day altogether. There are going to be reasons why you can’t tackle a personal priority at 4 p.m. but things have a lot less likelihood of coming up at 6 a.m.
You have more willpower early in the day. Even if you aren’t a morning person, you may have more willpower in the early hours than later in the day. Willpower is like a muscle that becomes fatigued with over-use. During the course of the day as you’re dealing with difficult people, making decisions and battling traffic, you use up your willpower, leaving you feeling depleted toward the end of the day. Also, your complex tasks are easier to be done in the morning than later in the day. There’s a release or rush of energy to the brain that gives mental alertness and clarity in the mornings.
Mornings give you the opportunity to set a positive tone for the day. If you’ve ever slept in past your alarm clock or forgotten your kids’ lunches on the counter, you know that starting off the day with a failure can bring down your mood and affect your productivity at work.
How then can you maximize the power of morning? We have outlined these four steps to transform even a habitual night owl into a morning person.
Structure your time Journal. Start from the night before morning, get your to do list ready the night before your morning. Make sure your goal for each day is attainable. keep a time journal for a week to show where you may be using your time inefficiently. You may find out when many self-professed night owls look at their time journals, they often find they aren’t spending their evening hours productively or doing anything particularly enjoy able.Daydream how your day should look like. Do Imagine what you would do if you had an extra hour in the day. Would you exercise? Read the newspaper rather than simply skimming the headlines? Getting up earlier isn’t about punishing yourself. You will not get out of bed if you don’t have a good reason to do it.Plan your morning. Once you have decided what you want to do with your extra time, plan how to execute it, and set as much up as possible the night before. For example, if you want to exercise in the morning, lay out your clothes the night before, or gather the ingredients for your breakfast.Build the habit slowly. you are likely to hit the snooze button and sleep in if you try to switch your habits drastically. So instead of setting your alarm for 5 a.m. when you normally get up at 7 a.m. set the alarm for 10 minutes earlier each day. To make sure you don’t lose sleep, go to bed 10 minutes earlier each night until you get your desired time of waking up early enough. You have to be very disciplined and your mornings should been very structure to get your desired results and goals for each day. It may prove difficult at first but gets better as it becomes an habit but it has to be structure.
I’ll give you an overview of an organized morning so you can get an idea.
- Get up at 4 a.m.
- Drink 4 cups of water.
- Have devotion. sit quietly with God and try to listen. Let’s face it, God is the one with something important to say so I try to listen.
- Skip checking the phone for an email or messages on social media, because it’s a time waster for the day.
- Do cardio and physio.
- Then, get to the most important task of the day. (Usually studying and writing).
- The rest of the morning, do the things outlined on my to-do list.
Mornings are the most important part of the day. Deliberately plan your morning for a successful day and you will see a huge difference in every area of your life.