If you are like the vast majority of people, I am sure that you will want to be more productive and be able to work at your peak more frequently and for longer.
Working at peak performance will allow you to get more done in a shorter time and you are much more likely to achieve your goals when working in a peak state.
Peak performance and how to achieve it is not a secret. You just need to follow and model how the super peak performers, achieve the success that you also desire.
This means sacrifice and being more than willing to step up and do things you never thought possible.
When you mention “sacrifice” people shudder and puts many off before they even give it a real shot, but nothing worth achieving is going to be easy.
Peak performers have a certain mindset, and you will need to develop this if you want to work at your peak.
They will also have certain habits and daily routines that they will use to help to put them into a peak state first thing in the morning and to stay there throughout the day.
These routines aren’t rocket science or weird; they are just simple things that can help you to start the day in a positive state and to help you make the most of the day ahead.
OK, here are 7 morning routines that you can use to develop peak performance from the minute you get up! Don’t be fooled by their simplicity, but give them a try and see what kind of difference they can make to your day and you performance and productivity.
Take A Cold Shower First Thing In The Morning
This will definitely shake the cobwebs out of your head. Besides the alertness factor, you will be boosting your metabolism.
Start with luke warm water and gradually head to a full cold shower. You should build up this practice by slowly increasing the time under the cold spray.
Perhaps start at 2 minutes the first day and go to 3 minutes the second day. Work on your tolerance at your pace rather than someone else’s.
Note: If you have health issues such as high blood pressure, check with your GP first to make sure cold showers aren’t going to affect you adversely.
Get Some Exercise
Exercise right after your cold shower. If you are in the martial arts, chances are you already do the cold showers and know how it improves your performance. Pick an exercise that makes you sweat. You want to work on your heart rate, flexibility and strength.
This means having some equipment at home or doing bodyweight exercises.
You can also hit the gym if you don’t mind the fees and other issues.
When you get your exercise done first thing in the morning, you get a “happy,” blast of feel good natural chemicals coursing through your veins. People who suffer from depression or low moods, can use exercise to change how they feel.
Getting a good dose of oxygen from vigorous exercise works marvels for your mental health and ability to perform at peak levels.
Write It Down
Write in your journal, while you relax for a bit after a workout.
Journaling helps you to sort out your thoughts into a logical order instead of a jumble in your head and can give you clarity and focus which are critical for peak performance.
Once you have written in your journal, why not meditate about what you have written today for 5 to 10 minutes? Just be calm and let your mind flow. Inner calmness is what makes peak performers great.
Meditation and mindfulness really do help you to cope with any unforeseen obstacles and can keep you focused on the task(s) at hand.
State what you are grateful for today. You should be grateful every day you wake up and have a new chance to make it happen.
Start by being grateful for the breakfast you are about to eat for nourishment and work your way through everything else.
You can also ask yourself questions that can make you feel grateful and really lift your mood. Try questions like these:
“What am I really grateful for in my life right now?”
“What about that makes me feel grateful?”
“How does that make me feel?”
If you are a Christian or have a spiritual belief then you can do the same thing with prayer, giving thanks to God.
This is completely different from the questions most people ask themselves in the morning, such as “Why do I have to get up so early in the morning?”
Those types of questions make you feel lousy and will put you in a poor state for the whole day if you aren’t careful, so be very mindful of the questions you are asking yourself, especially those when you first wake up as they will impact the rest of your day!
Review Your Goals Daily
Those goals must be firmly implanted in your mind.
With the daily review, your subconscious mind will get involved and work to make things happen. Your subconscious mind will be driven to help you succeed and become a peak performer.
And don’t forget to enjoy the journey as well as the destination (goal). If you want to learn how to focus on enjoying the journey too, take a look at this training called Enjoy The Journey.
Visualizing achieving those goals is another way of firmly implanting what you desire and then allowing the universe to completely understand how much you want to succeed.
When you have goals centered on peak performance, visualizing them helps to make them real.
OK, there are 7 morning routines that you can use to supercharge your day and to put you in a peak performance state so that you can be super productive and achieve anything.