What we mean by visualize the day ahead is that science has proven that to our brains there is no difference to what we visualize vs our memories. Meaning it is but the same to our brains. Getting into a habit of visualizing having an amazing, productive, and awesome day at the start of the morning will reprogram the mind. More importantly, it will align your mindset with those things you are visualizing ultimately making them a reality. It is not magic and it will certainly won’t show up at your door the next day but making this into a habit will pay off in due time. Be patient and consistent.
Set Yourself Up for Productivity
This is the same as setting yourself up for success. Make sure you are taking proactive steps to be as effective with your time and tasks ahead. Some things we highly recommend for this ritual is to:
- Get an early start – Now we know what you are probably thinking but waking up early will make a significant difference in how your day unfolds before you.
- Plan ahead – It is important to have a clear vision of those to do things and you proactively plan how you will address them. Leaving “how” last minute might cost you time and a few hairs. And for us men, those are precious.
- Build strong time management skills – No one is great at multi-tasking. That is a myth. Just like when you start a business you want to make sure you devote your full attention, focus, and energy to a specific task. Doing so will allow you to complete it properly and faster than assigning one task to your left hand and another task to your right. It is obviously important to make sure you have clear and realistic expectations of how much time you will approximately take.
- Focus on only a few important tasks for the day – Do not put in your mouth more than you can chew. You will either choke, take longer, and you will certainly not enjoy it and half-ass the task. Outline, either mentally or written, what are those 3 important tasks that will make sure you like you had a productive day.
Rinse, Repeat And Enhance
We briefly mentioned it before but the importance of being patient and consistent when it comes to morning rituals is immense. Embracing those daily morning rituals are a vital part of a process focused on long-termed goals. Make sure you strongly adhere to and believe in those rituals. Some results will come right away, some will come soon, and some will take some time. It is also very important to understand that change does not come from predictability and comfort. Challenge = Change. It is that simple. We all want a healthier and better life but rarely we want to go through the challenge and taking that first step. Well, this is it. Make healthy morning rituals as part of you as breathing. But more importantly, as you go through this process, see what works for you and how you can enhance your rituals to keep positively evolving.
Let us know what your thoughts are or if you have a set of morning rituals you’d like to share on the comments section below.
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