Celebrity morning rituals to win your day

Let’s face it 현우진 강의 다운로드. For most of us, getting out of bed in the morning, especially when it’s still dark, is challenging. However, how you start the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. It could also help you succeed in your personal and professional life. Here are a few rituals these famous people swear by – and judging by their successes, it works!

Jennifer Aniston: Get up early.    

You’ve probably heard that most successful people swear by getting up early. American actress Jennifer Aniston is no exception. Her morning routine includes getting up at 4:30am every working day, washing her face with soap, drinking hot water with lemon and doing 20 minutes meditation. She says that this allows her to get a head start on the day and have quality time for herself.

Starting your day early improves your concentration (our brains tend to be more alert in the morning), and gives yourself time to properly acclimate yourself to the day.

So, how do you make rising early a habit?

  • Start slowly. At first, get up 15 minutes earlier than you normally do, and increase your time from there.
  • Go to bed earlier to ensure you get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep with your new wake up time.
  • Set an alarm clock and put it across the room so you have to get out of bed to turn it off.

Mark Zuckerberg: Eliminate choices.

One would think that this billionaire and CEO of Facebook would be have wardrobes upon wardrobes filled with clothes. Perhaps he does, but to make it easier, he admits to having about 20 identical grey t-shirts in his closet. Why? It eliminates having to decide what to wear.

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Just think about it. When you’re in a hurry in the morning, wasting time on deciding what to wear or eat, cuts into your precious time which can cause anxiety as you rush to get done. Having your clothes ready gives you a sense of control and calm and allows you to focus on what’s important: the day ahead. Another option is to put out your clothes the evening before, or if you want to be super-efficient, for the week.

Oprah Winfrey: meditation

Meditation has many benefits: it helps reduce stress and anxiety, improves productivity, boosts creativity, lowers blood pressure and helps maintain overall wellbeing. Famous talk show host, television producer and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey swears by starting her day on a zen note with 20 minutes of meditation. She believes this daily practice fills her with “hope, a sense of contentment and deep joy.” However, if she’s pressed for time, she meditates for about 10 minutes, twice a day.

To start:

  • Sit or lie comfortably.
  • Close your eyes and simply breathe naturally.
  • Focus your attention on the breathing and observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and stomach.
  • If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
  • Start for two to three minutes, and then try it for longer periods.

 

There are also loads of apps with guided meditations to help you get into this powerful habit.

 

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