The way you spend the first hours of your day sets the tone for the whole day. Effective
morning routines are something which increases your working efficiency since routines
remove the decision-making step, and save you time and energy.
Have you ever wondered why some people are so good at fulfilling their dreams and living a
life of purpose? What is their “secret sauce” for success?
Some of the world’s most admired, creative, and successful people rely on their own morning
routines to make sure their days are as productive and fruitful as can be. Routines aren’t just
some random activities that anyone does it is building a systematic set of habits.
Habits and their Significance
“Habits are like shortcuts — they’re things we can do quickly and without thinking because
we’ve done them so often they’ve become automatic,” says behavioural scientist Katy
Milkman of the University of Pennsylvania.
“One important feature of habits is that they’re triggered by cues in our surroundings,” says
Wendy Wood, a social psychologist at the University of Southern California whose research
focuses on how we form and change habits.
In an ideal world, good habits such as exercising, healthy eating and reading would be as easy
to acquire as brewing coffee. Unfortunately, that’s frequently not the case.
“Oftentimes, the things that are immediately rewarding in our environment are not the things
that meet our long-term goals,” Wood says. “We haven’t managed to organize the
environment in a way that allows us to easily form good habits.”
If you resist your morning wake-up call and hit snooze, you might take a tip or two from the
routines below to create a better habit.
Rising up early
It is seen that people who wake up early are more productive than snoozers. This is because
they get extra hours to do their work. They are working on their goals while the whole world
is sleeping. Early risers go to their bed early which is why they are well-rested and get up full
of energy to tackle the world.
Resetting the mind
Meditation is one great way to clear your mind and reset it. People who meditate early in the
morning are seen to handle stressful situations effortlessly. Rewiring your brain setting early
in the morning helps you manage your day smoothly and calmly.
Morning workouts energise your body and keep you active the whole day. Breaking a sweat
before the day starts is one of the most common habits seen in successful people, it makes
them mentally strong and physically active.
Reading good books and reflecting through journaling is an excellent way to organise your
thoughts and ideas. Successful people keep learning throughout their life, and they make
extra time for reading and learning. Reading early in the morning is the best time as it has
less distraction at that time.
A healthy breakfast
Nutrition is very important for keeping the body and mind healthy. Many successful people
like to eat a healthy meal early in the morning as it fuels them for a longer period of time.
Their breakfasts are mostly high-protein and high-fat meals.
Setting goals for the day
Planning ahead is the best way to start your day. Goal setting is an essential part of success.
For a person who has no plans, the likelihood of achieving their goals reduces. Successful
people always make their to-do list early in the morning and work upon it.
So plan your day, form good habits and an effective morning routine, and achieve great