Is a morning routine the secret to health, reduced stress and vitality? I’ve been listening to lots of podcasts lately, and have found it so interesting that many inspirational people have a dedicated morning routine. As a busy doctor and mom, I know it sounds crazy to add one more thing to your list of things to do each day. What I’ve learned is that that a morning routine can change your mood and perspective for the day, and set you up for much better productivity. A dedicated morning routine can reduce stress and positively impact your overall health so they benefits are worth the investment.
My challenge to you is: Will you join me for the next month with a daily morning routine? Remember I’m in this with you!
I’ve read through and listened to many people’s version of a morning routine. To make it really simple, I’ve compiled a list of the most important factors to get you started. I would suggest picking one activity from each group, or even just pick 3 activities in all, and committing to 12-30 minutes of dedicated time each morning.
Before your start, write down or type out your 3-6 steps from the suggestions below. Your brain may be foggy in the morning so set your intention in advance and clear physical space, if needed, for the activities below.
STEP 1: Set your alarm 15-30 minutes earlier than your usual wake-up time
It’s not going to be comfortable for the first few days, but your body will adapt to this short time difference quickly. Make sure you get to bed a little earlier too!