Creating A Winning Morning Routine
Make sure you establish your own morning routine so that it serves as a foundation for the rest of the day. I start my day with a cold shot of water in my face. It gets me going. Although it makes a little mess, it energizes me. I first started this routine when I was in school because I was juggling classes, responsibilities as class president, sports and competitions, social life, healthy eating, job, and sleep. I was looking for something to get me out of bed in the morning. It’s now a common occurrence for it to be part of my mornings.
Tossing ice water on the face or taking a chilly shower isn’t for everyone, but developing your own morning routine can offer you control in an increasingly chaotic and unpredictable world. The morning establishes the tone for the rest of your day. It doesn’t matter what you do; all that matters is establishing a pleasant morning ritual that connects you to your meaning.
Here are some of the most common components of a good morning routine. The next morning is your pregame warm-up for the day ahead of you. You don’t want to get up on occasion. Accept it! Avoid snoozing the alarm. It’s tempting to dismiss your alarm as a nuisance, but it is the signal for the start of your day. Spring into action – you’re ready for this competition.
It’s impossible to resist picking up the phone in the morning to check all of your missed alerts, but this is the only time you may do so without influence from work, social media, or other distractions. For a while and just take pleasure in life.
Rehydrate with water instead of coffee. When I get out of bed, the first thing I do is drink at least 24 ounces of water. We are chronically dehydrated. Water helps to clear toxins from the body and keep you hydrated. This is especially true in the morning after sleeping for 6-8 hours without drinking water. It’s critical to start your day off by rehydrating, which will help your brain and metabolic processes function properly while also stimulating digestion. Try not to get out of bed and drink your morning coffee, as this will just make you thirstier. If you’re in a bind for energy, try lemon ginger tea or Lemon Water Chia Fresca, which is one of my favorites. Prepare a mason jar with water, a spoonful of chia seeds, a squeeze of fresh of lemon juice or add honey.
When you’re up, go back through your game plan you wrote before bed to refocus. This is when you should picture your day’s work, meetings, difficult conversations, or daily challenges relating to your objectives. Visualize situations as clearly and vividly as possible to establish an internal “safe zone” in which you may respond appropriately to both positive and negative events. You’ll be in the proper headspace and ready to react appropriately if something happens.
Get started. Even if you don’t have a morning workout, get up and move about; go for a walk outdoors, do some yoga, or work on your flexibility. I prefer to stretch and practice meditation in the morning to set my thoughts straight and stimulate my creative processes. This will assist you in both waking up physically and mentally.
One commonality among successful people is that they have some sort of morning routine. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, developing a set of rituals to adhere to every morning will help you start your day off on the right foot. There are countless different activities you can include in your routine, but here are some of the most.