An ideal morning routine can vary from person to person. For me, it was hard to follow the same routine initially but when I tied it with dedication, it gave me positive results.
If you are planning to create your morning routine, first you need to jot down your goals. Why do you want to have a morning routine?
Is it your goal to have more time for yourself or to be more productive? Do you want to be more productive or you want to change your toxic habits?
Tailor your routine to your needs. More importantly, don’t follow other people’s routines. Create your routine according to your goals.
for the first few days take this routine as a “trial.” Don’t be so hard to yourself. Once you are set with your routine, you can start challenging yourself with more goals.
Here I am not giving you a long list of morning habits to follow. We will start by adding these simple 7 habits and practice them for the next 30 days.
The steps of ideal morning routine:
1. Try to wake up at the same time
It doesn’t matter what time you decide to wake up every morning but it should be the same. If you decide at 7 AM for yourself then be consistent at that time. Don’t snooze for another 10 minutes.
2. Make your bed every morning
If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task.
3. Have lukewarm water first thing in the morning
Drinking lukewarm water first thing in the morning clears toxins from your body. It also improves digestion, relieves congestion, and even boost your metabolism.
4. Start your day with a seasonal fruit
The fruit is an amazing natural colorful food for a healthy balanced diet to start your healthy morning.
Fruit nourishes your body with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. As they are rich in fiber, so easy to digest and help to calm down your sugar cravings.
5. Practice deep breathing with 4:2:6 method
Deep breathing the natural way of breathing but we all have forgotten how to breathe properly. If you want to start this amazing practice, I am giving you a simple but powerful trick to start deep breathing.
So you have to sit in the simple cross leg and follow this rule 4:2:6 means inhale for 4 seconds, hold for 2 seconds and exhale for 6 seconds. If you have any breathing problems, avoid holding the breath just do inhale and exhale.
6. Write a single line for yourself
You say nice words to others every day. That is a very good habit. But you have to say good things to yourself as well.
You can practice it either writing a single line for yourself like “I am looking more confident today” or you can say it to yourself standing in front of the mirror. Try it for once.
7. Plan your day ahead
Planning your day ahead keep you more organized, you will have more time to do other activities, you won’t feel overburdened.
Download the below printable daily journal to keep track your daily activities.
These may look very basic habits but when you follow them you see the tremendous benefits in your daily life and productivity.
Everyday is a new start, so without felling any guilt that you didn’t follow an ideal morning routine since long, start for now.
Let me know what is your ideal morning routine. If you want to add some more productive step to this article, I would love to add them.