- Wake up on time.
Waking up on time or even earlier is critical to starting your day positively. It will give you space and time to complete your morning routines. And you would not need to worry about rushing around your home.
- Enjoy a refreshing shower.
A good way to start a morning routine is to take a shower. Spend a few minutes in the bathroom, sing in the shower if you can. It is a great way to clean your body, and the perfect way to wake up.
- Take a 10-minute walk in the morning sunshine.
Try walking for 10 minutes outside every morning if you have the time. If you are lucky enough to live close to a park, then you could walk around the park before going to work. Fresh air and exercise are an invigorating combination.
- Check your to-do list.
Organized people tend to have to-do lists. It helps them keep track of what needs doing at home, work and beyond. I like my to-do-list best written down on paper as it helps me tick off each task once I accomplish it. The morning time is perfect for checking your to-do list, and prioritizing items for the day.
- Listen to some music.
If you are not a typical morning person, then you can help to boost your physical and emotional state by listening to upbeat music. Choose music that makes you feel happy and lively. You could listen to this music while you shower, preparing breakfast, or perhaps when you are commuting to work.
- Review your goals.
Early morning can be an excellent time for contemplation. While you may want to think about trivial things, successful people often use this time to review their personal goals. You can do the same.
- Read a motivational quote.
If you want to boost your productivity, then make a habit of reading a motivational quote each morning. To get you in the mood for adopting this behavior, there are quotes you could read here per time.
- Drink a glass of water.
Hydration is essential. Drink a glass of pure water every morning. It immediately makes me feel better, more energised and less thirsty. Even if you are going to have caffeine later, try drinking a glass of water first.
- Develop an attitude of gratitude.
We need to constantly remind ourselves of things in our life that we are grateful for. A beneficial and rewarding morning practice is to write a list of things that you are currently grateful for. These could be things such as your partner, your job, and your health. Some people like to write a list each morning that includes everything they were grateful for from the previous day.
- Enjoy the quietness of the morning.
If you can get up in the morning before the majority of other people, you will be glad you did because you get to enjoy some tranquility, peace and quietness. You can make use of this special time by perhaps reading a book, or sitting in your garden.
- Check yourself in the mirror.
Mirrors are a great tool to use in the morning. Instead of being scared to use them because you think your life is very miserable, use them to check your appearance. You can quickly check your hair and makeup but more importantly, you can ensure that you are looking alert, confident and purposeful.
- Set out for work on time.
Rushing to work is the cause of so much stress and anxiety. One of the problems is that most people seem to leave a set amount of time for their commute but do not allow for any delays. Set out to work early so you can settle in and avoid heavy traffics that may possibly occur.