Whether you’re up-and-at-’emat the break of dawn or stumbling groggily out of bed, the way you startyour mornings sets the tone for the rest of the day.Success doesn’t happen by accident and successful people don’t just roll out of bed, fix a quick breakfast, and head straight to the office to deal with whatever pops up in their mail box.
They plan, prepare and then they execute.
For most of us morning starts with a quick look at the phone to check new posts, tweets or e-mails.for others it could be coffee, newspaper and so on. How we choose to start our day is, basically going to impact our whole day’s productivity. A good Morning Routine can give us a positive, unambiguous mindset, while a poor Morning Routine will pull us behind our targets all through the day.That’s why many successful people have crafted morning routines that maximize their productivity, energy and creativity throughout the day.
Here are Morning Routine’s of some high-profile CEOs, Politicians, and entrepreneurs that can help get you off to a good start every day:
Read on to find out what they do to start their days right.
NO.1# Steve Jobs (CEO – Apple Inc.)
Steve Jobs unveiled his morning routine in a inauguration address given by him at Stanford back in 2005, He said – For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”
And whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Start asking the same question to yourself everyday
NO.2# Barack Obama (U.S. President)
President Obama’s morning routine starts at 6:45am. with a 45-minute stint in the gym, followed by breakfast with his family and a speed read of the morning’s papers. He starts his work day just before 9:00am. in the morning. For President Obama, fitness is a primary choice of morning routine to get a good start for an action-packed, fast-moving and dynamic day ahead of him.
NO.3# Evan Williams (Founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium)
Evan William is a busy busy man…..he finds his morning time to be most productive so he utilizes this time for work, not saying he’s not game for fitness – he hits the gym in the middle of the day.
Evan says “It feels weird (at first) to leave the office in the middle of the day, but total time spent is nearly the same with higher energy and focus across the board.”
NO.4# Winston Churchill (Prime Minister)
Simply stated Churchill’s morning routine is “Start the day by working from bed”……..yeah you got that right from BED! Well, Churchill used to get up around 7:30am but he used to stay in bed until 11:00am. He used to have his breakfast in bed then read several newspapers, and gave dictation to his secretaries before even getting out of bed. When he finally got out of bed, he would bathe and after that took a walk in the garden.
NO.5# Benjamin Franklin (Founding Father of the United States)
Franklin’s had some explicit rules for how he would start his mornings.His morningroutine was so designed that he could have an entirely productive day of being a founding father, a diplomat, author, musician, printer, and more. He observed a block of morning routine from 5:00 to 7:00am. Where he concentrated on “Powerful Goodness” and making a plan for the rest of his day. Every morning he asked himself, “What good shall I do today?”
I suggest you go back to your own morning routine to re-evaluate it and see if it is serving you as well as it should be, See the best part about Ben Franklin’s morning routine was how open it was. It was a strict routine but it was also flexible for different priorities that each task seems to bring.
Few morning routine ideas for the road –
- Eat a good breakfast.
- Get a goodnight’s sleep, the day before.
- Remove social media distractions at night (turn off your phones!).
- Develop a flexible morning routine (the kind that’ll work on weekends as well).
- Create a to-do list every morning.
- Consult yesterday’s list and monitor items completed.
- Understand yourself and mould your routine accordingly (flexibility is essential).
- What’s your morning routine?
Following a routinefrom the time your morning alarm rings, means you’ll have more of what we like to call “Quality Time”with little to no hustle and bustle), this quality time gives you the opportunity to stayproductive for the rest of the day. More importantly, these morning routines help you in the right “mindset” to deal with the challenges of aneventfuland demanding day, which is nothing but usual in an entrepreneurs life.
It’s your turn now; select the rituals that make the most sense for your lifestyle.Start with something simple like Benjamin Franklin and set a goal – to do good each day or go for something more elaborate like Winston Churchill and start working right from your bed. If you can include these morning rituals of successful people in your day you will indisputably increase your productivity overnight. Don’t forget “The early bird catches the worm. “