How you start your day can have a big impact on how the rest of your day goes. If you jump out of bed and immediately start rushing around, you're going to end up feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. But if you take the time to establish a morning routine, you'll be able to start your day calmly and peacefully. In this blog post, we will discuss some morning routine ideas that will help jump-start your day!
How do I create a morning routine?
Starting a mourning routine takes persistence and time to perfect, but it is definitely worth it.
First, you'll want to figure out what time of the morning works best for you. Some people prefer to get up early and start their day right away, while others like to sleep in a little bit and get going later in the morning. Once you've determined when your ideal wake-up time is, you'll need to decide what order things will happen in.
One way to structure your morning routine is to start with some quiet time. This could be spent reading, praying, meditating, or simply sitting in silence. After you've had some peace and quiet, it's time to move on to more active activities.
How do I start my day with energy?
Mornings can often be your most productive time of day. If you want to take advantage of this, you'll need to start your day with some energizing activities. This could include things like exercise, writing in a journal, or drinking a healthy breakfast smoothie.
If you're not a morning person, it can be tough to get started early. In that case, try easing into your day with some low-key activities. For example, you could take a walk, read a book, or listen to a podcast while getting ready for work.
If you're still struggling to get going in the morning, try setting an alarm on your phone that will go off at least 30 minutes before it's time for you to start working.
How do I wake up on the right side of the bed?
Monitoring your mood is incredibly important when it comes to having a good morning routine. If you're not in the right frame of mind, it's going to be difficult to get anything done.
If you tend to wake up on the wrong side of the bed, there are a few things you can do to change that. First, try setting some goals for yourself the night before so when you wake up there's a sense of purpose. Second, write down your to-do list in advance and prioritize what needs to be done first (and what can wait). Third, focus on self-care by doing things like meditating or journaling before bed each night.
Should I drink coffee in the morning?
Too much coffee can cause anxiety and irritability, which is the last thing you want when trying to start your day off right. It's best to limit yourself to one or two cups in the morning.
If you really need an extra boost of energy, try green tea instead!
You should also make sure that whatever type of drink you have first thing in the morning, it's packed full of nutrients. This will help set the tone for the rest of your day and give you the energy you need to get things done.
How to start a morning meditation practice?
A meditation practice has been shown to help improve focus, reduce stress levels and increase happiness. When you stop thinking about what happened yesterday or even five minutes ago and instead focus your mind on the present moment for just one minute -- that's all it takes! It sounds so simple but in reality it can be very difficult to accomplish this task because our thoughts tend to wander from topic to topic.
If you're new to meditation, it's best to start with a guided practice. There are plenty of apps and websites that offer this service for free. Once you've gotten the hang of it, you can try meditating on your own without any guidance. Just find a comfortable place to sit or recline in, and make sure there are no distractions around you before beginning this exercise.
Give the Headspace app a try. It's free for new users and has many different types of guided meditations available. If you're looking for something more personalized than that, We also recommend taking an online course at MindfulU.
What should I listen to in the morning?
Short, motivating, podcasts like Good Risings are a great way to jumpstart your mornings.
You can also check out podcasts like The Daily Meditation podcast, which offers a daily meditation practice for listeners that find it helpful to look inward at the start of their day.
Create a playlist of your favorite songs to get you energized for the day ahead. This can be anything from upbeat pop songs to instrumental jazz tracks. Experiment until you find a mix of music that works for you and makes you feel good.
If you're not a fan of podcasts or music, try listening to the sounds of nature instead. This could be things like the sound of rainforest waterfalls or bird song recordings. Listening to these types of sounds in the morning has been shown to help improve focus and mood. This can be very beneficial when it comes time for you get ready, eat breakfast, and start your day off on a positive note!
Starting your day off on the right foot is important, and there are many different ways to do it. We’ve shared some of our favorite tips for creating a successful morning routine, but we want to hear from you!
What works best for you in the morning?
Share your tips with us on Twitter or Instagram and be sure to check out the Good Risings podcast for more great ways to start your day. Thanks for reading!