No matter how much time you have in the morning, it’s important to incorporate as many healthy habits as possible into your routine. The time you have before a full day’s work might seem like insignificant, but the more you work to create a morning routine that works for you, the more you will reap the benefits.

Daily Routine Tips

  1. Instead of rushing around to get to work on time, set your alarm to wake up earlier. On weekends, so many of us love to sleep in. But waking up at the same time every day is a critical routine to follow for good sleep hygiene. Ever wondered why it’s so difficult to get out of bed on Mondays? Part of the reason could be because you’ve thrown off your routine for two consecutive days and are having trouble resuming normalcy.
  2. Aim to drink an 8 oz. glass of water at the start of your day for maximum refreshment. Feeling the water travel down your throat and chest is a great way to come into your body.
  3. Exercise has numerous benefits, impacting not only your physique but also your mental health and physical health. Plus, it can give you a boost in energy and lead to better sleep. Just 30 minutes of walking can offer significant rewards. While this doesn’t have to take place in the morning, it’s another great way to start the day that will give you a sense of accomplishment.
  4. It’s easy to wake up and immediately grab your phone to check what you may have missed during the night, but doing so can stunt the morning’s productivity. Instead of reaching for your phone or laptop, take that time to lay on your back with your eyes open, thinking about what you want to accomplish during the day. This way, you can wake up your body slowly with a peaceful and determined mindset.
  5. Opening your door to step into the sunlight can be jarring if you’ve been wallowing in your dark apartment for the better half of an hour. A phone screen with full brightness is never a welcome sight so make sure to turn it down before you go to sleep. To avoid an abrupt start to the morning, try leaving your bedroom blinds cracked open a bit. This way, the sunlight can stream in naturally and help you wake up.
  6. Regular meditation has plenty of benefits in numerous aspects of your life, including stress reduction.
  7.  Aside from cleanliness factors, you could experience a dip in your mood. That’s because bathing is connected to better mental health, according to research. For your regular health and hygiene, it’s not necessarily critical to shower daily.
  8. Eating breakfast starts your metabolism, boosts your energy and improves your overall health. But it’s important to eat the right breakfast, too. Starting your day with a chocolate bar will have negative effects on your health.
  9. Before you officially start the workday, review your to-do list to give you a sense of what you have on your plate. This can help you stay organized and allow you to manage your time.
  10. Sitting in your chair all day long isn’t good for you. You need to stretch. Make it a routine to get up at least once every hour . Get up out of your seat and do some simple stretches. This will make you feel a lot better and get the blood flowing.
  11. Learning a language, a musical instrument or a technical competency? All of these skills require time and commitment. But you don’t have to sacrifice hours and hours. Duolingo lessons take about 5-10 minutes to complete, for one.
  12. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but dinner is important, too. If you have trouble finding the time to cook every day, consider making your meals for the week ahead of time over the weekend or investing in meal kits to help you out.
  13. Many mental health professionals advise people to write down three good things that went well during the day every day. That’s because many of us focus on the bad things that happen or the anxious thoughts we have, while forgetting the good. Instead of overlooking the positive aspects of the day, make it a practice to remember these good things, however small. This routine can have a real impact on your overall mood and outlook.

So go on, take the day by storm! No matter if you adopt all eight of these habits into your morning routine or just a few, you’re already winning. The morning should be a time for reflection and motivation. A good start to the morning will boost your productivity throughout the day.


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