The Best Morning Routine
THE MORNING IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE DAY.
A healthy and productive morning will set the tone for a productive day overall, so make sure to take your morning routine seriously. Start planning for the morning the night before. Lay out your clothes for the day and set some basic goals.
Here's how you do it, step by step.
A GREAT MORNING START WITH PREPARATION THE NIGHT BEFORE; THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT!
1. ACCEPT YOU CAN BECOME A MORNING PERSON.
Oftentimes, people psych themselves out for the morning with a self-defeating attitude. You may find yourself thinking things like, "I'm just not a morning person." While you may not be a morning person right now, a solid morning routine can change that.
Replace negative thoughts about the morning with positive ones. For example, instead of thinking, "I'm never going to be the morning type," think something like, "I'm excited to try to change so I can be more of a morning person." Going into the day enthusiastic about change will help you alter your mindset and better embrace the morning.
2. CHOOSE YOUR CLOTHES FOR THE NEXT DAY.
You do not want to waste time in the morning debating what to wear. The night before, choose an outfit for the coming day. Lay it out on a desk or hang it up in your closet. When the morning comes, you'll be able to quickly throw on your clothes and greet the day.
3. SET GOALS FOR THE NEXT DAY
Set goals to wake up with a purpose. You should have three to four small goals for each day if you want to optimize your productivity. Before going to bed, make a list of goals on paper or in your head. This way, you'll know what you want to get out of the morning and this will help you direct your focus.
If you have something big to accomplish in the coming day, stick to only three goals. Goals like "Finish that report" will have a variety of sub steps, so don't overwhelm yourself with a ton of other goals. If your goals are smaller and more manageable (like "Get the grocery shopping done") you can aim for five goals.