While it’s a universally accepted veracity that a routine is a key ingredient for success, very few people actually stick to one. And if they do, most of them are trapped in the dreadful ‘same story, different day’ narrative. If you’ve never been consistent with your morning routine or you’ve experienced some negative aspects of it and now you’re feeling stuck, check out this basic but practical daily routine that might just be the Holy Grail to make you the most effective person on earth!
Minimize decision-making tasks by planning your morning the night before
Taking 15 minutes of your night to plan for the next day lifts a huge load off your shoulders. You see, people naturally tend to gravitate towards easier tasks until they absolutely have to do what needs to be done.
That means you might not make the wisest decisions on what needs to be done if you’re having a casual morning.
Make a plan of everything you need to accomplish the following day with the most important tasks scheduled for early morning hours when your productivity is at its peak.
Wake up early enough
Most people swear by their lives that waking up at 4 am or 5 am is life-changing – it sounds like solid counsel, after all waking up early might give you a head start at your work. However, not everyone is wired to be an early bird.
You should focus on waking up early enough such that you have at least an hour to spare before starting your daily commitments. That way, you won’t have to feel rushed but you’d still have had enough sleep – which is important for your productivity.
Incorporate some form of working out
Yoga, morning run, simple stretching, or even dancing – there is something about morning workouts that sets the right tone and mood to kick start your day with enthusiasm.
First off, exercising promotes the production of neurotransmitters that boosts mental clarity and leave you with a positive feeling. It is a great feeling which gives you the motivation to face the day head-on.
Second, with consistency, you’ll hit those body goals before you know it – two birds with one stone!
Eat a hearty breakfast
It’s a foregone conclusion that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Not only does it break your overnight fast but it also recharges your glucose supply. This helps to boost your alertness and energy levels.
Eating a healthy breakfast will supply your body with the necessary vibrancy that you need to start your day on a high note. You should also hydrate your body as soon as you get out of bed.
For this to work, it’s crucial to note that the perfect morning routine needs to take into account your lifestyle and unique personality. In essence, it should be tailored to fit your needs.
One of the main reasons why you might be struggling with a morning routine is probably because you’ve only tried grooving ideas as opposed to creating a routine around things that truly matter to you.