Have you ever noticed when your morning starts in a frenzy-snoozing your alarm, skipping breakfast, and rushing yourself out the door-the rest of your day seems to reflect that mood of chaos as well? The tone of your morning will determine the tone of your day, so it's time to start planning accordingly. When you form healthy habitual behaviors for the morning, you set your day up for success. Whether you are aware of them or not, you operate under habits (both good and bad) all the time-they are an integral part of your daily existence. Part of developing a healthy habit, is to become intentional with it. Most habits are formed because they are easy or along the path of least resistance. If you want to cultivate positive habits, then you may need to put some intentional effort into forming them until they become second nature.
You should know that the first 3 hours of your day can dictate how your life turns out. And this often begins with the very first thing that you decide to put in your brain. You can either start you day with junk food for the brain (the internet, distracting apps, etc) or you can start the day with healthy food for the brain (reading, meditationjournaling, exercising, etc). When you start the day with junk food for the brain, you put yourself at a self imposed handicap that inhibits your ability to get into flow and prevents you from doing deep work. When you start the day with health food for your brain, the exact opposite happens.
Grabbing a device as soon as you wake up (s not the way to start your day. When we start our day buried in our phones and computers we are bombarding our brains with information overload, inhibiting our ability to focus and stripping us of our ability to 'just be". We check our devices enough throughout the day, so committing to not turning on your phone or computer for the first hour of two of your morning will definitely help you to have a more relaxed morning and hopefully a more productive day.
Get this right, the way you start the day is the way you move through the day, which is why morning routines are so important-if you start your day with purpose, you're going to move through your day with purpose. Carving out a few minutes each morning for visualization will set you up for success and make it easier to make strides towards hitting your goals throughout the day. You can use morning visualizations to work on goals both large (like scaling your business to 7 figures) and small (sending a pitch to a new client before the end of the day).
Have a good morning.
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