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We all know that waking up early like 5 or 6 am, has incredible benefits for your mind and body, but still, people find it difficult. What is the first thing you do right after waking up in the morning? AND at what time do you wake up on workdays?
Why do people find it difficult to wake up early in the morning? The reasons could be different but the common one is that most people don’t have a proper nighttime routine. Most of us spend our nighttime watching Netflix, eating junk, sleeping at random hours, etc.
So, when you wake up the next morning, you are not as refreshed and motivated.
You can also try these activities before bed to fall asleep fast.
Now, you might be thinking your sleeping routine isn’t bad. You sleep early but still feel lazy throughout the day and not as energetic and productive as you want yourself to be.
Then I’m sure you are doing any of these things. Consider ditching these habits as soon as possible to improve your morning and day routine.
Because how you spend your morning determines your whole day.
7 things you should never do in the morning
Scrolling social media
If you wake up early and scroll social media laying in your bed, you are killing your productivity and increasing your stress without even making you realize it.
It can also be a huge time waste and there’s nothing that can’t be checked later.
Most people want to check their emails at least once in the morning. I suggest checking it after completing your basic morning tasks, like brushing and yoga. I generally check my emails after having my breakfast.
Drinking coffee or tea
We need energy right after waking up, but drinking coffee or tea isn’t a good idea at all. It will mess up your serotonin. I know many people have a habit of drinking tea or coffee in the morning.
But if your coffee or tea has sugar, your energy level will go up in one moment and down the next. You then want to drink it again and again, it will become a kind of loop.
I personally prefer drinking lukewarm water with honey, and it works great for me.
Not having a clear goal
What is something that you want to achieve today? If it’s not already written down. I am sorry to say this, but you aren’t really serious about it.
No matter how many books you read or follow different tips or tricks, nothing is going to change because you don’t know what is something you want to achieve by the end of the day so make sure you know what is the most important tasks you have to do today and write them down.
Everything you could have done a night before
I prefer to write all my next day’s tasks at night. This way I don’t have to plan it in the morning and I can work on it as soon as I finish my other basic morning tasks.
Avoid making a huge list. I recommend writing around 3 to 4 tasks that you can complete without overwhelming yourself.
In the same way, I’d decide what I want to wear the next day so I don’t have to overthink it after waking up.
Some people even like to plan their lunch in advance, but this is totally up to you.
Just like scrolling social media, watching tv isn’t a good idea either.
If you want to keep yourself updated with everything happening around the world, you can check news headlines in the evening, but doing this in the morning right after you wake up is a big no-no.
Eating junk for the breakfast
The most common reason people feel lazy throughout the day is that they don’t eat the right food. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
You don’t want to feed your body with something that isn’t right. You may eat eggs or whatever you prefer as long as it’s not empty calories. We must include protein in our breakfast.
Personally, I like to have my breakfast anywhere between 8-9 am, but I think everyone should have it before 10 am.
Never skip your breakfast, and don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated.
Avoiding physical activity
Do you know that even 15-20 minutes of physical activity in the morning can help to boost your mood?
You then don’t want to take a nap in the afternoon because the activity you have done in the morning will keep you fresh all day long.
Negative self talk
You should never, I mean never, do negative self-talk after you wake up because how we spend our morning time determines the whole day and if you repeat something negative to yourself, it will surely ruin your day.
Instead, you may start practicing some positive self-talk, like affirmations. If you are looking for a planner, I recommend Amazon or creative market. Currently, I am using this planner from Creative market.
Those are 7 common mistakes you should never make in the morning, and I am sure you are also making at least one of them, but noticing it and improving your habit is something we all should do. That’s how we grow, and it feels so satisfying once you start working on yourself, right?
If there’s anything else I have missed, please let me know in the comment section so others can learn and try them too.