Morning is the most important part of the day. If we can’t get our mornings in order, we’re setting ourselves up poorly for the rest of the day. There are a number of activities that should be included in your morning routine that will optimize your whole day.
First, wake up early. The most successful people are early to rise, and you don’t want the world to surpass you while you’re snoozing away. The early morning is also our best opportunity for some peace and solitude before we venture into the day. This brief window of time is a good chance to engage in silence, meditation, and even a quick exercise to energize you.
Much of your day is occupied by work, so spend some of your morning with activities that contribute to your well-being. Journaling and writing down things you’re grateful for in life will make you more optimistic for the rest of the day.
Making your bed is another ritual that can be the first task accomplished in the day. Ordering your space in the most groggy hour of your day can empower you to feel like you can take on bigger tasks.
A nourished body and mind is the key to a capable person. Get enough healthy food and drink within the first hour of waking up. It will leave you less stressed, tense, and distracted so that you can devote full attention to the tasks at hand. Go for good proteins and fats for fuel until lunch, and drink around three glasses of water in the morning.
Accomplish the most difficult task early in the day so that you don’t spend the whole day dreading it. It’s all smoother sailing from there. As Mark Twain said, “eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”