Updated: Dec 27, 2021
While it may seem hard to achieve a steady routine, it is highly possible, all you need to do is condition your body and mind to do certain things.
Your mornings can determine the dynamics of your whole day, which is why it is a good idea to practice the right morning routines.
In this guide, we will discuss the morning routines you can use to kickstart your day and make it YOURS!
What does it mean to have a successful day?
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are all the same except for what is done on each of these days.
Yesterday may have been rough, tough, or unpleasant, and today may not be looking good, however, tomorrow can be better depending on what you do TODAY.
A successful day isn’t necessarily the one in which you made a lot of money or achieved something amazing. It is often one which you can look back on and smile because you feel fulfilled and satisfied.
Having a successful day means that all plans made for the day were accomplished and you are fit to progress by looking forward to the next day.
A successful day starts with an accomplished morning ritual, as the beginning of the day sets the tone for the remaining part of the day, as we mentioned already.
If your mornings are usually boring, inactive, degrading, the rest of the day will probably carry this on.
If your days haven't really been fulfilling recently, you need to look into the things you do in life and more importantly, in the mornings.
On this note, here are four-morning routines for a successful day.
Four Morning Habits For A Successful Day
So what does a morning routine for a successful day really consist of? Well, a set of mental and specific habits, which you too can develop!
1. Early rise from bed
Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction." Rising early from bed is one of the practices that will enhance a successful day.
Since "An early bird gets the worm," it means that if you want to achieve all your plans for the day, you need to wake up early and get to them - This will help you get everything done quicker, with more ease, and earlier, leaving you a window of time for yourself.
Some people get their days messed up because they don't get up early enough.
Getting up early provides you with enough time to prepare for the day, and creates stability for your mind.
Furthermore, sunlight governs many processes in the body and the spectrum of light during the earlier hours of the day, close to the sunrise, is highly beneficial for us.
2. See to personal hygiene and immediate chores
A healthy body leads to a healthy and refreshed mind which will lead to high productivity; hence, seeing to personal hygiene is vital.
When you are clean from head to toe, your hygiene is taken care of, and your clothes are neat, there's a sense of calmness that clouds your mind.
Being clean prevents you from becoming a nuisance to those around you.
On the other hand, immediate chores such as tidying up where you slept, washing up dirty plates, or putting dirty clothes in the laundry may help with keeping a healthy and organized mind.
As above, so below, as within, so without.
3. Warm-up for the day's activities
To achieve proper wakefulness and prepare yourself for the days' activity, there is a need to warm up for the day.
Warming up includes exercising, meditating, eating breakfast, greeting those around you, watching the morning news, engaging in some light inspirational reading, playing some brain-tasking games, or other activities that keep your mind active and works for your spiritual awakening.
Remember that as soon as sunrise hits the horizon, you’re bound to get out of the state of drowsiness and into the fully awake and alert state that allows you to seamlessly go through your day.
4. Go through your to-do list
Before sleeping every day, it is advisable to keep a to-do list for the next day.
Keeping one helps to plan your day and keep you focused to achieve a successful day.
In the morning, go through your to-do list to remind yourself of the things you need to achieve for the day and set new goals if need be!
There are certain habits you can adopt in your morning routine, but in the context of having a fully successful day, you must remember one thing…
That is namely the fact that success and happiness are internal states.
So maintain that state and stay open for more physical and mental growth, progress, and wellbeing!