Have you at any point considered what exceptionally fruitful individuals do on Monday mornings? Achievement isn’t made by karma, however by buckling down toward arriving at a particular objective. Monday morning schedules set the state of mind for the remainder of the day and the remainder of the week. Here’s a rundown of Monday morning propensities that profoundly effective individuals create.
1. They Wake Up Early – Set Your Alarm For 5am
They get up right on time to ensure that they have a lot of time to do the entirety of their jobs. Getting up early additionally guarantees that they are not late for any of their booked occasions and they have a lot of time to deal with their own errands before bouncing into their responsibility.
In an interview with Oprah, Michelle Obama shared that she gets up right on time to deal with herself before her day begins. “Well, I just started thinking, if I had to get up and go to work, I’d get up and go to work. If I had to get up to take care of my kids, I’d get up and do that. But when it comes to yourself, then suddenly, ‘Oh, I can’t get up at 4:30.’ So I had to change that.”
We are only allotted so much time each day; sleeping the day away diminishes the chances of success.
2. They Meditate – Start With Just 5 Minutes
Monday morning meditation or prayer are great tools to envision success. Calm the brain and let the positive energy in when you awaken. In the event that you start with contemplating for 5 minutes and over the long run increment it to 30 minutes for each meeting.
Such practices can also answer unanswered questions and lead the way to success.
Oprah meditates two times per day for 20 minutes, and she states, “I walked away feeling fuller than when I’d come in. Full of hope, a sense of contentment, and deep joy. Knowing for sure that even in the daily craziness that bombards us from every direction, there is — still — the constancy of stillness. Only from that space can you create your best work and your best life.” (HuffingtonPost)
Concentrating on silence and your heartbeat is one way to do meditation. Another way is to do a guided meditation. There are plenty of free guided meditation videos on YouTube that you can pull up. They range from positive energy meditation to prosperity meditation, to weight loss meditation.
3. They Get Motivated – Personal Development Is Key
Highly successful people get motivated first thing on Monday morning. They read personal development books, watch inspirational videos, listen to motivational speakers. Indeed, even 15 minutes of helpful substance on Monday morning can set up your day and your week for success. Check out Tony Robbins’ free motivational speech about a Power Hour.
4. They Fuel Their Body – Food Is Energy
It’s basic that your body is filled with nutritious food sources first thing. Quality food gives energy and prepares the brain and body for the day. According to Business Insider, Richard Branson eats a natural product salad and muesli (a blend of moved oats, natural products, nuts, seeds, and milk) toward the beginning of the day.
Some ideas for a healthy breakfast:
- 1 egg, 2 servings of egg whites, orange juice, and a flax seed bread toast
- Protein smoothie/shake
- Fruit and greek yogurt parfait
- Peanut butter and banana sandwich
- Quinoa and fruit bowl
- Apple slices dipped in peanut butter
5. They Get Active – No You Don’t Need A Gym Membership
Highly Successful people know that getting the body active is imperative on Monday mornings and throughout the week. Exercise helps the body wake up and oxygenate; by doing so, all of the cells become active and ready for the day.
Exercise is known not only to positively affect the physical body, but it also to keep the mind sharp. Barack Obama shared with WebMD, “The rest of my time will be more productive if you give me my workout time.”
If you don’t have a gym membership or don’t own any workout equipment, no problem. All you need is your body and some space to do bodyweight exercises. With the right type of exercises, all you need is just 20 minutes for a good workout in the morning.
Performing high intensity exercises such as burpees, squat jumps, lunge jumps, and lateral jumps target multiple body areas at the same time.
Here’s an example of a 20-minute bodyweight exercise:
20 Minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) – Set your timer for 20 minutes and take about a 30-second break between each exercise.
- 10 Burpees
- 10 Pushups
- 10 Jumps Squats
- 10 Chair Dips
- 10 Lateral Jumps
- 10 Wide push-ups
6. They Connect With Their Team Face To Face
A lot of business decisions take place over email or other types of technology. Highly successful people connect with their teams face to face.
Steve Jobs used to have Monday morning meetings and believed that “in this digital age, when we think we can do things by email and Skype and online chats, it’s really important to bump into people face to face, to hash things out, to look them in the eye, to yell at them and scream at them, and then to hug them and to know emotionally what they’re thinking.”
7. They Only Tend To Urgent E-mails
Most email accounts are overflowing with messages on Monday mornings. Exceptionally effective individuals have an approach to tending just too critical messages in the first part of the day.
Going through a long list of random emails can waste a lot of time first thing in the morning. Tumblr’s David Karp shares, “I used to suck at e-mail. I’d let e-mails pile up, get overwhelmed, and miss important messages; or forget to reply. So I set up filters on my e-mail, and that’s been working pretty well. Now, my inbox gets e-mails only from people in my company and from my girlfriend.” (Inc.com)
You can set up filters in your email account just like David Karp did. Alternatively, you can get an email app for your smartphone. Apps like Boxer, Dispatch, and Hop can help you quickly go through your email box to separate urgent and non-urgent emails.