9 Morning Routine Habits That Will Change Your Life

Make your morning perfect by incorporating some of these habits into your routine.

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We’re all looking for ways to live healthier, happier and more productive lives. We see multiple articles and stories around the routines of entrepreneurs and wonder what am I doing wrong? Well, simply put, nothing. Morning routines aren't a one size fits all situation, in fact, every routine is unique and is dependent on the environment they find themselves in. However, there are some small habits we can pick that will ultimately change how prosperous our days are. Here is a list of 9 morning habits you can pick up that will change your life:

1. Move your alarm clock away from your bed

We’ve all been there, clicking the snooze button on our alarm just for 20 minutes extra in bed. However, a good trick is to move your alarm as far away from you as you can, forcing you to get out of bed to turn it off.

2. Reading

Reading a book is a wonderful way to start your morning off, whether it be your favourite career help book or a celebrity's autobiography. Reading when you wake up starts your day with knowledge and inspires you to embark on the remainder of the day. Reading has been linked to improved creativity and knowledge, which will completely influence the day ahead.

3. Make your bed

Making your bed might seem like a chore, but once you get into the habit of doing it every morning, you’ll be thankful you did it. It’s a simple yet effective way to make yourself feel good in the morning, making you feel as though you've accomplished something. Making your bed means you won’t be so enticed to get back in, it also makes your space feel more put together.

4. Schedule your day

Without having a schedule in place, it’s easy to get to the end of the day without achieving anything of importance. In the morning, make a list of all the things you want to accomplish, whether this be at work or in your personal life. Prioritise the tasks you want to achieve, this will guarantee your day is as productive and thriving as can be. Remember, to be realistic about the goals you put down. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but having a clear vision of how you want your day to go, will only be beneficial in the long run.

5. Open the windows

Opening the windows (unless it’s freezing of course), is the perfect way to begin your morning, particularly if you work from home. Letting in natural light and fresh air is a great way to feel refreshed, as well as making you feel more awake and ready for the challenges the day brings.

6. Exercise and drink water

We all know the significance and impact staying hydrated and exercising has on our physical health and mental well-being. In the morning, make sure to drink some water to get your day started. Now, exercise isn’t for everyone first thing in the morning, but getting your body moving from stretching at least is extremely essential. Moving your body helps by increasing energy levels and raising endorphin levels.

7. Wake up at the same time

Now, we’re not going to write about waking up at 5 am every morning, because frankly, that isn’t for everyone. However, you must find a time that works for you and stick to waking up at that time every single morning. By having a set time in place, your body will get used to it, and eventually it will become a habit that you don't even notice. Having a set routine is important, so the body creates a rhythm, knowing exactly when you’ll go to sleep and when you’ll wake up. It’s essential that when you pick a time suited to you and your lifestyle, that it gives you enough time to prepare before you have to get to work. Waking up 10 minutes before you leave just starts the day off bad, with the rushing around creating a stressful beginning to the day.

8. Make yourself breakfast

Eating a good breakfast is a key step to having a successful morning, as it fuels your body with nutritious food that will keep your energy levels high. Breakfast is an important meal and even if you're not hungry, it’s essential to give your body the love it deserves.

9. Avoid your phone

Scrolling through your phone first thing in the morning is going to limit how productive you are in the morning. Keeping your phone on aeroplane mode while you're getting ready, eating breakfast and scheduling your day allows you to enjoy your morning.

Final thoughts

Finding the right morning routine doesn't need to be challenging, but making small, simple steps to improve each day will ultimately lead to higher productivity and happiness in the long run. Taking these simple habits will help you have the best morning ever and find the perfect start to your day. Even if you just take one of these habits and add it into your daily routine, you’ll find yourself amazed with the results.

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