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Tips for Creating a Successful Morning Routine

The first thing a person does in the morning can set the tone for their entire day. Everyone’s personality is different, so no morning activity will work for everyone. However, trying out a variety of morning routines and finding one that works can make a big impact on a person’s productivity and overall happiness.

For some people, getting the blood flowing by walking, running, practicing yoga, or even just spending some time massaging the muscles with a foam roller can provide the foundation for a focused, energized day.

Drinking a full glass of water or enjoying a cup of coffee or tea can help the body feel healthy and ready to start the day. In addition, taking the time to savor a beverage can help people get started in a positive mood.

Making the bed first thing in the morning may seem pointless and irritating. However, accomplishing one small thing immediately after waking up can set the tone for a productive day.

Practicing mindfulness helps people start the day feeling grounded and intentional. Activities such as journaling, meditation, paying special attention to mundane activities such as doing chores and brushing teeth, or setting an intention for the day help create a more focused mindset.

Sometimes, it can be interesting to keep a dream journal or write down the first thing that comes to mind each morning. These activities can produce creative ideas or provide insight into a person’s mind. They can also help provide a concrete signal that a person is transitioning from night to day.

Skipping the grounding activities and going straight to work can be helpful for some people. Using their brains when they are at their freshest can improve focus and efficiency. Beginning the day by accomplishing something difficult can also make the rest of the day feel easier and calmer.

For some people, beginning the day with work is unappealing, but they still want to be productive while they are fresh. In these cases, a creative activity such as writing or drawing might help with starting a productive day.

The morning can be a great time to learn something new by listening to a podcast, watching a Ted talk, or reading an article.

This article was originally published on Shalu-Chawla.org

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