How to Develop a Morning Routine

Alarm goes off. Snooze and repeat. Sound familiar? Truth is though, developing a morning routine can make a world of a difference in your daily life, whether it means you have a chance to get more done, or you just have that extra you time! 

If you're feeling a little sluggish in the morning, try these tips to help you on your way to your new morning routine. 

women sleeping on white bed

Keep a real clock in your room. 

If you're anything like me, when I wake up I need to see the time which leads me to reach for my phone. The problem with this though, is now you're setting yourself up for distractions. A simple time check now turns into looking at your new notifications, checking your emails, and scrolling mindlessly through Instagram. 

Instead of reaching for your phone, keep your phone away from your bed, but have a clock nearby so you can still see the time. 

White clock on shelf in room

Avoid technology in the morning. 

This ties into the previous point. Stay off technology for as long as you can in the morning. Allow yourself time to wake up and be present in the moment. I know for me personally, this is a weakness for me. It's easy to pick up the phone without any thought, and before you know it 30 minutes of your morning has passed by. 

 Women waking up in bed with pug sleeping next to her

Eat your breakfast.

This is super important - it's your fuel for the day! No matter what I'm doing that day, I always take time to make myself a proper breakfast. Even if you have to wake up earlier to do this, it's worth it! 

Breakfast flat lay photo with sunnyside up eggs and multigrain toast.

Wake up earlier.

Waking up earlier will initially be tough, but it can bring along so many benefits. You can get more done, you can have a more relaxing morning, you can make sure you're eating a good breakfast, you can get a workout in - any of these things will leave you feeling like you're ready for the day. 

close up of women holding a coffee mug

Get active. 

Having even just a quick workout in the morning gets your body awake and ready while staying healthy. It may seem tough at first, but we promise you'll feel great and awake afterwards. 

Womand and child working out showing off muscles.

Set yourself up for success.

Ever feel overwhelmed with everything you need to do within the first few minutes of your day? Yup, I get it. The best way to combat those feelings is to plan ahead. Have a to-do list and a plan of what you're going to accomplish that day and week. With a plan, you'll be able to focus more without distractions of all the other things that need to be done as well. 

Woman writing a day plan in a journal

Building a positive morning routine could make drastic changes in your life and mindset. Do you have any morning tips you'd like to share? We'd love to hear them in the comments below! 

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