6 Tips for Building a Sustainable Morning Routine
One of my most requested videos is for my morning routine. Having a solid routine really sets the tone for the day, and it’s been a total game changer for me! If you want to learn a few tips on how to build one to set yourself up for a healthy and productive day… then just keep reading!
Get yourself two different alarm clocks. Yes, two! Keep one alarm clock by your bed for your first alarm. I like the sunrise alarm clock because it wakes me up with simulated natural light for a more natural wake-up.
Put the second alarm at the other end of the room, so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. For this alarm, I like to use something that requires me to solve a puzzle or take a photo of something in another room. My favorite tool for this is the Alarmy app! This helps keep me standing for a long enough time that I don’t get back into bed.
For those cold mornings, keep a heater and some cozy slippers next to your bed. The heat will keep you comfortable and take away the temptation of getting back into your warm bed!
Even if you use your phone for one of your alarms, DON’T be tempted to check your emails or social media. This will only be a distraction to your fresh mind! Instead, get ready to go straight to your first task of the day. For me, this is working out!
Get your workout done first thing in the morning. It’s the perfect time to workout, and it will give you that much more energy in the morning! Plus, for me, my brain doesn’t work yet, so my body can do all the things without understanding what’s happening, lol.
Tying into tip #4, prepare your workout gear the night before. This way, there is no time wasted digging around your closet or trying to figure out what you need to put on, because it’s already done for you. Every night I do this, I’m guaranteed to wake up and have a successful morning!
Last but not least, take five minutes to fill out your planner and map out your day. Having a plan in place will allow you to easily CRUSH those daily to-do’s, and get you that much closer to achieving your goals!
And there you have it! Morning routines can be a difficult task to tackle, so I hope these tips help give you a foundation to build your BEST morning routine yet. Share your fave tips in the comments!