Waking up in the morning is hard. It’s far easier to slap the snooze button and spend 60 precious minutes in bed. But, establishing a morning routine with some energy-boosting activities will make you feel incredible.
Studies show that willpower is a limited resource that we burn throughout the day. Complete high-value tasks in the morning—like going for a walk, working out, or eating a healthy meal—when you still have some willpower left in your tank.
Accomplishing these activities generates momentum and reduces guilt. Especially when you’re no longer bailing on the gym in the afternoon because you just don’t have it in you. We’ve all heard that an object in motion stays in motion. That works for people too.
Here are a few ideas to help you build an energizing morning routine that works for you.
- Avoid hitting the snooze button
- Open the curtains for some sunlight
- Get outside for fresh air or a small walk
- Mediate or journal
- Do some grounding exercises
- Jump start your metabolism with a workout
- Stretch to get your blood flowing
- Drink water and eat a healthy breakfast
- Take a cold shower
Please know that we’re not recommending a one-size-fits-all morning routine. A 5:30 am wake-up call and cold shower might sound completely heinous to you. The simple act of following a routine that fits your needs can help start your day on the right foot.