Great days are simply great mornings. It’s true! It’s no revelation that having successful mornings set the tone for a super successful day ahead.
Successful mornings must be consciously – and at times painfully – cultivated. The good news is that having successful mornings becomes less work and more muscle memory if you can build the right morning routines.
5 Morning habits to start off your spectacular day
We apologize that you may have to keep your beloved Instagram and TikTok off the first things you do when you wake in the morning. Caring for you so much, let me take the pain to carefully explain five-morning routine habits that set you for an enviably productive day.
1. It all starts with waking up at the right time
Tell you what, if the government decides to criminalize snoozing the morning alarm, most of us would be cooling off in jail by now. A cultural pandemic, isn’t it?
The bulk of us is guilty of oversleeping into our mornings. Once you wake up late, you make your job of gaining momentum early harder. Certainly, this doesn’t in any way disregard the relevance of good and nourishing sleep.
Today, most successful people subscribe to waking up as early as 5 am to get their days actively started. Take Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, for example. Despite having one of the coziest beds in the world, he wakes at 4:30 am so he can send his morning emails and get into the gym by 5.00 am.
Do you know that a study by the American Psychological Association back in 2012 revealed that people who woke up early identified as “happier and healthier”?
I would be wrong to write off night owls definitively. Of course, some people hit the best of their productivity nocturnally.
2. Make your bed
If you ask me what the most ignored thing in life was, I would tell you ruffled morning bed sheets. It is no secret that the bulk of us prefer jumping right out of bed into the day. Who cares about the bed, really?
But little things matter so much in life, especially when it comes to building positive habits. As trivial as it may appear, making your bed in the morning has the profound psychological impact of having achieved something for the day.
This gets the ball rolling to stack more achievements across that day. You are pushed to do another task, and then another.
What more, such tiny gains at the very beginning of the day fill you with some vital drops of fulfillment. Yes, you can fix stuff!