We all have those mornings where we feel we can accomplish anything, but we also have those days when we can barely find the energy to get out of bed to tackle the tasks of running your own business. If you find you hit the snooze button more than jumping out of bed before the alarm goes off, we have some tips from successful entrepreneurs to inspire you to get the work day started right.
Let the Sunshine In
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, leaves his curtains open so the rising sun shines in, encouraging him to wake up and get the day started. Natural sunlight in the first moments of morning has been shown to encourage those to wake up quicker. According to an article by Be Right Light, the human body is conditioned to awaken with the sun.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Arianna Huffington says she makes sure to get enough “beauty sleep” so she is refreshed every morning. Making sure you are getting the right amount of sleep can do wonders for how energized and ready-to-go you will feel in the morning. Try going to bed and wake up at the same time every night and every morning. Also, find out how many hours a night you feel is just right for energy levels the next day. Not everyone is as productive at 8 hours of sleep. It could be 6 hours a night or 10 hours. Find what is right for you.
This is a practice that has been increasingly in the spotlight, and for good reason! Take time in the morning, or at night before bed, to think about all you are thankful for in your life. Oprah Winfrey takes time to think about and give thanks for all she has, but doesn’t dwell on the things she doesn’t have. When you focus on what you do have, the things you want will eventually come.
Always Strive to be Better
Being stagnant can work against you when entering into your own business. From time to time, take a look at your operations and see where you can improve. There are always areas you can make better, scale back on, or try another way. Elon Musk says to always question yourself and look to improve every step of the way.
Get Some Exercise
Exercise in the morning is a great way to get your energy levels up and the brain going. Entrepreneurs like Jack Ma of Alibaba and Sergey Brin of Google have an exercise routine every morning before diving into work. Exercising is a great time to clear your thoughts, and is a healthy way to start your day.
Never Give Up
Owning your own business that steadily grows more and more successful can lead to obstacles in the road. Whether it’s feeling you don’t have enough time, stagnant growth, or feeling run down, take a step back and see where you can streamline an area. Discipline and practice are the best ways to adapt to the growth of your business. Taking the time to find a schedule and practices that are right for you will ensure success in business, and in life.
We hoped you enjoyed the tips on how to start your mornings based on what successful entrepreneurs practice in their day to day lives. If you are looking for more inspiration, check out Tips for a Better Life and Business based on Einstein’s quotes. Are there any practices or activities you found helpful in your daily routine? Share them with us now!