Monday mornings often set the trajectory for the week. Your routines could make or break your week . It is therefore necessary to cultivate healthy habits that will boost the productivity and positivity of your week because in turn these habits will help improve the quality of your life.
What better way to know healthy habits that lead to success than by following the examples of successful people? Here’s a list of proven Monday morning habits that highly successful people engage in and which you should imbibe too.
- They wake up early:
They say the early bird catches the worm, and research suggests there might be some truth to the old adage. Highly successful people wake up early to make sure that they have ample time to complete all of their tasks. Waking up early ensures that they are not late for any of their scheduled events and they have enough time to attend to personal chores prior to getting into their work activities.
According to A Time profile, Apple CEO, Tim Cook wakes up at 3:45 every morning (‘Yes, every morning’), does email for an hour, stealing a march on those lazy East Coasters three time zones ahead of him, then goes to the gym, then Starbucks (for more e-mail), then work. ‘The thing about it is, when you love what you do, you don’t really think of it as work. It’s what you do. And that’s the good fortune of where I find myself.’
- They fuel their body…Breakfast is necessary:
It’s necessary that your body is boosted with nutritious foods first thing in the morning. Healthy meals provides energy and gets the mind and body ready for the day. According to Business Insider, Richard Branson eats a fruit salad and muesli (a mix of rolled oats, fruits, nuts, seeds, and milk) in the morning. Want easy recipes for a healthy hearty breakfast? Check these recipes.
- They get active, with or without a gym membership:
Highly Successful people make exercising a priority on Monday mornings and throughout the week. Exercise helps the body wake up and keep the mind clear and active. You don’t need to go to a gym to get active, all you need is your body and some space to do bodyweight exercises. Barack Obama shared with WebMD, “The rest of my time will be more productive if you give me my workout time.”
- 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, and listen to motivational speakers or inspiring talk shows on their drive to work. Even 15 minutes of inspirational content on Monday morning can set up your day and your week for success.
- They Connect With Their Team Face To Face
A lot of business decisions take place over email, slack, 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.”
Do you have any tips that help set the trajectory for your day? Kindly share with us in the comments section