1. Start Waking Up Early.
It may seem hard initially, especially if you’re used to being a hibernating forest creature. I’ve never been one of those people that can sleep for 10 hours and take 2 naps a day (Bridget) but it still isn’t easy to wake up earlier than you’re used to. I’ve also found fitting a couple of excercises in will help tire you out so you can go to sleep earlier and start waking up earlier. Fewer people are up early, so you can get more done without the added distractions.
2. Work Out Early and Often.
When you wake up early get to the gym. There’s nothing that will stimulate your mind like a good workout in the morning. When I walk into the office I’m firing on all cylinders while some of my office mates are still searching for their morning coffee to wake up.
3. Combine Work with a Workout
In the morning I start with core work to wake up and then I hop on the elliptical. I’ve found the elliptical is an amazing device for answering emails and writing articles on my phone. I’m writing this on an elliptical now as we speak. Obviously you need to make sure you have a great workout, but combine these two when you can.
4. Hydration Hydration Hydration
It’s amazing how much better you’ll feel in the morning when you hydrate properly. When you work out, make sure you replenish your body with plenty of water. You’ll notice the difference with your daily energy and activity.
5. Feed Yourself the Nutrients you Need
Post workout I always do a piece of peanut butter toast or avocado toast with some sort of lunch meat. This gives me the carbs and protein to kickstart my body after I push myself at the gym.