Here’s How Some of History’s Most Successful People Started Their Mornings

Everyone has their morning routines, and starting your day off on the right foot is vital to the success of your day. Some of us find it a lot harder to start our days out productively, but it’s a new year so what better time than now to get inspired for a little self-improvement?

And, what better place to get started than taking advice from some of history’s most successful people? Here are morning routines from some names you will definitely recognize. It might be time to incorporate some of these tasks into your daily routine.

1. Meditate.

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Morning meditation can help get your head on straight and help you focus on what you need to achieve throughout the upcoming day. It also helps reduce anxiety.

Philosopher Immanuel Kant was a huge proponent of meditating each morning before he began his work day.

2. Treat yourself.

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Even though it may feel like you’re procrastinating, doing something that you enjoy or that helps you relax each morning is very important. Before jumping into their work days, Freud had a barber trim his beard each morning, and Napoleon and Mozart spent a good amount of time primping and getting dressed.

3. Make a new resolution each morning.

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Let’s look to Benjamin Franklin for this one. One of America’s greatest figures followed the same routine each day: He arose at 5 a.m. and said to himself, “What good shall I do this day?” Make each day count, just like Mr. Franklin did!

4. Take a walk.

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Is there anything more relaxing and mind-clearing than taking a long walk? I think not, and I’m in good company. Charles Darwin and Georgia O’Keeffe are two examples of brilliant minds who took morning walks in order to get the creative juices flowing.

5. Work from your bed.

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This one may sound a little odd, but look at the proof: The legendary French writer Voltaire regularly worked from bed and he was incredibly productive during his life, writing more than 50 plays. He was known to work 18 hour days, too, so he was clearly not a lazy guy.

Winston Churchill was also a prolific bed worker, working from there for hours each morning.

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When astronauts vote from space…

When astronauts vote from space, they list their address as “low-Earth orbit” in their absentee ballots. Yet recently North Dakota republicans wanted to essentially ban Native American’s from voting because many of them have no address on their IDs.

10+ Facts About Climate Change That’ll Light a Fire Under Your A**

Climate change is REAL! Seriously.  I know some people like to claim it isn’t, but the science is pretty damning. We need to take drastic action, collectively as a species, and we need to do it fast. Hopefully, these alarming facts will make you pay more attention to the issue.

1. Virus

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2. The Pole is moving

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3. Renewable

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4. Fascinating

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5. Brilliant girls

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6. Recycle!

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7. A major event

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8. Let’s do it!

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9. A good example

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10. Achieve that goal!

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11. With his own eyes

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12. WOW

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13. Ecocapsule

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14. Hopefully things have changed in the past few years

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15. Terrible

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Wake up, people! And do your part!

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10 Facts About America’s Presidents That Most People Don’t Know

Donald Trump is America’s 45th President, but did you know that he’s only the 44th man to have ever held that distinction? That’s because Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms, so he’s counted twice. Now there’s a way to remember Grover Cleveland – the President so nice, they counted him twice!

Here are some interesting facts about some of those men who once held the highest position in the land.

1. That’s why he had a beard

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Okay, that’s adorable.

2. Come here, Satan!

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I love this.

3. Academic

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Is there nothing this man can’t do?

4. Never elected

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Ford had friends in high places.

5. JFK and Santa

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Well, as long as he checked with Santa first…

6. First!

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Of course Obama would want to move a woman forward.

7. What a coincidence

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They also happened to be good friends.

8. Left that one off

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He was humble even in death.

9. American Badass

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Now that’s what I call a US President.

10. Foresight

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Well, that was quite brilliant.

How many of those did you know?

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In the United States the reason voting takes place on a Tuesday is in 1845 it could take rural farmers up to a day of travelling by horse and cart to get to a voting station. Wednesday was typically market day and Sunday was the Biblical Sabbath so Tuesday was chosen to allow ample travel […]

In 2006 a secret speech by the…

In 2006 a secret speech by the Hungarian Prime Minister was leaked in which he admitted that they lied all the time during their term and didn’t do anything useful. It provoked nationwide protests including a siege of the Hungarian Television building. 00

Saddam Hussein’s campaign…

Saddam Hussein’s campaign song in the 2002 presidential election was “I Will Always Love You.” Hussein won 100% percent of the vote, besting Stalin’s mark of 99.95. 00

5 Facts You Might Not Know About Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt is one of the most colorful and fascinating figures in American history. The 26th President of the United States had a huge personality and left a legacy that we will study forever.

Here are 5 facts you might not know about the man, the myth, the legend.

1. He was a frail kid

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Roosevelt was a sickly boy who often battled illness and asthma. On top of that, he was frail and not a strong physical presence. As a teen, Teddy hit the gym, taking up boxing, gymnastics, and weightlifting. He transformed into a powerful man who was dedicated to physical fitness for the rest of his life.

2. He tried his hand at ranching

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Roosevelt loved wide open spaces and the untamed nature of the West. He went into business and operated two ranches. The ventures lost money, and by 1898 Roosevelt sold his shares in the properties.

3. He was an accomplished writer

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In fact, after his Presidency, Roosevelt continued to write and supported himself financially by authoring books. His love of the outdoors was an interesting topic for him, and his titles included Hunting Trips of a Ranchman and Winning of the West.

4. He’s the youngest President in American history

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John F. Kennedy became President when he was 43-years-old, Bill Clinton was 46, and Barack Obama was 47. Roosevelt? He was 42-years-old when he became President in 1901 after William McKinley was assassinated.

5. He was the first President to leave the country while in office

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Roosevelt visited Panama in 1906 while serving as Commander in Chief. The Panama Canal was under construction at the time and Roosevelt wanted to see the project himself.

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Fox News Accidentally Called Donald Trump a Dictator

Whoopsy daisy. You can probably go ahead and file this one under “Fail.” Just ahead of President Trump’s meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un, Fox News host Abby Huntsman, well, let’s just say she put her foot in her mouth.


Ouch. “Regardless of what happens in this meeting between two dictators…” Probably just an honest mistake, but still kind of hilarious nonetheless. And you know the people of the Twitterverse weren’t going to let this one slide.

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Huntsman later apologized for her slip-up.

h/t: Mashable

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