Many successful people swear by their morning routines, and for good reason. A consistent morning routine can help reduce stress and anxiety, boost energy levels, improve mood, and increase daily productivity.
Establishing a morning routine can help set a positive tone for the rest of the day, giving you a sense of control and calmness.
The Simple Morning Routine
While there are countless morning routines, finding one that works for you is essential. For the author of this article, a simple routine has been the most effective. Here’s an example of a simple morning routine:
- 4:30 AM – Wake up.
- 4:35 AM – Drink TWO LARGE GLASSES of water.
- 4:40 AM – Sip a cup of coffee or matcha tea.
- 4:45 AM – Break out the journal and free flow on these topics:
- What am I grateful for?
- What do I want out of life?
- How can I improve?
- 5:15 AM – Listen to an inspirational audio training or an awesome podcast.
- 5:45 AM – Continue audio training in the car as I go to the gym.
- 6:00 AM – Continue audio training on treadmill days. (*If it’s a workout class, I focus on the class.)
- 7:10 AM – Continue audio training on the drive home.
- 7:40 AM – Shower / Eat / Prep For Day
- 8:15 AM – Spend time with my wife. (Often, we take the dog on a walk.)
Tailoring Your Routine
While the routine mentioned above may work for some, finding a way that works for you is essential. Consider your goals, preferences, and lifestyle when developing your morning routine. For example, some people prefer to exercise first thing in the morning, while others prefer to meditate or read.
Technology in Your Morning Routine
Technology can be both helpful and harmful when it comes to developing a morning routine. While technology can be an excellent tool for tracking progress and staying accountable, it can also be a source of distraction and stress.
Consider implementing technology-free activities like journaling, meditation, or reading into your morning routine. Disconnecting from technology in the morning can help reduce stress and increase mindfulness.
Consistency is vital when developing a habit, and committing to your routine is essential, even when you don’t feel like it.
However, it’s important to remember that consistency does not mean perfection. Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day or need to adjust your routine. Be patient and kind to yourself, and remember that progress is more important than perfection.
Developing a morning routine can profoundly impact your well-being and overall success. By taking the time to experiment and tailor your way to your needs, you can establish a sense of control and calmness in your life.
Remember to be consistent, patient, and kind to yourself as you build your routine. With time and effort, a morning routine can become a powerful tool for achieving your goals and living a fulfilling life.