The word “morning routine” can hit a nerve for a lot of people. I know if I had seen the title of this article a year ago, I would cringe just a little bit. Why? Well to put it quite simply, I didn’t have one. My morning routine consisted primarily of how late can I sleep until and how many times can I hit the snooze button for. However, after reading Mel Robbins, “5 Second Rule” book and listening to her and Tony Robbins’ youtube videos, I realize the importance of a morning routine.
For instance, were you aware that when you hit the snooze button and fall back asleep, you are literally putting your brain back to sleep and it takes almost 4 hours to work up to the awake state that you were given when your alarm clock first went off? What does this mean? Don’t press the snooze button, it is the reason why you feel groggy in the morning and feel like you need 2 or 3 lattes to function before you can start your day. You are literally ushering your brain to go back to sleep.
Another very important activity that you can do when you first wake up is to be creative. If you have a book you are writing or a blog or a vlog, make these part of your morning routine. Also, and this may be a bit obvious, but get your workout in, in the morning. The workout will raise your metabolism for some time and make you feel more alert and ready to tackle your day.
Long story short, having a morning routine is invaluable to you if you want to lead a more productive life.