5 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine By – JB Glossinger

by Jenae Reid on September 29, 2017

Believe it or not, the Morning Coach (me) was never much of a morning person. When I was in my corporate career, I hated getting up in the morning. It wasn’t until I turned to entrepreneurial pursuits that I became a morning person.FeedFront issue 40 cover

I knew to be the best I could be I had to get up earlier. I created a morning routine that helped me get focused, organized, and make the most of my day.

Once I changed myself into an early riser and enhanced my morning routine, that’s when my life changed.

Here are five things I did to create my morning routine.

  1. Wake up earlier.

I know this can seem like a no-brainer, and it can be challenging when we’re hitting the snooze button repeatedly. But the truth is if we can open another hour to our day by getting up an hour earlier, that gives us the time to set up our day.

  1. Move.

One of the key things is chemistry in the body and getting the right chemicals firing in the body.  It doesn’t mean that you have to run a marathon. In fact, in my morning routine, my movement is taking my dog Neo, a big 95 pound Labrador, out for a walk. I’m not running. I’m not even trying to set an under 20 minute 5K pace, I’m just moving.

  1. Listen to a motivating podcast or an audio book.

If you can get going in the morning with something positive, it literally can change the way your thoughts work during the day. Most people are 49% positive and 51% negative, or worse. If we can start to flip that a little bit to the positive, we can start to see things better and our performance will be better. So, to change these expectations and create a different perception, we need to get something positive in the morning.

  1. Practice gratitude

It’s tough to have a negative frame of mind when you’re grateful for life. The first thing I do after I move and listen to something positive is I write down the things that I’m thankful for. Make a habit of writing down what you are grateful for, and you’ll be amazed at how you see life differently.

  1. Eat a healthy breakfast.

We are what we eat, and breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, my wife, who’s from Colombia, has a saying: eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince, and eat dinner as the pauper. The breakfast needs to be the best meal of the day.

These five tips are a great way to start a very healthy morning routine. If you’re having trouble getting up early, start by just getting up five minutes earlier each day. Try to make small improvements, instead of massive changes, and you will slowly become an early riser with a great morning routine.

 

JB Glossinger MBA, PhD, Founder of MorningCoach.com Keeping the energy in your morning routine.

This article appeared in issue 40 of FeedFront Magazine, which was published in October 2017. https://issuu.com/affiliatesummit/docs/feedfront-40

 

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