by Blake Herzog
1. wake up early
This keeps you in line with your natural circadian rhythms and keeps you working in the sun, when you and most everyone else are at their perkiest.
A few minutes will center your mind for the day. A few more minutes may help you find yourself.
3. Make a healthy breakfast
Include at least three of the following food groups: whole grains, proteins, fruit and vegetables.
4. Plan your day
Write down the things you need and want to do and the approximate time you want to do them, but don’t be so rigid you can’t manage unexpected developments.
5. Schedule exercise
Allot at least 30 minutes for physical activity per day, either as one block or in chunks of time.
6. Schedule self-care
Set aside at least 15 minutes for a bubble bath, skin care, coffee with friends, your favorite podcast — whatever makes you feel like you!
7. Finish the tasks you dread most first
Tackling these at the start, when you’re likely to be at your brightest, will help the biggest chores fly by and make the rest of your day so much better.
8. Delegate whatever you can
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, especially when there are people around you who are at least as capable of tackling these to-dos as you are, but be mindful of the load they’re carrying, too.
9. Appreciate your evenings
One of the reasons to wake up early is to accomplish as much as you can so you can enjoy powerful sunsets, soft twilights and intimate nights.
10. Keep a consistent bedtime
This is one schedule you can be rigid about — going to sleep at the same time every night helps you wake up at the same time every morning and produces multiple benefits for your physical and mental health.