This is the Morning, not the Evening. ______________________________________________
One of the best ways to set up your day to ensure success is to prioritise your Most Important Task to first thing. This photo was taken en route to the gym to complete a full body workout session. Our fitness and health is our priority so it becomes our focus. The additional benefit is that motivation, energy and work ethic is highest as this pount. Now before a meeting pops up that prevents the training session from taking place in the lunch hour or the boss wants us to stay late; it doesnt matter as much nor impact our results in an unfavourable manner. So get up early and get out there if you are not already. Your results will thank you later!
The Morning Habits Of The Prosperous Office Worker
What is the reason behind successful people? How do they manage to achieve so much in such little time? How do they start their day? How do they arise fresh, optimistic and go on to achieve their goals day in day out? Its quite simple, they have cultivated incredible morning habits and behaviors. It all starts with their Successful Morning Routine..
The Fit Office Worker is part of this elite. Today is another day that they will go on to achieve great things. They will achieve these both in the work they produce for their boss, but more importantly for them, in their journey towards better fitness and how they look with their clothes off. They will be happier, make better use of their time and feel a sense of accomplishment. They will make progress. Its all about their daily schedule. They are fully aware that habits form behaviors, behaviors form actions and ultimately actions form results. It therefore follows that having a great morning can be planned, managed and most importantly, streamlined.
If you work in an office and do not currently fit the description of ‘fit’, or this is not how you perceive yourself and your morning routine, then this post is just for you. In fact, the recommendations of this post will benefit anyone. The takeaways that can be learnt here can be applied to create a successful morning routine in any industry, in any location, and for people of any age.
What is to follow are some effective, easy to implement quick morning habits and action steps to send you on your way to more vibrant health; all before 9am and whilst working the 9-5 (or longer if that is what life has become – I sympathize I really do). What’s more, the below will not take any extra time, and your performance at work will improve as a direct consequence. Perhaps best of all is that not one recommendation will include ridiculous crash diet suggestions, upside-down workouts, expensive products or empty promises. And how can I be so confident saying this? I live by this mantra myself and since adopting these very principles, I’ve obtained a significant promotion from office intern to office manager and have been projected as the unsung hero of the department at a global award ceremony. Now, bragging aside, we can begin.
But if you want to want a quick Morning Routine Checklist, just scroll to the bottom of the post! (A nice infographic awaits you!)
The term Fit Office Worker will be used throughout. They are simply, from a health and fitness perspective, the ideal office worker with the most optimum habits. They have mastered their morning routine
But what do I mean by this? I am referring specifically to a white-collar warrior that:
- Has energy for the tasks of the day and performs closest to their potential
- Has a Positive Mindset
- Is Intellectually stimulated
- Maintains or improves their physique, strength, stamina or a combination of the three.
Producing results in the office whilst maintaining a body and mindset to be proud of are not mutually exclusive; working in an office should not put an end to having a great physique or remaining physically and mentally fit. With reduced time at their disposal, an office worker needs to be smart. They need to make the most of the minimal time and effort to obtain the results they deserve can can have. The below is a morning routine, a ritual, that will enable the office worker to start the day in a way that can only lead to success in these areas. In some ways they are shortcuts, but they need to be applied consistently and frequently.
The Fit Office Worker Morning Routine has since been born. It is a revolution to the get up and drag mentality that pervades cities across the globe.
So without further ado, let’s help to get you on your way. It starts by leaving the land of nod…
The morning of the Fit Office Worker starts with a spring out of bed. Falling will not suffice, nor will the alarm clock being snoozed. In order to obtain this goal, the alarm clock should be placed at walking distance from the bed. It should be loud enough to annoy the sleeping beauty into action. The time of this awakening should be in the early hours, several before they will set foot in the office. There are things that need to be done before work can commence.
