Personal Growth Coach, Rachel O'Rourke talked about why it's so important to be up by 5 a.m. in order to be successful! Click here for more information about Rachel and her event coming up in September.
Key points to creating a solid morning routine:
Do not hit snooze. By doing so you are sending a signal to your body that you want to procrastinate...this will unconsciously cause resistance when completing all projects during your day.
NO cell phones, social media, or checking your email. This can send you down a rabbit hole and waste your precious morning time.
Set an intention for what you want your day to look like - this is power in spending just 5 minutes visualizing how you want your day to look.
Gratitude - Write down three things that you are grateful for. This elevates our mood, which carries on throughout the rest of the day and consequently our subconscious mind will be looking for more things to be grateful for throughout the day.
Pick one goal to go after and spend at least 30 minutes working on it. People always use the excuse "I don't have time" when it comes to working on their goals...whether it be writing a book, improving their body, or launching that business. Use your most creative and focused time working on what truly matters to you.
Move your body - this improves mental focus and you'll just feel better. Even a 5 minutes stretch is helpful!
Pro-Tip - If you're not a morning person or think this is an impossible task - start by getting up just 20 minutes early each day. After 2 weeks, your body will get used to it and you can increase the time to even earlier!