Starting the day off right will have an impact on how energetic, productive and efficient you are throughout your day. As a small business owner, you want to make the most of your time in the morning when you theoretically have a few moments to yourself. Maintaining your physical and mental health will have an impact on your ability to lead and make good decisions. Here we take a look at ten morning routine tips for small business owners.
Get Up Early
“Harvard Biologist Christoph Randler discovered that early risers are more proactive. They're also more likely to anticipate problems and minimize them efficiently, which leads to more success especially in the business world.”
Develop An Exercise Routine
“If you're looking to start a fitness routine, consider morning workouts. Early exercise will help you start the day with more energy, focus, and optimism. Plus, after a morning workout, you're more likely eat healthy and say active throughout the day.”
Eat A Healthy Breakfast
“Breakfast is often called 'the most important meal of the day', and for good reason. As the name suggests, breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period. It replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness, while also providing other essential nutrients required for good health.”
Practice Yoga And Meditation
“North Americans have adopted meditation and mindfulness because it can improve work performance, personal relationships, and health. In an average 9-to-5 work day, just 5 minutes of deep breathing, reflection, and tension release can work to decrease stress levels and increase overall productivity.”
Avoid Screen Time
“Sitting too much — especially when watching television, phones or other screens — can be bad for your health, research suggests. It has been linked to diseases such as diabetes and cancer. It also has been tied to an increased risk of mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.”
Enjoy The Outdoors
“Spending time in forests, hiking in mountains, and just being outside can lead to significant health benefits. Studies have shown that walking in the woods can improve blood pressure, boost mental health, and decrease cancer risk.”
Keep A Journal
“Writing our thoughts, feelings, and actions down in a journal allows us to craft and maintain our sense of self and solidifies our identity. It helps us reflect on our experiences and discover our authentic self.”
Organize Your Priorities
“On a regular basis, prioritizing not only makes a person more efficient at daily work-related activities, but also gives them the latitude to focus on their personal goals. It helps strike the right balance to handle both, their professional and personal life."
Take A Cold Shower
“The cold water reduces stress by numbing the nervous system, thereby making you calm and less likely to overreact to situations. Those who take a cold shower in the morning are most likely to be more energetic than their counterparts who take a hot shower.”
Do Something Fun
“Having fun is good for you because physiologically, it helps to balance out our stress and feel-good hormones, preventing diseases long-term. It helps to boost our creativity, energy, productivity, and overall cognition.”
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