The majority of successful people have a daily morning routine that enables them to start their day fresh, rejuvenated and ready to face the day and all the possible challenges that may ensue. There are several steps that you can incorporate into your morning to enhance your routine and optimize your day for increased success. These steps do not automatically ensure that you will be successful. However, by implementing them into your morning routine, you provide the perfect catalyst for your mind, body and soul to be in proper working order—that will breed success. Take a look at some of the ways to enhance your morning routine in the steps outlined below.
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1. Create a Daily to Do List
Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the US, as well as an innovative inventor, scientist and diplomat. He was famous for his daily to-do list where he set forth what he needed to do throughout the day. One of the main things that stand out for me from his to-do list is that he focused on “addressing powerful goodness” each morning and asking himself what good shall I do today? He knew that focusing on doing good for others would expand his perspective and open him up to receiving good in return. Three other points that he focused on each morning during his daily routine were: addressing the day’s business, taking resolution of the day and prosecuting present study. Basically, he knew that by making a to-do list, assessing his specific day’s tasks and being resolute in accomplishing each task, he would be more mentally prepared to face the day.
2. Embrace Your Passionate Side
In addition to exercising in the morning by doing yoga, plyometrics, Pilates, or aerobics, one final way that you can enhance your morning routine is to embrace your passionate side. According to Dr. Debby Herbenick, research has shown that there are a variety of benefits to having morning sex. Consider some of the findings of her research.
- Increased endorphins that improve mood
- Immunity booster, benefits last during the day
- Healthy glow from increase estrogen and testosterone
- Finally, it’s a fun way to include exercise in your routine
3. Get the Nutrients Your Body Needs
In addition to taking natural supplements and eating a healthy breakfast, you can enhance your morning routine by drinking water with lemon and honey for added natural sweetness. Using raw, unfiltered honey is best because it contains all the natural vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients.
Your body is made up of 2/3 water and plays a role in all of our body’s functions. So, it’s vital to drink water each day, especially in the morning when you first wake up. However, adding lemon to water can provide some extra enhancement to optimize your day. Consider some of the following benefits of adding this simple, healthy drink to your morning routine.
- Aids in digestion by removing unwanted toxins
- Is a diaretic and cleanses the body’s system
- Vitamin C boosts the immune system
- It’s alkalizing and balances the pH levels
- Antioxidants in vitamin C clears the skin
- Energizes you and enhances your mood
- Freshens breath and relieves tooth pain
4. Do Something Good for Someone
The final way to enhance your morning routine for optimal daily success is to take action on the challenge set forth in step one from Ben Franklin’s do good mindset. Put something nice in your child’s lunch box for him or her to find when they eat lunch. Find something good that you can do each day during your morning routine of getting ready and on your way to work. For example, leave a loving note for your spouse or partner to find when he or she wakes up in the morning. When you leave your house or apartment in the morning, be friendly to any neighbors you see on your way out. While driving, be nice and don’t give in to road rage. If you get stuck in traffic, let someone merge into your lane without having an attitude about it. None of it is hard and it can make the world of difference to your success.
What do you do in the mornings to enhance your work day and optimize your chances for unlimited success?