I wake up around 5:00 am most mornings to start my morning routine. I know this sounds crazy and you’re probably thinking “well good for you but I could never do that”. Well, let me tell you something. I was not always this way.
In fact, I used to be a night owl with a big snoozing problem. I would hit snooze for almost 60 minutes every single morning just dreading having to get up and start my day. Until eventually I realized that the way I start my day was having a negative effect on the rest of my day.
Did you know that your morning routine sets you up for how the rest of your day will go?
So if you sleep in a little too late and then find yourself rushing out the door, you’ll feel rushed all day and have a hard time concentrating or staying focused at work.
Versus if you start your day slow and calmly getting ready, and making sure to include some time to do something that lights you up, you’re more likely to have a day full of productivity.
There is something magical about waking up before the rest of the world and starting your day slower and more intentional. Creating a morning routine for yourself is essential if you want to move forward on your personal development journey.
The Importance of Your Morning Routine
Mornings are difficult for many people, but how you handle them will affect the rest of your day. The easiest way to make sure your mornings start off on the right foot is if you have a morning routine to follow.
A good morning routine can create a foundation of stability in your life, which is so important no matter what you have going on in your life.
Some days I wake up tired and depressed, not feeling like I want to do anything at all. But because I have a morning routine already created, I don’t have to think too hard about what I need to do in the morning.
Plus it’s a morning routine I created for myself and I made sure to include activities that I look forward to every morning, and that makes getting out of bed even easier.
5 Benefits of Having a Morning Routine
For most people, mornings can be rather chaotic. You snoozed one too many times, got out of bed too late, and that’s when the rushing began: a quick shower, followed by trying to decide what to wear, making a quick cup of coffee, and grabbing an easy to-go breakfast on your way out the door. Just pure chaos to start your day, and we know that this feeling carries into the rest of your day.
By creating your own personalized morning routine, you can take control of your mornings which will bring more structure to your life.
Less Stress/Decision Fatigue
Once you have more control of your mornings there won’t be many surprises. You’ll get out of bed already knowing what to wear, what you’re eating for breakfast and even lunch, and you’ll know you have enough time for a more relaxing shower.
No more confusion, no more stress, and no more decision fatigue to start your day, which means you’ll no longer arrive to work stressed before you’ve even started your day.
More structure + less stress = increased productivity. It’s a very basic formula but can save you so much time.
Besides the fact that getting up earlier will give you more time in the mornings, you will also be amazed at how much more you can get done each day. No more starting your mornings stressed out and rushing around the house to get out the door asap.
Reach Your Goals
Want to achieve more goals in your life? Having a consistent morning routine is the exact key you need to succeed. All of those mornings you start on your own terms, slowly and more structured will compound and you’ll see that you’ll start crushing those goals so much faster than most people.
The extra time and productivity you because of your morning routine will help you achieve goals you never thought were possible.
Advantage Over Everyone Else
I like to say that establishing a morning routine is the first step to immense personal growth. Because not everyone has the courage or willpower to get up earlier and go through a whole routine before most people even get out of bed.
If you can create this new routine and make it a habit every morning, you’ll have a big advantage over others in all areas of your life.
The Effect of a Morning Routine on Your Well-Being
Better Sleep Quality
Studies show that consistently going to bed and getting up at the same time every day has a positive impact on your quality of sleep. And with a higher quality of sleep, you will be more focused and alert throughout the day which will lead to more peace of mind.
You can be healthier with just a little extra planning. Set your alarm back just 15 minutes and you have time to go for a walk around the block and a good breakfast. A habit that will quickly compound and help you feel better all day.
Better Stress Levels
Like we mentioned earlier, because of your structured morning routine you’ll experience less stress as you start your day. Remember that increased stress levels can have a major impact on your physical and mental health. So start your day more relaxed and less stressed.
How To Start a Morning Routine
Now that I’ve shown you all the amazing benefits of having a morning routine, it’s time to create your own.
Remember that everyone is different so you can’t just simply copy another person’s morning routine and expect it to be perfect for you. You have to test out different routines for yourself until you find what works best for you and your lifestyle.
That’s why I created the Design Your Perfect Morning Routine workbook. It’s designed to walk you step-by-step through the process of creating a morning routine that is perfect for you and your lifestyle.
Final Thoughts on Morning Routines
Now that you understand the incredible magic of getting up before everyone else, it’s time to create your own morning routine. Remember not to make it too complicated. It’s all about creating structure in your life to make your mornings easier and less stressful.
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