3 Morning Routines of Successful Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. But if you’re motivated to put in the work, anyone can be a successful business owner or manager. A big part of making the day count is starting your mornings off successfully. Here are 3 tips to help reign in your inner boss.
Wake up early
Waking up earlier is a hard habit to start, but can result in additional energy, focus and motivation. One of the main reasons it can make you more productive, is that there are less distractions before the sun comes up. Some experts recommend waking up as early as 4am! Waking up 2 or more hours before you go to work can leave you with enough time to take care of yourself and do the things you want, which will keep you more focused on work later.
A great use of the extra time in the morning is it gives you a chance to do a morning meditation. Whether meditation to you is eyes closed and legs crossed, or telling yourself positive affirmations in the mirror, this is a great tool for locking into the mindset of success. With a more optimistic attitude, you may start seeing that success immediately!
Have a routine
Routine is key. Too often, social media notifications and pets can distract us while working. Setting up a specific time of day to take your dog on an extra long walk or visit social media can keep you from checking back in and feeling guilty later. Scheduling these things in the morning can be a part of a self-care routine, while scheduling in the afternoon can be a good reason to let yourself have a short break. The trick is understanding if you’re the type of person who is motivated by mid-day breaks, or if they make it more difficult to stay focused.
While this isn’t a comprehensive list of all the habits of successful entrepreneurs, starting the morning off on the right foot can be the difference between feeling like you’re buried by responsibilities, or riding a wave of success! The most important part to remember is that self-care should be number one, before your business, in order to have a solid foundation for continued success.