Science says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast provides you with the energy you need to get through the morning, to concentrate at work and school and to fuel your body and mind. Breakfast is a routine that sets the tone for the rest of the day. The best leaders know to always eat breakfast, but they also manage to squeeze in a few other necessities into their routines as well.  Here are four things leaders do to start their day.

They prioritize. Distractions can easily take over a day, but prioritizing in the morning can keep a leader’s day on track. Great leaders make lists, review schedules and prepare for meetings bright and early.

They write. For many people mornings can be the best time for creativity. Whether it is a personal project such as journaling or a professional endeavor, your brain will be primed for writing in the morning hours.

They read. Successful leaders use the quiet morning hours to consume information. Whether it is a book on personal development or the daily news, reading is an important part of their morning routine. Feeling inspired? You can find a list of great leadership development books here.

They do something for themselves.  It might be taking a bath, meditating, exercising or checking social media, but no matter what they choose great leaders do something in the morning that they enjoy.

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