Morning Routines to Set Your Day Up For Success

By: Staff Writer

It seems like everyone is increasingly busy – and as a result maximising how many times we hit the snooze button in the morning. But, have we stopped to think about what we can do in the morning (besides hitting snooze) that will set our day up for success?

Morning routines can assist with wellness, and happiness and ultimately lend to a stress-free day!

Avoiding the snooze button

We know how tempting it is to sneak in an extra five minutes – but hitting the snooze button can create patterns in your body that are hard to break. 

Some tips to avoid turning “an extra ten minutes” into a half-hour are:

  • Sit up or turn on a light as soon as you wake up
  • Set the time for your alarm at a realistic time that allows you to get genuine additional sleep without 
  • Soothing alarm sounds will avoid leaving you feeling startled and will gently wake you up

Drink a full glass of water

Hydration is a key to fueling your body and making sure all the cogs are turning. Starting your morning with a glass of water is a great habit to start – and sets you up to keep you body 

A healthy breakfast

Eating a healthy breakfast that makes you feel good in the morning doesn’t have to be a chore – there’s lots of fun inspiration for pre-prepared breakfasts that you can sit down to enjoy in the morning (without having to think about ingredients and cooking).

By eating breakfast in the morning, it will fuel your day and make you feel good.

Self-care routines

Self-care tends to always be the task that gets pushed to the back burner, but by making it a priority in the morning you’re ticking it off for the day and creating a habit of looking after yourself

Self-care can look like:

  • Meditating for 5 minutes after breakfast
  • Going for a leisurely walk around the block to move your body
  • Applying a face mask while you’re getting ready in the morning
  • Enjoying a cup of tea while watching the sun come up

Prioritise the day

Looking at your schedule for the day it’s important to be pragmatic about the day ahead and create a to-do list based on what’s achievable, not a reach.

Overwhelming yourself at the outset, will only create a pressure environment that won’t allow you to flourish or feel productive.


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