5 Rules For A Perfect Morning Routine

We all know about the benefits of a morning routine – and if you don’t, check out our previous blog post on why a positive morning routine can ensure you start your day right. Not only is it great for your focus and motivation, but it sets a pattern that will enable you to start your day right every day.

Here are 5 simple rules for a perfect morning routine.

Wake up on time

We’ve all heard of the saying- early bird catches the worm- and we’re the first to agree with this. Set two alarms or set every alarm you have. Get a dawn simulation alarm clock. Put a rooster in your bedroom. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you wake up and conquer the day early. Try getting up at the same time every day so your body clock can adjust to it. It may seem very daunting at first, but with time it will become a habit and your body will wake up naturally before your alarm even goes off.

Make your bed

It’s amazing how such a simple act affects your whole day. Making your bed will create a sense of time and freedom. You’ve accomplished something first thing, so you can definitely tackle that never-ending to-do list now. And if all goes wrong (as some days will), you will at least return to a sense of calm and achievement at the end of the day.

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Do something for the body, soul and mind

Something for your body: whether you’re just getting off the bus a few stops early, or going for a run, ensure your body wakes up first thing too.

Something for your soul: Do something you enjoy and don’t usually get the time to do. Read your favourite book, listen to your favourite artist, have breakfast with your family… it all helps.

Something for the mind: Read, watch or listen to something that gets your brain thinking creatively, educates you or inspires you. TED talks can help you learn something new every day, whilst keeping a journal or simply drawing can boost creativity early on in the day. Get the creative juices flowing before you even step in the office!

Take your time and don’t rush it

You don’t want to start your mornings in a hurry, so it’s okay if you have to set up your alarm at 5.30am and take 2 hours to get ready before work. The more your morning routines become a habit, the easier they will be. The key is going to bed earlier so you can wake up earlier and have time to enjoy your me-time.

Simplicity is key

The less you do to begin with, the better. Don’t overthink it and perhaps stick to just one morning activity only. Trying to accomplish everything in the first morning is not realistic, and may only make you give up before you even start! Once you’re used to getting up slightly earlier, you can then increase the number of activities you do. Choose your favourite activity, or choose one for each day of the week and incorporate new ones with time.

There are no excuses now – you have everything you need to wake up feeling refreshed and energised to tackle whatever the day throws at you. So set your alarm right now and kick start your morning tomorrow!

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