How you do anything is how you do everything, and as such, the bed is made by the Fit Office Worker as their first and utmost priority. It should be left as one would expect it to be found when first checking into a hotel room. This will install a quick winning mentality into the rising fiend, as an easy victory is obtained shortly after awaking. Moreover, it will provide the daily reminder that the office worker is in control of their life, has personal responsibility and that they need no permission. Upon completion of the task, the Fit Office Worker will make their way to the shower to scrub up for the day, preferably using an all-natural bar of soap without chemicals and endocrine disruptors (more on these harmful substances in a later post) . A clean and refreshed office worker is a sharper and more efficient one. It is also advised that the water be cold, and the body is immersed fully in this uncomfortable environment. For those who will struggle in such troubling circumstances, the water can be adjusted periodically – 1 minute hot for every 20 seconds cold. Defeating this challenge is important threefold;
1) A great surge of euphoria and alertness will follow; the brain and the mind will become alert and alive
2) Favorable adaptations to the hormonal systems with an increase in brown fat utilization (helps burn away unwanted body fat).
3) A further challenge has been successfully passed.
That’s now 2 wins out of 2, or 100% if you will. The Fit Office Worker is shaping up to be a winner.
After drying down, applying further friendly cosmetic products to the body, the clothes will be applied. These will have been pre-selected the night before to take away any opportunity for thinking and to prevent “decision fatigue”. Saving brain juice, this system will retain the decision making energy for more important tasks later in the day, such as impressing the boss (for the kiss-arses out there; I joke, we all need to toe the line). If we need to look to others for proof, look no further than ( now former) President Barack Obama. President Obama is renowned for always wears the same thing. This is part of his secret to making the most of his already stretched time:
“You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits. I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” – Barack Obama – Chief of getting important things done.
Now dressed more impressively than the man that brought you ObamaCare and ready for the days action, the Fit Office Worker will make their way downstairs to the kitchen. Here, a single glass of water will be drunk. No more, no less. It is imperative to strike the balance to ensure adequate hydration without the need for urination on the soon-to-commence commute. Alternatively, if one likes an early caffeine hit – a cup of Joe or mug of Tea is also an excellent choice. Depending on one’s method of transport, and hand coordination abilities, this early morning pick me up could even be placed into a flask and taken on the go. But to the Fit Office Worker who wants to shine and does not follow any Intermittent Fasting or low-carb regimen, a pre-blended juice will provide a vitamin and mineral boost at the earliest opportunity. Lemon, Ginger, Kale – these all make great choices and can be pre-blended and stored in the fridge overnight saving even more time. Depending on one’s appetite or preferences, some fruit may be included. Berries of all varieties and citrus will be the most dynamic and appreciated. Neither heavy on the stomach nor allergenic to most; these nutritional powerhouses pack a punch of electrolytes and anti-oxidants that will further help to optimize the bodies systems. Throw in some sparkling mineral water and all nutritional requirements are pretty much covered for the next few hours, and in a refreshing and delicious fashion. Shoes – polished (and coats if required) are next applied, and the Fit Office Worker will then set foot out of the house. It is still several hours before they are due to start work. The successful morning routine is shaping up nicely.
Often, the commute to and from the office is the most dreaded part of the day. Not in the day of the Fit Office Worker. For this elite class, this is an opportunity to learn, develop and grow intellectually. It is here that they become brain fit. Engaging the brain this early has never been so easy in our world of abundant technology and quick and direct streaming. Whilst reading self-development books are a great choice, listening to Podcasts and Audio books offer the opportunity to learn on the go; in between stations, during any car and bus journeys, during bike rides and even walking. An additional perk of a podcast is that a topic, or change, can be decided depending on the mood of the morning. Feeling a little down and require a pick-me-up; they tune into a comedy. They want to learn more about the developments in the field of nutrition – there are plenty of podcasts for that too. The commute therefore can become not only enjoyable but useful for the Fit Office Worker. This should not be a time to read work or personal emails nor to concern about the day’s tasks. Definately do not play