The first actions you take right after you wake up set the tone for the rest of your day.
Having a morning routine can help you be in control of your time, your mood and your energy. One way would be to spend your first hours on work related activities.
Another choice would be to start the day working on yourself to stay healthy and set a positive mindset.
If you are looking for ideas to create your morning routine, here are some suggestions to prepare a successful and positive day.
Your body is composed of about 60% water and as you lose water during your sleep, a quick and easy habit to set right after you wake up is to drink two cups of water.
When I started learning about meditation, I used an app called Headspace to get some guidance as I had no experience in that practice. I liked the app because it was not only educational but also very entertaining to watch their animations.
At the beginning, I tried meditating at night time until I decided to add it to my morning routine as an effective way to set a calm mind before working.
It is recommended to use a clock when you meditate so that you don’t have to check the time. You can target 3 to 5 minutes as a start.
If you are not used to exercise in the morning or if you feel too busy, start with only few minutes of workout at home. There are plenty of exercises you can do without having any fancy equipment. 7 minutes of workout every morning are better than nothing. Then gradually extend the duration of your exercises.
Have a healthy breakfast
This is something I cannot skip because I consider breakfast as an important meal. It gives energy to work and it helps avoid unhealthy snacks before lunch time.
It is not only about the meal itself but also being present by enjoying your breakfast instead of rushing to work.
You often hear that thinking about three things you are grateful for each night increases happiness.
Having grateful thoughts in the morning also set positive intentions for the day.
If you are looking for a gratitude journal, I would recommend using the 5 minute journal to write down your grateful notes in the morning and in the evening. This really helps being more conscious about creating a successful day.
What is your morning routine? Feel free to share it with us using the comment section below.