Some people swear by a morning routine to start their day off right or get those less than enjoyable tasks 'out of the way'. Whether it's hitting the gym, walking your dog, making a list of your top three important tasks or meditating, everyone has their 'thing' that they love (or force themselves) to spend their morning doing.
We can't argue that building a consistent morning routine also means we're a lot more likely to actually follow through on what we set out to do, even on (especially on) those days we aren't really feeling it.
When it comes to business, it's no different. Most entrepreneurs (us included) swear by morning routines to set the tone for the day in your business. As entrepreneurs, there are so many things to consider and as you know, your time is so valuable.
We asked a few Toronto entrepreneurs to share their morning routines in the hopes that you might just find another activity that will positively impact your life and business. Enjoy!
Toronto Entrepreneurs Share Their Morning Routines
"My morning routine consists of waking up and pulling out my accountability book and checking what my quotas for the day are. while still laying in my bed I start to read my daily affirmations to remind me I can conquer the day. Then I get up and get my day started and I only listen to music that motivates me in the morning drive."
"Being a morning person who has the most energy in the early hours of the day, I always start my day with a nice hot cup of coffee (never iced, thanks!) and an hour long walk with my dog. I've skipped this routine before and jumped right into work, and those are the days I find myself burnt out by 2:00pm and unmotivated. Taking the first hour or so each morning to connect with the day and myself is a game changer."
"The first thing I do in the morning is practice gratitude. I do this by expressing 3 things I am grateful for in my life - usually to myself. I've heard that some people find it helpful to journal these things or say them out loud to affirm their gratitude. However you decide to practice it, it's a great way set the tone for the day and keep a positive outlook on life. I'm a firm believer that you should always start the day with a grateful heart."
"The first thing I do when I open my eyes is take a moment to be grateful. Then it's getting the little one ready for school, myself ready for the day. When it's time to start work, I slowly drink my coffee and review the tasks at hand. The last thing I do before starting to work is remind myself of why I'm working and what I'm working to do."
"I start every morning with a cup of coffee and a bowl of thick greek yogurt with More granola. Enjoying a filling and satisfying breakfast sets me up with the energy and inspiration for a productive day. "
"Start with a screen free morning, a walk with my pup and stretching."
"Every morning I meditate! It keeps my brain from jumping all over the place and helps me focus on the task in front of me instead of all of the tasks that still need to be done."
We hope you loved hearing these Toronto entrepreneurs share their morning routines and that you're inspired to consider how you start your day and how it can impact the rest of your day.