With 2017 just beginning, it’s the perfect time to overhaul your lifestyle and tackle the things that are holding you back both at home and at work. For many people, a messy morning is a major culprit. From skipping breakfast to not giving yourself time to breathe, poor morning habits can wreak havoc on everything from your health to your job performance.\
If this sounds like you, don’t despair. By picking up 4 morning habits used by highly successful people (including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Huffington Post Co-Founder Arianna Huffington), you can slide your way into a prosperous and stress-free new year.
1) Eat a Filling Breakfast
We all know that a healthy breakfast is a great way to start the day, but many of us simply don’t make time for this vital meal. Eating breakfast is not only important for weight control, but also leads to improved concentration and problem solving skills. Follow Virgin CEO Richard Branson’s lead and start your day with a filling, high-fibre breakfast. If you don’t have time to prepare a meal in the morning, consider prepping your breakfast the night before or repurposing leftovers from last night’s dinner.
2) Brew Your Own Coffee
Once you’ve started your day with a refreshing glass of water (it’s vital to rehydrate after a night’s sleep), you probably begin to crave your morning coffee fix. Instead of wasting time and money waiting around at your local coffee shop before work, why not make café style coffee at home? Using Easy Pods, you can quickly and easily make an invigorating coffee without leaving your kitchen. That’s extra time you can spend with the kids or clearing your head for the day.
3) Give Yourself Some ‘Me’ Time
A successful morning routine is about streamlining, whether it means precooking your breakfast or selecting your clothes the night before. The more streamlined your routine is, the more time you have to prepare for the day. Whether you find it relaxing to write in a gratitude journal, hit the tennis court like Anna Wintour or check the latest headlines, allotting 15 minutes to just ‘be’ will set a positive tone for your day.
4) Plan Your Day
Successful days aren’t accidental. If you want to achieve your goals, it’s important to know what they are and how you’re going to meet them. Successful people allocate 5-10 minutes every morning to reviewing their daily tasks and breaking them into more manageable segments. Worker faster, not harder!
With these 4 simple habits, you can transform every 2017 morning into a stress-free, more successful experience. Don’t believe us? Try it for a week and you’ll never want to go back to your old ways!