Morning Habits of Successful People
September 30, 2021
Have you ever wondered how your morning routine might play a role in your productivity as an insurance agent? The way you start your day can affect your mood, your performance and your productivity, making your morning routine a key factor in your professional success. Try incorporating these morning habits of successful people into your day.
1. Use a Journal to Prioritize Your Day
As a Farm Bureau insurance agent, you have a range of responsibilities — from prospecting new clients to assisting existing clients to servicing claims, and more. Make time in the morning to create a roadmap of your day by jotting down your plans and priorities. Make your day more manageable by reviewing your list and determining how you’ll accomplish the items on your list.
2. Get Up an Hour Earlier
Waking up a little earlier each day can help advance your career — and research shows it. A study by Harvard biologist Christopher Randler found that early risers are more productive than those who oversleep. They’re more likely to think about their long-term goals and feel motivated to complete their daily tasks. When you wake up a little earlier, you’ll have an opportunity to start your day with intention — ready to accomplish the goals you set for your business.
Tip: You don’t have to start setting your alarm clock bright and early right away. Start by waking up 15 minutes earlier and gradually move back the time.
3. Eat Breakfast
If you’re not in the habit of eating a healthy breakfast, start now! Breakfast helps you maintain the focus and energy you need to provide the care and attention to your client/members — all day long. Research has shown that breakfast might enhance memory, attention and the speed at which you can process information, as well as increase reasoning and creativity — all traits that can help you boost your business. So, before you head out the door, save a few minutes for a healthy breakfast.
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, people tend to put exercise on the back burner. However, some of the most successful people fit this morning habit into their routines. In fact, one study of nearly 1,000 people found that exercising before work positively impacted energy, focus, productivity, problem-solving and creativity. The improvements were greatest when the participants exercised before work versus during or after work.
Tip: Don’t overdo it! You don’t need to complete intense exercise to reap the benefits. In fact, low-intensity exercise is less likely to contribute to fatigue compared to high-intensity exercise.
5. Complete Your Most Challenging Tasks First
Willpower is the strongest in the morning before other priorities and distractions get in the way. Is there a project with a tight deadline that’s weighing on you? Whatever the task may be, tackle it first thing in the morning when your energy is at its highest point.
We Help You Succeed
The best morning routine is the one that works for you. Fortunately, as a Farm Bureau agent, you have the flexibility you need to create a schedule that works best for you. Contact us to learn more about how Farm Bureau helps you succeed.