Successful morning rituals: 7 inspiring stories
1. Sharri Lansing
Sherri pays special attention to morning workouts and goes in for sports at least four times a week. According to her, physical activity should be treated as responsibly as important business meetings, not to be missed in any case.
Of course, there are unforeseen circumstances that force you to postpone training to the background, but this is not a reason to reproach yourself. You just need to try to return to the regime and observe it for at least two weeks. Almost immediately, you will notice how your mood improves and your productivity improves.
2. Ed Catmell
Ed is afraid of inadvertently waking his wife up, so he sets an up-ring on his alarm. As soon as the first one beeps, he instantly wakes up and turns it off. Before his morning workout, Ed will certainly meditate for 30-60 minutes.
It is always some form of vipassana. For example, focusing on breathing. Ed shares that he benefited from the ability to turn off his inner voice.
I realized that this voice is not me at all and that I do not need to constantly analyze the events of the past, or think too much about the future. And this knowledge helped me to focus and pause before reacting to unforeseen events.Ed Catmell
3. Biz Stone
Best alarm clock for Biz, his five-year-old son. Every morning he comes to his father, and they play together. And this has been a tradition for several years. At this time there is no place for a telephone. Biz leaves the smartphone turned off the day before at the front door so as not to forget it on the way to work.
If I don't have the opportunity to play with my son in the morning, I feel like I missed something important that I will never return. It's such a joy to wake up and be a five-year-old before taking on a leadership role.Biz Stone
4. El Luna
El pays great attention to her dreams. Every morning, being between the state of sleep and wakefulness, she records her dreams on a dictaphone and immediately shares the feelings of what she saw. El is confident that these images and plots contain clues and clues to understanding what is really happening to us.
The girl does not turn to dream books, she says that our own interpretations are much more important. After breakfast, El proceeds to scribble an empty head, three pages of handwritten thoughts. Anything can be recorded on paper, because it is intended only for your eyes.
Practicing morning pages is a bit like sweeping floors, it just feels better afterwards.El Luna
5. Austin Cleon
Almost every morning, in any weather, Austin and his wife put their two sons in a red double carriage and go on a five-kilometer walk around the neighborhood. He admits that this is often quite difficult, and sometimes even requires tremendous effort, but it is extremely important for the next day.
That's when we get interesting ideas. This is the time when we make plans, observe the wildlife of our suburbs, talk about politics and exorcise our demons.Austin Cleon
Austin almost never makes morning appointments or travels to morning interviews, taking the time to go out with his family.
6. Jeff Colvin
Jeff gets up at the seventh hour and drinks three glasses of water in the first minutes after waking up. He claims that this is what allows the body and brain to be awakened. Then he stretches and runs 10 kilometers, followed by a shower, breakfast and work.
Jeff sleeps at least 9 hours. He himself says that this is a lot, but he is not going to give up his approach. For breakfast, he uses one of four types of oatmeal: unprocessed oats, coarse oat flour, cereal, or a mixture of oat bran and wheat. All cereals are cooked with skim milk, not water.
But the most important part of the morning is making a to-do list for the day, Jeff immediately identifies the most important and difficult points and starts his work with them first.
7. Rebecca Soni
Rebecca always plans the next day before going to bed. As a home-based entrepreneur, she has to make many small decisions every day. She found planning to be great at avoiding fatigue the next morning.
She uses this approach not only in work, but also in sports. For example, if an early workout is scheduled, then the sports uniform will be prepared in the evening. If any of the morning rituals are violated, Rebecca may feel a little dispersed. But it motivates to pack up and do everything right the next morning: waking up early, a glass of water, sports, breakfast and planning.
Based on the book Morning Rituals. How successful people start their day. With it, you can figure out how to start your day and develop new habits that will help you grow. The first hour after waking up, the foundation on which it stands all day. Remember, you are not working for the rituals; they are working for you.
At the heart of this book are over 300 morning routine interviews. In addition, it features 64 conversations with a wide variety of successful people, from a retired US Army general to a three-time Olympic swimming champion.