What's the very first thing you do every morning, once you wake up? Do you sit up in bed, hoping your alarm clock was showing the incorrect time? Do you stretch your body, brew yourself some coffee, or jump out of bed, get ready and head to work within 15 minutes?
You may not believe that all the things you do in the morning matter too much. However, the truth is that your morning routine has an impact on the rest of your day. Many people shrug off the idea or cringe at the mention of a morning routine. They feel that they don't have the patience, inclination, time, or energy to create a routine and would prefer to lounge around in bed a little longer.
However, most health experts and fitness coaches say that having a morning routine allows you to set the right pace for the rest of the day. You get the opportunity to prioritize your daily goals and reflect on the things you need or want to do. If you have never followed a daily routine, it’s never too late to start.
Go through the process methodically- ask yourself what you want to accomplish before you head out of your house. Consider what steps you can follow realistically, to make sure that your day runs smoothly from that point on. Create some order in these aspects and write them down. You will likely start noticing the benefits very quickly.
Here we take a look at 5 of the most notable benefits of sticking with a morning routine:
- Helps Create Healthy Habits- Setting a morning routine and following it gives you the chance to move through the motions of healthy activities in autopilot mode. Over time, you will find yourself adding some more good habits that become a great start to the day. Practice healthy habits, such as exercising or stretching instead of reaching for your phone the minute you wake up. The effects of these bad habits can overflow into other areas of your life as well.
- Helps You Problem Solve- Learn to make plans, get your priorities in place, and make sure you follow the routine you have set for yourself. Slowly, but surely, you will find this has a positive impact on many other things you do. There could be times when things don't go as planned, and that's what life is all about.
But when you start your day on the right note, you feel confident enough to tackle these changes and challenges in the best possible way. Your problem-solving skills improve, and you will find that you don't become stressed very quickly. The morning routine habit will help ensure you are better prepared to tackle your day calmly and without becoming fazed.
- Your Mornings Are a Breeze- The simple fact is that when you think ahead, it helps smooth the path for the things you need to do. All it takes is a little planning. Decide what you are going to have for breakfast, pick your outfit. These may seem like small things, but when they are in place, it takes the guesswork out of the things you need to do. You will feel more focused and in control every single day.
- Sense Of Wellbeing- When you establish a morning routine, it helps you physically, mentally, and spiritually. The routine allows you to control your day rather than the opposite happening.
To ensure you benefit from building and following a morning routine, you can also include some form of meditation into your morning, have a hearty breakfast, stretch or exercise for a few minutes and review your goals for that day. This approach will set you in the direction of success.