Successful people who have the competitive edge all day long have one thing in common: they’re early-risers and strategically think their day ahead.
The early morning is “ Me Time” – a chance to lay out your priorities for the day and make progress against them, before others demand your time and attention. It puts you firmly in control of each day.
That’s why early risers have the competitive advantage over everyone else. They tackle the day while others hit the snooze button. Unconvinced?
Here’s a list of successful business to lead the way:
First Lady Michelle Obama starts her day at 4.30am for a workout before her kids wake up
Virgin founder Richard Branson wakes up at 5.45am. He uses the morning for exercise and breakfast before starting work for the day
Apple CEO Tim Cook gets up at 3.45am to catch up on email and hit the gym before heading to the office
Disney CEO Bob Iger rises at 4.30am and uses the early morning to read the paper, exercise, listen to music, catch up on emails, and even watch TV
The consistent trend among all of these people is that their rituals include morning workout.
In addition to the overall health and fitness benefits, studies have indicated that moderate-intensity exercise for 20+ minutes produces a mental and emotional boost for the following 12 hours!
This means these leaders are more likely to be clear-headed, focus, effective, and productive at work. Thanks to their morning exerciset, they can think and problem-solve without distraction, so they can hit the ground running. Morning exercise is an incredibly efficient use of time.
Here are a few more morning habits to get your day off on the right foot:
- Dress your bed: Make a habit by making your bed every morning. It is correlated with better productivity during the day
- Consume lots of H20: At least 16 oz. to keep rehydrated
- Healthy Eating: Fuel your body for the demands of the day.
- Fitness Regime: Regular exercise like walking can keep you fit and healthy
- Prioritise: Establish your top 3 priorities everyday (Your 3 Must Do Tasks) and think about how to tackle them.
Such tips and success stories should motivate you to get out of bed and inspire you to make mornings your secret weapon!