1. Make your bed
Build velocity + set the tone for the day and this Tiny Habits That Will Change Your Life. Your future self will thank you.
Starting your day by making your bed isn’t just a chore; it’s a ritual that builds momentum and sets a positive tone for the day. By taking this simple action, you create order in your immediate surroundings and cultivate a sense of discipline. This small act can lead to a cascade of productive habits and create a sense of accomplishment that your future self will undoubtedly appreciate.
2. Take an internal shower.
Drink a full gulp of water right away. 60% of your
body is water. Replenish it.
Begin your day with what could be considered an ‘internal shower’—by drinking a full gulp of water immediately. Your body comprises approximately 60% water, and replenishing it is essential for overall well-being. This morning ritual not only rehydrates your body after hours of sleep but also jumpstarts your metabolism and prepares you for a refreshed and energized day ahead.
3. Jump rope for 2 mins
This will activate your mind + body.
Take a quick break to jump rope for just two minutes. This simple exercise isn’t just about physical activity; it’s a powerful way to activate your mind and body. The rhythmic motion and increased heart rate can sharpen your focus and boost your energy, making you more alert and ready to tackle your day.
4. Step outside
Jump rope alfresco? Get 2-for-1. A healthy tide of cortisol is released when you step outside at daybreak, allowing you to become more alert.
Taking your jump rope routine outdoors offers a dual benefit. Not only do you get the exercise benefits, but you also experience the positive effects of stepping outside at daybreak. Morning outdoor exposure can trigger the release of cortisol, a natural energizer, making you more alert and ready to seize the day. So, consider making your jump rope workout a 2-for-1 by heading outside for a refreshing and invigorating start to your day.
5. Review your goals
Remind yourself who you like to be. 14% who have goals are 10 times more prosperous than those without goals. The 3% with written plans are 3x more successful than the 14%.
Regularly reviewing your goals is a vital practice that helps you stay connected to the person you aspire to be. Research shows that individuals with clear goals are ten times more likely to succeed than those without goals. Furthermore, the 3% who commit their goals to writing are three times more likely to reach their aspirations than the 14% with unwritten goals. So, take a moment to revisit your goals, reinforce your commitment, and set yourself on the path to greater achievement.
6. Read a passage
Philosophy, religion, etc. Read philosophy (or scriptures) before you match your phone.
Kickstart your day with a moment of wisdom. Instead of immediately checking your phone, consider reading a passage from philosophy or scriptures. This practice can set a thoughtful and mindful tone for the day, offering valuable insights and reflection before diving into the digital world. It’s a simple yet effective way to nourish your mind and spirit in the morning.
7. Water a plant
Learn to carry out something other than yourself. Pets are great; plants are smaller-scale.
Caring for something other than yourself is a valuable practice, and while pets are wonderful companions, plants offer a smaller-scale opportunity to nurture life. Taking a moment to water a plant not only promotes greenery but also teaches responsibility and care. It’s a simple act of tending to another living being and can bring a sense of fulfillment and connection to the world around you.
8. Take a 1-2 min cold shower.
Take a regular shower, turn the water cold for 1-2 mins. You’ll feel ON.
As you finish your regular shower routine, turn the water cold for 1-2 minutes. This invigorating experience can leave you feeling incredibly alert and ready to take on the day. The shock of cold water can jolt your senses, providing a burst of energy that can make you feel fully switched on and revitalized.
9. Send a good morning text.
GM texts make someone’s day.
Sending a simple “Good morning” text can brighten someone’s day. These small gestures of kindness and thoughtfulness can have a significant impact on the recipient, spreading positivity and warmth. It’s a reminder that you care and think of them, setting a positive tone for their day ahead.
10. Hide your phone
The most useful productivity app on your phone is called Airplane Mode (use it).
To enhance your productivity, consider using the best app on your phone—Airplane Mode. By hiding your phone in this mode, you eliminate distractions and interruptions, allowing you to concentrate on your tasks without being constantly pulled away. It’s a simple but effective way to regain control of your time and focus on what matters most.
11. Score your day with music.
Music is a powerful mood enhancer.
Almost everything is more enjoyable with music. So enjoy it.
12. Drink water before meals.
Drink a glass of water before your meals. You’ll feel fuller (and prevent overeating).
A simple but effective tip for maintaining a healthy eating habit is to drink a glass of water before your meals. This practice can help you feel fuller and reduce the chances of overindulging. It’s a straightforward way to support your overall well-being by managing portion sizes and making more mindful choices during mealtime.
