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“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” — John C. Maxwell
So that’s what i want to talk about today, having more success in your life. Whatever that means to you, by starting your day with a GREAT morning routine. I’m going to outline a 3 step process that anyone can do today.
Step 1 - Bed made
Yes, I know…I’m starting off a little obvious right? Anyone who has ever plugged in to personal development knows that people consistently tout the power of simply making your bed for the day. We also know it isn’t just about making the bed. It is about what that represents. What that ONE HABIT has allowed you to believe.
Step 2 - Plan your day
Know what lies ahead so that there are no surprises. I consider these things:
Family obligations (transportation too)
5 To-Dos (max)
Dinner - I have kids and I do not need hangry kids at 5pm!!
I don’t get too crazy, but if I am slacking I plug back in to a pretty detailed calendar.
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Step 3 - Move your body
Moving your body at any time during the day is good, but moving it in the morning helps create energy in your body! And this isn’t just woo woo hippy stuff, this is scientifically proven!
Go with me for a minute…
Research has shown that exercise will induce the release of catecholamines in your system. These are neurotransmitters (including dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine = felt as energy) that stimulate certain functions of the central nervous system, such as motor control, cognition, memory processing, emotion and endocrine modulation.
For us, as coaches we especially need our cognition and memory processing to wake up early in the morning.
So, we work out, these increase and its good right?
Then why not just work out on days when you think you need to be “on your game”?
This is when secondary research comes into play.
Scientists have found that “very well trained subjects and/or more intense exercise, will have a greater effect on catecholamine response so that differences between trained and untrained subjects are more likely to appear.” And if we workout daily we will become a trained subject and able to work out more intensely, thereby making your response better!
So, you can literally create more energy the more consistent you are with working out. It isn’t just a feeling, it is a physiological response!
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So, make sure you are checking your BPM every morning!