Your best morning begins at night. Getting your day off to a great start is a gamechanger. Whether it’s your meditation, workout, shower power, or coffee, these rituals set us up to win our day, reach our goals and own our dreams. And it’s different for everyone, what’s most important is to put some meaning behind why you do what you do, and understanding yourself and what sets your compass in the direction of AWESOMENESS. So here are our ideas to WIN your morning, beginning the night before:
Before you end your workday, write down 3-6 most important things you need to accomplish the next day. Then prioritize these items in order of true importance. When you begin work the next day, focus on the first task until it is finished, and then move on to the second, and focus until that is finished, and so on. Try this for a week and see if you feel like you’ve accomplished more that matters to you. Feel free to write these lists for work and personal categories.
Ending your day by identifying what really needs to get done or needs follow-up, from the perspective of the end of your workday, you to identify the actual tasks or projects that move the needle for your business goals. You might edit this list being well-rested with a fresh perspective. What you want to avoid is being reactionary during your day and getting caught responding to emails or putting out other people’s problems before tasks that lead your to your big win!
Plan your breakfast the night before, and check out our Breakfast of Champions for some ideas. So no matter how the night’s rest went (perhaps you are running a little late) you’ll have it ready to go. Even if you don’t have that breakfast until midday because of your schedule or intermittent fasting practices, you’ll be more nourished and on track with your health goals because you’ve planned, rather than going for whatever is in front of you or looks good when you are hungry.
Get yourself to bed early, and give thanks for the small things, for the big things of course, and for those miracles that at that time seemed like fluke, but indeed graceful moments. Everyone from Oprah to your favorite life coach has recommended keeping a gratitude journal to fill in at night because going to bed grateful rather than angry, anxious or disconnected makes for some sweet dreams. And resting in gratitude can really help the brain do what it needs to do to detox and unwind, the muscles and organs to rejuvenate, and even allows for your mind to rehearse important task(s) for the next day(s).
And if you have any problems falling asleep, try dissolving apple cider vinegar and honey in warm to hot water. Some people swear by it!
Try it for a week and see how it goes.
Sweets dreams and have an illumined morning!