5 Ways to Jump Start Your Morning 64

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Mornings are hard.

Not only do you have to wake up, but you also have to adjust to the idea that there is an entire day looming ahead. You need to be on time for work, look presentable, and be productive.

For most of us, rising in the morning is no easy task. We spend too much time up the night before thumbing through our social media apps, or watching TV, or just plain not sleeping.

But the truth is that mornings are very important. They alone dictate the rest of your day. If you’re like most of the world, you’ll want to read these life hacks on how to jump start your morning – as the key to a healthy and productive day, is first having a great morning.

  1. Glass of water with lemon.

Trust us on this one. If you drink a warm glass of water filled with lemon immediately upon rising, it alkalizes the body. It’s been scientifically proven to aid with digestion, weight loss, and rehydration.

Many who have adopted the practice and incorporated it into their routine say that a warm glass of water with lemon kick starts their system better than coffee – that’s because the body becomes accustomed to drawing energy from the lemon, which then allows for energy early in the morning.

  1. Eat a healthy breakfast.

It’s crazy that after leaving home and no longer having the luxury of mother’s cooking, breakfast becomes so irrelevant. We should’ve listened when she told us not to skip breakfast.

For many of us, our breakfast consists of a coffee, maybe a quick bite, and that’s it. But feeding the body the appropriate nutrients upon awaking allows for long lasting energy. Right, that means we’re not talking about waffles and pancakes, but a well-balanced, healthy meal.

If you don’t have enough time for this, take a look at this website which offers a variety of different healthy smoothie recipes that are perfect for the mornings. And if you want to eat waffles or something similar, make sure you choose a good waffle maker.

  1. Sleeping routine.

This one’s huge. Nick Evans of Frontier Properties says ‘without a sleeping routine, there’s little chance of maintaining a consistent stream of energy.’

This one is especially important because it trains the body to react in a certain way. If you’re missing out on sleep and not making up for it by resting at other times, your body is going to be tired. It’ll be easier for stress to take over. You’ll be less productive.

But a sleeping routine is all about training the body to understand when it’s time to be tired, and when it’s time to have a surplus of energy. Of course, this means there’s work involved.

Set a sleep schedule that you can control. Cut caffeine out of your system seven hours before bedtime. Drink lots of water. Don’t eat right before bed. Hit your bedtime mark every night. Cut off technology and do things like read to help your mind turn off.

If you can sleep for a consistent eight to ten hours every night, your energy level and health will improve immensely.

  1. Exercise.

Oh, the power of exercising. Yes, yes. It’s understandable.

You have such a heavy schedule amidst the pressures of daily life (single, married, or whatever) and you just can never find time to get your body moving. But that’s no excuse. We know what exercise does. We know how important it is for the preservation of the human body, so we won’t even go into that. But for sleep, it does wonders. Not only does it carry oxygen to your entire body, but it allows you natural fatigue (making it easier to rise in the morning).

Don’t have the time? Make the time. Take a look at these 10-minute-workouts you can fit easily into your schedule.

  1. Take a cold shower.

Yes – this would certainly wake anyone up. But it’s more about the routine of rising, bringing your lazy self to the bathroom, and taking a shower that’s going to startle your senses.

There’s a reason multiple different military programs force their recruits to shower in the cold when awakening. All the senses are fired – forcing the brain to follow suit.

A healthy morning is the key to a productive day. Create a routine, figure out what works for you, stick to it, and start leading a healthier, energized, more productive lifestyle.

See also:

Can’t Sleep? Here Are 7 Things to Do
Take Your Morning Routine to The Next Level
What Will Happen If You Start Your Day at 5 AM

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Everyone dreams about being successful. But what is success?

For you, it could be building a company, getting promoted at work, generating wealth, or more humble ambitions, such as being the best parent or partner. While success looks different to each person, we all have an innate desire to achieve.

No matter how you define success as an individual, here are some habits you can adopt to become more successful in everyday life.

1. Be Focused.

There are distractions all around us, from social media and smartphones to friends and family. While everyone needs some ‘me time,’ to be successful, you also need focus. As such, cut out distractions and set aside time to work towards your goal.

Remember: There is always something productive you can do.

2. Aim to Learn.

It can be easy to get hung up results but being successful is about more than the outcome. The key to being truly successful is about learning. This allows you to grow and adapt, changing your approach and leading to improvements. As such, make learning a goal. This will also help to keep you motivated, too.

3. Be Prepared.

Being prepared is essential to increase the chance of success. This can be applied to almost any situation. Whether you are expecting your first baby, have an upcoming exam or interview, or are considering CFD trading, all require research and preparation.

4. Stop the Excuses.

When something goes wrong, it can be easy to dig your head in the sand, but this is not a habit of a successful person. Instead, take responsibility. Stop your excuses, work on your weaknesses and make improvements. The onus is on you to be successful so step up, set challenges and drive yourself forward.

5. Be Happy.

You may be focussed on earning more money, or you may have a goal to buy a flash car. But if you’re working a job you cannot stand, putting in too many hours and sacrificing time with the ones you love, you could quickly start to feel miserable.

Increase your happiness and make it a marker of your success, even if it takes longer to achieve your goals.

6. Feel Grateful.

Success is often less about material possessions or goals than it is about changing our perceptions.

This is why it is important to start recognizing the good things around you. Recognise and feel grateful for what you already have and you will soon feel very successful indeed.

7. Start Failing.

This may seem counterintuitive, but failure is a big part of success. It helps to highlight the things we do not want and essentially provides clarity. A little failure never hurt anyone. After all, no one has ever become successful without first experiencing failure.