By Sally Wu
Setting up a morning habit is not as complicated as you may think. Set some important steps in motion. Wake up 30 minutes before you absolutely have to.
Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Make it a mantra. A morning chant. Don’t let that hard drive in your brain where all your thoughts reside run off without you.
Think of the day. What is on your to do list? How can you make the day count for you? It is the difference between managing yourself and managing your own life. Spend the first 30 minutes of your day with your thoughts focused and your body rested.
It’s imperative that you do this on a consistent basis. Don’t just read your journaling or other introverted activities. Do it intentionally.
Make sure to know when your work day starts, how it works and how much you can get done by a given time.
Just like I have a certain day of the week where I work from home (generally Tuesdays) so do others, especially after the pandemic.
You don’t want to be working on an unimportant project, especially in the morning. You need to know that you’re giving focus, uninterrupted to that task.
Make it into an act of resistance. See what it’s like to get up early every day and give it a go. It’s empowering for your life.
Taking a long walk. Get a dog or a cat. Have one or both at home while you work. See how much you can get done while your housemates are around. Think of yourself as the productive doer. Not a slave to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or your phone.
The beauty of getting up early is you’re your own boss. You don’t have to answer to others, people, places or things. Note that you should listen to your intuition, especially at morning times.
Remember you’re the master of your own destiny. Develop a work playlist. Bring your music with you to the office. Plan ahead.
Set some goals. Identify specific tasks you have to complete. These should be fairly simple and should take no more than a few minutes. Don’t allow yourself to get overwhelmed. Make the goals short and sweet.
Stay focused. Schedule some quality time with your self.
Get some alone time to journal. Meditate and get some stretching in with Yoga or a swim. Remember you are the master of your own destiny.
Your views may vary, but I would suggest just getting up early to begin your day.
Personally, I’d love to spend some time alone first thing in the morning to get my head straight, get my body energized and prepare myself for the day.
Have you ever tried getting up early? What was the experience like? To read more on getting up early, check out this comprehensive guide to setting an alarm that actually works.
The author is a content writer at www.Startupanz.Tech. In her free time, she likes to swim, surf the net or read about Artificial Intelligence. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org