As much as it is important to build a bedtime routine to have a good night’s sleep, it’s also just as important to have a morning routine in place so you feel refreshed or at least well-rested in order to have a successful workday or even work week. There are so many articles out there that discuss how one’s morning routine should look like and I’m here to share what I have a gathered that I have made an impact in making a successful or in my opinion a calm before the storm daily morning routine:
- Don’t hit the snooze button but give yourself five minutes.
- In the past, I would get up the minute my alarm rang and ultimately my body would feel tired from that body rush forcing myself up after sleeping for seven hours. So instead, I let my phone sit beside my bedstand and the minute my alarm rings, I already know how to turn it off without doing too much movement.
- Put on that power suit (accessories included!) –
- It may even be a better idea to pick out what to wear the night before so you’re not in a rush the morning of. The reason why I say accessories are also part of it because the idea behind putting on your favorite jewelry and watches are also an important component to making you feel good and well-groomed and prepped to tackle whatever comes for your way.
- Drink a glass of water
- What better way to start the morning than a glass of water? It’s important not only for your health but also helps with getting clear skin. Of course, a glass a day doesn’t do much but always working to stay hydrated throughout the day is just as important so why not start right when you wake up?
- Then check your phone
- This is very hard to do and something I definitely still struggle to this day. Though I find that it’s important to be tech-free the first 15 minutes of your day because as the saying goes, “the first 15 minutes of your day defines the rest of your day,” and the last thing you want to be is stressed out over an email or a text.
- Last but not least, gather your belongings, check your to-do list, and clear your mind for any opportunity that may come your way for the day
- It’s always best to have your bag packed the night before so you have one less thing to do for the day. Then once you’ve checked off your checklist and open that front door, keep your mind open and let the day take its course.
As much as I want to say my morning routine has been quite foolproof for my mornings, ultimately I believe is do what fits best for you and your lifestyle rather than beating your head with a stick for not following what you read but it’s also important to incorporate new ideas if your current routine isn’t working for you.
Do you have a morning routine? Or if you don’t have a morning routine, would you think of making time to build one?