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7 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

by Grecu Daniel Cristian 5 months ago in list
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Life is busy.

Life is hectic. It may seem impossible to make progress toward your goals. It's even more difficult if you have a full-time job and children.

What are your options for moving forward?

Without a doubt, if you don't set aside time every day to learn and better, your time will be lost in the void of our more congested existence. You'll be old and withered before you know it, wondering where all the time went.

As Professor Harold Hill has said — “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.”

Getting Out of Survival Mode and Rethinking Your Life

This article is meant to make you reconsider your entire life philosophy. The goal is to help you simplify things and go back to the basics.

Unfortunately, most people's lives are overflowing with the unimportant and insignificant. They don't have time to plan anything significant.

They're only trying to stay alive. Are you in a state of survival?

The majority of us, like Bilbo, are like butter scraped over too much bread. Sadly, the bread isn't even ours, but rather someone else's. Few people have taken the initiative to take control of their lives.

Just a decade ago, it was social and cultural to live our life on other people's terms. And because it's the only worldview we've been taught, many millennials are repeating the process.

However, there is a growing awareness that you can live every minute of your life on your own terms with a lot of effort and thought.

You are the architect of your own fate.

You are in charge.

You have the last say. Someone else will make the decision for you if you don't. Indecision is a poor choice.

Your life will quickly alter if you follow this simple morning routine.

It may seem like a long list. But in short, it’s really quite simple:

  • Wake up
  • Get in the zone
  • Get moving
  • Put the right food in your body
  • Get ready
  • Get inspired
  • Get perspective
  • Do something to move you forward

Let’s begin:

1. Get a good night's sleep of at least 7 hours.

Let's face it: sleep is just as essential as eating and drinking. Despite this, millions of people do not get enough sleep and suffer from mental illnesses as a result.

According to surveys done by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 distinct sleep disorders. Furthermore, 60 percent of adults and 69 percent of children have one or more sleep issues at least a few nights per week.

Furthermore, at least a few days a month, more than 40% of adults have daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with their daily activities, with 20% reporting problem sleepiness a few days a week or more.

On the flip side, getting a healthy amount of sleep is linked to:

  • Increased memory
  • Longer life
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Increased creativity
  • Increased attention and focus
  • Decreased fat and increased muscle mass with exercise
  • Lower stress
  • Decreased dependence on stimulants like caffeine
  • Decreased risk of getting into accidents
  • Decreased risk of depression
  • And tons more… google it.

If you don't prioritize sleep, the remainder of this blog post is useless. What difference does it make if you get up at 5 a.m. if you went to bed three hours earlier?

You're not going to last long.

You can compensate with stimulants, but this isn't a long-term solution. Your health will deteriorate in the long run. Long-term sustainability must be the goal.

2. Prayer and Meditation Can Help You Find Clarity and Abundance

Prayer and meditation are essential for orienting yourself toward the positive after waking up from a healthy and comfortable sleep cycle. What you concentrate on grows.

Prayer and meditation help you feel really grateful for everything you have. Gratitude is a mindset of plenty. The world is your oyster when you think creatively. You have an infinite amount of opportunity and potential.

People attract each other. You will attract more of the positive and excellent if you are appreciative for what you have. Gratitude spreads like a virus.

Gratitude could be the most significant factor in achieving success. It is referred to as the "mother of all virtues."

If you begin each day in a state of thankfulness and clarity, you will attract the finest that the world has to offer and avoid becoming sidetracked.

3. Strenuous Physical Exercise

Despite abundant evidence of the importance of exercise, according to the Center for Disease Control's National Health Interview Survey, just one-third of American men and women aged 25 to 64 engage in regular physical activity.

Get into the habit of regular exercise if you want to be among the world's healthiest, happiest, and most productive individuals. Many folks head to the gym right away to get their bodies moving. I've just discovered that doing yard work in the early hours of the morning produces a surge of inspiration and clarity.

Get your body moving, regardless of your choice.

Exercise has been shown to lower the risk of depression, anxiety, and stress.It's also linked to greater professional success.

Every other element of your life will suffer if you don't care about your body. Humans are multifaceted creatures.

