A new dawn sets the tone of your day. Look back at your life in the past two years. Are you getting the results you expect? Are your goals and targets still eluding you? Maybe, you are doing something wrong. It could be something as little as ignoring the beginning of your day.
Every new day is like a new building, you must set the foundation right. If you don’t, the building will crumble.
MORNING is very important. If you practice these rituals every day, they become a strong part of your life and you will begin to win everyday of your life. Then, these little daily wins accumulate to something bigger, grander; something capable of making your life as beautiful as you imagined.
1. RISE EARLY
Most of us begin our day wrongly. We snooze the alarm button till we wake by 7 am, then begin to rush to work. When you start your day in a rush, nothing works that day- you forget your books, your files or even your car keys.
The key to taking control of your morning is rising early. When you rise early, you begin at the better side of time. You have longer hours than most people and thereby you can achieve more.
The ideal time to rise is 5.30am.
Most to these great men and women you admire are early risers. They begin their day early. They don’t lounge in bed building their castles in the wind.
No. No. They rise and grind.
Life is about getting out of your comfort zone. And every moment you spend on bed, longer than you had intended is an unnecessary comfort zone.
Don’t indulge sleep. RISE and Start your day.
2.LAY YOUR BED
That little task of laying your bed in the morning is very important. It gives you a feeling of responsibility. A feeling of job accomplishment. This surge of joy generates dopamines hormones in your brain. A hormone that helps you feel great and stretch to achieve more.
3.CONNECT TO SOURCE
Prayer is important if you believe in God. So pray. Otherwise, just count your blessings in the morning. Remember what good has come your way in life. Also Remember people who have shown you kindness. Recall the smiles and laughter. Remind yourself of the food you had the previous day. Be grateful for them all.
Gratitude brings contentment. A contented heart is a confident heart.
4. TAKE A BATH
Elon Musk once said the most important thing he does every morning is – BATH.
Bathing rejuvenate your body. It washes away bad energy and leaves you clean and smooth.
Bathing brings an aura of freshness that the mind and body need to strive harder and faster towards your goals.
Exercise should become your lifestyle. Something that is part of your daily routine especially in the mornings. My 71 year old father still exercises every morning. What excuse do you have not to? What excuse do I have not to?
Exercise is very important.
A sound body is a sound mind.
6. WRITE YOUR TO-DO LIST
You can’t get into a car and tell the driver to take you anywhere. Anywhere is not a place. You must have a direction. A clear cut vision of your mission.
No matter how big your goals are, if you break them into tiny pieces and schedule them one day at a time, you will achieve all you hope to achieve.
Its not always about speed but about consistency.
Are you consistent?
The ritual of to do list is very essential. Break those large goals into tiny bits and squeeze them into your daily to-do lists.
7. REMEMBER YOUR WHY
Your why is your only motivation. That why is the reason your rise early and go late to bed. Your why is the reason you rise when obstacles push you down. The why is that reason you keep shooting for the skies until you hit it.
What’s your why? Explain your reason for pursuing success? Outline your reason for the your tireless pursuit of self development?
Your why can be your mother or your family. You want them to have a better life. C Ronaldo’s why is his late dad, whom he promised he would rule the fields.
What is your why?
Written by Chioma Ngaikedi.