Morning Routines, Do you have one?
Why a morning routine? What is so special about it?
It increases your energy levels, helps you to be more productive through out your day, and puts you in a positive mindset. It can definitely build some momentum for the day, too. Here are some tips for starting a morning routine. Or maybe you want to change yours up a bit, these tips could help.
Plan to get up at the same time every morning. Your body will start to get into a routine after a while and you won't even think about it or struggle to get up.
Pick 3 things that might help you start out in a positive place. At the beginning of your day, you have less distractions and your mind is typically pretty clear. Some examples of routines you can start off with first thing - hydrate (drink a full glass of water), work out, pray, make a list of 5 things you are thankful for, journal, have a cup of coffee, make your bed, breathe, make a to do list as things pop in your mind. This list is LONG, just pick 3 things.
Write your morning schedule down and follow through! Don't beat yourself up if you miss a day here and there. As you get used to this short schedule, start to add more things that you know are going to be good to start doing.
Here is an example of a morning routine if you are new to this concept-
Get up at 6:30 am
Make my bed
Drink a full glass of water
Breathe and journal
So simple and pretty soon, you'll be on auto pilot and you'll begin to add other stuff.
Hope this was helpful and I hope you make yourself a morning routine and start practicing.