Setting up a morning routine sets the tone for a successful day. Life is filled with distractions and unexpected mishaps. When you prioritize what’s most important to you and do that FIRST, you can breathe easy knowing that whatever happens after that didn’t take away from what was MOST important.
A morning routine will likely look different for everyone as we all have different priorities. Here are a few ideas to help get you thinking about what yours could look like. Keep in mind you won’t be able to do them all, pick and choose what you believe will add the most value to your life long term.
- Quiet time Reading/Prayer/ Meditation
- Drinking 8 oz of water
- Go for a walk
- Log your food in MyFitnessPal for the day
- Meal planning/ prepping
- Pull out your frozen items from your freezer for dinner that night
- Make a checklist for the day
- Make your bed
- Brush your teeth
- Morning chores
- Playing on the floor with your kids
- Eating vegetables with breakfast
We have found that the days we implement our morning routine are the days that the rest of our healthy habits are more likely to fall into place. For example, when I start the day eating vegetables with breakfast, I find myself more likely to get in my 10K steps, drink my full 100 ounces of water, and get to bed at a decent time. Healthy decisions from the start can snowball as the day goes on.
Trade scrolling through your social media feed, for making a list of the most important things in your life. Now figure out how your morning routine can reflect that. When you start the day being proactive instead of reactive you are more apt to make better decisions when life throws you those inevitable curve balls.