The terms structure and stability carry with them certain connotations. One might think “security” or “monotony”. Someone might even associate these words with “boredom”. However, for people who are among the most successful in their chosen field, these words mean “sanity”.Successful people share certain characteristics. One of these being that they all have rituals or a morning routine that they perform every single day. While the activities of these rituals may vary, the act of performing these activities every day can act as an anchor to your sanity when the ebb and flow of life gets too intense.
How does your day typically start? Maybe you shower. Depending on how long you have before you leave for work, you might eat something that resembles breakfast. Then, you throw some clothes on (whatever is clean) and leave for the day. If this sounds familiar
then you know how rushed and hectic a morning like this could be.
However, a few small changes can make a world of difference when it comes to starting the day off in a better way. Instead of feeling stressed in the morning what if you used some extra time to do something extra for yourself?
Just doing a few things habitually in the morning can help you keep your stress levels down and help set the tone for the day.
Forming a habit can be a hard thing to do. That is why it is good to start small and just try to do 3-4 things during your morning. It doesn’t sound like much but the payoff is amazing.
These are some things that successful people include in their morning routine. Maybe there is room for some of these habits in yours:
These are just a few examples. The possibilities are literally endless if you take this extra time in the mornings and make it yours.
While it can be hard to form habits, it is even harder to break them. It has been shown that if you can perform a behavior every day for 30 days, you can make a habit out of it. After this period, the activity becomes second nature and you don’t have to try so hard to do it. You can accomplish these tasks without much forethought.
I urge you to give this a try if you feel stressed in the mornings or feel like there’s something you are missing in life.
Do you currently have a morning routine? Share in the comments what you do, or what you would like to do, to start your day in a better way.