Rise and Shine!!! Mornings seems to be the craziest time of the day sometimes but they don’t have to be that way with a little planning and dedication. Love it or hate it but utilizing your morning hours could be the best decision you make for you life and in turn your Beachbody business. It’s the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. Yup, that’s right, early rising is a common trait found with the most successful Beachbody coaches and a common trait of the most successful CEO’s, government officials and other influential people.

Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to name a few. I know what you’re thinking – you do your best work at night. Not so fast. According to Inc. Magazine, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive. In addition, the health benefits for those with a life before work go on and on. Let’s explore 5 of the things successful Beachbody coaches do before 8 am.

Exercise. If you heard me say it once, I’ll say it again. Coaches that work first thing in the morning gives them their boost to tackle their day. Whether it’s a morning PiYo session or P90X3. This gives them a boost of energy for the day and that deserved sense of accomplishment. Morning workouts also eliminate the possibility of flaking out on your dreaded Insanity workout after a long day at work. Even if you aren’t bright eyed and bushy tailed at the thought of a 5 am Body Beast, try waking up 15 minutes early for a quick 10 minute trainer workout. It’ll help wake up your body, and prep you for your day.

Map Out Your Day. Maximize your potential by planning out your schedule for the day, as well as your goals and to dos. The morning is a good time for this as it is often one of the only quiet times a person gets throughout the day. The early hours foster easier reflection that helps when prioritizing your activities. They also allow for uninterrupted problem solving when trying to fit everything into your timetable. While scheduling, don’t forget about your mental health. Plan on reading 10 pages of your personal development book of choice.

Eat a Healthy Breakfast. We all know how easy this is. Drink your Shakeology. It will help keep your mind on what’s at hand and not your growling stomach. Not only is breakfast good for your physical health, it is also a good time to connect with your planning for the day.

Visualization. These days we talk about our physical health ad nausea, but sometimes our mental health gets overlooked. The morning is the perfect time to spend some quiet time inside your mind meditating or visualizing. Take a moment to visualize your day ahead of you, focusing on the successes you will have. How many new connections are you going to make, what coaches are you going to reach out to, how many customers are you going talk with. Visualize yourself and the day will come easier.

Make Your Day Top Heavy. We all have that one item on our to do list that we dread. It looms over you all day (or week) until you finally suck it up and do it after much procrastination. Here’s an easy tip to save yourself the stress – do that least desirable task on your list first. Instead of anticipating the unpleasantness of it from first coffee through your lunch break, get it out of the way. The morning is the time when you are (generally) more well rested and your energy level is up from your workout and Shakeology. Therefore, you are more well equipped to handle more difficult projects. And look at it this way, your day will get progressively easier, not the other way around. By the time your work day is ending, you’re winding down with easier to dos and heading into your free time more relaxed. Success!

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