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Top of the Morning!

Fact: Everyone wants to be the best.

Actual: Not Everyone wants to do it what it takes to become the best.

Achieving goals will always appear easier when on the outside looking in. No one knows the exact pursuant moments it took for a person to succeed in their dreams. There are discomfort levels, lots of planning, and sacrifices to execute plans. Plan A does not always pan out, and things sometimes don't work out until Plan Z. Success does not happen overnight, but it is factual that success can progressively occur each morning.

Yes, Morning. This is the time of day the snooze button gets abused, and you wake up as late as possible. Breakfast is condensed to a sugar-filled cup of coffee and a bagel until lunchtime and for some dinner time. The commute to work entail strolling social media or playing a favorite phone game. Then, when reaching that destination, you jump right to the deed and keep going throughout the day until you are empty. If this is your typical day, you'd strongly agree that morning is always a figment of your imagination.

Although the morning routine is often nonexistent, it is the author of your day. So many articles have correlated great success with a morning routine. How we start our day could be the make or break of our success. No worries if you were unaware of this morning's time, as we have some pointers that can brighten up your day.

  1. Wake Up Earlier

According to, "studies have shown that 90% of executives wake up before 6 am on weekdays, and nearly 50% of self-made millionaires wake up at least three hours before their workday actually begins." After the author tested this theory, he found it to be true.

Waking up earlier gives your mind time to prepare for the day and allows time for thoughts to flow freely. The earth is still early in the morning, leaving time to start up a workout routine, meditate for an hour, write ideas in a journal, or do anything you never have time to do during the day. This early period is your "me time" with no distractions.

2. Have Patience

Don't get discouraged if you find it hard to walk up early at first; take baby steps and start setting the alarm 10 minutes before your scheduled time. Or you could work on not hitting the snooze for the first couple of days and then set an earlier time. Be patient with yourself and remember a little bit at a time makes a big difference.

3. Eat Breakfast

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day" has been a mantra we've been hearing since childhood. Although most of us were forced to eat breakfast as a child, this habit most likely dissipated when becoming adults. But now that you are waking up earlier, you may have the time to restart an old hobby.

Eggs, bacon, granola, and yogurt can wake your body and mind up for the day. Also, eating a hearty breakfast in the morning can help with metabolism and make you less hungry throughout the day.

4. "I think; therefore, I am." -Rene Descartes

Affirmations are often viewed as corny and pointless. However, repeating affirmations trains the mind to think a certain way. Speaking your determinate goals to yourself helps to keep you on track. It keeps you focused on the bottom line and is a constant reminder of why you are doing what you are doing and for whom you are doing it. It reminds you of your quality and self-worth and pumps your energy for the day. You will become your cheerleader, and it can't get any better than that.

5. Create a routine

Now that you are no longer hitting the snooze, eating breakfast, and speaking positivity in your life, it's time to keep making your mornings count. A way to keep up with your routine is setting timeframes on your phone to make time for fueling your physical, mental, and spiritual beings. Another idea is writing a checklist the night before and completing the list before heading out the door.

Setting up a routine will help you get all you can out of your mornings. You will see over time that your days will become more organized. One day won't bleed into another day because time freezes just for you in your morning routine.

As with habits, building a morning routine will take time and adjustment until you find one that fits you. Just like success, new habits take time to form.

Posted By: Laydie Fluent

Written By : Renita Betts, Owner By Your Own Kind Platform

IG@ beyourownkind24


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