Last week, I shared my tips on how to become a morning person. Today, I will be helping you establish your dream morning routine! Having a morning routine you look forward to can help you get out of bed and be excited for the day ahead. Morning routines can also be a way to become more productive! Let’s dive in.
First, we should establish how much time you want to spend on your morning routine. What time will you wake up? How much time do you have before you start your day of work/school/etc.? Once we figure out roughly how much time we have, we can start filling that time with activities.
Who is Your Higher Self?
Next, I want you to visualize your higher self. Who is your higher self and what do they do? What are things you can implement into your morning routine that will get you closer to that ideal version of yourself?
Another tip is to consider activities that you’ve always wanted to do. Have you always wanted to get into yoga? Send 5 minutes in your morning to try out a few poses. Have you always wanted to journal? Write out 3 affirmations after waking up. Think about things that you have always said you were going to do, but haven’t gotten the chance to try yet.
Start out slow
On the other hand, don’t bombard your schedule with a ton of things you want to get done in the morning. You have a limited amount of time, and you want to be present in each thing you do. Take your time and add things in slowly! Start out with a few things, and over time, add more activities into your routine.
Lastly, make sure you include things that you find necessary to your morning. I always need a cup of coffee, so that is a non-negotiable for me. Make sure you make time for those things that you love and can’t live without.
I want to also remind you that not every day is going to look the same. Some days you sleep in and don’t have the same amount of time as usual. Some days you wake up and don’t want to do certain activities. You can’t expect yourself to wake up at the same time everyday, and get all of the things in your morning routine done. Be flexible and be kind to yourself. If you don’t complete your entire routine one morning, don’t beat yourself up about it. If you miss your entire morning routine, again, don’t beat yourself up about it.
Some ideas to add to your morning routine:
Make your bed
Stretch for 10 minutes while listening to calm music
Journal for 5 minutes
Do some yoga poses
Drink a glass of water before drinking coffee
Do a 15-20 min workout
Go for a walk and listen to a podcast
Drink your coffee while reading a book
Meditate for 5 minutes