I am so obsessed with watching morning routines on Youtube. Specifically, I’ve been really into watching people trying morning routines of CEO’s. Just watching morning routines alone makes me feel so productive. Does that happen with anyone else? I’m not doing anything at all, yet I feel as if I just conquered the day…even if it’s like 9pm at night. I’m also trying to get my own routine going because successful people have morning routines, and I don’t know if you guys know this or not…but…CEO’s are preettyyy successful.
Having watched a decent amount of routines (with more still sitting in my watch later list), I noticed some main steps in the majority of routines of CEO’s. Every person is different, but these are just the main steps overall. If you’re looking to recreate a CEO morning routine or is just trying to figure out your own routine like myself, then check out these steps below!
1. Waking up early.
One thing I noticed that was fairly consistent in each routine is that they wake up early every morning. Times usually range from 5am-8am. There are some that even wake up at 4am, but the majority of times are ranged between 5-8. I’m trying extremely hard to get myself to wake up at 6am, but the struggle is real so I don’t see how anyone can wake up before then. Then again, I guess when you have a full business day ahead of you, the early bird truly does catch the worm!
2. Getting in some fitness.
Next up is getting in some fitness. It’s important to stay healthy, and for the most part, CEO’s make sure they do just that. There’s no one specific workout that every person does. Some choose to go to the gym, some just go for walks outside, and some just choose to do yoga as their workout. Again, another thing I struggle with, but I’m determined to get it accomplished and have my own CEO routine together!
3. Partaking in meditation.
A lot of CEO’s partake in meditation. They sit and just take a moment to breathe and release any tension. It makes a lot of sense seeing that they usually have very hectic days. Taking a moment to just sit in calmness is very important. I haven’t meditated before. I should try it out and see if I like it. Let me know in the comments if you have tried meditation and how did you like it.
4. Eat a good breakfast.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s not surprising that this step is included in every routine. I always make sure to eat a good breakfast paired with a cup of coffee. Just having a good breakfast already makes me feel like my day is going to be productive and like I can seize the day. Some of the meals that I’ve seen are eggs paired with sausage, oatmeal, and avocado toast. I don’t think I have a certain meal that’s my favorite, but I do know eggs are often included.
5. Think about the day/write a list.
Lastly, what I noticed in a lot of routines is that they either just sit and think about what is ahead for the day, or they write out a list of things to do. To do lists are extremely helpful, especially if you have a lot of things to tackle as a CEO does. I’m not a CEO(yet) and I have a lot of things on my to do list, so I can imagine the list of a CEO. Lists help you stay organized, and it’s also very helpful to check things off as you do them.
CEO’s seem to have it together, at least as far as their morning routine is concerned. I’m trying to get it together and I hoped this post motivated you to get your own morning routine together if you’ve been looking for that push.