Our morning routine helps us set the tone for the day; it allows us to be in control rather than be controlled by our schedules. We can focus better on what is in front of us, where to spend our time, and, ultimately, boost our productivity, if we start each day fresh. Your sleep quality is influenced by your everyday schedule. Your sleeping habits and sleep pattern have an impact on your mental acuity, performance, emotional well-being, and energy level. It's preferable if you can stick to a regular waking and sleeping schedule. A little additional planning can result in better health. For students and children, Morning routines that are predictable and manageable provide youngsters structure and a sense of security. It's not a good idea to expect children to accomplish activities that are difficult or even unfamiliar in the first few minutes of the day. Create a morning message that entices children's interest in the upcoming school day. Here are a few things successful people follow as part of their morning routine:
Wake up early without an alarm clock: Waking up early will leave you with so much time in hand for you and contribute to making your day more productive. Many successful and well-known people like Oprah Winfrey and Jeff Bezos do not use an alarm clock, rather they prefer waking up naturally in the morning. Getting your daily dosage of eight hours of sleep is important and doing that naturally promotes a healthier lifestyle and is more sustainable. The key to developing this habit is maintaining a regular sleep cycle and over time you should be able to see the results.
Meditate: Meditation has numerous benefits such as increasing awareness, reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep as well our overall well-being. The calming effect of meditating first thing in the morning helps prepare us for the day ahead. And as they say, “A calm mind can weather any storm”! As a beginner, try a five- or ten-minute guided meditation. Meditation requires practice, so be patient and don't get frustrated if your mind wanders at first.
Exercise: Now that we have minds taken care of, maintaining good physical health is as if not more important. Having your workout session planned in the mornings gives you an energetic start to your day. In addition, you’re less likely to be distracted during a morning session, leaving you more focused and dedicated.
Plan out your day: Planning your day early in the morning helps you be more productive and make the most of your day. You can analyze your objectives/targets and prioritize your tasks effectively. Be it completing a simple and mundane task or something demanding that you have been procrastinating for a long time. You can implement this habit into your daily morning routines, right before you get to work.
Visualise goals: It is said that the majority of the Olympians visualize perfect performance beforehand. It kind of help you give a sense of achievement already imagining the happy feeling of getting your goals accomplished. It will also help gain confidence while achieving your goals.
Practice Gratitude: Appreciating and feeling thankful for what you have is also practised by many successful people like Oprah Winfrey and Marie Kondo. It increases happiness & optimism, makes you feel content, encourages the development of patience & humility. You can practice gratitude through meditating, journaling or acknowledging the things you have with appreciation.