What you do to start your day is one of the most critical decisions you can make. It sets the tone for the rest of your day and gets your mind right before you go to take on the world and as Tony Robbins says, ” Success is 20% Mechanics, 80% psychology”.
One of the worst things you can do is roll over in bed, hit the snooze button and/or get on our phone and check missed text messages and emails or what we missed on Facebook. Starting your day with a sense of gratitude and creating a game plan for how to WIN is a far superior way to start each morning. Here is a sample of things to consider and include from your coaches here at Invictus, and also an article referencing some of the most successful people and their morning routines. Enjoy!
- Wake up on the first alarm- Discipline is one of the most underrated characteristics of successful people. Doing the little things that no one wants to do, and doing it over and over and over again is vital to long term success. “How you do the little things, is how you will do everything”, setting the tone by waking up and working on yourself FIRST is huge. Laying in bed and hitting the snooze button, not so much
- Be grateful- One of the easiest ways to be present is to be grateful for the things we have been blessed with. In the world we live in today, it’s so easy to get caught up in the things we desire that we don’t take time to appreciate the things we have. Start each day with a gratitude list and include 3 things you are glad that you have.
- Make your bed- Something emphasized in the military, making your bed first thing every morning is another great way to get your momentum started. A famous Youtube video of a University of Texas Commencement speech by a Navy Sale, highlights in detail the logic behind this seemingly mindless task. The gist of the speech is that starts your day off with a win and gives you something comforting to come home to.
We hope you enjoyed those quick tips and the referenced articles and videos!
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