How your morning goes can set the mood for the rest of the day, so you want to make it a good one. But does that mean you need to wake up at 5 am, take an ice-cold shower, and go for a run? Not necessarily. Your morning routine should work for you and make you feel good, and that will look different for everyone. Here’s how to build a healthy morning routine that nourishes you and transitions you into your day well.
Do What Works for You
Just because a few successful CEOs credit their success to waking up at the break of dawn and doing their elaborate morning routine doesn’t mean that this will work for you. Your morning routine should make you feel good, not exhausted and unhappy. Test out your morning routine and reflect on how it makes you feel. Did it give you more energy and more preparation for the day, or did it make you feel irritable and tired? If it’s the latter, reflect on what you’re doing that’s draining your energy. Maybe you should wake up later or do fewer tasks. Perhaps you didn’t give yourself a realistic timeline for your routine. Don’t be afraid to make changes and find what works best for you.
Here is a copy of my Morning Routine: