Successful people understand that a healthy morning routine can set the tone for a productive and successful day. This is why they establish deliberate morning routines that help them start the day on the right foot, with the right mindset to flow with whatever might come your way. Establishing a morning routine takes time, effort, and patience. However, once you’ve been able to craft an intentional routine that works for you, you’ll be amazed by the impact it has on your life.
In this blog post, we’ll take a deep dive into the world of successful morning routines. We’ll explore the benefits of having a morning routine, what successful people do to kick start their day, and provide practical tips on how to make one for yourself.
Benefits of having a morning routine:
Establishing a morning routine is an effective way to create a sense of control and ownership over your day. It helps you feel more organized and focused right from the start. I don’t really subscribe to the idea of balance but I definitely lean into building more harmony into as many moments as possible. A consistent morning routine has been scientifically shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels while increasing productivity, which we could all use more of.
When I’m being brought in as a resilience speaker, leaders are constantly telling me that their people are tired, anxious, and depleted. They don’t typically use that word, but that’s the word that we use for it. That in that depleted state, mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, there’s no way that we can be all that we’re capable of being, whatever that might be and that’s all that an employer ever wants.
What successful people do in their morning routine:
Most successful people have a set of rituals they engage in every morning, which helps them establish a steady routine. Some of these rituals include waking up early, drinking a glass of water, meditating, exercising, writing in a journal, and reading. These rituals help set their mood and prepare their minds for a productive day ahead. I became known as the “I love my life guy” for my morning ritual of saying that statement every single morning before my feet ever hit the floor. Amazing things happened when I started this ritual.
It’s also important to start with something that works for you, like I did. You can always add more rituals once you’ve got consistency where you started.
How to create a morning routine:
Creating a morning routine can seem daunting, but it’s not as challenging as you may think. One approach is to start by identifying what’s important to you and what you want to accomplish in the morning. Ask yourself how you want to feel. For example, if being physically fit is your priority, start with a simple exercise routine. Resilience was really important to me, in case you didn’t guess that, so I focused on ways I could build more resilience into my life. I was tired of being a victim of change, and the change I was experiencing was affecting my moods, anxiety and so on. That’s where my “I love my life” ritual came from. I knew if I changed my mindset and woke up to a life I loved everyday, change could pivot me in greater ways.
Once you’ve pinpointed your goals, take small, actionable steps to achieve them, like waking up 10 minutes earlier each day or starting with a short meditation session. As you become more comfortable, you can start adding more activities to your morning routine, building up to an hour or however much time you have to commit each day.
Tips for a successful morning routine:
There’s no one-size-fits-all morning routine, but certain tips can help you create a routine that works for you. Here are some tips:
- Plan your day ahead: Spend at least five minutes each night planning your morning routine to ensure you start your day on track.
- Stay consistent: Establishing a routine takes time, but once you’ve established one, stick to it to allow your mind and body to adapt to the new routine.
- Limit distractions: Try to eliminate any distractions that could disrupt your routine, like social media or TV. Focus on executing your routine to create good habits.
- Choose activities that are meaningful to you: There’s no point in doing activities that you don’t enjoy or that don’t align with your goals. Choose activities that inspire, motivate, and excite you.
Morning Routines and Resilience
Resilience is mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. We can see resilience woven through so much of the fabric of our lives, which makes it even more important that we are being intentional throughout the day.
Establishing a morning routine is an excellent habit to develop in creating the perfect day. Successful people know the importance of one, and so should you. A morning routine can help you start your day with intention and can have a positive impact on your entire day. By following the tips I’ve outlined here, you can create a morning routine that works for you and start reaping amazing benefits. You’ll improve your mood, reduce stress levels, increase productivity, and improve your overall health. Take the time to craft a meaningful morning routine; the benefits are worth it.