How you choose to start your morning will impact everything from your mindset to your overall attitude for the day ahead. If you are someone that wishes they had more time in the morning we share our tips below for how to establish an effective routine so that you can start the day feeling accomplished.
Why set a morning routine?
Think of it this way your morning sets the tone for your day ahead and ask yourself this – how do you want to feel throughout your day? If you start your morning not going to plan, think about how this impacts your mindset and how much energy you use trying to shift your focus into being productive. Wouldn’t you much prefer being able to move through your day with ease? We thought so. If this is not convincing enough, setting a morning routine will help you set a foundation for structure within your day and help you strive towards that organised feeling. What’s not to love?
Get clear on your top priority
By understanding your most important goal in the morning you can structure your routine around this and if it’s something of high value you will make sure you do it. For example if you love a morning cup of coffee or tea, morning meditation, sitting and enjoying your breakfast or having 5 extra minutes in bed you want to build this into your morning routine.
When it comes to creating your morning routine, what works for us or you will be different to what suits someone else, however, we want you to get clear on what is most important to you in the morning and aim to achieve and enjoy this above anything else.
Trial what works for you
Initially, when you are setting out your ‘perfect morning’ you may need to make the time to experiment and change the order of how you do things. We suggest creating a list of all your morning tasks so you can see where you are spending your time and assess what is working, what you like and what you don’t. This will then form the foundation of your timeline so that you can work backwards from when you need to leave the house right to when you need to get up.
We also share our morning routine in our Ebook – ‘11 Steps to Living Your Best Life” which you can checkout and download for FREE here on our website. There is also some space for you to list your morning routine checklist.
Make small changes to suit your lifestyle
When it comes to establishing a new habit it can take time for you to adjust – this is perfectly fine! We consider everything we do on the daily to be part of the lifestyle we are creating and we are constantly changing and evolving to see what works for us as individuals. There is always the opportunity to adapt and change and we suggest taking it step by step, change one thing first and then slowly add other changes over time so that you can see what is working and what is not.
Ready to create your morning routine?
Depending what you do already, you may find you simply need to tweak a few areas like getting up 5-10 minutes earlier so you can make yourself your favourite breakfast or sit and enjoy a few moments on the couch with a cup of tea and let yourself wake up. Whatever your top morning priority is, we want you to be able to enjoy it each and every day!
Ash + Lauren