You do the same things over and over for your morning routine. Styling your hair can get really annoying after weeks and weeks of doing it over and over again. Lighten the mood and give your brain something else to focus on with music. Studies show that music can make you smarter, boost energy, and adjust your attitude.
Keeping your New Year’s resolutions can be challenging months into the year. Any goal you set is going to be difficult because it’s something new, but that’s where the growth and achievement comes. Do one thing to move toward your resolution during your morning routine each day, and you’ll start your day with success. Checking something awesome off your to-do list before 9 am is incredibly rewarding. Decide how you’ll work toward your goal every day and do that in your morning routine!
Your mind can be a mess in the morning if you don’t intentionally focus it on what you want. Instead of watching the news or scrolling through your feed, do something that will help you find your focus. Get lost in a good book, meditation, painting, or whatever is your thing for fifteen minutes, and you’ll get rid of the stress that seems to plague mornings.
While we’re getting ready for the day, sometimes all we can think about is the work we have ahead of us and the things we need to do to keep everything under control. But life is so much more than that next meeting and grocery store run. Remind yourself of what truly brings you joy before 9 am every day and you’ll be so much happier! Start making a list each morning of the things you’re grateful for, the things you love in your life. Gratitude can even make you more productive.
Social media can be used for good in your morning routine if you’re careful about it. Connecting with friends and family is one of the most important things we can do in life, but so often 10 pm rolls around and we’ve completely forgotten to reach out. Studies have shown that your relationships affect the length of your life. Make that positive and send your loved one a quick note before 9 am. You’ll both be happier!