Work, overtime, family, household, other obligations – many people often feel stressed there. There is hardly any time left for yourself.
Nevertheless, it is important to take care of yourself and not lose sight of your goals. Because there is a great danger that this important “time for me” will simply go under in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And before you know it, it may be too late and you wonder where the time has gone.
Sometimes it is therefore helpful to go inside yourself and rethink your own basic attitude. Because our lives are often full of useless things and there is no time for something really useful.
Benjamin P. Hardy also thought so in a contribution for “Medium” and then put together eight activities that you can do before 8 a.m. – So before everyday stress starts. They should help you take your life back into your own hands.
Just try his simple morning routine. We are sure that it will help you get out of your daily grind.
You should do these 8 things before 8 a.m.
1. Sleep at least seven hours
The importance of sleep for health and well-being is still underestimated.
A few benefits that sleepy people can enjoy are better memory, longer life, more creativity, less stress, and less susceptibility to depression. And this list is far from complete.
If you don’t sleep enough, you already lack the most important basic prerequisites to change your life.
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- 2. Meditate for more concentration
When you wake up after your restful seven-hour sleep, try meditation. This is a great way to go inside and focus on positive things.
Learn to be thankful for what you have. You will radiate that and automatically attract more positives. If you take a moment in the morning and are completely with yourself, you will quickly notice how easy it is and how your positive attitude affects your environment.
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- 3. Does sport
If you want to be among the healthy, happy, and productive people of the world, start exercising regularly. Whether you do it in the gym or at home is entirely up to you.
Incidentally, gardening in the morning can help clear your mind. The main thing is that you move.
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- 4. Consume 30 grams of protein a day
Donald Laymon, emeritus professor of nutritional science, recommends 30 grams of protein for breakfast. Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Body, also recommends this amount.
The protein causes you to be full for longer and has a positive influence on your blood sugar levels.
Ferris says that at least 40 percent of the kilocalories we eat for breakfast should be protein. It works well with eggs, a whole of them has about 6 grams of protein. If you don’t like eggs, poultry or cottage cheese is also recommended. Also always helpful: protein shakes.
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- 5. Stand under the cold shower
Cold water supports physical and mental well-being. In the long term, it has a positive effect on the immune system and the circulation.
Of course, it’s just not pleasant at first. But it helps to imagine the same situation with a pool or cold lake. Jumping in is less painful than torturing yourself inch by inch. It only takes a few seconds, then everything is fine again.
The cold shower can be used to clear your head or to take a deep breath and relax. Afterwards you feel more awake, fresher and happier.
- 6. Educate yourself
Entertainment is not everything. What really matters is education. Most successful people read at least one book a week. So they always learn.
If you can’t make it in time, then try out audio books. You can do this in the morning for breakfast or on the way to work. Already 15 minutes in the morning change you.
At some point you will have extensive knowledge of various topics, see the world with different eyes and think differently.
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- 7. Follow your goals
At best, you wrote them down, both short term and long term goals in life. If you take a look at this list every day, you can adapt it to the day ahead.
When you see your goals in front of you every day, you also think about them. They memorize and you may make some decisions differently.
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- 8. Works on at least one goal in life
Do you know that The more decisions we have to make during the day, the less motivated we are to tackle them.
That is why it is important to make and tackle the essential decisions in the morning. If you don’t, you probably won’t do it in the evening when you’re tired.
So never forget: the worst comes first. Always do what matters most first. If you do this every day, you will eventually find that your life goals are not that difficult to achieve.
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After following this plan, you are well rested, fit, awake, motivated and have done everything that is really important.
You immediately feel more balanced, which affects your job, your relationship, your self-confidence and your satisfaction. All of this means that your life changes quickly. You just have to start.