Assuming you’re a productive entrepreneur, you are not a stranger to a 12 hour workday. You’re in that office for about 11 to 12 hours a day catching up on everything in order to stop your business from going under. You go home, and probably just heat up some leftovers get a few hours of sleep and do it all over again the next day.
Some people live like this for years. This 90-minute routine might be your last hope to have a meaningful, successful and productive day:
1. Start Waking up earlier.
Having an early routine is powerful because it allows you to take time for yourself. In the earlier hours, you can get more done quicker because there are fewer people vying for your attention. Many successful CEOs, begin their workday before 6 a.m., just imagine if you can substitute those hours in for something meaningful and productive, you’ll basically be set for the day.
2. Put off those texts and emails.
If you constantly check your phone, your stress level increases, because you feel an immediate need to respond to demands. Before you know it, you’ve lost control of your day, and it only takes 1 thing to go wrong in order for your day to become one of “those” days.
Don’t of letting others dictate your priorities, start give yourself at least an hour to focus without external distractions. One option is to put your phone on airplane mode,
3. Please Give thanks.
Gratitude is something that you should never underestimate. By acknowledging the things that are working in your favor, the one thing that isn’t won’t seem as problematic. Start the day with positive energy, remember that our perception on things isn’t always reality.
4. Read your goals aloud.
Who cares if people think you’re crazy, you already know the importance of setting goals but reading the goals you’ve set for yourself helps ensure they don’t fall by the wayside. Write your goals down and them read them out loud to remind yourslef of what I’m working toward and to hardwire your brain for success.
5. Nourish your body.
Your physical state is just as important as your mental state. Mornings are what sets the tone for the rest of your day, what you eat for breakfast helps determine what you’ll eat throughout the day.Remember: Your health is everything. It deserves more attention than those emails.
6. Get moving and don’t stop.
Building up a momentum is going to be the best thing that will happen to you. Are you worried good morning workout is invigorating, especially if you have great music or a motivational podcast that gets you fired up. I start my mornings with CrossFit — but running, yoga, weight training or even a brisk walk can be good for your health and make you more productive.
7. Make time for yourself.
This may be the most important part of your morning routine. Take some time to be alone and enjoy it. You can use that time to meditate, read or teach yourself something new. Whatever you do, make it something you enjoy.
Ninety minutes is just what you need to take your startup to the next level and live the life you’ve always