Read on to learn some of the best morning habits of entrepreneurs.
- Wake up early
Some entrepreneurs get up super early, such as between 4 am and 5 am. If this seems a bit extreme, it’s important to remember that taking the time to fully wake up, mentally prepare for the day ahead, and enjoying some time by yourself before your partner, spouse or family awakes will ensure a more productive work day.
- Wake up to a soothing alarm
Is there anything worse than waking up to a blaring, annoying alarm? We all dislike that loud, harsh beeping alarm. It is effective and certainly wakes us up, but it’s pretty jarring and can add a jolt of stress. Not the best way to start your day…
A better option is to choose a more soothing alarm, such as one that mimics the sounds of nature. If you use a Smartphone for your alarm clock, there are plenty of sounds you can choose from that will allow you to wake up gently.
Getting regular exercise does wonders for the body and the mind. Of course, the most common benefits are losing weight, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, and preventing diseases. But did you know that exercise provides cognitive benefits as well?
Studies have shown that regular exercise increases energy levels and improves and strengthens your memory and thinking abilities. It also allows you to clear your mind of negative thoughts and/ or distractions and reduce stress.
Therefore, set aside a little time each morning to enjoy a little exercise. It might involve doing 10 minutes of Yoga stretches, a 20-minute walk, or a 3 to 5-mile run or jog. Learn about how to come up with your own exercise routine here.
- Eat a healthy breakfast
You have likely heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day—and it’s true. Breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and gives you energy to start your day.
Get into the habit of drinking a glass or two of water as well. This will not only ensure that your body has sufficient fuel to power you through your day, it will also allow improve your focus.