Starting your morning out on the right foot can make all the difference in the world. It is said that the most successful people in the world start their day early. Many of them have a routine that they follow in the mornings to set them up for success throughout the day.
In my own personal experience, I’ve found that taking the time to pour into myself when I first get up, it helps me to be more productive. The way I invest in myself each day is through my morning routine. Every part of my routine is designed to help me meet one of my personal goals. These goals include developing a better mindset, becoming healthier, and learning. It’s funny how “lucky” I get each day I start off by investing in myself.
Here are the top reasons that a morning routine can lead to greater productivity.
1. Physically Prepares You For the Day
Incorporating exercise into your morning routine helps to wake your body up and releases endorphins. Not only that, exercise can help you feel more confident and accomplished. You don’t have to work out for a long time to reap the benefits of exercise.
2. More Emotionally Prepared For Work
Having “me” time is an important way to start the day. You can easily have your mood hi-jacked in the morning if you aren’t careful. How often do you wake up, rollover, and start looking at your phone? All it takes is one bad email or update to wreck your mood. But, when you focus on starting the day on your terms, you are emotionally prepared for what will come at you during the day.
This is why I’m such a huge advocate of morning routines. You are telling yourself that personal development is a priority, so you schedule your day around it. When you are emotionally ready, you can handle things that are thrown at you better than if you started out stressed. Stress is a powerful and controlling feeling that you can experience, so you should take the time to destress for your own emotional support.
3. You Will Stay on Task and Be More Productive
Getting sleep is important, but it doesn’t have to happen in the morning. Instead, go to bed earlier so you can get up with time to spend on your personal development before starting work.
Make yourself a strict bedtime and follow through with it. Set your alarm to get up early and begin your day with some quiet time to get you mentally prepared to tackle the day. When you start the day on your own terms, you will be more likely to stay on task. Instead of letting your day be controlled by other people’s agendas for you, you will keep control of your day.
When you put a morning routine in place, you will be so much more productive and not feel so overwhelmed.