4 Ways To Create A Powerful Morning Routine
How do you spend the first thirty minutes after waking up?
If you’re anything like the rest of the world, you probably go through your phone and read your texts or emails. Essentially setting the tone for the entire day on the pretext that you’ll be exhausted — all the while still in bed.
It wouldn’t matter whether it rained today and was sunny yesterday, your days follow the same monotonous routine if they all start off the same. A winning morning routine is what just might change that.
I know what you’re thinking, ‘Who has that kind of time?’ Don’t let the word ‘routine’ dissuade you from setting early morning routines, it could be an hour or two and set the tone of your day from gloomy to productive.
What Is A Morning Routine?
A morning routine is basically a set of dedicated tasks that you follow through on right after you wake up. These tasks are not relevant to your work or your commitments with other people.
They’re quite literally personalized tasks that you’ve dedicated to become a routine part of your day — before starting it to be more precise. My morning routine is different from yours and yours is from the next guy. You don’t have to have the same morning routine, but the core principle is the same:
Your morning routine has to be customized as such that it ends up becoming a habit. These habits become mechanical with you immediately gearing up to follow through on them before doing anything else.
How To Create A Powerful Morning Routine:
While you might consider this point to be redundant, the fact that you haven’t created a morning routine yet is proof enough that you aren’t motivated yet.
Like I said above, the first thirty odd minutes dictate the rest of your day and most people spend that time in reactive mode — to social media etc. This drains out their will to do something productive with their day.
Your day started off with the idea that you would rather be anywhere, doing anything than being where you are right now. Don’t do that to yourself.
To motivate yourself, start by doing something that can stimulate brain. It’s advisable to start off with a workout, but you can do anything: Journal your thoughts, read morning affirmations and so on.
POUR YOUR HEART OUT:
Life’s on the fast track these days, we’ve barely ever gotten a minute to ourselves and the one we have we’ve spent longing over something we wish we could have done. Well, do it.
Always wanted to paint? Play the guitar? Make a sculpture? No body’s asking you to do it within a day. However, the first step is always the hardest. Dedicate a fraction of your time each day to learning a skill you’ve longed to learn.
DEDICATE TIME OUT FOR YOUR HEALTH:
You know what’s important? You. This might sound far-fetched, but you’re not really living for yourself if you aren’t focused on your health. Not just your physical health, but your mental health too.
A successful morning routine requires you to declutter your thoughts and write down what you feel is necessary to better your mental head space. Word of advice: Keep a journal.
This might sound out of tune with your twenty something self to keep a journal, but it’s not just for little boys and girls. A journal is a good way to start your day by pouring out what so ever you might feel.
STAY A STEP AHEAD:
Last, but definitely not the least — a successful morning routine always incorporates elements through which you can stay ahead throughout the day. Your head start isn’t getting to work ahead of everyone else — it is to be more productive.
Stay a step ahead by mapping out your activities in an organized and collected fashion. Your morning routine freshens you up enough to clearly assess what needs to be done today.
There you have it! 4 ways you can set a successful morning routine. What’s your morning routine like? Are you thinking of starting one?
Let me know in the comments.
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