Like so many people I used to live a reactive life. No plan, just roaming about and doing whatever came up. I was definitely busy, but never felt productive. There are a ton of people trying to get my time and attention. When Friday or even the end of the day came, I often felt like I didn’t get anything significant accomplished. And I’d get stressed and feel down on myself and feel like I am not making any progress or growth in life. This is a vicious loop that kills your self confidence and makes you start to doubt yourself. Rather than building daily wins and personal victories, I was getting down on yourself for not getting enough done. One day on my way to Chicago for a weekend vacation I decided to read the book “the perfect day formula” by Craig Ballanthyne. After reading the book over the weekend I have decided to take some tips and decided to plan my tomorrow the night before. Planning my day night before really helped me feel a sense of relief from my stress, anxiety and I was actually making real progress everyday toward my future, my wife noticed happier husband and even clients noticed more relax trainer. Remember a new day demands a new plan because no day is the same. When the sun rises in the morning, you want to wake up with a feeling of a great sense of clarity and purpose about your life and day ahead. Before you go to bed this is what I do.
- Review your monthly and weekly goals
- Pick three tasks for tomorrow that will lead you closer to one of those goal.
- Review how your day have went and pick three things you can improve on to make yourself better persona Physically, Mentally and Spiritually.
So many times I used to wake up and let the morning own me. I used to wake up late rush out of the house get to my clients just on time and for the rest of the day I felt like I was playing catch up. This is my morning routine that have led me to have amazing productive day.
- Wake up 430am
- Brush my teeth
- Take 5 minute to write 3 things I am grateful for that morning
- Work on one of my three important tasks (this is how I wrote a book Eating made simple) https://www.amazon.com/Eating-Made-Simple-Dieting-Simply/dp/1973214148/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&dpID=51MAXTHlOTL&dpPl=1&keywords=eating%20made%20simple&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&qid=1510623415&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&sr=8-1
- 510am kiss my wife
- 515-520am cardio
- 550am Breakfast with my wife
- 615am Shower
- 7am start with my clients ( the clients I train at 6am I don’t do cardio those days)
This is my nightly and morning routine that helps be massively productive and keeps me moving forward to reach my big goals. To reach your goals you need to create habits of a successful person. If you continue to have habits of Average person you will not attract any success to your life.
By Ivan Voineac