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Why so many successful people have a morning routine?

When mixing with business leaders and young high net worth individuals, I noticed one common point. They all have a healthy morning routine and are into fitness.

Having regular morning habits creates consistency and reliable patterns. You learn to start every day with intention and a disciplined mindset.

Here are the benefits:

  1. A morning routine sets a positive and right tone for the day: The first hour or two of your day can really influence how the rest goes. A well-crafted morning routine energizes you, focuses your mind, and sets you up for a productive day. This mini success early on lifts your mood and gives you a sense of accomplishment and momentum!

  2. Promotes good habits: A morning routine can be a great way to establish healthy habits that contribute to success, like exercise, meditation, or eating a nutritious breakfast. These things add up and can make drastic changes in your life.

  3. Reduces decision fatigue: By having a set routine, you take some of the decision-making out of your morning. This can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and free up mental energy. This clears your head; improves your focus and is super helpful if you have a demanding job or need to be creative.

If you need some inspiration on morning routines, you can refer to my simple morning routine here.

I personally found Sahil Bloom’s one very inspiring though I do not see myself waking up so early.

Working out will change your life

Working out is a habit the wealthy tend to have in common — 76 percent of the rich exercise for at least 30 minutes every day, according to Tom Corley, author of “Change Your Habits, Change Your Life.”

CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, starting most days before the alarm clock hits 5 a.m. He hits the gym; uses an Apple Watch to track his steps and regularly clocks several miles per day.

Former CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, does 30 min cardio and 45 min weight lifting almost every day.

CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg works out at least three times a week — usually first thing when he wakes up. He can complete 5 KM run in under 20 minutes.

Why will working out change your life?

🏋🏽 Exercise raises your energy level and stamina throughout the day, enabling you to tackle challenging tasks with vigour and stay focused for longer periods. The chasing of big goals requires focus; high energy and a solid mental state.

🏋🏽 You focus better. Exercise can also boost cognitive function, memory retention, and focus. Engaging in physical activity releases endorphins, reduces stress, and increases blood flow to the brain. This heightened mental state translates to improved decision-making abilities, creativity, and problem-solving skills. You also sleep better because your body is tired and your focus also improves due to better quality sleep.

🏋🏽 Strength training improves the way you look drastically and helps you secure more opportunities in life. You eat better because you start to identify as a healthy person. The combination of good diet and fitness makes you look good and increases your luck surface area. Looking good also ultimately changes people’s perception of you for the better and attracts professional; social and romantic opportunities to your life.

One action—huge ripple effects.

A meaningful life is up to you

I see many comments complaining about how life in Singapore is boring and stifling because we are small.

While travel is awesome, I believe strongly in creating a life you do not have to travel to escape from.

This means, travel becomes a nice-to-have rather than a need to be happy.

There are so many things you can do: Contribute your time to a cause you care about; take care of the people you love and

A meaningful life is up to you and here is how I built mine

Recommendation: Cold Plunge

I started incorporating cold plunge into my healthy habits. I do it 4 times per week, usually early in the day.

Cold plunges reduce the degree of exercise-induced muscle damage that can occur after workouts.

It also increases metabolism as the body has to burn calories to increase core body temperature.

What keeps me going is really the elevated mood and focus during the day. Cold exposure causes the prolonged release of dopamine. Dopamine is a powerful molecule capable of elevating mood, enhancing focus, attention, goal-directed behaviour

If you’re keen to try this out, hit reply to this email. I can share my recommendation of where to go for cold plunge and sauna.

I am a Singaporean tech worker and content creator. Every week, I share ideas on how we can become our best selves in our career; finance; health and relationships.

💙 Hit reply and share your views with me or drop me a DM

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