Having a powerful morning routine is in a sense like having a head start into the day to put you into the pole position for success. In the meantime, having no morning routine, or having a crappy one will put you with the rest of the crowd lingering in mediocrity. And who is more likely to win the race? The champ in the pole position or the bloke at the back of the pack?
As is true for many things in life, the Pareto principle applies to the morning routine as well: The first 20% of your day will determine the remaining 80% of your day. I decided to take it a step further. I decided to not settle for just a great morning routine. I do my Warrior Morning Routine!
"Your personal gateway to greatness"
As I started out with my Warrior Morning Routine, every day in every way I felt better and better about myself. My awareness and self-belief went up. I gained a whole new level of self-respect which boosted my self-confidence and my self-worth. All these things were directly connected to my overall performance which, as a result, skyrocketed.
I experienced that everything in life that I physically do is greatly influenced by the level of energy that I have. The better and higher my energy level, the more positivity I will attract into my life!
This article will teach you how to design a morning routine that leads you to success, optimizes your energy and mood, increases your metabolism, and sharpens your mental focus. I have divided the morning ritual into 3 steps that work together synergistically and are individually adjustable. Read this article with great attention.
THE MORNING ROUTINE – HOW TO USE IT STRATEGICALLY
If you have a healthy diet, reduce your stress to a minimum and optimize your sleep by providing the correct nutrition to your body. You should have no problem getting up in the morning refreshed and regenerated.
But just because you are more energetic in the morning than ever before, that does not mean that we are going to stop optimizing. For this next step, morning routines are crucial. If you are already starting your day in an energetic manner, this should be easy for you!
With this morning routine, I especially aim to wake your spirit, activate and mobilize your body, and give it the right type of energy so that you can start the day powerful and productively, and have all your resources at your disposal until you go to sleep! That way you enable yourself to reach your goals as fast as possible!
I don’t want to tell you what a “perfect” morning routine looks like. Different situations and individual tastes determine what the right morning routine will look like for you. While one may have a bit less time, the other may have a bit more time. While one person may have a physically active job, another person may be sitting at a desk for the entire day.
That is why I want to teach you how to create your own individual morning ritual and how to make it a habit!
MORNING ROUTINE STEP 1: WAKE YOUR HEAD AND START UP YOUR THINKER
The first step after waking up is to wake your head and be present. Be it meditation or breathing exercises. Afterward, you should be feeling awake, present, and clear.
The next step for the head is reading, inspiration, and motivation. Grab a book on your topic, write down your goals, listen to motivational speeches, or watch a motivational video that raises your energy! Affirmations and visualizations are also powerful tools that help you focus and bring your goals into reality.
MORNING ROUTINE STEP 2: AWAKEN BODY AND ACTIVATE METABOLISM
Next up is your body. The aim is to enhance blood flow, mobilize your joints, and strengthen and stretch your muscles. What is the best way of doing that? You can do bodyweight training like calisthenics or HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), lifting iron, and also yoga. There is no right or wrong as long as you exercise your body and you do something that feels right.
Oh, and a cold shower in the morning after you work out can be a miracle for your body, because let's face it - you might shower in the morning anyway, so why not earn the cold shower with blood and sweat?
MORNING ROUTINE STEP 3: REFUEL ENERGY AND TAKE OFF
Last but not least, breakfast. Most days I eat a small portion of porridge with a variety of fruits, nuts, and seeds along with my favorite coconut protein shake. With these nutritious and healthy ingredients, I feel ready to take on the day.
If this is the first time you are creating a life transformational morning routine, always keep in mind: The level of your physical health affects your mental health, your emotions, and your attitude. As you keep raising your standards, you will shape your body and mind, which results in an upward spiral toward creating beneficial and supportive habits for a wonderful life.
And remember: Thinking about getting up early in the morning – while everyone else is still asleep – might not seem very attractive. But why don‘t you skip the thinking part and just freaking do it!
Ultimately we are all what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Do you want to focus on what you do want in life versus what you don't want?