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Top 10 things successful people do first when they wake-up

Successful people have certain habits every morning. Let’s see what makes them more ready to face a challenging day. 

  1. They wake up early
    The first and foremost is that they wake up early in the morning every day. Knowing that a demanding day will follow, they make sure to take advantage of every minute of the morning to do things that please them. Some of the most famous CEOs wake up early in the morning to exercise or read their favorite book. And when we say early, we mean between 4:00 and 5:00 in the morning.
  2. They drink water
    Most people are accustomed to waking up in the morning and drinking a glass of hot water with lemon. So, this is a habit of successful people. Well-known CEOs as soon as they get up in the morning the first thing they do is to drink a bottle of water. It is definitely very important for the hydration of our body to drink water as soon as we wake up.
  3. They exercise
    Morning exercise seems to be refreshing for the body. Some of the most famous CEOs like jogging early in the morning in the nearest neighborhood park or like to go cycling. Morning exercise seems to reduce stress during the day.
  4. They work on a priority project
    The right time to focus on an important project is early in the morning when the body and the mind have rested from a good night’s sleep. The mind can process all the information better than in the middle of the day, after some exhausting meetings.
  5. They invest in family time
    Some people usually like spending quality time with their family in the mornings during breakfast. It is then when they have the time to discuss various family matters or devote some extra time to their children.
  6. They make their beds
    Some surveys have shown that people who make their beds when they wake up have increased productivity during the day. Maybe it is a way that shows you how to behave in order for the rest of the day as the mornings lead and characterize the daily routine.
  7. They arrange early meetings
    Some CEOs arrange early meetings for work and like having coffee or breakfast while discussing business. It seems that at the beginning of the day people are creative and can better brainstorm ideas.
  8. They meditate
    Most people in order to have a clear mind for work they usually make some kind of meditation every morning. Meditation removes every negative thought, releases stress, and clears the mind so as to be ready to receive new ideas on a demanding day.
  9. They check their e-mail
    Most surveys show that executives check their e-mail when they wake up in the morning. After all, they want to know if they have something urgent to cope with during the day or they make a list of the most important tasks they have to prioritize.
  10. They read the news
    It is common for most CEOs to take a look at the news early in the morning in order to be informed about financial or social issues that may influence their daily business routine. After all, a CEO must be well-informed about everything.
Maria Gourtsilidou
Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at maria-gourtsilidou@ceoworld.biz.