5 Key Steps To Having A Powerful Morning

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Remember that last time you had a really good morning then the rest of the day just magically become better? Well, that is the power of a structured morning routine.

It has been shown time after time the power in which a good morning has. If you look deeper into it, it actually makes sense. Just like the opening paragraph to book the first couple hours of your morning will help make way for the rest of your morning.

While what works for me might not work for you, but you can take some things from my schedule to put into yours. It’s all about testing and seeing what works.

1.Breakfast

It has been shown countless times the power of having a great breakfast. Richard Branson the CEO of Virgin Airlines likes to eat an Old Fashioned, high fiber breakfast each morning. He is just 1 of a few though.

We as human beings have the amazing capacity to be reborn at breakfast everyday and say, “This is a new day.” – Jack Kornfield

Breakfast is one of the most powerful meals during the day, this is because it starts getting your body going. When your body goes to sleep it then jumps into a fasting period when you wake up your body needs those nutrients. That is where breakfast comes in, to refuel your body.

Some great breakfast examples could be:

  • Pancakes & Eggs – Pancakes can be a great breakfast choice in the mornings. This is mainly because of its versatility. You can make vegan pancakes, protein pancakes, most anything you can think of. Sided with some orange juice. Yum! Here are my favorite Protein pancake recipes.
  • Oats & Coffee – I love this selection because of the oats. You can really flavor oats to anything you would like. Paired with the coffee it is a great way to jump-start your morning. There is a really good coffee out there.
  • Cereal – This is a quick one if you do not have the time to make an actual breakfast. You can just toss some honey bunches of oats and some almond or 2% milk on getting on with your day. These both provide a good amount of nutritional value.

The key to getting the perfect breakfast is to understand what works for you. If you do not have the time in the morning to make a full 5-course meal then you can stick to the basics. If time is on your side more power to you. Just do what works for you.

2.Mindset

If you have read much into routines and personal growth then you have probably heard how powerful your mind is. The mind can do things we haven’t even begun to realize yet. So it is very important to start learning how to control your thoughts.

Okay when I am talking about controlling your thoughts, I am not talking about how lucy used 99% of her brain and slowed down time. I am talking about what you think about and how you view different things.

There are a few different things in which you can “control” your mindset.

Here are some examples:

  • Positive Thoughts – Making sure your thoughts are positive will lead to you thinking everything is positive. You have probably noticed how easy it is to get things done if you’re in a great mood. Compared to being upset and feeling like the day is dragging on.
  • Remain In The Moment – I once had a mentor that explained how we can’t always be thinking about what happened in the past. Yes, we can learn from it but not live in it. Remaining in the moment will help you plan what you can do differently today.

3.Routine

Our body loves habits when you think about it every day you are technically on autopilot.

Our body has been developing habits since we were born. Some of the habits you can actually thank your parents for, you probably never wondered why you brush your teeth every morning or how you take a shower every day without even thinking about it.

That is what a habit will do to you, and that what routine will help you develop. Setting a routine that is efficient and will help you develop new healthy habits will get you started to have a perfect morning every day.

 

As PracticalPyschology stated, using all these habits will not make you successful but we can model them.

4.Furniture

Did you know you spend around 1/3 of your life sleeping or on a bed? That is why it blows my mind when I see people with old metal matresses. Okay, I am not saying you need to go and spend a fortune on a mattress. But you do need to have a comfortable mattress in your bedroom.

But you need to take into account how you are going to feel when you wake up. I used to wake up and have to crack my back in almost 10 different ways to get feeling decent. You probably have the same feeling some mornings.

There is usually plenty of mattress stores online and even in an actual store. The great thing about going into a store is you get to really have a feeling for what you will be sleeping on.

Some good places to start shopping are:

  • Ikea: Originally based in Sweden, Ikea is a great choice for buying furniture. Though they do have some online choices it is best to go into the actual. Think of a giant mall but just full of furniture. It is a cool experience.
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart: Known as the mall of Americas of furniture stores this is a great option if you need variety.
  • Us Mattress: this is one of the largest online retailers of mattresses. They carry almost every single brand.

5.Know Your Goals

This section can correlate with section 3, knowing your goals will get you one step closer to accomplishing them. How can you accomplish something if you do not know what you need to accomplish?

“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” – Fitzhugh Dodson

Most highly successful people either create their to-do list the night before or that morning.

Benjamin Franklin woke up every morning and said to himself “What will I do great today”.

Setting goals that are achievable but that can also stretch your mindset is the goal here. If you want to learn more about how to set goals, check out this article.                  

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