You’ve decided that you want to start a healthy morning routine. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how to make it happen. The first step is thinking about why you’re doing this in the first place.
It might be because you want more energy or feel better when your brain is working at full capacity, or maybe there’s something else underlying this habit change that makes sense only after we’ve done some digging.
Whatever your reason for wanting to improve your mornings, here are some tips on how best to go about doing it:
Start by thinking about your personal goals
The first step to creating a healthy morning routine is to think about your personal goals. What do you want to achieve? Is there any specific health or financial goals in mind?
Do you have career aspirations, or are they just something that’s always been a part of who you are and what drives your daily actions?
The next step is to write down all of these things on paper so that they’re organized, but not so detailed that it becomes overwhelming once the day begins (which could happen if we try too hard).
Make a plan and keep track of your progress
The first step to a healthy morning routine is making a plan and keeping track of your progress.
Make a list of all the things that you want to accomplish in the morning, from getting out of bed on time to having breakfast ready when your child gets home from school.
Once you’ve got everything written down, set some realistic goals for yourself: “I will get up at 7 am tomorrow,” or “I will make my morning smoothies before work at 8 am every day this week!” Don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t meet these goals—it’s better than nothing at all 🙂
Map out your morning the night before
The night before, map out your morning the same way you would any other day. You’ll want to map out what you will eat and drink the night before, then plan how long your workout is going to take (and whether or not it’s a full-on sweatfest).
Then make sure that you wake up at the same time every morning! This is important because it will help keep things on track for yourself—and also help others around you who might want something from you earlier in the morning.
After that comes planning something creative or productive before work (which could be anything from writing an article for school papers or finishing up last semester’s reading assignments). If there’s some time left over after mapping out those things, try making breakfast as well!
Find a morning mantra
It’s important to have a morning routine that helps you stay focused on your goals, so it’s best to start with a mantra. A mantra is a word or phrase that you repeat to yourself—like “I am strong” or “I will not give up.” Mantras can help with your motivation, but they’re also effective tools at the moment when things get tough.
For example: If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of going back to work after taking time off for your baby’s birth (or any other reason), try repeating this mantra as an affirmation: “My body has healed from pregnancy; now I am ready for my job again.”
This isn’t just about feeling good about how far along your recovery is; it also provides proof that even though things weren’t perfect at first, they are now!
Remind yourself why you wanted to change
When you wake up, it’s important to remember why you want to change. If your morning routine is just a way of passing time and not something that will benefit either yourself or those around you, then it’s best to stop doing it altogether.
You may have heard the old saying: “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” This is especially true when it comes to improving your health! The goal should always be making small improvements over time rather than striving for perfection at once.
It can take effort to start a new habit, but if you’re consistent, it will become part of your routine.
It’s important to remember that it can take effort to start a new habit, but if you’re consistent and stick with it, the results will come.
The first few days are always the hardest for people who have never done this before—you might not feel like you’re making any progress or seeing any results. But don’t give up! Remember: You tried your best when starting this routine; now it’s time to keep going until you get results!
A good way to stay motivated is by telling yourself that “I can do this” or “This will happen eventually.”
I know that this can be a lot to take in, but I hope that my tips will help you make the most out of your morning. Even if it doesn’t seem like the most fun thing in the world, remember that it could end up being one of the most important things you do each day!