Saturday, July 12, 2014

6 Things Successful People Do Before 9 a.m.

In my daily life especially while by my own now
I don't take a breakfast
My bos keep repeat the same dialog almost every week for me to take breakfast
'do you breakfast today?? yesterday??? day after yesterday??? you know kan breakfast tu penting bla..blaa..blaaa'

But still the same habit of me
Skip breakfast again~
and again~
and againn~

Until i read this article by Bridgette Austin Friday, June 27, 2014

The article start with this sentence "There’s a lot to the old adage that one should “stop and smell the roses.” The truth is that many people forego stopping altogether, thinking that the path of success is an unhealthy and incessant drive. They scoff at a balance of work and life, thinking that hours not devoted to their pursuit of success are wasteful.

But truly successful people know how to have their cake and eat it too. Rather than beginning and ending their workdays in an exhausted mess, successful businesspeople begin their days by avoiding work altogether. The time invested in these habits pays enormous dividends throughout workdays, careers and lifetimes. You might not be a morning person, but doing any of these six things before you start your day can have a positive impact on your quality of life.

1. Exercise
Probably the most commonly cited habit among highly successful people is working out during the morning. Doing an exercise routine before you start your day has been credited for improving everything from an individual’s mood and metabolism, to helping the body build muscle and reduce fat faster.

WebMD points out that by fitting in your exercise during morning hours, you’re less likely to be sidetracked by distractions and more likely to stick with the healthy habit of exercising regularly. Moreover, the American Psychological Association mentions exercising or playing sports as one of the most effective stress-relief strategies.

Waking up early to squeeze in a morning jog or a trip to the gym also preps you for the challenges you face in the day ahead. As Benjamin Franklin, early productivity guru, once proclaimed, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Even if you’re not a morning person, try waking up 15 to 30 minutes earlier for a quick session of stretching, crunches or jumping jacks to get your heart rate going and to prepare you for the workday.

2. Eat Breakfast
Plenty of medical and scientific research has shown that eating a hearty breakfast is essential to the health of both children and adults. Besides adding much-needed fuel to your body, it can help boost concentration, memory, alertness and problem-solving ability throughout your day.

For busy parents with young children or for road warriors with hectic traveling schedules, breakfast tends to be rushed or skipped altogether. However, if planned accordingly, you can use breakfast as a time to connect with family or catch up on news and email. To help with easy-to-prepare meals during rushed mornings, consider using mobile apps such as Healthy Breakfast Recipes and Quick and Easy to keep you on a regular breakfast regimen.

3. Make a To-Do List
It can be difficult to adequately prepare for the day ahead if you only have a vague idea of the tasks and issues that you will face. Summarizing your day’s responsibilities, starting with the highest priority to the lowest, allows you to strategically map out your daily schedule in order to better achieve your goals.

Jotting down a to-do list in a daily planner or time-management app is especially helpful if you have a family at home or are often bombarded by emails and work demands as soon as you walk into the office. In fact, reviewing your schedule during the early hours before breakfast may be the best time for reflecting on and prioritizing your day’s tasks.

When jotting down your task list, it’s important to include your physical and emotional needs as well. For example, plan a 10- or 15-minute walk after a tough negotiation or the completion of a big project. Check out Lifehack’s Top 15 Time Management Apps and Tools to help you choose a tool that’s best for your personal scheduling needs.

4. Meditate, Visualize and Express Gratitude
This habit is easily overlooked, primarily due to our society’s heavy focus on being physically fit and extremely productive. Yet successful people often use their time before 9 a.m. to nurture their mental health. For example, MoneyZen Wealth Management Founder Manisha Thakor meditates for 20 minutes twice a day and has found it to be “one of the most life-enhancing practices,” according to Inc.

When you meditate in stillness and silence, it allows you to not only visualize your work successes, but also to express gratitude for the personal triumphs you’ve achieved in your life. Renowned life coach, author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins’ Hour of Power and Fifteen Minutes to Fulfillment are examples of morning exercises that involve motivational incantations to help you start your day.

5. Engage in a Creative Activity
Take up drawing, play an instrument, build an app or write the next chapter of your memoir; successful people make time for creative projects such as these in their morning rituals. Engaging in a creative venture during the morning also allows you to set aside time for these projects before other obligations or evening fatigue gets in the way.

From enhancing your work talents, to flexing your creative muscles, working on side projects that reflect your personal passions can help shape, inform and inspire the work you do in the office. It also gives you the freedom to make mistakes, experiment with new ideas and look for alternate ways to tackle issues.

6. Handle High-Priority Projects
As with personal pet projects, successful people frequently use the quiet morning hours to get a jumpstart on high-priority tasks that require uninterrupted focus and attention. In other words, choose a top-priority project each day to tackle, or start by handling the least desirable task on your to-do list first.

Brian Tracy, time management specialist and author of Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, modeled his time-management technique after the old saying: “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that this is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long!” The frog is essentially an unavoidable, dreaded or angst-inducing task. So be sure to take care of the “frog” by promptly (and bravely) completing the assignments you’re most likely to postpone.

Taking breakfast is the no 2 rank.. Ohhhh ohhh!!

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