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August 30, 2018

Build Morning Momentum

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I’m a nerd scientist so I’m going to share the scientific definition of momentum. Momentum is Newton’s First Law which is an object in motion continues in motion unless acted on by an unbalanced force. More simply put, and in the terms of productivity in your day, momentum is the energy you carry with you between tasks.

But the most important part about momentum is it is changeable both positively and negatively. So, lets try finding ways to increase your momentum to get things in motion!  

Personally, I have found it most useful to build momentum first thing in the morning as a way to set the tone for the day. My morning routine includes practicing gratitude, doing pull-ups, and making my bed. Accomplishing these micro tasks are enough to get the ball rolling in the right direction.

I’ve recently met a guy named Sig Magnusson, an Icelandic entrepreneur, who told me that he does ice water submersion every morning for this very reason. He says that forcing himself into cold water every morning teaches him that he is capable of overcoming any challenge he may face in the day!  It doesn’t need to be as intense as that to build momentum though, even choosing a healthy breakfast option, not snoozing your alarm, or getting one thing done before 8am can all jumpstart your momentum!

What do you do every morning that builds your momentum and sets you up for your day? Let me know. I’d love to have you help me make a tip about it!

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