I saw a great segment on The Today Show this morning, about making the most of your mornings. I’m a firm believer in how you start your morning, will usually set the tone for the rest of the day. They featured, Laura Vanderkam, author of “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast”. During the segment, Vanderkam said the most successful people get a lot done while the rest of the world is still sleeping. I think Young Jeezy said it first, “Run these streets all day, I can sleep when I die”.
Whether it’s a morning workout or jump-start on your workday, studies show tasks that require self-discipline are simply easier to do while the day is young. Vanderkam believes these early zen-like mornings the secret to her success. She organizes e-mails, prioritizes her thoughts and the day. Vanderkam suggests to gradually start building the habit of waking up earlier, by starting your day 15 minutes earlier.
So remember, Monday morning when your alarm goes off at 5:30am, instead of hitting the snooze button, get up! Give your mornings a makeover, by waking up early to fix yourself breakfast, plan your day, work-out, check e-mails, do your make-up, meditate, or whatever else, you never have time to do in the morning. You’ll feel better and do better!
I’m not going to lie, I’m a snoozer, so I definitely plan to give this a start.
Check out Laura Vanderkam’s “What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast”, here.