Making a little change in your morning routine will help bring big changes in your life.
Imagine how great you’ll feel being more organized. Or how successful you’ll feel when your work and home life balances.
We’re going to help you get started in establishing your own routine. We’ve taken advice from all over the web and put it here for you to help you carve out your new life!
This article has been republished with additions. The original article appeared in March 2017.
6 Ways To Create A Productive Morning Routine
1. Learn How To Habit Stack
A successful morning routine will:
- Create good habits that lead to achieving your goals faster
- Eliminate the feeling of being overwhelmed when facing a new day.
Learn more about habit stacking as a way to build habits over something you are currently doing already.
Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful
2. Choose The Right Routine For You
The trick to a successful morning routine is to choose tasks that set you up for success.
This article 22 Habits to Add to Your Morning Routine Today from Develop Good Habits discusses various tasks to choose from that can help get your day off to the right start.
Habits include making the bed, sorting laundry, rebounding and drinking lemon water. Each tip is complete with minutes you can spend on each task.
3. Make Productivity High On The List
If you’ve ever wondered what highly productive people do every morning then you’ll love this article; The 5 Productive Morning Routines of Highly Effective People.
It’s packed with tips from waking up on time, practicing elimination of decision-making tasks in the morning and a sample of structured routines.
4. Nourish Your Soul
14 Ideas to Create a Soul-nourishing Morning Routine will let you in on the secret to an unhurried morning.
You’ll learn how to create a routine, spend the morning in a quiet, relaxed and thoughtful mood, and be able to carry this through the day.
Great tips for people who want to be focused and energized through yoga, meditation, good music and exercise.
5. Establish Structure
Entrepreneur.com outlined a 24-minute and a six-step process which creates structure. Not just for entrepreneurs, the process will make you look forward to what lies ahead. It comes with a video too. Check it out here: The 24 Minute Morning Routine that will Make You an Entrepreneur
6. Use Technology
Why not take advantage of technology to help you get up and going. These apps for both iOS and Android will help make your mornings less stressful. 9 Apps That’ll Make Your Morning Less Stressful
Use these findings to help you get up on the right side of bed and make your day a good day, everyday.
PS: If you’re also interested in creating an evening routine, you can find our blog here.
BONUS: 14 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
According to a report from the World Economic Forum, here are 14 things successful people do before breakfast.
- Wake up early
- Drink water instead of coffee
- Work on a top-priority business project
- Work on a personal-passion project
- Invest in family time, like reading stories to the kids or cooking a big breakfast together
- Connect with spouses before you are tired from the day’s activities
- Make your bed – this leads to a happier and more productive day
- Network over coffee
- Meditate to clear your mind
- Write down things you’re grateful for
- Plan and strategise for the day ahead
- Check your email
- Read the news
10 thoughts on “6 Ways To Create A Productive Morning Routine”
I agree that developing a habit and finding a routine that suits you are imperative to a productive morning routine. What works for your partner or colleague may not work for you. I’m all for simple yet effective hacks you can sneakily implement into your morning routine (my team wrote about it: https://zenkit.com/en/blog/5-productivity-hacks-to-sneak-into-your-morning-routine/). Nice article, thanks for sharing 🙂
Am I ever happy I found you great people. I need this. I want to get my writing business going but clutter gets in the way. Thinking about a garage sale but don’t think I want all the fuss and work. So I will donate. There. Decision made and I am relieved. Thank you!
Awesome and interesting article. Great things you’ve always shared with us. Thanks. Just continue composing such informative posts.
Hey Kylie — Thanks so much for linking to my site (DGH). Honestly, I never heard about GetOrganizedWizard until now, but I’m poking around the site right now and checking out the content. The topics are all about things that I absolutely love geeking out about. Anyway, please let me know if I can do anything to support y’all.
Your article was jam-packed full of good tips, I was happy to share it!
We’ve got a ‘declutter your closet’ focus at the moment so if you have anything you’d like me to share feel free to send me the link.
All the best!
Nourish your soul, I couldn’t agree more. I like to wake a little earlier than the rest of the family just so I can enjoy a cup of tea and mentally prepare for the day. It makes me happy and starts my day well. Thanks for the article. I like anything to do with routines.
Love the idea of habit stacking!
It’s a buzz term but it’s pretty cool! I like it too.
🙂 Kylie Community Manager
Loved this! I use a Filofax to keep myself organized and on task. I’ve tried so many time to use various apps, like Wunderlist, but I’m more of a write things down kind of person. I have my mornings broken down by the hour and I find that I’m much more productive if I follow my schedule.
Me too, Bobbi! I’ve tried all kinds of apps, but I love putting pen to paper.
Thanks for commenting! 🙂 Kylie, Community Manager