4 Morning Rituals You Should Do
It is understandable, that some of us are not early birds and we do not have time for morning rituals. However, we will tell you reasons, why you should consider introducing these habits and incorporate them as your start-of-the-day rituals.
As already mentioned, it may be hard to start to do some specific things every morning, especially if you wake up the last minute, put on your clothes and go. Yet, there are quite a few advantages of these morning rituals that could change your performance during the day. So here they are!
Create a plan for next day the night before
The start is not so bad, right? You just have to create a plan for the next day. Yes, this is not specifically a “morning ritual”, however, this would be a habit that definitely promotes morning routine. Therefore, make sure that you prepare yourself for a successful morning by making a plan the night before. This may seem very simple, though, it is so helpful. Prepare a little schedule for the next day and write down things that you need to accomplish. This will help you to not forget something and keep you on track, as well as promote a calm mind and healthier sleep.
Wake up early and the same time every day
This might be painful for night owls. The body can work most effectively if we follow a rhythm throughout the day – we get up at the same time, go out to lunch and rest, but holidays can disrupt that rhythm. Try to get up at the same time every morning. It is time to adapt and create a better version of us. Many well-known CEOs are waking up just to read or go jogging, for example, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey or Disney CEO Bob Iger.
We understand how unattainable this might sound, however, if you go to bed earlier → getting up so early would not be so painful over time. Keep in mind that productive morning is waking up early and starting the day with productivity.
We told to wake up early and now you have to exercise? The answer is YES. Doing some exercises in the morning is the best choice you could make. Your blood circulation becomes slower during the night, so you need to “wake it up” in the morning and restore to its normal circling speed and rhythm. To do this gymnastics is useful for a quick waking up of the body. For instance, it can be enough with a few minutes to spend in different yoga postures. Look at this from another point of view, even if the busiest entrepreneurs can pull this off, then anyone can. This will help you to feel energized and motivated for the rest of the day.
Take an example from United States ex-president Barack Obama. He is starting each day with cardio and strength training.
One more thing! Find a moment to just sit down and enjoy the silence. We know that life is like a rollercoaster and we can get carried away sometimes. No doubt, that for some people to find extra 5 minutes to relax could be like a mission impossible. The best time would be, of course, in the mornings. You could use this time to do some journaling, meditate or just practice awareness and think about what you are grateful for. It can be literally anything, as long as you can relax and be with yourself. This will help to put yourself in a great mindset for the rest of the day.
These morning rituals will only benefit for you. There are so many successful and busy people who do all of the activities mentioned above. So can you. And become a better you.