Mornings are difficult periods of time for most people. Waking up, getting out of bed, fighting the alarm clock and staving off drowsiness are difficult tasks that take some willpower to overcome. But it’s worth it. Carolin Soldo, an award-winning coach with a huge following, posits that time in the morning is some of the most valuable in the day. Not only is it when you’re most energized, but your mind is fresh and free of distractions, allowing you to focus your mental energies on the day ahead. With that in mind, she’s itemized a number of morning rituals which will you enhance productivity and achieve success.
-The Earlier the Better
Rising earlier makes for better productivity – this isn’t an opinion, it’s a fact. “Many of the most successful people in the world are early risers.” Says Carolin Soldo. “From Steve Jobs to Michelle Obama, it’s proven that hard workers get up early.” Not only does this give you the benefit of waking to a world of quiet and relaxation, it’s also a time free of distractions, allowing you the mental fortitude to plan for the day ahead.
One of the main techniques which coaching uses to groom success is goal setting, and one of the best ways of achieving this is through journaling and writing down daily intentions. According to Carolin Soldo, writing down the activities that you would like to accomplish during the day makes you more focused and determined; it adds a level of accountability to your actions and makes your goals seem more tangible. No task is too small here; be sure to write down everything you hope to accomplish during the day. It will also decompress your mind as you’ll have a clear list of everything you hope to achieve.
-Warm Up Your Body
The mind and the bodywork in synergy, therefore a healthy mind depends on a healthy body. It doesn’t matter if you go to the gym and sweat it out with high-intensity training for 45 minutes or simply do a 20-minute yoga routine in your bedroom, as long as you get your body moving you’ll feel great for the day ahead. “Your body craves the movement and the endorphins that come with it.” Carolin Soldo says. “Don’t ignore that desire.”