4 Ways to Start Your Day Right
There are two types of people in the world: early birds and night owls. What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Are you up and at ‘em before your alarm or do you find yourself hitting snooze two or three times? If you fall into the latter of those two scenarios, it’s time to rethink how you start your day. A simple change to your morning routine can result in big gains in productivity and energy throughout the day. Who doesn’t want that?
Here are four easy ways to start your day right. Adding these actions to your morning routine will get your mindset geared up to win the day!
Visualize your success. Professional athletes do this all the time. Close your eyes and think about doing things to the best of your ability. Imagine how that looks and feels. There’s no better feeling than that of accomplishment. For example, let’s say you’re giving a presentation at work this week. Think about speaking with confidence, looking your boss in the eye as you speak, and how fantastic you’ll feel once you get praised for a job well done!
Prioritize your day. To-do lists are your friend, we promise! We often times feel stressed when we let projects or errands pile up. Where do you start? What’s the most important? Write all this out and break each item down by priority. Best of all, you get the pleasure of crossing off items as you knock them out.
Hold on emails. The worst thing you can do first thing in the morning is grab your smart phone and pull up your work email. Don’t do it! This is a habit you need to break. Your emails can wait until you get into the office. Give yourself an hour (or however long it takes) to shower, get dressed, and eat breakfast. Once you get to work, then you can respond to emails with more focus and energy.
Work out. This is a no brainer! The endorphins you get from working out can do wonders for you in the morning. Sure, the first few days of rolling out of the bed and lacing up your running shoes can be tough — but the post-workout happiness is completely worth it. Lucky for you, our clubs are open 24/7 so even the ultimate early risers can get their fitness in.
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