‘The process of learning comes to an end when you reject and ignore the instructions.’ - His Holiness Younus AlGohar

6 Things You Need to Do To Start Your Day

1. Get up. Go to the bathroom. Brush your teeth, wash your face, comb your hair. 

2. Open your blinders. Open your windows for fresh air. Start cleaning your space. Make your bed. Fold your clothes, throw away things that you don’t need anymore. Clean your desk. Spray your room with cleaning spray, or light a candle for a nice aroma. 

3. Take a shower. 

4. Get ready, do your make up, get dressed for the day. Look professional and dress for the job that you want, not the one you have. 

5. Make a list of everything that you need to do for the day with details down to when you are going to have lunch, when you are going to read what, take a break, get dinner, exercise etc. 

6. Set up what you need for the day. Get your backpack ready, filled with all the textbooks you need, your laptop, notebooks, water, gym clothes, snacks, gum, chargers etc. 

 Then you will be able to attack your day full force because you are prepared!

Why Being Clean and Organized brings you more success

Let us talk about hygiene and being clean! This is not only with your body, but also with your mind and space!

1. Keep your body clean on the outside. 

This means showering often, taking care of personal hygiene such as cutting your nails, keeping your nail-polish fresh and nice, keeping the routine hair in check (shaving, tweezing, haircut etc). Dressing well, putting on makeup if desired, wearing clean clothes, appropriate shoes, etc. This also means working out at least 3 times a week for at least 30 mins, (this is a rough estimate). Looking better makes us feel better, and thus, we are more likely to be more successful! Things to do to keep your body clean on the outside; buy fitness clothes and accessories if needed-they help us be more motivated. Set up a time to go work out at the gym or simply outside, set up what you are going to wear the night before, organize your clothes. Keep your shoes clean and get Sneaker Balls to keep them smelling fresh. Wear good perfume, deodorant, lotion- smelling good will boost your confidence and people will appreciate it!

2. Keep your body clean on the inside. 

This means eating healthy, and having a balanced diet. Eating well boosts your immune system, and your mind, giving you more energy and positive confidence. We don’t have to obsess over everything that we eat, but having the conscience of eating vegetables and healthy food in part of our meal, is necessary to keep us positive and happier! Things to do to keep your body clean on the inside; eat well, write down when you are going to eat, how much or what food you are going to eat, keep track of medicine that you might be taking, take a water bottle with you everywhere you go and drink a lot of water, stretching your muscles, yoga, meditating etc. 

2. Keep your mind clean. 

This means that you are aware of what is happening in your life, and taking control of what you want to happen. This means that you write down all your plans, and make goals. This allows us to plan for the future and be better prepared, as well as more confident and sure of our steps. Have a journal and write what is going on in your life. This is a part of our day where we get to stop and reflect on our daily life, something that is very important. Thing to help you with keeping your mind clean; having a journal, daily to-do list, calendar, sticker notes, apps, calendar and alarm on your phone, a blog to reflect on life. 

3. Keep your space clean. 

Keeping your space clean is psychologically proven to increase your success because you are getting rid of distractions! You are setting yourself up for success as you focus on the good and positive aspects of having things were they need to be, in an organized way. Things to help you keep your space clean; cleaning supplies such as windex, disinfect, paper towels, wipes, extra napkins, air freshener, etc.