Why Develop A Morning Routine?
Every day is a chance to be a better version of yourself.
Every day is a new start and what we do everyday determines the results we eventually attain.
The morning is the beginning of the day and how you start sets you up for the day.
So what you and many successful people will agree on his how you start your day matters.
How you start your day prepares you for the rest of the day.
That is why many successful people have taken up morning activities which maximize their daily efficiency.
I am presently developing a morning routine which helps me be my most productive self.
All the activities I am taking up were inspired by several morning routines of successful people.
I try it our see what works for me and what doesn’t.
I will be sharing some of those habits with you today, make your pick, see what works for you.
Morning Routine For Successful People
Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah, January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist.
She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago.
Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America’s first black multi-billionaire, and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history.
She has also been sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.
- She begins every morning with Prayer and meditation
The goal of meditation is not to get rid of thoughts or emotions, the goal is to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and learn how to move through them without getting stuck.
– Dr. P. Goldin
Meditation is like giving a hug to ourselves, getting in touch with that awesome reality in us. while meditating we feel a deep sense of intimacy with God, a love that is inexplicable.
– Paramahamsa Yogananda
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter.
He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
- He wakes up every morning at 5 am.
- Goes downstairs and reads the news.
- Responds to emails.
- Workouts for 45 minutes.
- He then takes his breakfast, showers and goes to work.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Most geniuses are just talented people who get up really early in the morning.
The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.
The toughest workouts are the most satisfying ones
3. Richard Branson
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist.
He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies.
- He wakes up very early.
- Plays tennis
- Goes for kite surfing
- Then takes his breakfast and goes to work
One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.
– Robert A. Heinlein
Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to new day, a continuing life.
– A. A Gill
4. Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency.
He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008.
- He wakes up daily at 7 am
- He works out.
- Then goes by his day
5. Steve Harvey
Broderick Stephen Harvey(born January 17, 1957) is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author.
He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve talk show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, Little Big Shots, and its spinoff Little Big Shots: Forever Young, Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Showtime at the Apollo, and since 2015, the Miss Universe pageant.
- He begins his day with gratitude meditation for about 10 minutes.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.
– Charles Dickens
Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It makes sense of our past, to rings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melody Beattic
6. Tim Feriss
Timothy Ferriss (born July 20, 1977) is a New York Times’s “Notable Angel Investors”.
An American entrepreneur, author, and podcaster.
- He begins the day with 15 to 20 minutes of transmental meditation.
- Takes some healthy tea
- Then 5 minutes of journaling ( writing down 3 things you are grateful for )
- Basic mobility workouts for 20 – 30 minutes
7. Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy (born January 5, 1944) is a Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author.
He is the author of over seventy books that have been translated into dozens of languages.
His popular books are Earn What You’re Really Worth, Eat That Frog and The Psychology of Achievement.
- He wakes up 2 hours before his first fixed appointment.
- He then exercises for the first 30 minutes
- Then spiritual reading
- Then he relaxes and prepares his mind for the rest of the day
- He plans, takes his breakfast and showers.
Not all readers are leaders but all leaders are reader.
– Harry S Truman
The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page.
– Page Anders
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.
– Dr. Seuss
8. Dr. Oz
After five years as a health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Dr. Mehmet Oz gets an hour of his own each weekday to discuss viewers’ health-and-wellness concerns.
- He begins his day by drinking water.
- Does yoga for 7 minutes
- Then he does 100 push-ups.
Thousands have lived without love not one without water.
– W. H. Auden
Drinking water is essential to a healthy lifestyle.
– Stephen Curry
Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your calorie load and improve the function of all your tissues.
– Kevin Stone
My Morning Routine
So over the past few months, I have managed to do certain activities on most mornings.
Activities which have helped me start up my days more productively.
As I mentioned in the beginning, I am constantly seeing what works and what doesn’t.
There are also some things which I will like to add to my morning routine but that requires me waking up earlier.
So, for now, this is what I do.
- Prayer and Meditation.
- Exercise 10 to 15 minutes
- Do some choirs
- Take a bath
- Take my breakfast
What I will like to change
Firstly I will like to give more time to my prayers and meditation.
I will also like to read every morning
Also making a gratitude list every morning is something I will like to start doing.
Most importantly I will Like to sleep and wake up earlier.
I will like to hear from you what do you do or would like to start doing every morning?