I’m big on personal development and growth. EVERYDAY, I take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes to enrich and nourish my soul to have a mindset that pushes me towards my goals and the big dreams I have.
I believe that it is important to have a strong mindset to help you achieve success. Having all the strategies on how to launch and sell on Instagram doesn’t work well without a strong mindset.
I was listening to Mel Robbins about the Millionaire Morning Routine on how the first hour of your morning can frame your day.
And the one thing that stands out from successful people and the millionaires is their morning routine that they follow through every single day.
Here are my key takeaways on how to be your best self ever…
⭐ Don’t sleep with your phone next to you
If your phone is by your side and the alarm rings, you tend to snooze it because you can easily do that. Your mind is not awake yet, so it’s easy to do that and go back to sleep. Instead, put it away from you so when your alarm rings you will have to walk to it and off it and not snooze it.
By the time you walk to your phone, you are awake. You can now wake up at the time that you want to!
And when you do turn the alarm off, DON’T check your email or social media! By doing that, you’re pumping cortisol (the stress related hormone) in a nanosecond within even realising that. Have you been guilty of doing that? I have…
⭐ Let your brain wonder….
Two questions to ask yourself.
- What is the one thing that matters to you in your business?
- What is your WHY?
Take 5 to 10 minutes and write it in your journal. Read it daily as a reminder.
⭐ Keep making progress…
Keep exploring and focus on what matters. Stop following that to-do list of yours. Make PROGRESS instead. Are the things that you are doing moving you closer to your goals or moving the needle in your business? If it isn’t then you are not making any progress.
⭐ Take 30 mins before 7.30am…
Give yourself 30 minutes before your day actually starts. Organise your day and work on your priority that will take you down the progress road.
To all the mums, do this before your entire household wakes up. You deserve that 30 mins to focus on what is truly important to you.
I totally get it that the day gets busy and interrupted when you have kids and a business to juggle with. And most often, we lose sight on our priorities for the business.
So take that 30 minutes!
⭐ Set a time to STOP working…
Why did we become online entrepreneurs?
- To help our clients
- To enjoy the time flexibility
- To leave behind a legacy
But in order to do that, we need to set a time to stop working. I have never set a time to stop working for any of the businesses owned. I work according to my “to-do” list and have the tendency to keep working until I have crossed off everything on the list, even until midnight.
And guess what happened….it led to burnt out, overwhelmed and less motivated.
Stop working at a set time so that you can live in the present, being able to spend time with our loved ones, families, kids and yourself. Self love and care is important. You need that to fuel your passion and desire. Don’t run on an empty cup.
80% of your results come from 20% effort. Working hard and longer hours doesn’t necessarily get you closer to success.
You need to remember the big picture and goal of why you started your business in the first place!
Here’s the thing, the best time for your brains to be in their zone of genius is the first 2 to 3 hours when you wake up. Productivity level is at its highest. So don’t waste that precious time checking on your emails or browsing through social media.
Thoughts? Share them below…⬇