The morning is extremely important. It is the foundation from which the day is built upon. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict what kind of day you are going to have, and what kind of fit-life you are going to live.
“Each morning is a brand new opportunity. “
The happiest, fittest people I know embrace this truth and use it to their advantage. They have effective morning rituals that gradually improve their well-being and give their lives significant purpose. Here is 3 things they do every morning:
1. Happy Fit People Follow an Effective Morning Ritual.
Happy, fit people know that morning rituals are critically important. They help you focus and build momentum for your day, and they give you the freedom to be present and relaxed – to enjoy just being right where you are each moment, rather than rushing from somewhere to somewhere.
Once you get your ritual/routine in order, for the first time in a long time, you will be able to, quite literally, smell the coffee. For truly easy-going mornings, reduce the number of decisions you must make. There are two simple ways to do this:
- First, make your big morning decisions the night before: what to eat for breakfast, what clothes to wear, what you need to take to work, etc.
- Second, build a simple ritual for as much of your daily morning tasks as possible.
There is no need to drastically alter the simple things like how much time you give yourself to get ready for work, how complex of a meal you make for breakfast, or bathroom and shower rituals from one morning to the next.
2. Happy Fit People Give Themselves Enough Time to Eat a Healthy Breakfast.
You cannot possibly have a happy, fit day if you feed your body garbage first thing in the morning. You are what you eat. So try your best to start the day with unprocessed, wholesome foods!
Does it take ten extra minutes to prepare a wholesome breakfast? Yes it does. Is it worth it? Yes it is! Most foods that you don’t have to prepare manually statically can increase the risk of illness, cancer, and disease. Do they taste good? Sure. This is why so many people are sick – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually – because they are hooked to the taste, instead of being hooked on the truth and to real foods that heal and provide the human body with good health and wellness. Don’t make this mistake. Fuel your body properly first thing every morning.
3. Happy Fit People Move Onto Their Priority List.
As human beings, we are goal oriented. We like making progress. When we accomplish one of our goals, we can’t help but smile about it. That is why the happiest fit people I know are also some of the most successful people I know.
And success is not something you have; it is something you DO! It is something you experience when you wake up and act accordingly. So let your first hour set the theme of proactivity and success that is certain to echo through your entire day. The key is to focus your attention first thing in the morning on the right things. Why? Because at some point we all wonder, “Why is it so impossible to get everything done?” But the answer is stunningly simple: We are doing too many of the wrong things.
Several research studies have shown that people never get more done by blindly working more hours on everything that comes up. Instead, they get more done when they follow careful plans that measure and track key priorities and milestones. So if you want to be more successful, less stressed, and a lot happier at the end of a long day, don’t ask how to make something more efficient until you have first asked, “Do I need to do this at all?” Simply being able to do something well does not make it the right thing to do.
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So what about you? What helps you start the day off right? Please let us know by leaving a comment below!
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