Having a morning routine can be incredibly helpful. The benefits of a regular morning routine include better productivity, efficiency, improved mindset and attitude, and a smoother start to the day. If you don’t have a regular morning routine, I highly suggest developing one.
I have several tips on how to create an effective morning routine, one that will get your day off to the very best start.
Tip 1: List Tasks Needing to be Accomplished
Make a list of all the tasks you need to accomplish each morning. Include everything—brushing your teeth, showering, exercise, breakfast. Write it all down, so you know exactly what needs to be included in your routine each day.
Tip 2: Figure Out How Long Each Task Will Take
Assign a time frame to each item on the list. Of course, this is a ball park estimate. It doesn’t have to be exact.
Tip 3: Assign an Order to the Tasks
Decide what tasks should be done in what order. Will you brush your teeth first, or shower first? When will you eat breakfast? Place each task in the order that makes the most sense. Write down the order and keep this list handy for reference
Tip 4: Find a Rhythm
Begin implementing the order you assigned to each morning task, referring to your list if needed. Reevaluate and see if anything needs to be shifted around. Allow yourself to fall into a natural rhythm.
Tip 5: Make it a Habit
Keep at it each day until it becomes a habit. Do each task in the relatively same order each day until it is second nature.
Tip 6: Be Consistent
Continue with the routine each day. The longer you follow the routine, the easier and more smoothly it will flow. You’ll speed through your morning, knowing you’ve covered all your bases and gotten every task done that you needed to.
Tip 7: Reevaluate and Revamp
If after a while you find your routine isn’t working for you anymore, reevaluate to see if any changes or adjustments need to be made. It’s a good idea to do this on occasion anyway, as needs and priorities change and a morning routine may have to change with them.
A morning routine is a helpful tool. Making one work for you can make your mornings easier and your outlook better.
It works for me!