When you create a better morning routine, it ultimately means you’ll have a better, more abundant day. Who doesn’t want that? For so many people, mornings are difficult. If you’re struggling with your mornings, then read on to create a better morning routine!
Working from home is such a blessing for me, because I can create a morning routine that suits me. I realize that not everyone has this privilege, and those working outside of home need all the help they can get to stay organized. Even people working from home can easily get out of control with how much there is to do!
Look, if you are dreading to get out of bed and struggle to feel motivated to do all of the things you need to do to get out the door, you’re attitude is setting the tone for whether or not you will have a happy, productive day.
You can look at these steps as silly, unnecessary or “fluffy”, but taking strategies like this seriously is what sets the apart from the dabblers.
In this blog post, I want to offer some tips to help you create a better morning routine.
So let’s get started…
- Make a to-do list the night before. You want to have comfort in knowing that your day is planned. This will help to elevate any unnecessary stress. You know that if you aren’t organized for your day, it will take you in a direction sometimes of chaos. You need to focus on getting your mind in the right place when you begin each day and the last thing you need is to be behind the eight-ball right as your day starts.
- Don’t underestimate the power of water. Water is one of the most perfectly pure things that a human can add to their body. Studies have shown that when you think or even say something positive right as you touch the water and drink it down, it will have a magical , positive affect on your body. Let’s not forget how your body has fasted all night and the physiological need the human body has. Simply knowing that your body is dehydrated is a fact. If you want better looking skin, a clearer mind and a better functioning body, drink water FIRST before juice or coffee.
- Take a walk. Getting the body moving is so important for your lymphatic system. This helps the body rid itself of toxins. Put on your running shoes and head
outside. Obviously going outside is not an option all year long so having a treadmill or a small trampoline is a great way to get moving. Don’t discount this even if you don’t feel like it. Even a few minutes of moving your body in the morning will help you to create a better morning routine!
- Have a good breakfast. I have experimented with intermittent fasting which is skipping breakfast and even lunch and found it to be beneficial for leaning out. In the beginning of this experiment, I had some brain fog. Over time, my brain adapted and had a heightened awareness and clarity. I must say however, this wasn’t idea. I didn’t really care for the headaches and the initial brain fog. Dean Praetorius over at BrainDecoder.com has a great article where he cites a study on breakfast and the affects it has on children. The research for adults seems to address waist circumference however instead of whether or not it is important or not. So the research is out but there is enough information available that represents certain foods are important to break your fast.
- Recite affirmations. I start every morning with affirmations. I recite what I “love” and also what I am grateful for. Doing this while still lying down in your bed before you rise is ideal. You are still in an Alpha state which has a more hypnotic affect on your subconscious mind. Use
affirmations that address the challenging areas of your life. The things we say to ourselves repeatedly become the truth.
- Get up earlier than necessary. If you start your morning behind schedule, you’re not able to take control of your morning. It’s much more enjoyable to spend your morning without the pressure of being on time. Go to bed earlier and get the sleep you require. Here again, being dedicated and committed to taking these small steps will provide you benefits that far outweigh your reasons for staying up late and hindering how you feel in the morning.
- Skip the news. Adding any sort of negativity in your morning sets the stage for how you feel from moment to moment. No one can deny this. Reading the news or listening to your favorite morning TV program isn’t abundant. Simply skip it and replace it with a more positive behavior like listening to a podcast or an audio book.
Life is hectic enough so once you decide to create a better morning routine, you will follow through and see for yourself how much better your whole day goes! A good morning increases the odds of having a good day. Give yourself the time in the morning to gather your thoughts and prepare properly for the day ahead. You’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish before work.