What is in your Morning Routine?
Following a proper and planned morning routine is a great
habit to get into and can significantly reduce morning stress and increase productivity. If you
are someone who wakes up with a bit of a fuzzy head and walk around like a zombie until it's time for work, you're not really starting your day on the right way. Get out of bed and
start your day with purpose, and set yourself up for the great day that lies ahead of you. Having a morning routine and knowing what you're going to do as soon as you wake up will give you more purpose and stop you from turning over and falling back asleep. How many
times have you hit the alarm clock and thought 'another 15 minutes won't do any harm'? it's time to get rid of that thinking and start a new morning habit.
Creating a morning routine really starts with preparing for this the night before. before you go to bed make sure you have everything prepared for you as soon as you get up. You don't want to go hunting for something to wear first thing in the morning, the less stubbed toes and the less stress the better. Your morning routine can consist of simple things that incorporate your life goals:
★ Brushing your teeth
★ Put on clothes
★ Drink a glass of water
★ Have a light breakfast
★ Go out walking for 20 to 30 minutes
★ Drink a glass of water
★ Taking bath
★ Put on work clothes
★ Read the newspaper or a book
★ Off to work
The routine above looks simple, you don't have much thinking to do but it's powerful in that it's a routine and will help you be calm, relaxed and ready for the day ahead. It also incorporates a life goal of becoming fit: Walking for 20-30 minutes. Obviously your life goals will
differ, so it's important to think about your life goals and make it part of your routine: if you're a writer then write for 30-40 minutes and make that part of your routine, if you're a carpenter, make furniture for 30 minutes or do some prep work, if you want to lose weight, then
exercise for 30 minutes. If you are a dress designer, design dress 20 minutes everyday as your prep work. The important thing is to incorporate your life goals with your morning routine.
The best thing you can do, 10 minutes before you go to bed, is to prepare for your morning routine. Get the clothes ready that you will wear in the morning, get your breakfast together and put in it in the fridge ready for the morning, chill some water ready for drinking, get your
exercise clothes ready, make sure there's a clean towel for having a shower in the morning. It will only take you 10 minutes before going to bed to prepare all this but it makes a huge difference in getting up and feeling less stressed and will motivate you more to get out of bed.
This will really help you in achieving your main goal.