While there are those who struggle to get their day started early in the morning, waking up at the crack of dawn is the one thing many successful people have in common.
Several studies have already proven this to be a fact, according to Forbes Magazine, and among those who are well-known early risers include First Lady Michelle Obama, Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Virgin Founder Richard Branson, according to Huffington Post. They regularly start their day around 4:30 a.m. or 5:00 a.m.
These top personalities already understand that by spending early mornings in the best ways, it can set the tone for the rest of day. This in turn affects productivity and efficiency.
So, what can we take from their habits that will help us become sensible morning people as well?
1. Most of these people start their day with a workout first. Even a 20-minute fitness routine can give that much-needed energy boost you'll need for those long meetings. Cardio exercise is helpful to get the blood pumping, literally waking up your body, so that oxygen flows through, according to Health.
2. Early mornings are great for indulgences and "me" time. While the rest of the household is still asleep, these successful people take the moment to enjoy the dawn. They savor their coffee, listen to music, read the morning paper and squeeze in a tennis match.
3. The one thing many of these early risers do not do is to turn to their gadgets as soon as they wake up. Fiddling with mobile phones all the time has been known to affect cognitive function and focusing ability according to a new study. Productive people also check their emails at designated times only, according to Entrepreneur. They are not constantly distracted by their gadgets.
4. Instead, they use early mornings to prioritize, go over their schedules and come up with a plan to tackle the day's tasks.