Morning routines have an impact on your mood, and productivity, and even create potential. You can’t always control how smoothly your day goes, but you can deal with obstacles better and bring more focus and calm to your day by starting a routine that gets you in the right frame of mind. Here are ten top reads to help you make the most of your morning, whether you want to sleep deeper, learn to meditate, or train your willpower.
Here is the list of books that will definitely make you a morning person:
My Morning Routine
Sixty-four leading business people and creative thinkers let you in with the first light of day and show you how they start their day off right. Interviews, statistics, and tips on how to create a morning routine that works for you are compiled by writer Benjamin Spall and product designer Michael Xander.
From poached eggs to no alarms, cuddles with kids, and jazz piano, you’ll see how people start their days differently. Marie Kondo begins with a tidying ritual, and Arianna Huffington avoids checking her phone first thing in the morning.
It’s always fun to learn more about the private lives of the rich and famous, but why is it useful? Take a cue from some of the world’s most successful people on how they make their days run smoothly from the moment they wake up.
My Morning Routine is this month’s Financial Times Business Book of the Month and a brand new addition to the Blinkist library.
Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of the Huffington Post, learned the hard way that success should not be defined solely by money and power.
Huffington realized she needed to take a step back and focus on her well-being after pushing her stress levels to the limit and jeopardizing her health in order to launch her business. Thrive is packed with personal insights and actionable advice on how to thrive through wisdom, cultivate a giving attitude, and implement health-conscious daily routines.
There are many potential distractions in the age of technology, such as buzzing notifications, social media feeds, and emails flying in.
Multitasking has become our default mode, and it is destroying our productivity. Cal Newport provides an antidote to procrastination by demonstrating how to incorporate more discipline into our work routine. Start your day off right by getting into a flow of ‘deep work’ and kicking into action as soon as you wake up.
Meditation can help you manage your emotions and improve your focus. When you become lost in your thoughts and feel overwhelmed, you can use some well-known meditation techniques to calm yourself down. Dan Harris explains how mindfulness can help you tame your ego and start being kinder to yourself and others. If you’re interested in the scientific research behind meditation’s benefits, or if you simply want to learn how to train a peaceful mind, this is the book for you!
Unplug is a beginner’s guide to meditation that doesn’t require you to live an unconventional lifestyle or be particularly spiritual. The book shows how anyone can try these visualization and breathing techniques by guiding you through six steps of a simple 10-minute meditation. Learn to recognize your thoughts without engaging with them, and you’ll find yourself feeling more focused and less stressed from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep. If you’re interested in the benefits of meditation but don’t know where to start, read Unplug.
The Power of Habit
The Power of Habit delves into the psychology of habitual behavior and teaches us how to break bad habits and stick to good ones. Habits are ingrained in our daily lives, from smoking to biting your nails to eating fruit for breakfast.
In fact, habit determines 40% of our actions rather than conscious choice, which influences our spending habits, health, and mental well-being. Reading this best-seller will teach you how to control habitual behavior and live life with greater intention by training your willpower.
The Sleep Solution
Chris Winter, a neurologist, and qualified sleep specialist discusses the importance of regular sleep patterns for our overall health. Winter consolidates his expert knowledge by linking sleep quality to performance outcomes by explaining insomnia and circadian rhythms and suggesting the best napping techniques. If you can’t sleep, have trouble falling asleep, or don’t believe sleep is essential, read The Sleep Solution to learn how it can help you become stronger.
Also read: 5 Benefits Of Waking Up Early In The Morning
Make your bed
Ten top tips from former US Navy SEAL Admiral William H. McRaven on making small but significant changes in your life. Simple things make a big difference, so making your bed first thing in the morning should be a part of your daily routine. Starting the day by completing a task like making the bed puts you in a productive mindset that will last the rest of the day. This best-seller from someone who has overcome many obstacles provides a unique perspective on how to bring discipline, create value, and make the most of life.