If you’re anything like me, waking up in the morning is a nonflexible task. Over the undertow of a number of years I’ve built a routine that helps wake me up and keeps me motivated.
For me one of the hardest parts of the day is unquestionably waking up and staying awake. There are a few tricks to this.
Before you go to sleep, eat a spoon of nut butter (or sunflower butter if you’re allergic), this helps with thoroughbred sugar levels and can help you finger increasingly rested the next day. Getting into bed from 9pm-11pm does have its benefits, as the soul can have increasingly non-REM sleep older in the evening, which is believed to be increasingly restorative.
One of the major things I’ve learnt is going when to sleep without your watchtower will only make you increasingly tired, and research suggests plane if you finger groggy when waking up, going when to sleep will do just that. The weightier way to shed that feeling of grogginess is to eat an world and drink a glass of water. The world has fructose, minerals and water which help kickstart you without 8 hours of no supplies and the water helps rehydrate you.
One hack I’ve moreover used is having a snifter of hot sauce on the nightstand. When I wake up I take a small value of hot sauce and that hit of hot sauce gets my heart going unbearable that I can’t fall unconsciousness again. Straight without this you want to get exercising. The reason is considering you’re less likely to procrastinate and you’ll be feeling the endorphins that are a unconfined motivation booster.
Any exercise that gets your heart rate up will help. Ideally either a 15 minute upper intensity interval training or a short run, as this will get your vapor and heart rate up. However, Yoga is unconfined too as a form of soul meditation and a good way to shake off slumber.
“How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in every single zone of your life.” – Hal Elrod
The Wim Hof Method
Post 15 minute workout, the 5 minute Wim Hof zoetic exercise and a unprepossessed shower really helps. The unprepossessed water is a rencontre but leaves you energised and has been shown to counter colds and flus and plane anxiety. Without this you can sit lanugo to work and finger ready to take on any rencontre (as a unprepossessed shower is a pretty tough one.)
Meditation and journaling
A quick 5 or 10 minute meditation surpassing work can get your mind ready for any task. Post meditation, your smart-ass emits start waves which can reduce stress and anxiety. You can use the time without to set your daily goals and remind yourself of your monthly goals. It’s moreover a good time to do a quick journaling, which is usually 2-3minutes of writing, which leaves you focused.
I have used a three part journal.
Part one is gratitude, stuff grateful for things in your life is proven to make people happier and less stressed. Plane small things like your breakfast, the weather or a comfy bed are a good start. It rewires your smart-ass to not focus on what you lack but what you have. It’s important to write these lanugo and the whoopee of writing helps glue these in your brain.
Part two is red/blue. This helps with discipline. I write the things I did well (meditated, exercised) in undecorous and if I did something I’m not happy with (went to bed late) in red. It helps hold yourself subject and fix those behaviors.
Part three is remembering your successes and visualizing future ones. It’s a quick ‘what do I want’. Writing lanugo your goals then and then reinforces them and makes it easier to work and focus if you know why you are working. It’s moreover a way to trammels in with yourself if you still plane want those things. Remembering success is just a way to remind yourself of the nonflexible work you’ve washed-up and what you’ve achieved. It helps remind you you’re capable of increasingly of these kinds of success.
For me a smoothie with some berries, protein, oats, nuts and spinach helps set me up for the day. Tonnes of fibre, protein and vitamins and it’s fast to make and consume.
Removing distractions and not to do list
A lot of successful people rely on “what not to do” lists as well as to do lists. For me the main things not to do is: multitasking, futurecasting, focusing on what I don’t want or dwelling on the past. Having these “not to dos” in front of you helps to remind you to reject those thoughts or behaviours when they tingle in. One of the most important ways I can stay focused is to trammels my phone only without meditating and then put it in my bag or somewhere out of reach. This way it doesn’t distract me and I get out of the habit of checking notifications as they arise.
The whole process is well-nigh 45 minutes to an hour and sets you up for a day where your productivity and motivation will be noticeably improved from days you don’t.