A mindful morning routine is essential because how you spend your time right after waking up sets the tone for your entire day.
I generally spend 1 to 1.5 hours alone with myself before I start to work on my laptop.
If you live with your family or partner, greeting them in the morning would be a great start to the day.
For those who work in a 9-5 job, having a few minutes for self-care in the morning will instantly energize you and leave you fresh for the whole day.
Or even if you work from home like me, a mindful morning routine is vital for you too as we spend most of our time on screen.
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Have you got no clue how to make a short and easy-to-follow routine? Then exactly what this post is all about.
How to have a mindful morning routine
While I am sharing many ways, you can choose which one you want to do and it’s okay if you try any of these and not like it.
Try yoga and stretching for a few minutes
Yoga not only helps you to increase flexibility and strength but also to be in the present moment and relieve stress. It has a lot of long-term benefits too that can be found here.
I love practicing yoga and doing some stretching for about 20-30 minutes while listening to some motivational podcasts.
If it seems a lot to you, you may even start with 10 minutes and slowly increase it over time. Remember there’s no rule.
And one more thing I found helpful is that sometimes having the same routine every single day can make you want to skip it, so always try to make some changes, even smaller ones, as it helps you keep going.
Have a healthy and fresh breakfast
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and one should never skip it, especially if you are serious about having a mindful morning routine.
There were days when I used to completely skip breakfast as I used to wake up at like 10 or maybe 11 am. Deep inside, I knew that this was not good for my body and wanted to make a change.
Now I wake up around 7 to 7:30 am and have my breakfast within 1 hour of waking up.
And when I don’t (it sometimes happens, especially on the weekends), I feel lazy and not-so-fresh. But it’s always a good idea to change a routine if it’s not good for your long-term health.
Wake up at the same time every day
Do you wake up at 7 am on weekdays but at 10 am on weekends?
Have you ever noticed when you get up early, you feel more energized throughout the day vs. when you sleep till 9 or 10 am?
As I said before, I used to be like this, but ever since I changed it, I try to wake up at the same time every single day, and on the weekends, you would get a few extra hours for self-care too.
Make your tasks more exciting
If you don’t like your work, you’ll burn out quickly.
For those who work in a high-stressing job, it’s even more vital for you to make your work more exciting by adding some hobbies into your daily routine as you are required to do the same thing every day, and we all know that repetition leads to boredom.
If there’s something you love to do, you can work on that after the long shift, and you can even reward yourself for a job well done (and no, it’s not selfish).
If you like the idea of self-rewarding check this article on 50 Ways To Reward Yourself In a Budget
Avoid reading/watching news
There is hardly any positive news that makes headlines.
My top recommendation would be to avoid watching or reading the news in the morning.
You can keep yourself updated by reading it later during the day or maybe in the evening but always try not to do it first thing in the morning.
Have a skincare routine
Do you already have a skincare routine that you follow? If not, then this is the time to create one.
I generally follow a routine 2x in a day, once in the morning after I finish doing my yoga and stretching, and the second is at night before going to sleep and it hardly takes 15 minutes.
I do all the extra steps at night like scrubbing and face mask.
I make sure to do anything that makes me feel good about myself as it’s the most important thing for me.
Having a mindful morning routine is all about doing things that set you up for the whole day and make you more excited about whatever goals you will be working on.
So, it’s vital that you do not do any activity that ruins your morning such as checking your phone and social media.
Here are a few things you should never do in the morning right after waking up for a better and more productive day.
Is there anything you want me to add to the list? Feel free to let me know below in the comment box!
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