After a good night’s sleep in a warm and comfy bed, most people just want to hit the snooze button and go back to sleep. But some of the most successful business people get out of bed instead, and what they do during those first 20 minutes sets the pace for a successful day. Here’s why.
When you first wake up in the morning, your subconscious mind, also known as your alpha state, is very active. It’s during this time that you can focus on positive thoughts and put into practice some habits that get you geared up for a productive day at work. For example, it’s a good idea to get out of bed as soon as your alarm goes off. Lingering in bed makes procrastination an option, which you don’t want. You might also make your bed as this makes you feel organized and in control of your surroundings. In short, a simple thing like making your bed improves your go-getter attitude.
During the first 20 minutes of your morning, focus on your goals, dreams and aspirations. Think about what you want to achieve over the next year. By cementing goals in your subconscious mind, you increase your drive and determination to make them happen.
As you’re getting dressed, you might recite a few positive affirmations and remind yourself of your values and beliefs. Consider creating a list of affirmations that relate to your life and aspirations, and review them every morning.
Ultimately, it really is a great thing to embrace the morning as soon your alarm goes. Once you get into the habit of tapping your alpha state for inspiration, and seeing the positive impact it has on your business, you’ll never sleep in again.