I recently came across the Youtube Videos of Robin Sharma, a Canadian Writer and Leadership Expert as it came upon my recommendation list after watching loads of videos by another inspirational speaker named Brendon Burchard.
So according to Robin, getting up at 5am is the best appropriate time as everyone is sleeping, you get into the mood of getting the important things done before the world wakes up. This not only gets you enthusiastic about the day, but also makes you feel proud of your achievements. It puts a smile on your face for the rest of the day as you will have accomplished tasks before the end of dawn.
But here comes a crucial part: the 20-20-20 Rule. This, according to Robin is a technique to boost-start the day just after you get out of bed. Each ’20’ represents 20 minutes, so the three 20’s make 60 minutes or simply an hour. It works like this:
The first 20 minutes is spent on a quick exercise.
Putting forth my experience, I spend about 3 minutes on a jog and about 2 minutes on a short sprint for a start. I then do basic stretches followed by a set of squats, sit ups, push ups and the lying leg raises.
The next 20 minutes is about reviewing your schedule and planing for the day.
The last 20 minutes should be spent on learning something important or new or just looking through motivational sources.
I would recommend on my part, to avoid screens until breakfast and also before going to bed. It would not only deteriorate your health, but moreover, make you lose concentration and motivation, which you need the most to be productive and make the most out of your day.