How you start your day could have a huge impact on how the rest of the day goes. Rolling out of bed 15 minutes before you start work and rushing about to get there on time could leave you feeling unprepared, frantic and sluggish for the rest of the day.
Examining the way successful entrepreneurs start their day shows you just how important that morning routine can be. Take a look at some of the habits of these million-dollar company founders.
Many successful business owners start their day nice and early. Tom Harari trained himself to be a morning person as it didn’t come naturally to him, after founding Cleanly, an on demand laundry services app. He wakes up every morning at 6am to make the most of his day. Harari claims that the early morning helps to create a disciplined mind set for the rest of the day. If you’re already a morning person, then this will be even easier. Melissa Ben-Ishay of Baked by Melissa is a self-confessed morning person, and she rises when it is still dark outside to start her day.
Working out bright and early is another good way to wake you up properly and get your body and mind in shape for the day ahead. After his 6am wake up, Tom Harari hits the gym at 7am. Jeff Chapin, co-founder of Casper, goes for a run with his dog every morning at 6.30 or 7 in the morning. This early morning exercise will give you a rush of endorphins and a motivation boost to prepare you for a busy day.
Jerrod Blandino, founder of beauty product company, Too Faced, starts his day by meditating using an app called 1 Giant Mind. Meditation helps to focus the mind on what is important and manage any stress and negative thoughts you might have. This puts you in a great state of mind for the rest of the day.
It’s easy to become too reliant on technology in this day and age, so startup advisor, Peter Gasca makes a point to stay away from his smartphone and other devices for at least 5 minutes after his alarm goes off, to allow himself to wake up naturally. Checking emails as soon as you wake up can cause even more stress.