Let’s say you want to lose 25 lbs. Or maybe you want to make an extra 20 grand or pay off some debt. We all have goals.
I can’t do the work required for you to reach those goals but I can help you change your body and your mindset to get more energy, which will, in turn, make you a better husband, a better entrepreneur, a better dad… you get the picture.
Clarity, energy, and focus – it all starts with your morning routine.
But I’m gonna throw you a curveball. Since your nighttime routine has a direct impact on your morning routine, we actually have to talk about nighttime FIRST.
HOW TO GET MORE ENERGY by tweaking your nighttime routine.
If you’re like a lot of entrepreneurs or business owners I know, you probably go to bed each night, with the gears in your head still turning. It can be hard to sleep.
You might attempt to relax by scrolling through Facebook or Instagram on your phone. BUT, you can’t be about your mission if you’re on your phone watching Southpark or checking your social media feed. thirty minutes before bed, put the screens away.
Instead, keep a pad of paper by your bed. Write down three things you want to accomplish the next day.
Do you want to get in a good workout?
Land a certain number of contracts?
Complete a chapter for your book?
There are two benefits to developing this habit.
- You’ve put it on paper, so your brain can let it go and you’re better able to relax.
2. You’ve literally given yourself instructions for the next day so that you are less likely to waste your whole morning on Instagram and email.
While you’re writing, now’s a good time to exercise gratitude. What did you love about today? Did you have a good client interaction? Did you see something beautiful? Did you spend time with your family? Are you healthy? Take a couple of minutes to write down three things you’re blessed with.
Now that you’ve made your goals for the next day and you’re feeling full of gratitude, supplements like Melatonin and Magnesium are useful for getting to sleep and staying asleep. Another tactic is to reach for a book rather than your phone. I’d avoid anything too exciting. Try a biography or something historical.
FINALLY, put your phone ACROSS the room. Or put it on silent mode between the hours of 10-6. Not only will you sleep better, but when the alarm on your phone goes off, you won’t be tempted to snooze it, which leads us to talking about that morning routine.
HOW TO GET MORE ENERGY by tweaking your morning routine.
Like I said – don’t snooze that alarm! Dude, just W.T.F.U. (Wake The Heck Up)
Now, get some water in you. At least 24 oz. No whining, just crush it. Staying hydrated is important for fat metabolization, for maintaining energy levels, for keeping your strength up and your joints well lubricated. Yep, it’s that important.
Get some D – vitamin D that is! When was the last time you spent 10 minutes outside, on purpose? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Vitamin D impacts your immunity, your metabolism, and your energy levels. If sunshine is scarce where you live (dudes in the Pacific Northwest, I’m looking at you) start off your day with a vitamin D supplement.
Feel the burn – rather than staggering to your coffee pot and Instagram feed first thing every morning, replace those routines with hydration, vitamin D and a quick 10-minute workout. Get that blood pumping first thing. 50 quick pushups or some yoga flow will do the trick.
The last piece of your new morning routine should be what I call a motivation injection. Do you have a “go-to” podcast or audiobook that always gets you in the right mindset? Or is there a song that always pumps you up, no matter what?
Whatever your normal nighttime and morning routines are, you can GET MORE ENERGY for the day ahead by making a few small changes.
Creating a standard routine that works for you will set you up to feel motivated, energized and focused for the rest of the day.
Listen to my podcast interview below with Transformation Coach, Nick Trevillian, if you want to hear more about how making tweaks to your routine can help you GET MORE ENERGY to reach your goals.