Have you ever wondered why some people are just so damn successful? Is it something they eat or drink… are they blessed with incredible luck? Maybe; but they aren’t great attributors to success. Successful people encompass a number of qualities; one of these is what they do every morning. We’re not saying every successful person does the below, but a fair few do … so, get inspired! Have you noticed that poor self-control and lapses in decision-making often come later in the day? That’s because early mornings offer a new dose of willpower and people tend to be more optimistic and ready to tackle challenging tasks. Wake up earlier: Get your hand off that snooze button! Jump out of bed because let’s face it, that extra 10 minutes isn’t going to make a difference. Time is a precious commodity, so make the most of your morning hours because it’s a great time to designate ‘you’ time before the phone calls, meetings and sudden crises arise later in the day. Exercise: Research has found that people who exercise before work report improved moods and an increased ability to deal with the demands of work. Also, it’s well known that there are many physical and mental health benefits that can be gained from regular exercise. Exercising in the morning will increase your productivity throughout the rest of the day and leave you feeling empowered about your work-life balance. Plan: Planning the day, week, or month ahead is an important tool to keep you on track. Using the mornings to think helps you prioritise and set the tone for your day. Routine: Whether you have a cold shower, meditate or read the newspaper, it’s important to have that quiet ‘you’ time. Breakfast: They don’t say breakfast is the most important meal of the day for no reason. Breakfast provides you with the energy and nutrients that lead to increased concentration in the workplace. Eating right in the morning can give you the energy and mental clarity you need to be fully engaged, focused and productive throughout your work day. It’s also essential if you have other health issues or are trying to lose weight. What do you do to start your day the right way? We’d love to hear from you! Please share your thoughts below.