But...not everybody does, many of you reading this probably struggle to get out of bed and get going. In this article, I’m going to discuss the easy ways you can hit the ground running, and set yourself up for an awesome day.First, let’s acknowledge that sleeping-in rocks - but not all the time. Snuggling
But what are you actually going to do with that extra time in the morning?
Some people like to train in the morning and get it out of the way. Top boxing coach Ross Enamait said he trains in the morning because “then no one can take it away from me”.
I personally don’t work out in the morning but I do move. Movement first thing in the morning primes the body and mind, gets the blood flowing and helps to wake you up.
I perform my daily mobility and back prehab routine first thing every morning. This gentle session 5 minute keeps my dodgy back, hip, and shoulder in check and gives me time to think about the day ahead.
Perhaps you prefer yoga, or going for a walk outside? Whatever it is - take at least 5 minutes to move, be and think.
No matter what you do, there will always besomethingthat you wish you had more time for.
It could be that you wish you had more time for your hobby, or more time for work in the morning so that you have more family time in the evening. Or maybe you feel overwhelmed with volunteer commitments? Whatever it is - the same principle applies.
For me - it is Beast Gear. I love working on Beast Gear, and I want to produce top quality work for our customers - so I try to get the bulk of my Beast Gear jobs doneearly in the morning. This way I have more time later for ‘life’ jobs and family activities.
Early in the morning, my mind is fresh and energized. This is thebest time to be productive on the day’s most taxing tasks.
My routine is an adaptation of the principle popularised by Gary Keller in his book, 'The ONE Thing'.
1. Grab a coffee (of course!)
2. Write down the ONE thing that would make the biggest single difference to your commitment
3. Focus on that ONE thing until it is done
For me, this means I spend the first few hours working on the ONE most important thing for Beast Gear at that moment (which is usually making sure you guys are all super happy!).
Perhaps you'll spend an hour before work on the ONE thing that will make the biggest difference to your holiday itinerary, or re-writing your training plan. Or will you go to work early so you can have more free time later?
By getting up early, taking time to move, be and think and then crushing the things you need to do to - you’ll feel less overwhelmed, more energized, more satisfied and more BEAST.
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