Why You need to Establish a Morning Routine: From increasing your energy, getting a head start on productivity and improving your overall mood for the day.
“Morning people” are often the number one thing to avoid for those of us that set 12 alarms and still manage to get to work late. How and where do they get their energy from? Well, it turns out we may need to start looking to them for advice more often.
Increase Your Energy
Think of your current schedule without a morning routine. Your energy levels are probably low all the way to work where they’re just barely starting to pick up until right before lunch. Those who get up earlier and establish a regular morning routine have that additional time to shake off that groggy feeling.
If you switch to morning showers, go to the gym before instead of after work, or use that time to clean or organize the rest of your day, your brain gets that much more time to kick on and get the rest of your systems up to speed. Without the expectations of work or a list of projects to review while you’re still waking up, you’re able to focus instead on the mundane. Getting into the habit turns the tasks into muscle memory and by the time you’re finished, your brain has had time to wake the rest of your consciousness up.
Start Your Day with Confidence
Experiencing a successful morning does more than just increase your time in the day – it provides tangible evidence that you’ve already accomplished something. As mentioned earlier, once you get used to the routine and practically commit it to muscle memory, you’re starting every day off with a win.
Regardless of whether your morning routine consists of face masks, exercise, errands, or just turning on the coffee pot, successful mornings are important for your mental health. If you’ve ever been to counseling, a common solution to a negative self-image and attitude is looking for evidence of positivity. With a healthy and active morning routine, you’ve already started your day on a good foot, providing yourself with that extra self-esteem boost that you’re capable of completing even mundane tasks.
Get a Head Start on Productivity
When it comes to performing well throughout the day, a structured morning may statistically contribute to other forms of success. Some studies suggest the early bird really does get the worm. According to research, those who are more active earlier are in tune with the traditional “corporate schedule”. From getting better grades and opportunities in school to excelling more in your career, turning yourself into a morning person can end up boosting your success.
It’s important to remember that getting up earlier isn’t necessarily about getting ahead in your career alone. Instead, you can take your additional hours to make more time for your hobbies, relaxation time, or whatever you’ve been promising yourself you’ll get around to “when you have time”.
It’s true that you can’t necessarily just be a morning person. Instead, that’s where a morning routine comes in. Putting reasoning behind your adjusted sleep schedule not only helps motivate you to maintain that schedule but also puts you on track for a more organized day. Regardless of whether you’re trying to adjust to a “more successful” lifestyle or you’re tired of arriving tardy, maintaining a regular checklist right out of bed may be the change you’re looking for.