Many people claim to not be a ‘morning person’. They say they’re not wired that way or they can’t function until later in the day.
Whether you’re a morning person or not, how you begin your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day.
A morning routine is critical for getting you energized, focused and ready to tackle the day.
It’s true some people are ‘night owls’ and are predisposed to have higher energy levels at later times in the day. But true ‘night owls’ are actually quite rare.
The likelihood is they have bad habits around sleep, diet and exercise. Bad habits that result in mental fog and lethargy.
The morning becomes a slog instead of a time of productivity and enjoyment.
If so, don’t worry. There’s good news for you: You don’t have to feel this way!
All it takes is a few weeks of consistency, discipline and commitment.
You can become a person who’s not only excited to start their day every morning, but to tackle it with enthusiasm.
Once you experience the benefits of a great morning routine, you’ll wonder how you ever functioned without one.
Your productivity will skyrocket. Your energy will increase exponentially. Your enthusiasm and excitement for life will get a boost.
In this article I’ll outline helpful tips and habits you can implement today to begin crafting your ideal morning routine.
I’ll also provide a sample of my typical morning routine as a reference. I’ve experimented a lot with it over the last five years and have learned what works well for me.
I hope you can extract some value from it.
Step 1: Brush Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth upon waking (after you’ve gone to the bathroom of course) removes the build-up of plaque that accumulated overnight.
It also helps you feel alert and refreshed.
Plus, it’s just good hygiene. No one likes morning breath.