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Why Fresh Starts Matter. Winning the Day Starts With Winning the Morning. I used to absolutely hate mornings, probably as a result from all the times I had to be awake at 5 a.m. just to run myself to complete exhaustion during my football career.

Winning the Day Starts With Winning the Morning

However, after I was finished with team-organized activities and had some time to catch my breath, I realized how amazing I felt. Waking up early, 10 tips that work. Getting up early can be a great way to help you establish a daily routine which is the first step to becoming more productive.

Waking up early, 10 tips that work

Here I present you 10 tips that helped me in becoming an early riser. The most important step is to get up. Actually not just get up, literally try to jump out of bed. After your alarm rings get up instantly, go to another room and turn on the lights. Getting out of bed quickly rips you out of the cozy zone and you're less likely to fall asleep again. You know, the one that always tells you: "Just 10 more minutes of sleep won't hurt right? How To Become A Morning Person. You’ve heard it before: Getting up early is good for you.

How To Become A Morning Person

Luminaries from Ben Franklin to Ernest Hemingway to Michelle Obama have endorsed the lifestyle. And studies have shown that being awake in the early-morning hours can boost creativity, help with weight loss, and make you happier. But what if getting out of bed at the crack of dawn seems like the equivalent of scaling Mount Everest after downing a bacon double cheeseburger? You can ease into it with a 21-day challenge — the time it takes to solidify a new habit — and gradually build your endurance for waking with the sun. “You get to rise in sync with nature and start the day afresh,” says life coach Annie Lin. Real Business asked Lin for five tips on how to become a chipper, chirping early bird in three weeks. 1. 20 Ways To Wake Up With Motivation.

Lets face it, feeling motivated is perhaps one of the most difficult things you could ever do.

20 Ways To Wake Up With Motivation

If it were so easy, everyone would be making progress and achieving their goals they’ve set out to achieve. Even worse is when we read countless articles from around the web that make it seem straightforward. As a result, it often becomes frustrating due to it seeming easy to apply on paper. It does little to improve your self-esteem and confidence, especially when you face difficulties in applying the advice you know and understand so well.

But all of this should feel encouraging, because one of the main things I personally found with regards to motivation is that it takes very little of it when doing the things you truly love. Doing These Simple Things After Waking Up Makes Your Day Better. You know the drill: open eyes, get up, move yourself robotically to the bathroom, dress up, and get out.

Doing These Simple Things After Waking Up Makes Your Day Better

Admit it, this is your morning routine. No wonder you’re not functioning at full capacity. 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. 10 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 10 AM. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive; to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius You don’t have to be a morning person to benefit from morning rituals.

10 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 10 AM

Most people hit snooze, roll out of bed and into some clothes while plunging into their day without a plan. You, however, can choose to approach your day mindfully. Being mindful will increase the odds that you will feel good, be more productive and end up happier when it’s all over. Meditate. 6 Morning Habits to Guarantee a Great Day. How many times have we heard that morning is the most important part of the day?

6 Morning Habits to Guarantee a Great Day

It’s true. The way that we begin our day has a definite impact on how the rest of the day unfolds. 5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long. Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week.

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day. Here are five practical steps to incorporate into any morning routine to optimize your time at the office and maintain productivity all day long: 7 minutes of exercise. Yep, not 10 -- just seven. Why? There are endless fitness routines to turn to, but the one I like best is called the 7 Minute Workout (and yes, there's an app for that). Start your day out green. While all of these options are fine choices once in a while, you'll be shocked at the morning lift you can get from a green smoothie. I go quick and easy, blending (for about a minute): one apple, one banana, one orange, a handful of spinach, half of a cucumber, any juice or coconut water on hand, a few cubes of ice and some flax seed.

Pick 3 wins for the day. Power up after lunch. The 18 Minute Ritual That Will Make Your Day Dramatically More Productive. Create a Daily Routine by Layering Four Types of Activities. The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity. What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? Almost all have a morning routine. I’ve interviewed a ton of top experts about their productivity secrets: Tim Ferriss, Cal Newport, Dan Ariely, Charles Duhigg, and others. But you’re busy. So many readers have written to me saying what my friend Jason always does: “I don’t have time. Okay, time to round up what the experts have said and build a roadmap. 1) Stop Reacting Get up before the insanity starts. When I spoke to productivity guru Tim Ferriss, bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, what did he say? Here’s Tim: Daily Routine - app for iPhone & iPad.