How do we start our mornings, what is our Morning Routine? For most of us, morning starts with a quick look at the phone to check new posts, tweets or e-mails.for others, it could be coffee, newspaper and so on. How we choose to start our day is, basically going to impact our whole day’s productivity. A good Morning Routine can give us a positive, unambiguous mindset, while a poor Morning Routine will pull us behind our targets all through the day.
Here are Morning Routines of 5 Successful People that can help get you off to a good start every day:
NO.1# Steve Jobs (CEO – Apple Inc.)
Steve Jobs unveiled his morning routine in an inauguration address given by him at Stanford back in 2005, He said – For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”
And whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Start asking the same question to yourself every day
NO.2# Barack Obama (U.S. President)
President Obama’s morning routine starts at 6:45 am. with a 45-minute stint in the gym, followed by breakfast with his family and a speed read of the morning’s papers. He starts his work day just before 9:00 am. in the morning. For President Obama, fitness is a critical choice of morning routine to get a good start for an action-packed, Fast-moving and dynamic day ahead of him.
NO.3# Evan Williams (Founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium)
Evan William is a busy busy man…..he finds his morning time to be most productive so he utilizes this time for work, not saying he’s not game for fitness – he hits the gym in the middle of the day.
Evan says “It feels weird (at first) to leave the office in the middle of the day, but total time spent is nearly the same with higher energy and focus across the board.”
NO.4# Winston Churchill (Prime Minister)
Simply stated Churchill’s morning routine is “Start the day by working from bed”……..yeah you go that right from BED! Well, Churchill used to get up around 7:30 am but he used to stay in bed until 11:00 am. He used to have his breakfast in bed then read several newspapers, and gave dictation to his secretaries before even getting out of bed. When he finally got out of bed, he would bathe and after that took a walk in the garden.
NO.5# Benjamin Franklin (Founding Father of the United States)
Franklin’s had some explicit rules for how he would start his mornings.His morning routine was so designed that he could have an entirely productive day of being a founding father, a diplomat, author, musician, printer, and more. He observed a block of morning routine from 5:00 to 7:00 am. where he concentrated on “Powerful Goodness” and making a plan for the rest of his day. Every morning he asked himself, “What good shall I do today?”
I suggest you go back to your own morning routine to re-evaluate it and see if it is serving you as well as it should be, See the best part about Ben Franklin’s morning routine was how open it was. It was a strict routine but it was also flexible in a way for different priorities that each task seems to bring.
Few morning routine ideas for the road –
- Eat a good breakfast.
- Get a goodnight’s sleep, the day before.
- Remove social media distractions at night (turn off your phones!).
- Develop a flexible morning routine (the kind that’ll work on weekends as well).
- Create a to-do list every morning.
- Consult yesterday’s list and monitor items completed.
- Understand yourself and mold your routine accordingly (flexibility is essential).
What’s your morning routine? Please share your morning routine below in comments!