5 Things Successful People Do Before 8 AM
Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That's right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people.
This post originally appeared on Forbes.
Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 am, Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am, and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney, wakes at 4:30 am (just to name a few).
I know what you're thinking-you do your best work at night. Not so fast. According to Inc. Magazine, morning people
I've said it once, I'll say it again. Most people that work out daily, work out in the morning. Whether it's a morning yoga session or a trip to the gym, exercising
Map Out Your Day
Maximize your potential by mapping out your schedule for the day, as well as your goals and to dos. The morning is a good time for this as it is often one of the only quiet times a person gets throughout the day. The early hours foster easier reflection that helps when prioritizing your activities. They also allow for uninterrupted problem solving when trying to fit everything into your timetable. While scheduling, don't forget about your mental health. Plan a 10 minute break after that stressful meeting for a quick walk around the block or a moment of meditation at your desk. Trying to eat healthy? Schedule a small window in the evening to pack a few nutritious snacks to bring to work the next day.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
We all know that rush out the door with a cup of coffee and an empty stomach feeling. You sit down at your desk, and you're already wondering how early that taco truck sets up camp outside your office. No good. Take that extra time in the morning to fuel your body for the tasks ahead of it. It will help keep your mind on what's at hand and not your growling stomach. Not only is breakfast
These days we talk about our physical health ad nauseam, but sometimes our mental health gets overlooked. The morning is the perfect time to spend some quiet time inside your mind meditating
Make Your Day Top Heavy
We all have that one item on our to do list
Jennifer Cohen is a fitness and health expert who delivers a savvy, straight-talking approach to wellness and produces sustainable and dramatic results for her clients. She has appears regularly on The Today Show, and has contributed to many other media outlets such as Good Morning America and Extra. Jennifer is continually featured in People Magazine, Glamour, Woman's Health, and the Los Angeles Times on a regular basis.
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