The most successful people I know get up before the sun ready to go.
Before the clock strikes 9 in the morning, they have already completed a series of things that I rarely get around to. Here’s a look at what disciplined people do every day before 9 and how you can benefit from these same habits!
Here we go!
1) Wake up
Discipline starts with getting up early.
Our bodies are designed to rise with the sun, so getting up early is more than just someone’s opinion, it’s built into our biological design.
When you get up around 5 or 6 in the morning, you give yourself many more hours in the day and get things moving.
You become the master of your sleep instead of being mastered by sleepiness and fatigue.
You also make it easier to fall asleep at a decent hour at night because you are more tired from waking up early.
2) Make a bed
Making your bed in the morning is more than just an afterthought.
It’s a way to separate the night from the morning and start the day with a conscious decision to bring order instead of just letting things slide.
As U.S. Navy SEAL Admiral William McRaven noted in his commencement speech at the University of Texas here, making your bed in the morning is the key to a successful life.
Changing the world can happen anywhere, and anyone can do it, he notes. If you make your bed every morning, you’ll complete the first task of the day, he adds.
It is the beginning of a series of successfully completed tasks.
If you can’t do the little things right, you can’t do the big things right.
3) Hydrate and stretch
Your body needs water, and so does your mind. Hydration is key to awakening your body and your mental clarity.
4) Do light exercises
Next is a light exercise.
It can be yoga or light jogging or brisk walking.
Go outside or do it in your room. The key is to be active and warm up to the point where you can even break a sweat.
You want to be in your body and ready to face the day with a sense of gungula coursing through your veins.
When you don’t want to exercise, do it anyway. You will face the day with a much better mentality and feeling of physical vitality.
5) Shower and groom
Showering and getting dressed is another key task that needs to be done before 9am
Wash and clean your body, style your hair, tackle your facial hair and step out feeling refreshed and ready to face the world.
Put on clothes that fit well and get ready for work, dress in a way that makes you feel empowered and capable.
Grooming and style are not only about how you look or the appearance you have in the outside world, but equally and even more so about the internal message you send to yourself:
A message of empowerment, comfort and confidence.
6) Pray or meditate
Prayer and meditation are extremely useful options for a disciplined person.
Just as you often feel like you don’t want to exercise, the prospect of a spiritual moment in the morning can seem unappealing.
It may even be considered a waste of time or something that will not be good.
But it will be good to sit for a few moments and watch your breath come in and out, or pray to whatever power or powers you revere. This is your time to focus your energy and focus on yourself for the day.
Take that time for yourself. You deserve it.
7) Review daily goals
After you’ve taken time to meditate or pray, it’s time to review your goals for the day.
Ideally, these should be written down the night before, but you can also draw them in the morning.
Disciplined people treat each day like a to-do list.
These can be tasks you need to do at work, as well as aspects of your personal life or self-development that you plan to work on that day.
They can also be fitness goals or even things like shopping and practical things.
Include the main goals in there and go through them in the morning. If you know what you have to do during the day, you will be much more focused and motivated.
8) Make breakfast
It’s easy to skip breakfast or just grab a quick snack that isn’t healthy.
Some people prepare breakfast the night before, but I recommend building discipline by making a short but nutritious breakfast upon waking.
It gets you into the swing of things for the day and doesn’t take long at all.
Place the ingredients in the fridge the night before and blend them into a nutritious smoothie in the morning. You can drink it on your way to work if you are pressed for time.
Breakfast is a key part of every day!
9) Answer priority emails on your way to work
Many people end up spending hours of their day playing catch-up at work.
Then they become so exhausted that their productivity drops and they end up not doing half as much as they had hoped.
The solution is to take steps by answering some priority emails, voicemails and texts on your way to work before you even get there.
At 8:30 you’ve already answered five quick answers and you could show up at your desk or workplace and start getting things done without having to focus on catching up.
What is the point of discipline anyway?
After reading this article, you know the nine key habits of disciplined people.
But what is the point of discipline really? It’s not for bragging rights, it’s not about achieving a great body or even just better mental or physical health.
Of course, these are all advantages, but they are not the primary purpose of the discipline.
The real, essential purpose of being disciplined is so that you can focus on the essentials.
When you are not disciplined, you are distracted by impulses, random desires, distractions and wasting time. Wake up in the middle of the day. You eat so much that you become sluggish and fall asleep again.
When you cultivate discipline, you get rid of a lot of that dead weight and you’re left with what’s essential: you and your mission in life, as well as the people you love and care about.
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