You’ve probably heard it before, having a morning routine can be the difference between a good day or a bad day. Since most of us are stuck at home right now, I wanted to share some tips to help you create a morning routine that you’ll stick to.
Let my tips guide you forward in developing a ritual that works to get you moving in the morning for a productive day. Whether you’re stuck at home, an essential worker, or simply need to get your mornings back under control, these tips will ensure you’re able to create a morning routine that works.
How to Create a Morning Routine You’ll Stick To
Evaluate Your Current Routine
Before you can create a morning routine you’ll stick to, you must evaluate how you’re currently starting your day. Make notes of different rituals that may disrupt your efficiency. Develop new habits that will assist in making your current routine less challenging for you to follow.
Start the Night Before
There are some steps you can take the night before to help you with your morning routine. Try to set your clothes out at night, write your task list for the next day before bed, and prepare your coffee maker to automatically start brewing at a specific time to ensure it’s ready to drink when you wake up.
Set Only One Alarm
I’m talking to all you more than one alarm people out there! When one alarm goes off, you shut it off or hit snooze to wait for the next alarm. This method has proven to make human beings less productive. Set only one alarm and sit up as soon as it goes off to ensure you don’t hit snooze or doze back off.
Stop skimping out on breakfast! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and while some of you may not be hungry in the mornings, you must eat something. Try to switch to a morning smoothie instead of or in addition to your coffee for a quick grab and go type of breakfast option.
There’s a good chance that you’ll be more productive and balanced when you start your day before the rest of the household. Consider setting your alarm to get up before everyone else so that you can write in a journal to self-reflect. Write down how you’re feeling, what’s stressing you, and such to get it all out before you begin your day.
These are just some of the best tips I have to help you create a morning routine that you’ll stick to. These tips can be used to formulate a new morning routine that will encourage happiness, balance, and productivity during your busy day.