10 things successful people do before breakfast

Quit stumbling out of bed, grabbing a bad bodega coffee and heading to the office before you’ve even had a chance to figure out what day it is. It’s not just bad for your health — it’s bad for your career.

Productivity coach Jeff Sanders, author of a new book The 5 A.M. Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast, is aiming to help change those habits. He advocates easing yourself into the day and using the quiet morning hours to get a head start on work, as well as working on yourself. It’s the time of day when you’re the most focused, the most energised and you stand to do the best quality work — no matter what the task.

“For many people, it’s the only time they have to themselves, and it’s also when you’re most alert,” Sanders tells The Post. “A lot of very successful people like to be out of bed three hours before their workday begins.”

You, too, could be a bit more like them by doing these 10 things before breakfast every day.


To make the most of today, you need to start yesterday. Like President Obama, who is known to set out his schedule the night before, Sanders recommends preparation. “Most people aren’t very alert when they wake up, so having a prepaid plan of your day will help,” he says.

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