How to Create and Stick to a Morning Routine

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Maria Lorenz
Join me on my "I Fit and Healthy" journey! Maria is an Upstate New Yorker interested in all things healthy-living related! She started the "I Fit and Healthy" Blog to document life and her pursuit of healthy living. By day she work in digital media and advertising. By night she’s a first-rate wife and mom of two crazy little girls! She is self-proclaimed addicted to her iPhone/iPad and always on the hunt for the latest health tools and fitness gadgets.

Are you looking for ways to start your morning off right? Maybe what you really need to work on is getting a morning routine started. This can be the key to help you get focused in a way that is much more efficient and productive. Here are 5 great new tips to help you create and then stick to a morning routine.

1. Drink a Cup of Coffee or Tea

One of the very best things that you can do to start your morning off right is to drink a fresh hot piping cup of coffee or tea. It can be a mug of Earl Grey tea, Matcha tea, Kona coffee, hot cocoa, or any other beverage that you prefer. This will give you the energy you need to sharpen up and get ready for your day.

You will be amazed at the jump start that just a little bit of healthy caffeine mixed with fresh hot heat can give you. Just be careful not to overdo it so that you don’t get the jitters. A judicious bit of morning energy, fresh in your cup, can help you get a great deal done before you even realize you’re on a hot roll.

2. Answer Your Alarm Clock the First Time

Even before you drink your coffee or tea, you do need to be up and about. To do this, you need to answer your alarm the first time. Don’t wait for it to repeat itself. Don’t hit that snooze button. These are just means of helping you to keep on procrastinating and wasting time that you could be using to get ahead.

Yes, you may be a little woozy. You may be suffering from a nasty case of bed head. But unless you are genuinely under the weather, there is no need for you to keep lying there like a bump on a log. If you want to finish that project or take a productive business meeting, you need to be up and ready to face the day.

3. Set Goals That You Work to Achieve

One of the best ways to establish a morning routine will be to decide before you go to sleep on the goals that you want to achieve. This will give you something to look forward to. You can spend a bit of time the night before deciding what it is you want to do and how to do it.

4. Get Your Partner to Wake Up with You

If you feel like you need some moral support to develop a routine and stick with it, why not get your spouse involved as well? If your significant other wants to be more efficient and productive, it only makes sense for the two of you to join forces.

Together, you can reinforce each other’s will to succeed. If one of you is feeling lazy, the other can take the helm. A loving spouse or partner can be a rock when it comes to getting and staying motivated.

5. Establish a Routine and Stay with It

Once you have the perfect routine going, stay with it. Don’t make exceptions and don’t let inertia take the wheel. Your morning time is your own to do with what you want, not what others want. If you are feeling a lack of energy, stock up with coffee, tea, vitamins, protein drinks, or whatever it takes to get moving.

The sooner you come up with a morning routine, the more likely you will be to benefit directly from it. Now is the time to establish a habit of hitting the world early and fast. You want to be as productive as possible while the first rush of morning energy is still fresh. This will truly be your time to stand up.

Morning Rise is the Time to Shine

There is no time like this morning to get up and really get something important done. It may be the start of a new project or the culmination of a long-term goal. Whether you are a team leader or the head of the company, you know how important it is to get moving. Morning is the time for your prime motivation.


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