35 Morning Routine Ideas for a Productive Day

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Morning routines are a key part of our lives. They set the tone for the day and can help us start feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to take on whatever challenges come our way. In this post, we have compiled 35 different morning routine ideas that you might find helpful as you try to establish healthy habits:

We know you cant add all these morning routine ideas to your hectic life but challenge yourself to pick a couple that will be beneficial
  • Quietly sit and drink your fresh cup of coffee or with no distractions or phone. Give yourself a moment of mindfulness before you immerse yourself into the world of news, social media, and to-do lists.
  • Stay off your phone until a specific time, for example, 9 am. This means no emails, no social media, no texting. Do not stress your brain and body out until it’s fully hydrated, replenished, and your blood is flowing.
  • Ask yourself these questions: What is one thing I need to get done today? How can I add value to my day? What am I grateful for today?
  • Take your vitamins
  • Listen to music. Listen to what makes you feel good and gets your body moving. Uplift your spirit before you even leave the house.
  • Practice gratitude or meditation
  • Eat a well-balanced breakfast of fiber, protein, and antioxidants: English muffin with peanut butter or eggs and cheese. Oatmeal with fiber and antioxidant-rich berries. A banana with peanut butter or almond butter. Eggs and whole-wheat toast, a protein-rich smoothie or protein shake.
Having a successful morning routine means adding fuel and energy to set up your day.

  • Wake up at the same time the days you need and have to be productive (yes, you can sleep in when you don’t have work or school). Waking up every day at the same time adjusts your circadian rhythm. As does going to bed every night and having a night routine
  • Try five-minute journaling as part of a morning routine idea. We can’t explain it, but it works.
  • Come up with and write down three positive affirmations for the day
  • Plan out your day and your to-do list

  • Write down three tasks that must be done first for the day. Get the most complicated tasks done first and the ones you are likely to procrastinate doing.
  • Eat a well-balanced meal with your kids and listen to their stories from the day before or the goals they want to accomplish today.
  • Read.
  • Drink at least 8 ounces of water to get your systems and metabolism going. Your body is dehydrated from sleeping. Replenish it.
  • Listen to an exciting podcast while you are getting ready.
  • Listen to some motivational books while doing your morning skincare routine or shaving. This is the best way to get in your reading and keep your mind focused on a productive day. Additionally, listening to positive, inspirational, motivational books on your way dropping the kids off or on your way to work sets your day up in a more healthy, positive light,
  • Write out your grocery list or use any grocery app to manage your grocery list. Make it convenient and time-saving by ordering online and picking up your order. You save money by only shopping for what you need on your list. Or better yet, simplify your life with grocery delivery:
  1. Amazon Prime: a month-to-month option to help save money, gas, time by having your groceries and items delivered.

2. Walmart + (convenient month-to-month) with a million money and time-saving benefits.

  • Open the blinds and let the natural vitamin D into the house
  • Get some sunshine first thing by having your tea or coffee outside or taking a brisk walk
  • Make a list of tasks for everyone in the household. Do not go at a morning routine alone, especially with other capable bodies in the house. Kids included. If things need to be done in the morning, have your spouse and kids help out. Get a motivating app for your kids, then no nagging is needed.
  • An unconventional morning routine idea is to color or do a morning activity with your toddler or child. Coloring is oddly therapeutic and calming for adults. Your child will see this as their time with you.
  • Add yoga or a heart pumping exercise routine to your morning
  • Foam roll your muscles before the day starts.
  • Hug your kids and spouse tight, don’t be the first to let go
  • Check your calendar for appointments, tasks, or to-dos
  • Do a 10-minute cleaning and run-through of your home
  • Check-in on your finances and check your bank account
  • Plan out a daily goal you would like to accomplish and write it down
  • Go for a brisk walk to get some fresh air to start the day. Take your kids and dog too.
  • Send a good morning text to a friend, spouse, mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, grandpa. Or tell them you love them and to have a great day.
  • Make your bed. You have heard this idea before. What is better than slipping into a nicely made bed at night (especially when your legs are nicely shaved)?
  • Get your workout in so you don’t put it off later in the day
  • Wake up at a time that will not make you rush, and create chaos before your day starts
  • Lastly, Get dinner sorted out. Take out frozen meat, and if using a slow-cooker, get it loaded with ingredients for dinner.
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