Preamble

I’ve been actively reading Quora answers since July this year (2019).

Actively, as in, at least 10 questions and their top answers a day.

On an average, I bookmark 2 answers a day. I bookmark the ones that make the most impact on me during the day.

So in the spirit of redistributing and having an easier access to my favorite ones, I decided to publicly post them on here on a daily basis.

The following question and answer were actually suggested to me on my home page today and I read them a few minutes prior to publishing this article.

How can I make myself better each day?

The following answer is by Nick Colomatin to this particular question.

Use your mornings wisely.

What do you do every morning? Wake up at a certain time, look at your phone for 20 minutes, take a shower, get some food and rush out to work or school?

Probably somewhere close to that one.

I was someone who woke up so late, that I just woke up and rushed to the school, didn’t even had time for a shower.

But I understood that this is not the way to live and that I had to change things up.

So this is what I do now:

  • I started waking up 1–2 hours earlier than I was supposed to.
  • Don’t touch my phone for the first hour of the day.

I do a small morning routine that consists of (total 30 minutes):

  • Doing 40 push-ups
  • Meditating for 10 minutes
  • Journalling for 10 minutes

Next, I do the most important things that move me forward in life, this can be the following:

  • Reading a book
  • Taking a course online
  • Working on coaching
  • Creating amazing stuff.
  • Afterward, I get myself ready to go where I have to go.

The whole point of this is, wake up a couple of hours earlier and use that extra time you’ve created to really work on yourself, and if you do this every morning, I bet you will be a changed man/woman in no time.


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The above answer is by Nick Colomatin to this particular question.

Side Notes

I’ve been meaning to write an article about this.

On many occasions, I’ve heard and even said the following sentence myself:

“So many things to do, so little time.”.

It was a sign that I was doing something wrong with my time.

A few months ago, I became very conscious about what I do with my time and I started dedicating the first 2 hours after I wake up, to my business: My body and soul.

I gotta say, this has helped me advance in life tremendously.

Here is, quickly, what I usually do within those two hours:

  • Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water
  • Meditate
  • Pray
  • Read the previous day’s journal (yes, I have a personal diary)
  • Check out what I have to do for the day
  • Prioritize the things I REALLY have to do (80/20 rule)
  • Improve a skill (dancing, gaming, programming…)
  • Read at least 5 pages of a book (mostly self-development, business and finance books)

I don’t do them all in the day by the way, I schedule them throughout the week, but they ultimately get done within those two hours.

You may notice there’s no exercising in there. I leave this for a little bit after those two hours, because I wake up at 4 AM.

One thing to note is that it’s all about gradual progress. I didn’t start waking up at 4 AM, I started with 6:30 and ultimately got there.

I also didn’t start with doing all those things within those two hours, I gradually added more, the better I could manage my time.

Step by step, with patience and in silence.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this answer as much as I did.

I really recommend you check out other answers to this question on Quora. I may have read it a long time ago and some new and even better answers may have popped up since.

If you don’t use Quora, feel free to leave a comment down below about this answer.