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Finding Your Morning Routine

Last week, I shared a bit about how to work your way into becoming a morning person. It’s small, intentional steps that will eventually get you there. Now that you’re up early, what do you do? I touched upon it a bit but I truly believe that setting a morning routine will make you much more productive throughout the day!

My morning routine changes a bit depending on what day of the week it is. However, I make sure that it’s consistent and that works for me. My biggest tip is to have a plan! You don’t want to wake up in the morning trying to figure out what to do. Having structure helps to get you moving in the right direction.

Since my morning routine involves working out, I make sure to have everything ready the night before. If I’m driving somewhere, I make sure everything is set so I just have to head out the door. Be specific about your morning and plan ahead!

What makes you happy? Is there something you wish you could do every day? This could simply be five minutes of quiet time for yourself before you get started with your busy day. Include this into your morning routine. Brew a cup of coffee and just enjoy it in a cozy chair. Bonus points if you do it without a phone or tablet!

It seems like everything is connected to the internet now a days. It’s not necessarily a bad thing but I do believe that starting the day off without instantly picking up your phone is best. You wake up peacefully and enjoy yourself before catching up on emails and social media. This puts you in a better place mentally and you will begin to see a shift in your attitude.

Another great thing to add to your morning routine is meditation or prayer time. Starting my day on a positive note and with a heart full of gratitude has really changed my outlook. Having time to wake up and really be thankful for what I have helps me be mindful of others throughout the day. It might feel weird at first but start small and you’ll soon find that you can’t start your day without it.

My most important tip is to make your morning routine fulfilling. Carve this time out just for you. Do whatever you need to do so you can have a success day. Focus on what brings you joy. Whenever we fill our own cup, we are able to give to others.

What is part of your morning routine?

Tips To Become A Morning Person!

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “The early bird gets the worm.” My mom is a HUGE believer of this saying. She’s a natural morning person and her internal clock always wakes her up before the sun is even up! Me? Not so much, haha! It’s true. I am NOT a morning person.

Tips To Become A Morning Person

However, if you follow me on Instagram you can see from my stories that I’m usually up pretty early. I found that early morning workouts make me feel so much better. When I first started getting into a routine, it was like pulling teeth. I HATED getting up early and it took so much effort to get anything done. Getting out of bed before the sun comes up is rough but totally doable.

Morning Tip #1: Start Slow

If you normally start your day around eight or nine, don’t set an alarm for 4AM! Your body will have a hard time adjusting and you’re morning likely to give it up quicker. Start waking up a half hour early a few days a week. Your sleep schedule will gradually adjust and you may find that you start getting up a bit easier. When you are first starting out, stick to a few days a week.

Morning Tip #2: Have A Game Plan

What do you want to do with your mornings? Do you want to hit the gym? Do you want to meditate and read? Whatever you want to do, make sure you have your plan set out and everything ready to go. I tend to lay out all my workout clothes and anything I need for my workout that particular day. I find that it keeps me from getting stressed out early in the morning and it also gives me less excuses to sleep in. Get everything ready the night before so you are ready to go in the morning!

Related: How I Stay Productive Daily

Morning Tip #3: Head to Bed Earlier

I feel like this is a given but I’m still putting it on the list. You will have an easier time getting out of bed the next day if you go to sleep at a reasonable time! You don’t have to be in bed by 8PM (unless you want to!) If you want to get up 30 minutes earlier, then head to bed 30 minutes earlier. I’ll say it again, small incremental changes will make it much easier to adapt.

Morning Tip #4: Unplug

We have a “No Phone Rule” in the evenings in my household. It gives us time to connect but it also lets our brains know it’s time to slow down. I would recommend removing all electronics from your bedroom to remove any temptation. If you use your phone as an alarm, set your phone to “Do Not Disturb” so you don’t have notifications tempting you. In the morning, I challenge you to stay off your phone. Get out of bed when the alarm goes off and start on your plan for the day. By getting on your phone right as you wake up, you’re sending your brain into overload and not giving yourself enough time to start your day off right.

Start small and incorporate a few of these tips. While you may never be a super jolly morning person (guilty!), it may be easier to get out of bed earlier and have a more productive day. Let me know which tips you try out and what works for you!

Do you have any tips that have helped you conquer the mornings?