You have just woken up, what’s next?
If you’re looking for a morning routine list, things you can do every morning to make the rest of your day better, you’ve come to the right place.
The following is a list of 5 things that you need to do each and every day.
One thing to note however, while some daily routines may be your worst enemies, others like this one will help boost your productivity in many ways.
Without further ado, here’s your morning routine list:
1 – Take a deep breath outside
The first thing that you want to do when you have just woken up is to head towards any window in your house/apartment, open it, then take a very deep breath of the fresh air that comes from the outside.
Why would you want to do that? Just try it by yourself and you’ll know.
Basically, when you wake up, you’ll have the urge to sleep again.
Even though your body may have had enough sleep, you’ll still want to sleep more sometimes.
The moment that you breathe the cold fresh air from the outside, that urge to sleep will suddenly go away and you’ll find yourself ready for the day.
I am not going to state any scientific evidence here. What better way to know if something is correct than checking it by yourself?
Try it and you’ll see how much of an excellent result it has on your body.
I do it everyday. Preferably early in the morning (6 AM was a perfect time for me).
2 – Drink a cup of water
Once you’ve taken your deep breaths, you’ll need to head to the kitchen and drink a cup of fresh water.
Water is the source of the life that we know. Your body needs to stay hydrated all the time for it to function properly.
What better way to start your morning with a cup of water?
This Business Insider article states the importance of having a cup of water immediately after you wake up.
Basically, our body is in constant need of water, and when you’re sleeping, you’re not having any of it. Thus it would be a smart idea to give your body what it needs immediately before doing anything else.
3 – Make your bed
Now that you’ve given your body it’s requirements, it’s time for you to do other things. Making your bed would be an example.
Quickly finish doing all the simple tasks that you normally have to do every morning. From cleaning your bed, to picking what you’re going to wear, to making your coffee to any other small task.
Make sure that you don’t waste a lot of time though. Time is our greatest asset and we need to make use of every second of it.
Here’s an extremely interesting speech telling you the importance of making your bed (or any other tiny task that is required from you every day)
This navy seal claims that if you want to change the world, first you need to start by making your bed.
The significance of this task or any other simple task that you do in the morning is to give you the feeling that you have accomplished something today.
You’ve successfully completed a task. even if it was a very simple one, you still have the right to feel happy about it and you should.
4 – Make a rough plan for the day
This should be an essential part of your morning routine list. It’s extremely important to have a plan for the day, else, you might end up wasting the whole day.
Take a few minutes to think of all the things that you are supposed to do this day. You could write them down on a paper if you’d like. That way, you’ll keep a record of which of the things that you planned went well, and which ones didn’t.
Having a vivid plan for the day will help you keep all the distractions aside and will make sure that your day isn’t wasted.
5 – Eat Breakfast
This is the last task on our morning routine list. YOU NEED TO HAVE A BREAKFAST.
Our body needs food the same way it needs water, so the same thing applies here. Breakfast is extremely important as it will give you the needed energy to go through the day.
During my full time game development job, there were days when I woke up late and I didn’t have time to eat breakfast. These days were my worst.
When I don’t have my breakfast, I only function for the first few hours of the day, but the rest of the day becomes a complete disaster. I face extreme headaches and I lose focus. My productivity severely drops on that day.
Make sure you eat your breakfast every single day as it’s the fuel you need to survive for the rest of the day.
After going through the morning routine list, what’s next?
After you’ve done these 5 things, you’re free to do whatever you want with your day… but not really, because you still have to stick to the things that you have just written on your TODO list.
You still can write whatever you want on your todo list, so you technically can do anything after you’ve gone through the mourning ritual.
My last words would be to advise you to stick to this checklist of morning tasks every day till you die. I know that I will stick to them, will you?
Have any other essential things to add to this mourning routine list? Feel free to add any of your suggestions in the comments below.
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