4. Get 30 grams of protein into your diet.

Breakfast should contain at least 30 grams of protein, according to Donald Layman, emeritus professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois. Similarly, Tim Ferriss suggests 30 grams of protein 30 minutes after waking up in his book The 4-Hour Body.

Tim claims that his father did the same thing and lost 19 pounds in a month.

Because protein-rich foods take longer to exit the stomach, they keep you fuller for longer. Protein also maintains blood sugar levels stable, preventing hunger spikes.

Your white carbohydrate cravings are reduced when you eat protein first. These are the carbs that cause you to gain weight. Bagels, toast, and donuts come to mind.

Tim makes four recommendations for getting adequate protein in the morning:

  • Eat at least 40% of your breakfast calories as protein
  • Do it with two or three whole eggs (each egg has about 6g protein)
  • If you don’t like eggs, use something like turkey bacon, organic pork bacon or sausage, or cottage cheese
  • Or, you could always do a protein shake with water

For people who avoid dairy, meat, and eggs, there are several plant-based proteins. Legumes, greens, nuts, and seeds all are rich in protein.

5. Shower in a cold water

Every morning, Tony Robbins jumps into a 57-degree Fahrenheit swimming pool.

Why would he do something like that?

Immersion in cold water improves both physical and mental health.

It delivers long-lasting changes to your body's immunological, lymphatic, circulatory, and digestive systems that improve the quality of your life when done on a regular basis. It can also help you lose weight by speeding up your metabolism.

According to a 2007 study, taking cold showers on a regular basis can help relieve depression symptoms more successfully than prescription drugs. This is because cold water releases a flood of mood-enhancing neurochemicals that make you feel good.

Of course, there is an initial apprehension about stepping into a freezing shower. If you've attempted this previously, you've undoubtedly found yourself standing outside the shower, dreading the prospect of entering.

You may have even persuaded yourself out of it, telling yourself, "Perhaps tomorrow." Before entering, I turned the hot water handle.

Maybe you jumped in but didn't wait long to turn on the hot water?

I've found that seeing it as a swimming pool has helped me. Getting into a frigid pool slowly is a horrible death. All you have to do now is jump in. You'll be alright after 20 seconds.

Taking a cold shower works in the same way. As soon as you step inside, your heart begins to race.Then, after about 20 seconds, you're back to normal.

It strengthens my resolve and promotes my creativity and inspiration, according to me. I practice slowing my breathing and calming myself while standing with the cold water on my back. I feel extremely pleased and inspired once I've relaxed. Many thoughts start to flow, and I become really determined to attain my objectives.

Plus, it's good for you to do something that makes you uncomfortable in the morning! It makes you feel alive and encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone!

6. Listen to/Read Inspiring Material

Ordinary folks want to be entertained. Extraordinary people aspire to learn and educate themselves. The world's most successful people are known to read at least one book per week. They are always learning something new.

By listening to an audiobook during my commute to school and while wandering about campus, I can easily go through one every week.

Even 15–30 minutes of reading uplifting and instructional knowledge every morning can transform your life. It puts you in the right frame of mind to perform at your best.

You will have read hundreds of books over a lengthy period of time. You'll be well-versed in a variety of subjects. You'll change the way you think and see the world. You'll be able to draw more parallels between various topics.

7. Examine Your Life Goals

Your short- and long-term objectives should be written down. Reading your life vision for a few minutes puts your day into perspective.

You will think about your long-term goals every day if you read them every day. They will manifest if you think about goals every day and spend your days working toward them.

Getting things done is a science. There's no uncertainty or confusion here. You can achieve all of your goals, no matter how huge they are, if you follow a basic formula.

One of the most important aspects of this is writing them down and revisiting them every day.

Conclusion

After you've completed this, you'll have completed the most critical tasks first, regardless of what else you have planned for the rest of the day. You'll have set yourself up for success. You'll have taken a step closer to realizing your ambitions.

You'll be a better person in life since you'll have accomplished all of these goals. You'll be more effective at work. You'll improve your interpersonal relationships. You'll be happy as a result. You'll have more self-assurance. You'll be more brave and bold. You'll have more vision and clarity.

Your life is about to alter dramatically.

You can't experience mornings like this on a regular basis without waking up to everything that is wrong with your life. Those things that you dislike will perish. They'll vanish and never be seen again.

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