Mornings are a great time to prepare yourself for everything that you are going to face.
Whether you are a teenager in school, a young adult in college, or if you are working a daily job, preparation is key. Finding the routine that best benefits you and your day is important.
This process won’t look the same for everyone, and the amount of time you spend on it should be tailored to your availability.
This is a great practice to help you to be calm and relax.
Many people are unsure about meditation and all the benefits that you can gain from it. It isn’t just about humming and sitting quietly. So much of it is about focus and setting the tone for your day.
If you start your day in chaos, you will most likely continue and end your day that way as well. Taking the much needed time to sit, be quiet, still, and at the moment can help you to face all the things you need to accomplish in your day.
2. Make Your First Meal Healthy
You don’t have to completely change your lifestyle to develop healthy habits.
Start small, such as eating a salad for the first meal of the day or something healthy. You are fuelling your body to begin your journey throughout the day. If you choose a meal that is unhealthy, overly processed, or empty carbs, you may not have the needed energy to get you through.
If you make bad choices in the morning it is so easy to continue the downward slope throughout the next meals and snacks that you have. Make a list, meal prep, and be prepared for success with your eating.
Try more salads, cutting out gluten, lower your sugar intake, and upping your water intake. You will feel so much better and be happy you made some minor changes to a healthier you.
3. Gratitude Practice
Gratitude is being thankful for what is in front of you and not always expecting people to do more or be more.
Having gratitude is a wonderful trait to carry. Negativity is something that can control your life so much, take control, and don’t let that happen. It can be a habit that you need to work on because it can be so easy to fall between the cracks.
There are so many things to be grateful for in life and to not let be just something that you expect. When you have experienced certain journeys in your life, you are able to learn all the things you didn’t realize you should be thankful for. Some things to think about are:
- Friends To Go To Dinner With
- Having The Availability Of Healthy and Nutritious food
- Going To Movies With Friends
- A Friend Or Family Member Bringing You Coffee or a Donut
- Someone Treating You To Lunch
4. Review Your To-do List
Successful days are made of a morning routine.
Take time each morning to write down the things that you want to accomplish that day. Everything from chores, phone calls, shopping, everything and anything to have to do.
Don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t get completed, do what is important, and leave the rest for another day. But, having a plan will help you to stay focused and feel accomplished. You wouldn’t want to spend the whole day being distracted and not able to get things done.
These 4 things can help you set your day up for success. Starting your morning out right will put you on a successful trajectory for the rest of the day.
Ryan Cote started The Morning Upgrade Blog to inspire other people to put a morning routine in place. He writes about health, mindset, and learning and how he uses his morning routine to help him develop in these areas.