A solidified morning routine sets the tone for the day ahead. It wakes you up and refreshes you (literally!). I’ve developed a list of methods to help you create a better morning routine.
METHOD #1: Develop a consistent sleep schedule
Sleep is the foundation of any morning routine. I know that not getting enough sleep throws of my rhythm the following day. A consistent sleep schedule may involve going to sleep and waking at the same time. Developing a consistent schedule balances your circadian rhythm. This attunes your body’s sleep and wake cycles.
METHOD #2: Wear a power colour
When you choose your clothes and makeup in the morning, be sure to include a colour that inspires you. I often coordinate my outfits with red lipstick to spark my inspiration and strength.
METHOD #3: Fuel your body
Eating a healthy, filling breakfast in the morning helps improve concentration throughout the day. With a clear mind, you are better able to focus on tasks and problem-solve. Fuel your body with nutrient-dense food to power your morning and day.
METHOD #4: Use a planner
Take a few moments to write down tasks you wish to do during that day. Organizing these tasks in a manageable fashion decreases anxiety. It allows you to better organize each task. If you know that you cannot complete a specific task that day, simply move it to the next. This is the first year I’ve dedicated a specific planner to maintain organization.
What are rituals or tasks you always complete each morning? Do they help you develop a routine?