A morning routine can determine how your entire day will turn out to be.
That is why people who are focused on making their day productive make it a point to make their mornings as positive and productive as the rest of the day.
Keeping this in mind, these successful people have a literal good morning, and thus have a very good mindset to take the challenges of the day headon.
1. Ariana Huffington meditates for 30minutes every morning
But unlike other workaholic entrepreneurs, she loves to get her 8 hours of sleep every night. She also loves to practice yoga in the mornings and makes it a point to stay away from her smartphone during this time.
2. Anna Wintour loves to start her day with a competitive game of tennis
She is at the Midtown Tennis Club in New York every day at 5.45am sharp. One hour of competitive tennis later she goes directly to her Vogue office and attends meetings.
The people who play with her describe her tennis spirit as very competitive, where she doesn’t give up even when she is losing a game. No wonder she is on the top of the fashion industry.
3. Michelle Obama feels depressed if she doesn’t exercise in the mornings
Michelle Obama is an ambassador of working out an daily exercises in the mornings. She has appealed to all American public to start exercising and have an overall healthy lifestyle.
She gets up at 4.30 am every day and works out and only after that tends to her kids. Like us even she was not really motivated to wake up early and used to just get to the kids first.
But then she motivated herself every day with the reason that if she didn’t take time out for herself, who will?
4. Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo wakes up before sunrise and motivates herself
Indra Nooyi wakes up at 4 am every day. She motivates herself every morning, challenging herself to be dynamic in this competitive world.
She also claims that she never craved sleep, and it is something she can do without. That is a reason why she never gets to work later than 7 am.
5. Gwyneth Paltrow tends to her kids before a gruelling workout that lasts for 2 hours
She wakes up at a normal 7 am and makes sure that her kids are fully ready for their school with all the homework completed.
Then she personally drops both her kids to school after she has breakfast with them. Then she returns home and works out for two hours from 10 am to 12 pm. Every day, six days a week.
6. Jennifer Aniston wakes up at 8 am every day and cuddles with her dogs
There can be no better morning than cuddling with three dogs, and Jennifer Aniston does just that. She then makes a very healthy breakfast with the eggs that are laid by the chicken she rears in her backyard.
She then does a 90-minute workout followed by a sauna bath and then goes to work. A very productive morning indeed.
7. Oprah Winfrey starts her daily morning with meditation
She spends 20 minutes every morning after she wakes up with meditation that helps her clear her head. After that, she heads to the gym for the daily exercise that is aimed at keeping her energy levels up throughout the day.
Only after this she has a very nutritious meal and then goes straight to work.
8. Margaret Thatcher woke up every day at 5 am after very little sleep
Margaret Thatcher is one of those people who didn’t need a lot of sleep. That is why she would stay up long hours late into the night attending political meetings.
Nonetheless, she would still wake up every day at 5 am and listen to her favorite radio show “Farming today” that spoke about food, farming and the countryside.
9. Michelle Gass, Chief Customer Officer at Kohl has been running every morning for the last 15 years
And she runs after waking up at 4.30 am every morning. She believes that this routine makes her successful in business and has helped her in being happy too.
10. Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan likes to walk her dog
Joanna Coles wakes up at 6.30 am in the morning and walks her dog in central park for an hour before heading back home.
And every day it is her dog that wakes her up for a walk. Joanna Coles loves these walks because this is the only time she gets for herself during the day.
It may be so that any one of these may not suit your personal needs or schedule, but it is very important that we take inspiration from these people and find a morning routine that really helps make our day positive and productive.