Ideas for a Perfect Morning Routine

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A morning routine is very beneficial to one’s daily life. It can be the deal-breaker for some of us of having a great, productive day. A morning routine can set the tone for the day.

Time may not allow us to add many “extra” things to our morning routines, but adding one can give you the boost you need. Typically, it is easier to accomplish a full morning routine on our free days and days off, at least it is for me. Do what is best for you! Do what fits into your everyday life. Here are a few additions you should consider for your morning routine:

Wake up at a Consistent Time

Train your body to naturally wake up at or around the same time every morning. Your internal alarm clock will begin to take over and you can throw that loud, annoying alarm clock away. You do not have to necessarily wake up as early as possible but at a time that works for you; although, waking up early will give you the chance to accomplish more. In the end, you’ll begin to wake up refreshed and ready to start the day every morning.

Drink Water 🥃

As we all know, drinking water does amazing things for the body, the mind, and all the above. Water is great for you and drinking it should be one of the first things you do after waking up. Remember, your body is made of put to 60% water and needs to be replenished after sleeping 6-8 hours.

Get Sunlight!

Open those blinds up first thing in the morning! This is a life changer for me; the sunlight gives a great boost to my mood right away. It’s like a breath of fresh air without stepping outside. It is said that exposure to sunlight can cause your brain to release the hormone serotonin, which is associated with helping one feel calm and more focused.

Drink Coffee or Tea

If you don’t know already, I am a coffee addict! Sometimes I feel like I can’t function without – I know that’s bad, don’t judge me! That first little sip of coffee or tea can change your whole mood in the morning. To some of us, it is just like a breath of fresh air. This could possibly just help jump start your day!

Read Motivational Quotes/Journal 📖

Reading motivational quotes in the morning or journaling in the morning is great to get the positive and good vibes flowing. Reading helps by taking in the good word and journaling helps by giving the opportunity to release a good word. Both reading and journaling can lift you out the bed and get you ready to take on the day. I personally love reading motivational quotes as they remind me who I am and what I am capable of.

Exercise 🤸‍♀️

Exercise is great for your mental and physical health. For many people, it is an escape and/or a relief from there every day lives. Exercise can help start the day with a clear, focused mind. You may even feel more empowered to take on the day ahead and keep that energy throughout the whole day. You truly only need 10 minutes to start making a difference

Eat breakfast 🍳

As I have heard all my life, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I believe it to this day. I will admit I do not always eat breakfast, but it is very beneficial and changes are coming for me (pinky promise!). Breakfast can help stabilize your eating throughout the day, help your digestion, and power up your muscles. I will mention pancakes and bagels will not always cut it. Try to adding eggs or greek yogurt oe even fruit!

Plan Your Day 📝

Have a seat and take a few moments to write down all the things you need to get done. I would suggest starting with very important, top priority task first. Get these things out the way so you are not worried about them being incomplete later. Planning your day will give you a general overview of how your day may go and will help with being productive.

Please leave any other suggestions and recommendations of things you do in your morning routine that helps you start the day! I would love to try new things out and see the impact they could make.

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  1. I would love to add some structure to my life. Every time I create a routine, after a few weeks something comes along and the routine is thrown away. Usually it is my menstrual cycle. Once my cycle starts, I am unmotivated and unorganized.

    1. I am still in the process of trying to add structure to my life. I have not nailed it yet. I definitely understand things throwing you off track, especially mother nature! It’s okay though, every day is new day to start all over. I am certain you will get the structure you want! Thank you for commenting 🙂

    1. Definitely go at a pace that works for you and make the adjustments fit for you! I have yet to have the actual morning routine I aiming for but know I’ll get there and you will too! Small changes can make huge impacts.

    1. Thank you and yes, I am currently working on that part of getting out of bed in time lol. I know it’s so hard! But just think, those extra minutes that your laying in the bed could be used for doing something productive or enhancing your lifestyle!

  2. It is important to take your time and find a good morning routine. There is no one size fits all routine. It is good to try one and then alter it until it works for you.

    1. I definitely agree that it’s important. It can really give you the jump start you may need. I have yet to actually have a set morning routine but I think I would still switch up with some things when I do create a set one. I really need to be more disciplined but also take my time like you mentioned. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much! Definitely want to add meditation into either my morning routine or night routine, maybe even both really. Still slowly but surely trying to get both in order!

    1. I have been so interested in meditation and burning sage lately and I will definitely be giving it try! I actually read your post on it and it got me even more intrigued. So thank you for that! I loved it!

  3. When I tell you this is an awesome list of things to do to have a productive and awesome morning! I know it won’t always be this way every morning, but fitting most of these into your schedule can be a game-changer. I do know some people can’t drink water on an empty tummy. I’m some people. I have to eat something first, but whatever works, right. Love it!

    1. Thank you so much! I am some people too some days, with the water part. I do try to at least drink half of a bottle before my morning coffee! Like you mentioned these things may not be fr in every morning, but I do try to incorporate many during the weekend so that I remain productive and not just sitting around watching netflix like I would want to do lol!

  4. I’m on the automatic wake up before my alarm. I even do it on days when I don’t have to work. I think meditation could be another good one.

    1. I actually love when I wake up before my alarm, I feel so accomplished lol! Unless I still got like a hour or more to sleep, I will be upset lol. But I am definitely interested in meditation and will be giving it a try!

  5. I have a different morning routine each day, cos I really don’t like routines. Some mornings I’m up early to the gym, other days it’s meditation and on my days off work, I really love to sleep in.

    1. I definitely have a different one every day too lol! But its becoming not good for me because I feel I am becoming more unproductive. I am managing to create a solid one that works for me on weekends, but during the week it is really hard

  6. Love these tips! Will integrate motivational quotes/journal and exercise into my routine. I also enjoy prayer/meditation in the morning to get my mind right for the day. It puts me in a peaceful and calm mental space to take on whatever is ahead of me.

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