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5 Things to Improve Your Morning Routine

It’s easy to fall out of our morning routine right now. But keeping it up will help you keep your sanity.

By Kim Barbushev

Things aren’t as they used to be, and our routines are the only things still keeping us sane right now. We’ve had to severely adjust routines to our current circumstances, though, and as we’ve gotten in the habit of working from home and perhaps foregoing our morning alarms, one thing that may have gotten the boot in the shift is our morning routine. Here are a few things we can do to reign that necessary structure back into our lives.

Wake up earlier than you NEED to

With a few extra minutes (or even an hour!) first thing in the morning, you give yourself the power of choice in your routine. Have a quiet moment with coffee, watch a funny video, or sneak in a workout. Start the day on your terms.

Drink water

One of the first things you should do in the morning is down some water. Lemon water is a great option. But no matter how you take it, drink a full glass of water right when you get out of bed to help wake up your insides. And, let’s be honest, we could all hydrate better!

Avoid social media for a few hours

Give it a little while before you let other people’s opinions infiltrate your day. Keep away from social media during your morning routine. That’s your time, so avoid the drama.

Meditate or pray

Expressing gratitude is the BEST way to start your day. It improves your mood and reminds you of what’s important. So, add a quick gratitude meditation or say a short prayer, first thing in the morning.

Prep the night before

Set yourself up to succeed the next morning by prepping anything you can the night before. Pre-make breakfast, prep the coffee pot, tidy the living room. And get to bed at a decent hour!

You know what they say, humans are creatures of habit. We need habits, routines, and structures so we don’t drown in the details and stresses that surround us. Take a little time to improve your morning routine now, and you’ll thank yourself later!

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