13. Write down tomorrow’s 3:3:3 plan.
3 hours on your most important project, three shorter tasks, three maintenance activities
1. Hours on Your Most Important Project: Dedicate a focused 3-hour block to your top-priority project. This extended concentration will help you make significant progress.
2. Shorter Tasks: Identify and tackle three shorter tasks or to-dos on your list. Completing these will provide a sense of accomplishment and momentum.
3. Maintenance Activities: Allocate time to address three maintenance activities, such as organizing your workspace, responding to emails, or reviewing your schedule. These activities keep things running smoothly.
By implementing this structured plan, you’ll make efficient use of your time and ensure a balanced approach to your day.
14. End the workday with a shutdown ritual.
Create a short shutdown ritual. Close your lap, plug in the charger, and spend 2 mins tidying your desk. Then say “shutdown“.
As you conclude your workday, consider implementing a brief shutdown ritual to help you transition:
Close Your Laptop: Close your laptop or shut down your work device. This action symbolizes the end of your work tasks for the day.
Plug in the Charger: Ensure your device is charging and ready for the next day so you can start fresh and fully powered.
Tidy Your Desk: Take 2 minutes to tidy your desk or workspace. Organize loose papers, put away office supplies, and create a clean and clutter-free environment.
Say ‘Shutdown’: Verbally announce “shutdown” to signal the official end of your work for the day.
This simple ritual helps create a clear boundary between work and personal time, allowing you to unwind and enjoy your evening with closure and accomplishment.
15. Journal 1 beautiful life moment
Delicious tacos, presentation you crushed, a moment of inner peace. Write it down. Gratitude programs a mindset of abundance.
In your journal, take a moment to savor and document a beautiful life moment. It could be the taste of delicious tacos that left you smiling, a presentation where you nailed it, or a serene moment of inner peace that filled your heart. Writing down these moments fosters gratitude and cultivates a mindset of abundance, allowing you to treasure the richness of life in its many facets.
16. Lay out clothes for tomorrow.
The best morning routine starts the night before.
To set the stage for a productive morning, remember that the best morning routine starts the night before. Take a moment to lay out your clothes for the next day. This small yet practical step simplifies your morning, allowing you to begin your day feeling organized and ready to tackle whatever lies ahead.
17. Pack healthy snacks
People are the worst version of themselves when they’re hungry.
In those hungry moments, we often become the worst version of ourselves. To prevent this, consider packing healthy snacks. These ready-to-go options can be a lifesaver when hunger strikes, helping you stay energized and maintain your best self throughout the day.
18. Charge your phone outside of reach.
The morning alarm will spring you out of bed. And the day is on.
To ensure an energetic start to your day, charge your phone just out of arm’s reach. This tactic forces you to physically get out of bed to turn off the morning alarm, getting you up and ready to embrace the day ahead with enthusiasm.
Practice 4-7-8 breathing
The breathing technique will help you alleviate stress and fall asleep fast.
19. Practice 4-7-8 breathing
1. Breathe in via your nose for a 4-second count.
Take a deep drag through your nose, counting to 4 seconds. This is the initial step of the 4-7-8 breathing technique, a practice that can help you relax and reduce stress.
2. Hold your breath for a 7-second count.
After inhaling through your nose for a 4-second count, hold your breath for a steady 7 seconds. This step is part of the 4-7-8 breathing technique, designed to promote relaxation and alleviate stress.
3. Exhale for an 8-second count, making a “whoosh” sound through pursed lips
As the final part of the 4-7-8 breathing technique, exhale slowly for a calming 8-second count. During the exhalation, create a soft “whoosh” sound by gently pursing your lips. This practice helps release tension and contributes to relaxation and well-being.
4. Repeat up to four times, twice per day.
For optimal benefits, repeat the 4-7-8 breathing sequence up to four times during each practice session. Engage in this exercise twice daily to enhance its stress-reduction and relaxation effects.
20. Give your mind an overnight task.
Upon shutting your eyes, give your mind a job. “How might I create an extra $1k each month?”
Don’t try to solve it then; dismiss it to your subconscious (which will work on it overnight).
As you close your eyes and prepare for sleep, entrust your mind with an assignment. For instance, you might contemplate, “How can I generate an additional $1,000 each month?” Avoid the temptation to solve it immediately; instead, release the question to your subconscious. While you sleep, your mind can work on this challenge, often offering creative solutions and insights by morning.