“If today were the last day of your life, would you be happy with what you are doing today?” If the answer is “No” for several days in a row, change something!
A powerful statement from Steve Jobs – who asked himself this question every morning when he looked in the mirror.
For many, leaving your comfort zone is closely related to fear. We humans are creatures of habit and when decisions or changes are made, we tend to opt for something that we already know. But changes only happen when we do something that goes against everything we are used to.
Steve Jobs and many other successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common: They start their day completely differently and take their luck into their own hands every day.
What is THE PERFECT morning routine?
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey lives according to the motto “The early bird catches the worm” and takes time to meditate in the morning. Tumblr founder David Karp gets his energy from fresh air and nature.
To find the right ritual for you, just try a few methods. The important thing is: It should help you to lower your stress level and fill your body with energy and joy.
If this has a positive effect on your daily work and on your life and that of your fellow human beings, if you feel greater relaxation and ease for the day, then you are on the right track with your method.
The secret of a perfect morning routine is mindfulness, mindfulness of your own body and your business. Be really 100% fully present in what you are doing.
Here are a few ideas to get your routine going
Wim court ritual
“The Wim Hof method combines three scientifically proven health-promoting activities:
- Conscious breathing
- Movements like yoga
- and the positive effects of cold.
Wim Hof’s method has an immune-activating effect, which leads to less susceptibility to infections, allergies, stress reduction, migraines …
Record your plan for the day in a diary.
Maybe you start with a few lines about your feelings, thoughts or a goal. Just start writing – freely and informally.
What are you grateful for?
Set yourself an affirmation for the day, for example: I am valuable.
Balanced breakfast and plenty of water
The human body consists of 60 to 75 percent water. Water activates the energy metabolism and is extremely important for hydrating the body, because we lose up to 0.5 liters of fluid while we sleep. It is best to drink a glass of warm water after getting up.
Take time for a nutritious breakfast – maybe with your family.
Meditation and movement
To give the body the energy it needs, at least 7-8 hours of sleep are required.
Walk in Silence – Do some breathing exercises first and then move into meditation. Meditation helps you start the day powerfully and positively. And don’t forget to smile!
Tip: To get started, try a guided app like Plum Village.
How about a vigorous walk to work this time instead of driving in public or by car?
How much time should I devote to my morning routine?
Take at least 1 – 1.5 hours a day for yourself and your well-being.
From a neuroscientific point of view, it takes about 30 days for new synapse connections to be established, with which routines can be anchored in everyday life.