For such a long time I've rushed form place to place never giving tasks my full attention and cramming things in as and when I could and as I've got much older I realised how detrimental this was to my career, my health and my relationships.
These days; older and wiser, I'm running a successful business and my relationships are the strongest I've ever known. I credit that with my morning routine which i follow religiously. If there's anyone struggling to find their way - I hope this helps somewhat.
1) Hit snooze
I know this is frowned upon but when the alarm foes off I don't immediately jump out of bed. This isn't so that I can fall back to sleep, it's so I have ten minutes before the day starts where I can practice gratitude and get my mindset in a positive place ready for the day.
When the alarm goes off for the second time I get up and head straight to the shower and get dressed. Even though I work at home I NEVER sit in my pajamas and I credit this part of my routine with me having my 'work head' on from as soon as I wake up.
3) Breakfast and coffee
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and without it I don't function. High protein eggs and veg or oats and fruit for me.
4) Read the newspaper and check emails.
Yes I'm old school and still have a newspaper delivered! While I'm having my coffee I love to flick through and check my emails and social media to make sure I'm across everything I need to be before I start my work day.
5) Get to work by about 9-ish.
Morning's are very productive for me so I like to get stuck straight in early on in the day. I find that this way if a task is going to take me a lot longer than I thought I still have time to rearrange everything else. There's nothing worse than starting something late and realising that you haven't given yourself enough time and you'll be pulling an all-nighter (downside of working for yourself!)
6) At about 4.00 I stop to exercise.
This is either a gym session with my trainer or a walk or run along the beach. I have to exercise daily as it gives me a chance to clear my head, balance my mind and I find it's a great stress-reliever. If I don't exercise for a couple of days I can feel the tension build up in my body and it's not worth it.
7) Healthy dinner
Fish or meat and veg or salad mainly. Again, a healthy body is a healthy mind in my book!
About 9pm I stop what I'm doing, whether this is work that I've carried into the evening or a movie or book that I'm involves with and I spend approximately 30 minutes in quiet meditation. I focus on my breathing and expelling any negativity from the day. I express more gratitude and generally calm my mind.
I get into bed no later than 10 pm as 8 hours of sleep are crucial to my success.
This routine has taken years to develop and I've finally discovered what works for me and I'm not about to change that now!
Having a healthy body and mind undoubtedly contributes to my success and I think that as more people find themselves, they'll tell you the same!
What do you do every day that brings you success?