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My Morning Routine For Success

Updated: Nov 24



 

Bringing a set of beneficial habits into existence every morning allows us to set the stage and to prepare ourselves for what's to come during the rest of the day.


Based on what your short-term and long-term goals/priorities are, we can develop a routine that aims toward achieving those objectives.


To compensate for our busy schedules, we'll be able to focus and prioritize on the most important parts of our lives.


By taking control of our own schedule, we’re using our goals and priorities as the foundation to form a more efficient way of living that will allow us to be more productive and effective.


Our initial mood in the morning, before getting the day started, can have an enormous effect on the rest of our day.


Implementing a routine into our lives positions our minds into a more positive mood where we can be more active with our thoughts and decisions.


How you can be more productive


My mornings have altered significantly over time, for the good, at least. Because of the revamp of my goals over time, my life has looked a little different.


 

Here are four habits that have shaped my mornings over time and that have allowed me to live life more meaningfully:



Reading


There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t read for at least 30 minutes. Utilizing books as a relaxation tool and mind-enhancer has been the norm for me and brings me content.


It not only helps me retain knowledge, but it puts me in a cool and relaxed state and even is a stress reliever that places me in my own world where I may bring text into imagination - It's the fuel for my creative thinking.


Reading also stimulates the brain and accelerates our thought processes.


Ever since I started to pick up books and read on a consistent basis, I’ve been able to speak on certain subjects I normally wouldn’t speak on and elaborate on them with far more detail than I would if I didn’t read.



Exercising


Performing consistent physical activity everyday provides energy and enhances our ability to learn and think.


My forms of physical activity are running and dance practicing, with the latter usually being performed at night, but I still thought would be important to add in here.


An early morning run is the catalyst for my lasting energy throughout the day and activates my judgement skills as well.


Not only is it proven that working out or performing some kind of physical activity improves metabolism, makes you feel better and gets you into shape, but it's also proven to help you fall asleep easier at night, which is extremely useful if you want to get into the habit of following through with a consistent routine.



Journaling


I used to journal a ton in high school. It didn’t matter where I was, but I’d always have a notebook and pen with me and I was able to write down my thoughts anywhere.


It wasn’t until recently where I started to add it back into my life and applied it into some of my mornings.


It might seem weird that I don’t journal at night time like most people, but I find that reflecting in the morning from the day before clears my mind for what’s to come the rest of that day.


Journaling is something that I don’t do every morning, just usually when I feel an urge to write, but nevertheless writing a couple times a week provides me with clarity and lets any negative thoughts escape my head.



Waking Up Earlier


I understand that most of us may not have the time to perform some of these tasks because of work shifts, school, etc in the mornings.


That was me when I had a full-time job. I felt that I had no time to go running or even read a couple pages of my book because I was always in a rush to get to work on time.


Realizing that there was no other way to fit a routine into my schedule except to wake up earlier and to sleep earlier, I had to conform with the circumstances at the time.


Instead of waking up at 6:30am, I started to wake up at 4:30am and instead of sleeping around 12:00am, I started going to bed around 10:00pm.


This was the basis for developing my routine and I even noticed that, even though I was waking up earlier, I became less tired throughout the days because I went to sleep earlier.


Learning to wake up early is probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself because it set the foundation for me to create a solid morning routine with good habits.


It’s taught me to be more disciplined, productive and time-conscious.


Learn how you can better manage your time here.


 

We all have the same 24 hours in a day and how we choose to increase the quality of our lives is up to us and what kind of mindset we want to cultivate in order to achieve success.




 

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