By: Ashley Luckee Lead Copywriter at Total Life Changes
1. Choose your sleep and wake time
The first step to setting a morning routine is going to bed and waking up at the same time. This helps your body’s circadian rhythm and ensures that you feel rested. This will help you to easier maintain a plan centered around your sleep schedule.
2. Plan Ahead for Success
Do a brain dump the night before or plan your day in the morning. Prioritizing your tasks in ascending order from most important to least is essential to start your day. Writing down your tasks and estimating how much time you will dedicate to each task is important for time management and will help you become more productive.
3. Think about Breakfast
Starting your day with an energy-packed meal is important. Planning a few options to have for breakfast is a great way to make your mornings less stressful. Some good options are eggs, smoothies, and oatmeal. Incorporating some TLC products is a great idea. MatriX is a great way to get complete nutrition if you don’t have time to cook and want a quick smoothie to fuel your morning. Phyte can give you an extra green boost to your smoothie, with spirulina, spinach, wheatgrass, and much more. If you wake up and exercise, a good option is Slim AM, which contains adaptogens, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and more to power up your workout routine.
4. Get Moving!
Any type of moderate activity to get your body in motion is excellent. Yoga is an excellent choice to stretch out your muscles and prepare your body to get to work. Exercising in the morning may also be beneficial for your body’s hormonal fluctuations, as cortisol levels peak in the morning. Cortisol is responsible for stress regulation and is responsible for keeping you awake and alert.
5. Be consistent; remember your “why.”
Remember, what do you want to accomplish from this whole morning routine? Writing down some prompts to help you remember why you are changing your morning routine may help you. Consider:
- How will this improve your physical and emotional health?
- How will this help your career and finances?
- What will it feel like to know you stuck to it?