Perhaps you already know by now that the best way to be successful in handling your morning habits wisely. When you first wake up, the things you do make or break your efficacy, confidence, and productivity. But rather than telling and enumerating you the morning routines you should follow, I will discuss in-depth foundational components of what genuinely makes for a great way to start the day. This particular element can help you create your own costumed morning routine.
Drop The Smartphone
Not using or even touching your phone early in the morning can be the hardest part. You might not want to sacrifice those urges in reading some of your emails, news, and social media notifications. But the thing is, when your phone is the first thing that comes up in your mind, you are suffocating the ability to prepare for the day. You slowly begin to miss the intentions of setting up your daily goal, and you end up wasting a lot of hours you think you abundantly have.
There is nothing entirely wrong with checking your phone in the morning, though. If it is urgent and you want to get a hold of the things you missed yesterday, that is okay. However, if it becomes a reactive response where you can’t stop doing it regularly, it can be detrimental to your overall health. It represents your willingness to start the day on someone else’s terms by limiting your starting point as you practice the habit outside of your control.
Achieve Small Goals
Mornings can be so exhausting, especially when you got plenty on your hands. Thinking about accomplishing things in a small period can make you feel like you already lose the chance of being productive throughout the day. But it would be best if you can start with positive momentum. Meaning, you have to work on the small things around you one at a time. You can start by making your bed, stretching, getting a coffee, journaling, or listing some of the daily goals you want to achieve.
The small goals you achieve in the morning can determine your day. If you manage to accomplish many tasks in a limited period, it gives you a sense of pride that will encourage you to work on another task. And by the end of the day, you will get to realize that the tasks you accomplished are the small ones that matter in life. It will determine your ability to conquer bigger goals.
Unfortunately, not all people can focus and directly incorporate exercise in their morning routines. Some would even fail to stretch their bodies once they wake up. But you don’t necessarily have to work out if that’s what you think you have to do in the morning. Consider some bodily movements like walking down the stairs for 5-minutes, take a shower, prepare and cook your food. These activities can already provide that pumped-up energy to get you going for the next couple of hours.
But still, if you have plenty of time, exercise or mobility stretching would be the best thing you have to do. It will provide you with proper posture, give you overall energy, and make you feel better about yourself. Be mindful of experimenting on emotional routines you can accomplish every morning to know which one suits best for you.
Meditate And Reflect
Before trying to do anything in the morning, take a moment to sit down and meditate. Practice mindfulness and take your thoughts and feelings away from distractions. It can help you reflect and set your intentions for the day. It can help you envision what you will do positively to accomplish daily tasks. With meditation, you can easily find the center of your mind and body that will remind you of the elements of stable emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects.
Meditation is vital in keeping your overall health intact. Use it to promote positive feelings. Reflect on the things you want to accomplish and write them down in a journal if you can. Follow a reflective template to focus on gratitude, daily long-term goals, today’s targets, and self-affirmation. Getting these things done can prepare you for the win.
It is okay to have a lot of things on your table. But remember that being busy doesn’t entirely mean you are productive. Learn to understand that the quickest way to move forward to your life success is by not doing more, but rather quitting on the behaviors currently dragging you down and holding you back. Quit the habit of thinking about how things could be different and stop overthinking those you didn’t achieve. Instead, work on it again, don’t stop, and celebrate the small wins. Because when it comes to incorporating meaningful points in your life, having the right system to support positive behavior is always the key.