We get that many people have a handful of tasks and personal obligations, that it’s easy to neglect an organized routine. But believe it or not, the same people are the ones who face trouble with their habits because they don’t follow a morning routine “system” for sticking to them.
The good news is that it is something you can work on improving. Here are 10 tips on how to get yourself into a healthy morning routine and get your day off to a GOOD start.
#1. Stop hitting snooze
One of the most common reasons to running late, is hitting the snooze button. Researches have shown that the time to act upon a decision is up to 5 seconds, it may be shorter for some people, then the brain steps in to talk us out of it. Because that’s what it does it prevents us from doing scary or difficult things. So when by the time your alarm hits, makes it’s out of your reach so you have to GET UP TO turn it off.
#2. Stretch it out
Stretching is fantastic for improving your flexibility, thus gently waking up your body. Yoga classes in the morning are usually perfect for you productivity.
#3. Decide on the most important to do
Tim Ferriss, author of NYT best-selling book “The 4-hour Workweek” instructs us to decide the ONE most important thing to accomplish during the day and…preferably make sure we tackle it first. This way we prevent getting overwhelmed with the amount of things we have to do.
To find the task that is the most important to you just ask yourself: “What is the task that if I accomplish today just that, I will be satisfied with my day?”
#4. Eat Breakfast
Eat something. It will help you jump start your metabolism, and give the appropriate energy you need to get on with the day. If you want an extra boost of energy, opt for fruits, and foods with proteins.
#5. Practice meditation
Dedicate a few minutes each day to clearing your mind. Simply notice your breathing. Sense the flow of the breath, the rise and fall of your stomach… There are many apps or courses online that could help you ease the task.
#6. Show some affection
You may be surprised to know that love has the power to make people’s lives better, according to studies, one of the highest energies there is in this world is the energy of love. So show some affection to the one you love, It may change the course of your day.
The act of smiling releases all sorts of neurotransmitters which are proven to lift our mood and help relieve stress. And, a smile is contagious so everyone around you will feel happier too.