25 Morning Routine Ideas

25 morning routine ideas

Creating a solid morning routine can really prepare you physically and psychologically for the day ahead. No matter how busy or chaotic the rest of the day, having some time to yourself before the rest of the house wakes and up and the day begins, can be a life-saver. If you’d like some ideas on what to include in your morning routine, check out this post on 25 morning routine ideas to get you ready for the day.

HOW TO CREATE A MORNING ROUTINE THAT REALLY SERVES YOU

Here are my top 25 suggestions for what to include in your morning routine. Whatever you choose to do (and in whatever combination you can fit in without waking up at ridiculous-o-clock!) make sure that it really helps and serves you.

Your morning routine should set you up for the day in a positive way. Don’t waste this special, quiet time before the rest of the house wakes up.

HAVE A PLAN FOR YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

Make the most of your time by having a plan. The plan can be flexible and can be different for each day of the week. But make sure you know how you’re going to spend what time you have in the morning. Don’t get distracted or you’ll waste the time and won’t get as much benefit as possible!

THE FIRST HOUR OF YOUR DAY SETS THE TONE FOR THE REST OF THE DAY

That first hour in the morning can pretty much determine how the rest of your day will go, or rather your attitude to your day.

If you wake up late, you’re much more likely to be irritable and stressed from rushing around and this can carry on throughout the day. It’s possible that everything will seem more difficult that day, more of a challenge and you’ll feel down, overwhelmed or fed up.

If you wake up early, you’ve got time to get everything done at an easier pace. You’ll feel more on top of things, more prepared and more organised. Your day will feel easier and you’ll be more receptive to the good things that happen and better able to deal with any challenges.

25 MORNING ROUTINE IDEAS TO GET YOU READY FOR THE DAY

Here are some tips if you’d like to know how to create a morning routine that works for you. There are probably plenty of other morning routine ideas that you can think of, but here’s a selection of my favourites!

Pick and choose what’s appropriate to you and what will prepare you best for your day ahead!

  1. Do an exercise routine
  2. Do some meditation
  3. Drink hot water with lemon
  4. Drink coffee, tea and lots of it!
  5. Do some yoga
  6. Practice mindfulness
  7. Catch up on social media
  8. Catch up on the news
  9. Read a chapter of your favourite book
  10. Listen to a podcast
  11. Take a walk
  12. Say some affirmations
  13. Write a morning gratitude list
  14. Write 5 things you’re proud of yourself for
  15. Write a To Do list for today
  16. Have a shower and wash your hair
  17. Choose your clothes for today with love and care
  18. Spend some time on self care
  19. Make the packed lunches
  20. Get the school bags ready
  21. Unload the dishwasher
  22. Prep the dinner for tonight
  23. Catch up on and action your emails
  24. Knock out some work (if you work or can work from home)
  25. Enjoy the silence (it won’t last!)
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  1. Some good tips, thanks! I try and do some work in the mornings. My kiddos are such light sleepers though that I can’t get downstairs quietly enough without waking the whole family 😟 Which sucks because I’m most productive in the mornings! The joy of kids haha.

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      Hi Rachel, yes I have this problem too! My eldest daughter is a really light sleeper and an early riser. I’ve told her that if she wakes up too early then she’s to read a book in bed until the alarm goes off at 7am. Not so easy if your kids are little though! I’m also good at creeping around the house really quietly!

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