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Are you looking for a way to power up your mornings and set yourself up for productive success during the day?
From drinking lemon water to taking a power nap, there are several simple yet powerful rituals that can have positive effects which extend throughout your entire day.
By carving out just fifteen minutes of extra time each morning to devote to self-care, you can make sure the rest of your hours are high quality, resulting in phenomenally successful days!
It’s time for twelve essential morning habits that will turbocharge both your body and mind.
#1. Eat Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so the saying goes.
Going without breakfast can make you feel like you don’t have enough energy and may subconsciously make you more irritable and prone to snapping.
Even if you’re not exceptionally hungry, start your day with something light to see if it changes how you approach life and work.
You may be surprised by how much of a difference it makes!
#2. Plan Your Day Out in Time Blocks or Time Chunks
One of the best ways to start the morning and prepare for a successful day is to plan everything.
Some people use time blocking or organizing things in time chunks, which allows them to bundle tasks together and help them figure out what they will do for a set amount of time each day.
If you value productivity, this can be an excellent strategy.
#3. Work Out Immediately After Waking Up
If you always make room for exercise, getting up and working out can be a great way to start your day.
It helps you feel energized, enables you to feel like you’re immediately productive and getting things done, and gives you what you need to feel better moving forward.
#4. Get Up the Moment the Alarm Rings
It can be easy to hit the snooze button, but this isn’t conducive to a successful start to the day.
One strategy many employ to start the day off right is to get up when the alarm rings.
This helps you feel more achieved and sets the tone for the rest of the day.
#5. Take a Bit of “You” Time to Adjust and Prepare for the Day Ahead
On the other hand, you might not be looking to get up and go immediately.
Some people need to mentally prepare for the day ahead and take advantage of their limited peace and quiet.
If this is you, take some “you” time to relax, reflect, and do whatever you need to do to have a great day.
#6. Avoid the News and Social Platforms
News and social platforms are typically riddled with ragebait and clickbait designed to suck you in.
Don’t fall into that trap!
Instead, block these apps in the mornings so you don’t spend hours doomscrolling.
Your future self will thank you!
#7. Start the Day With Chores to Feel Productive Immediately
Some people love taking the morning slowly and easing into things.
Others feel more comfortable when they’re thrown right into the chaos.
If you want to start your day by crossing things off your to-do list, start by tackling chores to feel like you’re getting things done right away.
#8. Wake Up to Sunlight and Coffee
Waking up can honestly be the most challenging part of the morning.
Having trouble getting started?
Do what others do and prioritize sunlight and coffee.
Once you engage in things that wake you up, you’ll feel more capable of seizing the day.
#9. Jump in the Shower
Feeling gross in the morning is not a great way to start your day.
You might also feel sluggish, not quite put together, and not your best overall.
Jump in the shower first thing in the morning or after your workout to feel your best.
#10. Check Your Emails
Checking and responding to your emails is often time-consuming, taking away time from other tasks that you should be engaged in.
This is why some people prefer to deal with them in the morning.
If you want to make your morning a time when you prepare for a successful day and manage everything that would otherwise steal time from more important endeavors, check your emails in the morning instead.
There are plenty of reasons to journal, but most people might journal once their day ends.
Journaling in the morning can be a great way to get your day off to a successful start.
Whether you like to write whatever comes to mind or use themed journals like gratitude journals, there’s something for everyone.
#12. Stop Checking Your Phone First Thing in the Morning
Phones can be tools that help or hinder.
For those who tend to lean towards the latter, you might be sucked into various apps that prevent you from getting a good start to your mornings.
Stop checking your phone when you get up and make other things a priority for a more successful start to the day.
#13. Get Up Early
The first, most important step you can take is to prioritize getting up early.
Rising with the sun sets the tone for your day; you start your morning feeling fresh and ready to take on anything that comes your way.
By waking early even just 30 minutes ahead of schedule, you’ll be surprised at how much more productive you become throughout the day.
Plus, you’ll have more time to complete important tasks and get them out of the way before lunchtime.
So set yourself a realistic alarm, make sure you stick to it, and reap the benefits!
#14. Hydrate Immediately
The second healthy habit is to drink water as soon as you wake up.
Your body has been deprived of essential hydration as you were sleeping, and a glass of water is the quickest way to replenish your cells.
Your mind will be clearer too – dehydration can cause fatigue and leave you feeling groggy.
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