Are you struggling with starting your day off right? I have a 5 step morning routine that will truly change your life.
Benefits of Having a Morning Routine
There are some great benefits to having a morning routine. According to Very Well Mind, following a morning routine can help you become more productive, more organized and help you achieve your goals. Those benefits make it worth your time and energy to get up and follow a routine.
5 Step Routine
Step 1: Get Out of Bed
Get out of bed as soon as your alarm goes off. Don’t hit the snooze button. It can be so easy and tempting to stay in bed longer, but don’t. The first step out of bed is the hardest, and then it will get easier. Get moving and you will have accomplished your first step for a successful morning routine.
I use an alarm clock that has a sunrise simulation light. It is perfect for dark mornings and helps me get out of bed, without hesitation. You might want to consider purchasing one, if you struggle getting out of bed in the morning.
Step 2: Meditate
Meditation should be a part of your morning routine. Why? Because there are several benefits that come from meditating. One of the best benefits of meditating is stress reduction. Dr. John A. Astin completed an 8 week study that concluded that meditation reduces overall psychological symptomatology. In other words, participants showed less severe stress symptoms at the end of the 8 week study.
Step 3: Write in Your Journal
Writing in your journal can help you organize your thoughts and achieve your goals. If you are writing in your journal daily, you will become more aware of your present desires. That can help you plan for your future goals. Also, writing in your journal can also help you improve your memory.
Step 4: Workout
Working out in the morning is beneficial for you in many ways. By staying active you are reducing the risk of heart disease and other illnesses. Working out can also help you to maintain a healthy weight. If you aren’t already working out, add it to your morning schedule and you will see positive results.
Step 5: Take a Cold Shower
There are many benefits to taking a cold shower over a warm shower. Some of the benefits are increased circulation, reducing muscle soreness, and reducing depression. A cold shower can also help you start your day off right by increasing your productivity.
If you are wanting to make changes to your life, following my 5 step morning routine will get you positive results. All five steps can help you improve the quality of your life.