Building a Morning Routine

Waking up.

Morning routines might sound hard, but they become easier once you get used to the repetition. (Image: Diego Vito Cervo via Dreamstime)

Some successful people would argue that the way your day will roll out highly depends on your morning routine. The good news is that there are a few things to follow to build a stellar starting routine to help you dominate your day.

Why a morning routine?

Many people suffer from not knowing how to get started in most things. To become successful, you’ll have to do many things that attract success, like following a solid morning routine.

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Morning routines might sound hard, but they become easier once you get used to the repetition. The key, however, is that you have to do it every day.

If you’re struggling to build a successful morning routine, this article will help you plan, execute, and improve your routine.

Not all morning routines are effective, so it’s essential to plan what the routine should look like.

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The good thing about waking your mind is that it can be done during exercise, especially if you are walking or jogging. (Image: Dmytro Dudchenko via Dreamstime)

What a morning routine should include

There are a few things that a morning routine should have. Here they are, and here’s why they’re necessary.

Exercise the body

When you wake up, your body is usually in a dormant state. So aside from waking yourself up, pushing your body through exercise is also an excellent way to stay healthy. By exercising the moment you wake up, you’ll be able to become sharper in the following activities.

Wake the mind

The good thing about waking your mind is that it can be done during exercise, especially if you are walking or jogging. Another way to wake up your mind is by meditating. The purpose of waking your mind is that it is decluttered and ready for the day ahead.

Uplift the spirit

Uplifting the spirit involves giving yourself affirmation, starting your day with a positive, or just putting yourself in the mood to deal with the day ahead. For example, your routine could involve taking a shower, drinking a cup of coffee, or enjoying the sunrise.

The traditional morning ritual

Some successful people use a morning routine that breaks the traditional morning ritual of waking up, jumping into a quick cold shower, having a cup of coffee and breakfast, and starting work.

Your mind is very potent when you first awake, so it’s best to start working with a cup of coffee before having breakfast and showering. Another benefit of working right away, especially before office hours, is that you would already have had an advantage by the time others start.

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Your mind is very potent when you first awake, so it’s best to start working with a cup of coffee before having breakfast and showering. (Image: Lordn7 via Dreamstime)

An effective morning routine for you

Not everyone’s morning routine is the same. For example, some people find it more effective to work out in the morning, while others can get by with a simple shower.

The primary purpose of your morning routine is not just to get certain things done but also to prepare you for the day ahead.

An effective morning routine can be measured by how much it impacts your life from a positive standpoint. If your morning routine helps you get more done, become sharper, and improve the overall quality of your life, it can be considered a successful morning routine.

There are a few techniques that could instantly help you improve your day.

Hydrate

The body is usually thirsty after sleeping, so one of the most important things to do is to hydrate.

Shock your body

You can shock your body by taking a shower or washing your face in low-temperature water. Usually, the colder the water, the more you’ll wake up.

Make a plan

Planning out your day, or at least detailing what you want to achieve, is a powerful way to help you focus. Then, throughout the day, go back to your plan and look for other ways to reinforce it.

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